Should You Be Going on Safari in Zimbabwe? | Elizabeth Gordon

MUST READ! A thoughtful and realistic article  on World opinion of  elephant issues and tourism in Zimbabwe by Elizabeth Gordon…


Elizabeth Gordon visited Chilo Gorge last year, and has informed comments to make on crucial issues concerning tourism, the revenue from which supports ground level community livelihoods, and the long term protection of endangered species such as Elephants, rhinos and African wild dogs in places such as the Save Valley Conservancy and Gonarezhou National Park…

Should You Be Going on Safari in Zimbabwe? | Elizabeth Gordon.

Your safari can directly benefit these wild dog pups, and other vulnerable species….


Sound long term  initiatives such as The Lowveld Wild Dog Project, , under the auspices of African Wildlife Conservation Fund, admirably protect African wild dogs and rhinos in the lowveld of Zimbabwe…and tourism directly benefits the rural communities who need to support and benefit from these initiatives! Education in rural communities is key to long term conservation efforts…

So, World,  yes, please visit Zimbabwe!

Help us to help our communities to preserve the bigger picture of conserving wilderness and cultural heritage areas and sustainable eco-tourism….

Great Zimbabwe Monuments….




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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