Zimbabwe is savannah country which boasts of many unspoiled tracts of land which are protected. Some of these beautifully preserved areas fall under the National Parks and Wildlife Authority and others are privately owned estates...
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Eating out as a family is one of life’s little pleasures, it’s a good way to have some quality time while enjoying the great outdoors. The blooms in springtime and some fresh air in the summertime are a great reason to look for garden restaurants or casual eateries which are child-friendly.
Zimbabwe may not be a beach paradise destination but the warm weather, clear skies and sheer natural beauty of our resorts make it a notable honeymoon destination. Whether lovebirds want to enjoy the great outdoors or soak in some luxury pampering there are several great locations. Couples looking to rekindle some passion may also check out these refreshing recommendations for Valentines, Christmas or that special romantic weekend getaway.
Zimbabwe is a gem in Southern Africa, a land of great beauty; from the miles and miles of grassy plains where all manner of beasts roam free (including the acclaimed Big 5) to amazing water features and magnificent peaks. It is a country which is endowed with natural wealth. Take a tour with us as we point out the best places to go to enjoy yourself and see all that Zimbabwe has to offer. Just a few of the spectacular sites which we highly recommend offering the top 5 things to do if you are visiting Zimbabwe;
Planning your big day is a grand effort and one of the key decisions is picking the perfect venue. One that will tick all the boxes. Offering a scenic location, is easily accessible well maintained and spacious among other considerations. The good thing is that Zimbabwe has several exquisite options. Whether you are looking to host a small wedding in an urban setting or want to go big and bold with a destination location there are many options. Here is a look at the MGZ Top 5 wedding venues.
Kariba is one of the foremost tourist destinations in Zimbabwe and it is the launch pad for vacations on the Lake’s waters. A cruise experience is relaxing, as it is some old fashioned therapy; just allowing yourself to unwind while taking in beautiful surroundings. Spoil yourself with a unique experience on a houseboat. Check out our top picks of Houseboats to try.
Africa boasts of a rich cultural heritage with thousands of years of cultural symbols that have been passed down for generations. If one visits today, you can not help but marvel at the natural beauty of the environment and notice how this is captured in the various art forms you will find from place to place. Zimbabwe is no different, there are many locals who use wood, stone, cloth, glass among other materials as a means of artistic expression. Curios are a reflection of the culture and many are inspired by the flora and fauna.
Africa is a very diverse continent with many nations, tribes and cultures. One of the best ways to experience African culture is to try out the local cuisine. When you visit Zimbabwe trying the popular delicacies is a must do. Zimbabwe is a small country that has a rich culinary repertoire which varies from place to place. A few dishes are staples and these are the hallmarks of Zimbabwean cuisine. From the maize meal/corn meal starch dish, sadza (Shona) isitshwala in Ndebele to Peanut butter stews to Mutakura (a dish of mixed pulses).
Here is My Guide Zimbabwe’s Top 5 Local Cuisine Restaurants.
Team building retreats/excursions (field days to give teams a chance to refresh and boost team morale) have gained popularity over the past few years. Such retreats are good for the team, and many organisers can attest that they have reaped huge benefits afterwards. This effort is indeed value for money and provides a well deserved breather for all the participants. With growing demand for this service there is an increasing number of places around Zimbabwe which have started to include them in their portfolio. Here is our pick of some great places to consider for your next team building retreat.
Handpicked by a Zimbabwe Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Top Five Conference Venues'.
The end of the year is around the corner and it is that time to plan for the end of year functions, Christmas parties and so forth. We are here to give you some pointers on non-traditional cool ideas you can adopt for your company shindig this year. Whether you want to give the staff time to unwind or acknowledge your clients or shareholders with an appreciation dinner. Whichever type of event you are going for, My Guide is here to the rescue.
Safari theme - I am big on traditions and preserving some corporate customs, but let’s face it hosting the annual Christmas party in the company boardroom every year does get old after a while. Dare to do it differently by planning an outdoor affair at nearby private game parks. People would appreciate the day outing which combines food, activities and some adventure. There are a number of places such as Chengeta or Pamuzinda Safari Lodges and Antelope Park to name a few. These are parks which are located close to the city, employees can carpool or the company minibus can be used for transport. No need for Christmas décor or going out of your way for fancy dress.
Simple can still be great – Still on that outdoor trip, companies can have a big picnic to celebrate the year-end. casual dress, finger foods menu, and some recreation afterward (ball games, tug of war, swimming) all are great fun. The great thing about picnics is that you can also invite families and spouses as well. A big thank you to your staff members in a relaxed environment will make a welcome change. We recommend – Bushman’s Rock, Pakanaka Lodge and Wild Geese Lodge.
Leave it to the professionals – sometimes planning an event from scratch can be a headache. Everything from finding outside caterers, looking for a DJ and people to glam up your simple venue, etc. Here is a perfect alternative; you can have your Christmas party at a restaurant. Nowadays many restaurants are hosting various private functions and they have reliable service partners to make your day go smoothly. In most cases, a restaurant event can be cheaper than you think. We recommend – Shangri La, Paula's Place, Queen of Hearts and Alo Alo.
Beat the rush – Did you know that it is much cheaper to have an early end of year function or have it early in the year when the festive season winds down? During the off-peak season, hotels and various functions venues tend to have discounted rates and it is easy to secure dates as well. So it is worth enquiring about dates in early November or at the beginning of the year instead. Companies can also take advantage of off-peak specials when planning an annual vacation for executives. Some great options include Troutbeck Resort and Kariba Safari Lodge.
Whether you have a scrumptious dinner at Leopard Rock Hotel or chose to have a braai/potluck the important thing is to plan early. There are so many options out there; contact us today and find out more for all your end of year conferences, Christmas parties, and appreciation dinners.
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