Vince O'Sullivan

Finding the Big Five in Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe is a one of a kind wildlife destination that is slowly making its way back onto the safari scene as a contender for the best game viewing in Africa. Not only is it home to some of the last remaining untouched wildlife reserves on the continent, it boasts some of the highest elephant numbersRead more

Cresta Victoria Falls App


Consumers are spending increasingly more time on their mobile phones, and there is a growing trend among travellers to engage in business transactions from their mobile devices. In line with this global mobile trend, visitors to the Victoria Falls can download the free Cresta Victoria Falls app for all the advice needed for an amazingRead more

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The Liuwa Plains Wildebeest Migration


In November, as the rainy season in Zambia begins, massive herds of blue wildebeest arrive at the Liuwa Plain National Park. The second largest congregation of wildebeest in Africa, the Liuwa Plain wildebeest migration is one of Mother Nature’s greatest spectacles. Here, we highlight all you need to know about this incredible phenomenon. About theRead more

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Visiting Zimbabwe in October


To many, October is considered to be the best time to visit Zimbabwe. With fantastic game viewing, enticing shoulder season specials, and the beautiful sight of Jacarandas in bloom, it offers an experience unlike any other. To entice you further, we’ve put together a detailed guide to visiting Zimbabwe in October. Game Viewing at itsRead more

Cresta Marakanelo Welcomes New Managing Director


Cresta Marakanelo welcomes the appointment of new Managing Director, Mr. Mokwena Morulane with effect from 9 October 2017. Mr. Morulane brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his previous background in management and accounting.

Castle Lager National Braai Day Zimbabwe


Another edition of the Biggest Braai activity in Zimbabwe – The Castle Lager Zimbabwe National Braai Day – is set to be held on 28 October 2017 at Old Hararians Sport Club in Harare. Last year saw a record of 12 680 kgs of meat consumed and this year that is expected to increase toRead more

Okavango Delta Sunrises

Okavango Delta Sunrises – PhotoBlog


Okavango Delta sunrises are quite a spectacle to behold. It all begins very slowly and then all at once.

What’s on at Cresta: October 2017


Next month, why not treat yourself to a mid-week or weekend getaway with Cresta Hotels? Providing you with the perfect excuse to book that mini holiday you’ve been longing for, many of the different hotels and lodges across Zimbabwe and Botswana are running exclusive accommodation and dining specials. Here we highlight a portion of what’sRead more

Top Restaurants in Victoria Falls


Victoria Falls is fast becoming one of the hottest tourist spots in Africa thanks to its incredible natural beauty, a fine selection of hotels and adventure opportunities in the area. After a long day white water rafting or walking around the falls, you’re going to build up an appetite. Thankfully, there are lots of dinner spotsRead more

Adrenaline Activities in Victoria Falls

Adrenaline Activities in Victoria Falls


Upon seeing the Victoria Falls for the first time, Dr. David Livingstone uttered the words, “It has never been seen before by European eyes, but scenes so wonderful must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”. The beauty of the Victoria Falls is only matched by the pure adrenaline activities it has toRead more

Okavango Delta birdwatching

Okavango Delta Birdwatching Tours


The wetlands of the Okavango Delta have an enviable reputation as Africa’s most desirable birdwatching paradise. The world famous aquatic scenery of the Delta sustains a myriad of species both local and migratory that attract keen birders from around the world. Here’s what you have to look forward to on Okavango Delta birdwatching tours.

Zimbabwe International Film Festival

Zimbabwe International Film Festival


The Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF) returns for the 19th year in a row, in partnership with International Images Festival for Women (IIFF) from the 26th of August to the 2nd of September 2017. The collaboration between IIFF and ZIFF is the first joint festival of its kind. It is hoped that the combined strengthRead more

Introducing Cresta Maun Hotel


The most recent addition to the Cresta Hotels portfolio, Cresta Maun Hotel is a stylish establishment situated at the gateway to the Okavango Delta. As the official tourism capital of Botswana, the city of Maun attracts a steady stream of local and international visitors throughout the year, all of whom are looking to enjoy theRead more

Chobe National Park

Highlight: Chobe National Park


A wildlife oasis in the heart of northern Botswana, Chobe National Park is unrivaled for big game viewing and beautiful scenery. Not only is it home to the largest elephant herds in Africa, it also packs a punch in terms of exceptional accommodation. By size, Chobe National Park is the third largest park in BotswanaRead more

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Palapye Colour Festival 2017


The long awaited Palapye Colour Festival is set to take place on 5 August 2017, hosting the people of Palapye for a fun, vibrant and safe colour experience. The event, hosted by Nandoland Empire in partnership with Letstainment Events, is to be held at Nkau’s Farm opposite Morupule Coal Mine.

Victoria Falls: Zimbabwe vs Zambia


Victoria Falls is the adventure capital of Africa, visited by holiday-makers and business travellers from across the world. With so much to see and do in the Victoria Falls, the biggest decision you’ll have to make is deciding which side of the Zambezi River to stay on. Zimbabwe vs Zambia, here’s our advice on choosingRead more

Game Parks & Reserves In and Around Victoria Falls


Visiting the Victoria Falls is a highlight of any trip to Zimbabwe. Not only is Victoria Falls home to one of the Natural Wonders of the World, it is also surrounded by some of the finest national parks and wildlife sanctuaries found anywhere on the continent, included by not limited to the Zambezi National Park,Read more

Makgadigadi Epic 2017: Adrenaline in the Desert


The annual Makgadikgadi Epic Boogie and Symposium Skydive returns to Botswana for the fourth year in a row from 9 to 12 August 2017. Hosted by Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO), Parachute Association of Botswana (PAB), SkyDive Botswana, Skydiversity Skydiving and Nata Conservation Trust, the event is the first of its kind in Botswana.

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Top 5 National Parks in Zambia


Zambia is home to some of the finest national parks in Africa, with wildlife viewing to rival the Kruger and the Maasai Mara. Whether you choose to visit the game-rich South Luangwa, the wild Lower Zambezi or the magnificent Victoria Falls, it’s easy to see why experts have dubbed Zambia as home of the greatestRead more

Top 5 River Activities in Victoria Falls


Victoria Falls is the adventure capital of Africa and best known for its white-knuckle activities including white water rafting, bungee jumping and helicopter tours. If heights aren’t your thing, here are some of the top river activities in Victoria Falls to try out instead.