A ROSE by any other name will always remain smelling sweet, so goes an old adage. The expression somehow boggles Yours Truly’s mind, especially on use and applications of eponyms as this week we explore Gandavaroyi Falls in Gokwe North, Midlands province.
The Save Valley Conservancy, perfect destination for a silent retreat
Travelling (especially) into quiet and secluded areas for a silent retreat is essential for one’s mental health. It is good for what Robin Sharma in his book “The 5am Club” calls the four interior empires – the mindset (psychology), healthset (physicality), heartset (emotionality) and soulset (spirituality) – which he said are critical for exponential growth and unparalleled performance.
Tourism Matrix: The mystery of Gandavaroyi Falls
Zimbabwe’s large rivers are often characterized by alluring geomorphic features and the Sanyati river is no exception. It is on the Sanyati river in the northern end of Gokwe district where the iconic Gandavaroyi falls are situated. The falls form the biggest drop on the river, with its massive crater which is surrounded by steep cliffs giving a picturesque scenery.
Warm toast to new ZTA boss
HEARTY congratulations to Winnet Muchanyuka on her appointment as chief executive officer of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA), the country’s tourism and hospitality promotion body.
Travelling & Touring: World Heritage Status For Kamandama Memorial Site
THE 50th Kamandama Mine Disaster commemorations has come and gone. The fanfare was top-notch despite “last minute” change of programme after the guest of honour failed to make it to this grand occasion.
Tourism Matrix: Mt Buchwa in Mberengwa
Crescent shaped and rising abruptly from a virtually level surrounding plain, Mt Buchwa in Mberengwa gives “climbers” a sense of accomplishment and exhilaration.
Tourism Matrix: Tuli Safari Area
‘Jobs fill your pocket but adventures fill your soul’, says Jamie Lyn Beatty. A life without adventure feels like an empty soul, so I corroborate.
Travelling & Touring: Darker Side Of Travelling And Touring
LOTS of superlatives extolling virtues of the tourism industry have always be written glowingly and this might have given birth to the word “hospitality”, which has also taken the sector by storm.
Communities in Conservation
Local communities are a vital cog in the conservation of African Wildlife. Ivan Carter a conservationist says that conservation in modern Africa has to include three core elements: community engagement, wildlife protection and the science and research.
Responsible tourism for sustainability
The COVID-19 pandemic almost brought the Zimbabwean tourism industry to its knees in the past two years as lockdown restrictions were implemented in order to contain the novel coronavirus. The relaxation of restrictions following a decline in cases rejuvenated the industry, but for sustainability, we need to avoid irresponsible behaviour.