The southern Carmine Zimbabwe operates historic and safari tours, unwinding the cultural reminiscences of Zimbabwe's provenance, and her pristine wildlife.
Biodiversity at Gubalala Platform Hwange National park
Zambezi sunset breeze 'n' cruise
Close to the Victoria falls, this baobab tree is another iconic feature estimated to be over 1500 years old.
Memorably momentous... The Southern Carmine Zimbabwe Field Guiding Skills workshop enriched participants with versatile field guiding skills. It is a prerequisite in the licencing of safari guides to undergo shooting tests for the safety of clients in dangerous game environment. The two day workshop involved target shooting practice, bird induction, wildlife tracks & signs and knowing trees and their uses. Special thanks to the Zimbabwe National Army for facilitating the shooting range and expertise in rifle handling safety to our prospective guides.
Posing for a photo at the David Livingstone statue. Educational tour with Good Hope Junior School.
From a small bubbling stream of Mwinulunga district near kalene hills in Zambia , lies the cradle of Africa's largest east flowing river "Kasambabezi" now known as Zambezi, meaning that only those who know the stream can safely bath in it. The river is the fourth largest in Africa. Cascading over the lip of a 2 kilometer wide basalt plateau, the river plunges as much as 108 metres forming one of the seven natural wonders of the world " mosi-oa-tunya" a Kololo phrase meaning the smoke that thunders. David Livingstone, a popular Scottish Explorer, referred to the falls as a beauty that must have been "gazed by angels in their flight " and christened them "Victoria " . As the river falls it creates a mist which can be observed from a 20km distance. During full moon nights the lunar rainbow is one of the spectacular phenomenon never to miss.
Killed by ravaging thirst of a hot morning, this vervet was trying to quench an early morning thirst in the scorching heat but he turned out to be a full house breakfast for the small croc. (Pictures by Brilliant Chibura )
Lilac breasted roller (Caracas caudatus) locally christened as "Mzilikazi's roller" after the ancient king of the Ndebele tribe who had it's feathers on his crown, is often observed perching conspicuously along telephone lines. Weight ranges from 90-135g. (Picture by Brilliant Chibura ) Zambezi national park.
Brown hooded kingfisher ( halcyon albiventris) is a common resident in woodland, coastal forest, gardens and parks. Weighs approximately 50-75g with a body length ranging from 20-22cm. (Photograph by Brilliant Chibura ) Zambezi national park.
Waters of a distant land...nothing much could be soothing and refreshing as the crystalline veil of mountainous bride. Bridal veil falls is an unspoilt beauty in the pristine virgin forest of Chimanimani national park close to Zimbabwe's eastern border with Mozambique.
Kingdom of the Torwa dynasty Khami ruins, founded by the legendary Dlembeu of the bakalanga tribe has its cradle marked on the epitaph of the Great Zimbabwe between 1450 and 1683. The stone building techniques and pottery styles on the at khami resemble that of the great Zimbabwe. It is at this era the Europeans marked their first footprint on Zimbabwean soil. Antonio Fernández a "degradado" meaning a convict in exile first visited the place in 1513 while serving his sentence in Sofala bay.The dynasty was overthrown by the hegemony of Changamire Dombo leading to the birth of the Rozvi empire.
The "Great Zimbabwe" meaning Big house of stone is a UNESCO world heritage sight, iconic ancient city of Shona civilisation between 11th to 15th century.It is considered the largest monument south of the Sahara. At its peak accommodated approximately 18000 people. The walls are built of granite without using mortar and at some point 11 metres in height.
The Southern Carmine Zimbabwe's cover photo
A night to lay upon thoughts,a day to put up with a dream...the " sleeping pool" Chirorodziva meaning pool of the fallen. Believed to have been discovered by a popular British hunter, Frederick Courtney Selous in 1887, the history dates back to the 1830s when an outlaw chief Nyamakwere was believed to have used the pool to dispose evidence of dead bodies until his defeat by a headman called Chinhoyi hence the name Chinhoyi caves this day.
The Southern Carmine Zimbabwe
The Southern Carmine Zimbabwe