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  • Building a Shared Future for All Life

    The International Day for Biodiversity is one of the most relevant days in our calendar and it should be in yours too. "The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity... that's all there is. That's the whole economy. That's where all the economic activity and jobs come from. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of the world." Gaylord Nelson If you are a fan and avid supporter of one of the bigger carnivores, elephants, rhinos, panda bears, dolphins or whales is immaterial if the biological systems that support these charismatic creatures fail. The intricate, interrelated and codependent webs of life which form varied vital habitats that supply everything that is needed for the survival of each of these very different animals. Every plant, insect and organism plays its own specific role. Together they create biodiversity. Each uniquely diverse habitat, in turn, contributes to a greater, global, biodiversity. They are what makes our planet so beautiful and rich in different forms of life and they are what makes it possible for all of us to survive. Biodiversity is under threat all over the world due to global warming, pollution and human encroachment. Protecting what is left of our planet's biodiversity and wild habitats at all costs is the ultimate priority in protecting the beautiful and charismatic species of which we humans are so fond. We need to be concerned about the roles of all the small and less beguiling players who contribute towards the overall health of the system. Whether it is a patch of flowering weeds in your garden that allows bees and insects to thrive or donating to an organisation involved in protecting one of the larger wild areas of the world, or both, it is in all of our interests to contribute towards building a shared future for all life.

  • Introducing the Bright Lights of Birchenough Bridge

    When it comes to buzz and bustle Birchenough Bridge is no New York or London. However, this is not to say that this small town does not have a charm all of its own... and plenty of both buzz and bustle. Birchenough Bridge is a small town to the North East of Chishakwe and is about a 50km trip to reach by road. It sits just to the side of the tar road which is overlooked by a row of small stores which sell anything from hardware to hair products. There are also a number of "beer halls" which serve clients throughout the day and night. The town is named after the should-be-more-famous bridge which sits on its Eastern side and which spans the Save River. The Birchenough Bridge is a masterful piece of engineering. The bridge was completed through the Beit Foundation in 1935 at a cost of £145,000. At a length of 329 meters it was the 3rd longest single arch suspension bridge in the world in its day. It was designed by Ralph Freeman, who also designed the much-more-famous but similar (though longer) Sydney harbor bridge in Australia. The ashes of Sir Henry Birchenough, who was chair of the Beit Trust at the time of the bridge being built, are buried beneath it and there is a commemorative plaque to one side of the bridge. Birchenough Bridge offers visitors, especially those new to the area, the opportunity to enjoy a uniquely Zimbabwean and varied shopping experience in this busy, somewhat chaotic, little town. Traffic jams are likely to be something different too ... an ox stubbornly blocking the road or a donkey cart parked badly. Half day excursions can be organised for clients staying at Chishakwe.


    Mothering can be a tough job. The demands are relentless and round the clock. Being a mother can be overwhelming, exhausting, frustrating and terrifying. It is also the most rewarding, heart and soul expanding job in the world. While it is not the most conventionally beautiful full colour photo; we felt this picture, taken by a camera trap late at night at a Wild Dog den, best captures the essence of motherhood. Despite it being late and her clear fatigue this mother is accommodating the demands of her litter of hungry pups. Wishing all the mother's out there (including the wild ones) a day of love and appreciation from their offspring.

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  • Chishakwe Collection | Chishakwe Safaris

    CHISHAKWE COLLECTION Fine Wine Food & Wine Art & Crafts Fresh Produce About our Collection Our collection is inspired by the raw richness of African nature. We offer products which vary from fine wine to authentic hand-made baskets. l of your writing here. All of your writing here. Fine Wine Details here Order Food & Catering ​ All of your writing here. ​ All of your writing here. All of your writing here. All of your writing here. All of your writing here. ​ All of your writing here. All of your writing here. All of your writing here. All of your writing here. All of your writing here. All of your writing here. All of your writing here. All of your writing here. Art & Crafts Our products are handmade from natural materials. This supports local businesses and artisans. Fresh Produce A collection of fresh fruit and vegetables is available. Grown on site. Please enquire with your guide or housekeeper for the available produce in season, or make an order with the number below. Order

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  • Accommodation | Chishakwe Safaris

    ACCOMMODATION Premium Self-Catering Educational Premium The Whole Hog Immerse yourself in a comfortable bush experience and let us spoil you. When you are not out in the bush on a drive or a walk you will be able to enjoy some down time in the tranquil atmosphere of River Camp. Indulge yourself in freshly prepared meals, using homegrown and locally produced ingredients wherever possible. River Camp - Camp Sleeps 10 - 5 rooms, 2 beds per room - Ensuite bathrooms - All meals included - Private swimming pool and bar - Game drives and activities included - Experienced guides - Serviced daily - Outdoor braai and fire pit area Book this Lodge Self-Catering Home from Home We offer three comfortable home from home, self-catered, accommodation options in what was once the headquarters area of the historic Devuli Ranch. Ideal for families and friends wanting to relax and spend time fishing or soaking up the Lowveld bush atmosphere. All of the houses are well equipped and serviced and guests have access to a nearby swimming pool. Hunter's House A roomy house full of old-world safari character. ​ - Sleeps 11 (Extra beds can be added) - Ideal for families and groups of friends - Fully furnished - Serviced daily - Outdoor braai and fire pit area - Walled swimming pool nearby Book this Lodge Ranch House A laid-back homey ​ atmosphere from which to explore and enjoy the surrounding lowveld bush. ​ - Sleeps 10 (Extra beds can be added) - Ideal for families and groups of friends - Fully furnished - Serviced daily - Outdoor braai and fire pit area - Walled swimming pool nearby Book this Lodge Stone Cottage This charming little cottage is ideal for two. ​ ​ - Sleeps 2 - lounge, kitchenette and veranda - Fully furnished - Serviced daily - Outdoor braai and fire pit area - Walled swimming pool nearby Book this Lodge Educational Live to Learn When it comes to the environmental sciences there is not better classroom than the bush itself. Groups of students and scholars are accommodated in basic rooms with shared bathrooms and outdoor showers. There is a large fire pit to sit around in the evenings and also small museum. Stable Block - Sleeps 24 - Sleeps 4 per room - Ideal for students and scholars - 6 rooms with 2 bunk beds in each - Each room has a basin and a toilet - Outdoor showers - Fire pit and braai area with seating - Walled swimming pool nearby - Museum Book this Lodge Iafrican wildlif e safaris

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