Taste of Africa



Taste of Africa

Saturday 29th June 2013

Mukuvisi Woodlands, Harare

12 noon until dusk falls.

Taste of Africa” is safari, a taste of real Africa, celebrating one of Africa’s most endangered species, Painted Wolves.

Safari –a journey of discovery

Painted Wolves– Lycaon pictus, meaning painted, wolf-like animal, is also known as Painted dog, African wild dog, or African hunting dog.

Following on the resounding success of the Safari Soiree 2011 at Mukuvisi Woodlands, Harare, hosted by Jeremy Borg of Painted Wolf Wines, at which $20 000 dollars was raised for the good of Painted wolves, (Painted dogs or African wild dogs) in Zimbabwe, we now invite you to……

Join us on a short journey:

Adventure into the Msasa woodland wilderness that is Mukuvisi.

Sip complimentary award-winning Painted Wolf Wines by wine-makers Jeremy and Emma Borg.

Celebrate and support Painted wolves with friends, fellow conservationists and researchers.

Learn about the Pedals 4 Paws bicycle rides taking place concurrent with the event.

Feast on the exciting tastes of Africa with cuisine by Lee Vermaak.

Discover the “Essence of African wild dog” in an art exhibition by various Zimbabwean artists.

Be professionally entertained by Tony Vas and the Chisipte String Quartet.

Win fabulous spot prizes.

Have a high quality auction and lots of fun with Pat Devenish, MC and auctioneer.


Dress smart casual……

Wear a hat or fascinator, or just wear your favourite bush hat- there will be prizes!

Wear walking shoes for your short foot-safari, which will be from the Mukuvisi car park to the “Taste of Africa” venue, deep in the Msasa woodland wilderness…

Tickets will be $55 each.

Sales of these tickets will fully support the wild dogs of Zimbabwe, proceeds being shared between:

Painted dog Conservation (PDC), Hwange and Mana Pools.

Lowveld Wild dog Project (LWDP), Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA), which includes Save Valley Conservancy and Gonarezhou National Park

Tickets for Taste of Africa will be available from the 16th May from the following outlets in Harare:

The Framing Centre: Borrowdale. Tel. 04 870133/4  and Avondale. Tel. 04 336676

Veldemeers Handcrafted Belgian Chocolate: Arundel Village, Mount Pleasant, Tel. 04 301989, 0712 668 119, 04 486 169

Mukuvisi Woodlands: 0774 198009

Taste poster X-lo res



About wineandwilddogs

Lin Barrie The Save Valley Conservancy stretches along the upper reaches of the great Save River in the south east of Zimbabwe. The Gonarezhou National Park laps against the southern banks of the Save River and between these two nestles the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. These three celebrated wildlife areas form part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, (GLTFCA)- a unique wilderness jewel which is home to the “Big Five” (endangered Black and White rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard) and the ”Little Six” (Klipspringer, Suni, Duiker, Steenbok, Sharpe's Grysbok and Oribi). Endangered African wild dogs, Cheetah, Brown hyena, Bat-eared foxes and a host of special birds and plants contribute to the immense variety of this ecosystem. Communities around the GLTFCA contribute to innovative partnerships with National Parks and the private sector, forming a sound base on which to manage social, economic and environmental issues. This is home to artist and writer Lin Barrie and her life partner, conservationist Clive Stockil. Expressing her hopes, fears and love for this special ecosystem with oil paints on canvas, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal, can only truly be captured by direct observation. Lin Barrie states: “Through my art, and my writing, I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and from my extensive field sketches of wild animals, people and landscapes, I create larger works on canvas. Lin's work is in various public and private collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Canada, Sweden and the United States of America. She is represented by galleries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya and Florida, USA.
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