Tour de Hwange

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The Tour de Hwange has now completed 2 days of cycling under the watchful eyes of Parks rangers and qualified guides – 18 of us rode 34 km yesterday and 42km today – beautiful terrain that is looking lush and verdant from the late rains that they have experienced in Hwange.

We are all staying at Robins Camp situated in the North west corner of Hwange National Park – some 80 km from Vic Falls. The camp has been taken over by Machaba Safaris and they have done an amazing job of transforming both the camp site and the lodges. So good to see what people with foresight and concerted effort can do to completely transform a place in just 18 months. The Campsite where most of us are staying must be one of the best in the country –lost of camping sites with electric points all around (13 and 15amp together), plenty of water and several brand new loos / showers all surrounded by Electric fence.

There are 40 lodges that have been simply refitted yet look very up market. The dining area is open plan overlooking a big kidney shaped pool.

This morning we had our breakfast stop at a wonderful viewing site at Crocodile Pool on the Deka River. Robins Camp is a definite must for those of you that want to see some special Zimbabwe areas with lots of game opportunities – there were apparently 7 lion sitting on the edge of the runway just down the road from the camp.

Rates here are very reasonable and affordable to those many Zimbabweans – why not take time out with your family to stay in the camp these holidays.

Those of you that are interested in contributing to our cycle cause can find banking details below. Ciao for now Mike G

Donations can be made by:
ECOCASH  0775 215598  (name is David Dell)
or
BANK TRANSFER:
Bank:                   NMB
Branch:                Borrowdale
Account No:         260093754
Account Name:    Friends of Hwange Trust

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