Safaris for the Soul: Linking Tourism with Conservation1 min read

By Julie Havercroft

The sun, a fat red ball, rises slowly over the horizon and another beautiful day dawns in the Zambezi valley. We are near Chirundu on the western boundary of Zimbabwe on a two-hour canoe trip down the majestic Zambezi River, the fourth largest river in Africa. Our canoes glide gently downstream with the current, oars occasionally dipping into the water to steer. The silence of canoeing is one of its main attractions and this serene way of exploring the river is, in my opinion, one of the best ways to start any day. It is by no means strenuous but it is best done at dawn or dusk simply to avoid the midday heat and wind.

This activity is part of Chirundu Safari Lodge’s Animal Protection Education Safaris (APES). I am excited to be here to see for myself what makes APES unique.

Read more about Chirundu Safaris in Issue 9 of the Nzira travel magazine, available in various supermarkets, bookstores, pharmacies and hotels around Zimbabwe.