From PJ’s Pen – May 2020

From PJ’s Pen – May 2020

And then we entered our second month of this brave new world on 1 May 2020. The lockdown period was due to expire on 3 May and on 2 May it was announced that another slightly amended lockdown period would begin on 4 May and last for a further fourteen days. On 17  May...
We are Ready – COVID 19

We are Ready – COVID 19

We care about the health and safety of every guest and staff member who enters our doors. Your wellbeing is our top priority and we are fully committed to your protection, without compromising on the quality of your experience when staying with us.     We...
From PJ’s Pen – May 2020

From PJ’s Pen – April 2020

After two weeks off I drove from Bulawayo back to Victoria Falls on 24th March. As it turned out, I was just in time to avoid being stuck in Bulawayo for the lock-down, which was initially put in place to finish on 20th April.  I came back to an Island unrecognisable...
Stingless Bees

Stingless Bees

On March 27th a huge Waterberry tree (Syzygium Guineense) collapsed over the island jetty. We were very sad to see it fall because it provided beautiful and plentiful midday shade for the platform where our guests arrive by boat. The maintenance team came across to...
PJ’s ZAMBEZI RIVER REPORT: APRIL 2020

PJ’s ZAMBEZI RIVER REPORT: APRIL 2020

There has been a great deal of chatter on social media about the status of the Zambezi this year. There is some wild talk about the projected high-water mark in 2020 potentially exceeding the legendary “once in a thousand years” flood of 1958. It is interesting to...
Things I wish I knew before visiting Zimbabwe

Things I wish I knew before visiting Zimbabwe

An insider’s look into Africa, and their top tips for making your trip as smooth as can be:  “Travelling, it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” IBN Battuta  Battuta put it best when describing the lifetime effects of travel, and we...
From PJ’s Pen – May 2020

From PJ’s Pen – March 2020

In the years to come March 2020 will be remembered as the month of the Coronavirus, and how it spread its enormous economic, social, and political impact around the world. When you live on a tiny island in the middle of the Zambezi River, it’s very hard to grasp the...
From PJ’s Pen – May 2020

From PJ’s Pen – February 2020

February is an interesting month here;  it is typically the season during which we should receive the highest rainfall of the whole year and it is, correspondingly, the month of the year with the lowest guest occupancy. It is also the month when our staff can use up...