Malindi Safari Lodge

Malindi Safari Lodge

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Looks amazing!
The Family photo of us all, one of the greatest African adventures I have had in a while! At Malindi Safari Lodge.
View of Malindi Station / Safari Lodge from the watering hole in front...
Good evening is the owner of malindi Keepa Ndlovu?

Malindi Station Safari Lodge - an exclusive unique lodge neighboring Hwange Nation Park Zimbabwe, build in the form of a rail station this is a quirky camp offering game viewing and bird watching. Bush walks, game drives and African adventure awaits!

Malindi Station Safari Lodge - an exclusive unique lodge neighboring Hwange Nation Park Zimbabwe, build in the form of a rail station this is a quirky camp offering game viewing and bird watching. Bush walks, game drives and African adventure awaits!

Mission: To bring the wildness of Africa to as many people as possible, emphasizing conservancy and humility for animals and our surroundings.

Another mention, this time from MSN, on why you should spend some time in Zimbabwe, great adventures await...

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/lifestyle/travel/50-most-underrated-tourist-spots-in-the-world/ss-BBU8O5P?ocid=spartandhp#image=51

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Top 10 countries to visit in 2019 - Lonely Planet

Why don't you stay, just a little bit longer... Zimbabwe is featured in the Lonely Planet, a great destination!

lonelyplanet.com Find out which destinations Lonely Planet’s travel experts voted as the best places to travel in 2019.

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Zimbabwe's tourism booming after Mugabe exit

Malindi... why dont you stay, just a little bit longer...

enca.com The departure of Robert Mugabe has finally brought some good to Zimbabwe -- a boom in tourism.

"We Will Get There" - Zimbabwe is OPEN for business and Malindi Station Safari lodge is the perfect place to come and explore the wilderness of Zimbabwe, located on a private concession next door to Hwange National Park - we offer game drives, game walks, bird watching, big game, full board and a unique setting never before experienced. Why don't you stay, just a little bit longer?

Malindi Safari Lodge's cover photo

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[07/31/18]   Whilst the main monkeys arrive at Malindi this week, another pack joins them, Painted Dog, spotted earlier today in the viewing pans infront of our beautiful boma. Africa, you beauty, our hearts beat to your drums.

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Why dont you stay... just a little longer... Our majestic Zimbabwe.

A wonderful video on some of the wonders of Zimbabwe. For those who have visited us it will make you want to return. For those who are coming to Zimbabwe it will highten the anticipation. For those who are Zimbabwean it can only make you proud!

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Another elephant poached, with Cyanide this time.

Tradegy strikes again in our beautiful county.

mailchi.mp Preview Text: Second elephant poached in over two years near Bumi Hills, more worrying is that deadly cyanide was used in this incident.

Lions about....

UPDATE ON JERICHO'S PRIDE.
Contrary to recent news that Jericho's pride has not survived, we have had a confirmed report from Hwange Lion Research that this pride was in fact sighted at Kennedy 1 last week (24th Feb 2018). After Jericho died a natural death in Oct 2016, his pride, known as the Somadada Pride, stayed in the area of Kennedy 1 and The Hide Concession for some months and comprised at that time 3 adult lionesses, 1 female cub and 3 male cubs. Cathy, the old collared lioness, died in Jan 2017, leaving 2 adults and 4 cubs. The pride eventually left the area because Kakori, a dominant male lion, sought to claim Jericho's territory and posed a threat to the cubs. Bhubezi, another dominant male was also sniffing around. The Somadada Pride have since been moving in and around the Sikumi Forest region and Gwaai Concession Areas. During this time, one of the adult lionesses is believed to have died in a snare, and one of the male cubs has also disappeared. The remaining adult lioness and the three sub adults, now about 2,5 years old are alive and well.
The photo credit for this magnificent image of Jericho goes to Chris Collyer with thanks.

So good I had to share it with all you wonderful people! Zimbabwe, we are so proud of you!

