Welcome to Footprints Zimbabwe

Celebrating Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans in conservation, culture and travel in one of Africa's most vibrant countries. "Take nothing but photographs. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time." These words are relevant to the world we live in today, vital for all species living on our planet and essential for the future of all life on Earth.

By: Sarah Todd
Date: 25 Feb 2020
Category:
Conservation
Chimoko Standing
The incessant chopping noise above Chimoko was an alien sound. He’d not heard it before and it was not typical of the African bush. Curiously he looked around, trying to identify the source. Suddenly a sharp sting pierced his hide. Alarmed, Chimoko's immediate instinct was to get to safety. So he ran… through the mopane scrub and down into the river bed. He ran…
By: Katherine Boaler
Date: 11 Sep 2019
Category:
Culture
It’s dawn. A group of people are dancing with joyful abandon - apparently in silence. German philosopher Frederich Nietzche once observed that those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music…

So what might a curious onlooker make of this? Could it be a gathering of sun saluters or dance expressionists? A party? A celebration… a silent disco? A yoga session, an aerobics class or a sober rave?
By: Sarah Todd
Date: 30 Sep 2019
Category:
Footnotes
I have been an arachnophobe for my entire life. I don't kill spiders; I will do my best to avoid being in close proximity to one. A recent encounter with a member of the arachnid family has intensified my phobia, and made me all too aware of just how dangerous these members of the animal kingdom can be.
By: Waste Me Not
Date: 28 Aug 2019
Category:
Go Green
Is knowing more really knowing better? Do you think that knowing about something helps your understanding or makes a situation better or worse? At the moment the information the media is featuring regarding environmental issues highlighting the crises in our environment. From devastating fires to rising global temperatures, plastic pollution, animal cruelty, poaching, endangered species, fracking and everything in-between… it can feel as if we are heading to a point of no return. Granted, a few uplifting stories are sprinkled in-between the disaster ones, but how many positive stories are happening which we are not hearing about? Is all this “negative” information really good for us? The good, the bad and the global knowing: what is your environmental knowledge?
By: Chris Collyer
Date: 26 Apr 2020
Category:
Photography
Too Hot To Handle
A few days later I was once again at the course and decided to visit the cluster once more — not expecting to better my mantis shots. So I was astonished to find a recently hatched Flap-Necked Chameleon at the same place. Well, I can tell you that about 800 photographs later, from every possible angle and setting and what with a bit of coaxing of said chameleon on my part... I was well satiated with some lovely captures.
By: Shannon Wilson
Date: 27 Aug 2019
Category:
Travel Tales
Chinhoyi Caves
Our previous bucket list blog included a variety of fun-filled activities for all our travellers, so today we’d like to share a few experiences to tempt the brave, daredevil visitors to our beautiful land!
By: Nick Dyer
Date: 07 Dec 2018
Category:
Wildlife
The painted wolf seen being killed by a crocodile in the BBC “Dynasties” film was called Tennessee. She was a two-year-old daughter of Blacktip’s. This incident upset me greatly and still does. This is what I wrote in my diary afterwards and reproduced in my book “Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog’s Life”, which I wrote with Peter Blinston. I don’t want to show the graphic pictures in the book, because it is still too upsetting to see and far more disturbing than my baboon shots. Instead, this describes my gut feelings at the time for a wolf cut short in her prime and my pictures show her in happier moments of her life.