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Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge; Rain and Rejuvenation, Snails and Wild Flowers…

At the beginning of 2015, I reminisce ….. Clive Stockil, through Tusk Trust, won the Prince William Award  for a Lifetime Achievement in Conservation in 2013…here he is at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge with staff and the Award itself….. We now congratulate Richard … Continue reading

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Hello Kitty Now Has An Organic Farm – we love Hello Kitty!

If this is what it takes to persuade people to grow their own healthy food, I’m all for it. Gardens are special places, and anyway I love Hello Kitty…….! …..as do my grandchildren Jade and Rayne, here made up as … Continue reading

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The Pallet Wood Christmas Tree and the Art Studio re-invented…..

At last! After the house fire,  my Art studio (214 Brooke Drive in Borrowdale Brooke Estate) is repainted, the Living area rebuilt, and paintings are hanging again for viewing! The garden has recovered from the invasion of builders and  under Dad’s … Continue reading

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Baobab Christmas Tree and Festive Season at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

What a pleasure it is for Clive Stockil and I  to arrive at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, rain imminent, ground steaming in anticipation! Afternoon tea on the deck brings a stunning sight… Out of the thick green canopy that lines the swelling … Continue reading

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Birding and Impalas; Predators and Art…

Clive Stockil and I have helped to host some wonderful guests at Chilo Gorge and in Gonarezhou Park over the last few weeks. It has been a very busy time, with Safari guides Thomas Mutombeni, Lionel Muzengi, John Laing, Clive … Continue reading

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Chilo hornbills in flight, cute spider and aloe spikes….

6th January: A visit to Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, delivering radios for their communications, gives me a chance to dive into the gardens and catch up with the gardeners there. A sundown visit to the Chivalula Falls is awe inspiring, … Continue reading

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How to create a key-hole garden | Fossil Rim Blog

this is a fantastic idea for our low rainfall areas in Zimbabwe, Africa such as Gonarezhou National Park, and Save Valley Conservancy…….providing local vegetable crops and herbs with  minimal carbon footprint… How to create a key-hole garden | Fossil Rim … Continue reading

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