2018 - Why there has never been a better time to visit Zimbabwe! 🇿🇼

Never before in recent history has there been a better time to visit Zimbabwe. This is the nation that pioneered the true African safaris, gave the world incomparable wilderness experiences and produced the most outstanding safari guides on the continent.

Zimbabwe is a country of diversity, blessed with many varied habitats and terrains. We are the land of the roaring and mighty Victoria Falls, an expanse of water so great and so earth pounding it has to be seen to be believed. We are a land of untamed national parks where 50,000 elephants roam freely. We are home to a region of chaotic jumbles of rocks and balancing boulders that is the Matobo National Park, an immense granite theatre that not only contains the world's highest concentration of leopard but is also one of the last bastions of wild-roaming white and black rhino.

Zimbabwe is the domain of the commanding Zambezi river, a waterway of many moods where you can fight one of the most churning and challenging whitewater rafting trips in the morning or, in a gentler mood, canoe in a lazy drift past lions as they rest in lethargic splendour in the afternoon sun under the shade of a baobab tree.

A safari into the depths of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park is a handshake with true wilderness. Unlike other famed parks in the region, you won't be surrounded by dozens of cars jostling for camera position, you won't be rolling along tarred roads behind other safari vehicles in a convoy like baggage on a carousel, you won't find speed cameras or garish bars filled with tourists. A safari in Hwange means a visit to one of the wildest parts of the world, disturbed only by your sense of adventure, the roar of the lion, the smell of zebra sweat, the dust of elephants in your eyes and the salty taste of the intrepid explorers who forged your path.

Zimbabwe was for many decades a country unblemished by tourists due to the mismanagement of the country and the economy by Robert Mugabe. He is now gone, forced to resign under military pressure and threat of impeachment. The notorious police roadblocks are also gone, consigned to the scrap heap of his legacy. Travel is now a joy on unhindered roads through a rural paradise.

The great misconception about Zimbabwe, long muddying the waters, is the notion that we are a "dangerous country to visit." We have seen this inaccurate reporting perpetuated by misguided people with little knowledge of the country or the ill-informed media. While Zimbabwe is certainly a poor country in many ways, it is a safe and secure destination ranking sixty places above its neighbour South Africa in this category. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Zimbabwe has a lower crime rate than countries such as South Africa, Argentina and Brazil.

The whole world watched the orderly manner in which regime change took place in November 2017. It was a true testament to the character, warmth and camaraderie of the people. They sang, they danced, they serenaded as a new dawn crested the horizon. Zimbabwe is now emerging from a period of uncertainty, embracing the country it has always had the capability of being.

The ongoing tragedy of Zimbabwe, however, is that such an exceptional and talented nation has been reduced to despair and desperation by mismanagement and fear. Tourism is now crucial if Zimbabwe is to rise from its knees and fulfil its potential. Unemployment currently stands above 90%. Tourist dollars are significant and cherished. They go further and feed more people than almost anywhere else. Imagine having a fabulous holiday whilst knowing that your involvement is making a compelling difference in people's lives.

Zimbabweans do not want your sympathy, they aren’t beggars to be pitied, they simply want the dignity of being able to feed their families through work. If Zimbabwe is to be a success story in the future then tourists will have a huge part to play in that tale.

There has never been a better time to visit. Make 2018 the year you discover Zimbabwe. You will be welcomed with open arms, gratitude and a smile wider than the Zambezi.

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Two arrested over ivory possession | The Chronicle

Firstly Happy New Year to you all! And secondly, congrats to the rangers for catching ivory poachers in our area!
http://www.chronicle.co.zw/two-arrested-over-ivory-possession/

chronicle.co.zw Gwanda needs more schoolsCity players unfazed by fixture pile-up Two arrested over ivory possession January 6, 2018 Stan Chiwanga Local News Ivory TusksWhinsley Masara, Chronicle Reporter TWO villagers from Tsholotsho have been arrested after being found in possession of one elephant tusk.Jayelane S...

[11/30/17]   Yes, we have Hippos too in the Hwange National Park! Come stay with us and have a look for yourself! The common hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous, semiaquatic mammal native to sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus. They are in the larger watering holes where you will have a chance to see many more animals too!

We got lost in the teak wooded area once... I wonder if this guy was watching us all along...

Zimbabwe Service Coordinator Caroline Grant reports from Hwange...

"There was much excitement last night at Linkwasha when guide Edison got back from his drive to say they had seen a brown hyaena in the teak woodland in the area.

Although these animals are known to be in this area it is very rare indeed to see one, and especially to be able to take such clear photographs of it!

Photographs courtesy of guest Stewart Rickards.

[11/09/17]   Desert conditions are found in Hwange. Therefore in summer, which is our rainy season, temperatures reach 40 degrees Celsius and more. Temperatures then drop overnight making the evenings very comfortable. The rains come during the months of November through March. The bush is much thicker and water is scattered around various watering points so game viewing is not at its best.

Winter – the drier months, temperatures can go below freezing over night but days are sunny and warm approx 20 – 26 degrees C. This is considered our peak game viewing months as animals are concentrated around water holes and the bush is less thick. Vegetation is brown and dry but it’s now that you will see amazing sunsets as the dust in the atmosphere creates a reddish glow by night fall. We recommend heavier jackets and long trousers for winter morning and evening drives.

Will it or won't it rain in Hwange this week, we sure do need a drop of rain to wash the winter dust away and to cool the camp down... www.malindisafarilodge.com

Well done all involved in assisting the Wild Dog with its hurt leg, it is lovely to see the proactive Zimbabwean community helping these and all other creatures.

This weekend we were able to escape from Harare to the Save Conservancy to help out with a Wild Dog who had sustained a terrible leg injury. Thanks so much to Rosemary, Jess, Cain and Akim for a very interesting and exciting weekend. These are just a few of the people doing amazing work for conservation in Zimbabwe. http://www.facebook.com/AfricanWildlifeConservationFund/

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Malindi Safari Lodge | About us

A few spots on the car window on my way to work this morning, will it rain in the capital city, Harare? In case you missed it, our website is https://www.malindisafarilodge.com/about-us - check it out for more information. Rates are USD180 per person per night, all inclusive. Why don't you stay, just a little bit longer?

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Why Zimbabwe should be your next holiday destination? - An article from the Telegraph:

"Hwange National Park - Why go?
This game park is not just huge – 5,625 square miles, about nine times the size of Greater London – but also boasts a wider variety of wildlife than anywhere else in Africa. As well as an estimated 50,000 elephants, in herds as large as 400, it is home to more than 100 species of mammal and 400 types of bird – a biodiversity to match that of the Kruger National Park in South Africa or South Luangwa in Zambia, but with fewer people, camps and cars.

What game you see depends on the area. In the hillier north-west (near Sinamatela, Nahimba and Camp Hwange), wild dogs are common. In the centre, near Main Camp, lions are frequently spotted, including prides that have perfected the art of elephant hunting. In the south-east, grassy vleis attract a staggering range of game."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/africa/zimbabwe/articles/best-places-to-go-and-things-to-do-in-zimbabwe/😎

Hakuna matata! Have a lovely week Peeps!

"Hakuna matata" is a Swahili phrase from Kenya; roughly translated, it means "no worries". It is formed by the words hakuna (there is not here) and matata (plural form of problem). The phrase has been popularized by its use in the Disney animated film The Lion King (in which it is translated as "no worries" in a song named after the phrase), so that it is heard often at resorts, hotels, and other places appealing to the tourist trade. The phrase is most commonly used in Tanzania and Zanzibar and a little bit of Kenya.

Yay! We are now listed on www.booking.com - search under Hwange and you will find Malindi Station Safari Lodge. For all of you that have stayed with us at Malindi we would so appreciate a review.

Good Afternoon All!

Morning Everyone. Camp fires lit at Malindi in the evening, a good way to spend some time, catching up on the days events.

Remember - Malindi is USD180 per person per night (All inclusive) with direct bookings through Facebook or on our website www.malindisafarilodge.com

Hwange National Park - Lonely Planet

Good Morning to you all! Hwange was featured in the Lonely Planet this week:

"One of the 10 largest national parks in Africa, and the largest in Zimbabwe at 14,651 sq km, Hwange National Park, pronounced ‘Wang-ee’, has a ridiculous amount of wildlife." Lonely Planet

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/zimbabwe/western-zimbabwe/hwange-national-park

lonelyplanet.com One of the 10 largest national parks in Africa, and the largest in Zimbabwe at 14,651 sq km, Hwange National Park, pronounced ‘Wang-ee’, has a...

Malindi Station Safari Lodge gets it name because of its charming setup of converted railway carriages and close proximity to the Bulawayo - Victoria Falls railway line. An extract from the railways history:

In 1901 work was started, once again by Paulings, on the first 161 miles of extension from Bulawayo north to Wankie, financed by Rhodesia Railways. The first section to be opened to traffic was from Bulawayo to Mambanje and ran through sand veld, well wooded with mopane and teak, and with the exception of the Umgusa river, was of easy grading and was fairly easy going for Pauling and his men. The country teamed with game, from small antelope to giraffe and elephant, with lion causing much anxiety amongst isolated railway staff.

It was along this first section of line that the 72 miles of "long straight" was encountered, travelling from Gwaai to Dett. At the time of its construction it was the longest, straightest section of railway in Africa and probably the world. In later years, when electric headlights were fitted to locomotives, it was said that if one were to stand at the northern station of Dett, one could see the headlight of an approaching train in the distance an hour or more before its arrival.

http://www.tothevictoriafalls.com/vfpages/devel/tothefalls.html

Bit of trivia for Thursday...

The name "zebra" in English dates back to c. 1600, from Italian zebra. The Encarta Dictionary says its ultimate origin is uncertain, but perhaps it may come from Latin equiferus meaning "wild horse"; from equus ("horse") and ferus ("wild, untamed"). The word was traditionally pronounced with a long initial vowel, but over the course of the 20th century, the pronunciation with the short initial vowel became the usual one in the UK and Commonwealth. The pronunciation with a long initial vowel remains standard in the United States.

Good Morning to you all, hope the traffic wasn't bad on the way to work... its back to school for our little Zimbabwean monkeys today - hope you all have a good term and work hard! (Photo - Hwange Nation Park)

Hemmersbach Rhino Force

Poaching is disgusting, point blank.

A hundred elephants are poached everyday in Africa. Head to our page to see how we fight this crime and tragedy!

A good Monday Morning to you all from Malindi Station Safari Lodge - looking at these birds, Jungle Book (Original from 1967) came up in my mind... "Lets, not start that again"...

Buzzie: [to Flaps] Okay, so what we gonna do?
Flaps: I don’t know, what you wanna do?
Buzzie: Look, Flaps, first I say, “What we gonna do?” Then you say, “I don’t know, what you wanna do?” Then I say, “What we gonna do?” You say, “What you wanna do?” “What we gonna do?” “What you want…” Let’s do SOMETHING!
Flaps: Okay. What you wanna do?
Buzzie: Oh, blimey! There you go again. The same notes again!
Ziggy: I’ve got it! This time, I’ve really got it!
Buzzie: Now you’ve got it. So what we gonna do?

Happy Friday Peeps! Another beautiful shot - taken by John Falkenberg on Malindi.

The cheetah is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. Wikipedia

Scientific name: Acinonyx jubatus
Speed: 110 – 120 km/h (In Short Bursts, Running)
Mass: 21 – 72 kg (Adult)
Conservation status: Vulnerable (Population decreasing) Encyclopedia of Life
Trophic level: Carnivorous Encyclopedia of Life
Height: 66 – 94 cm (Adult, At Shoulder)
Did you know: In Ancient Egypt, Cheetahs were kept as pets and helped in hunting.

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