Harare v. Surroundings

Harare is a spread out city, but the CBD is walkable and has a concentrate of high-rise buildings, museums and landmarks. Once you leave the city’s outer boundary, you will soon find an impressive nature park in every possible direction. Here are the urban v. outdoor side of Harare shown together.  

Eastern Highlands Fairytale

“When you wake up tomorrow, it’ll be like waking up in Jurassic Park, but better!” – another tipsy guest at our lodge informs us on our current surroundings. We had an incident with the brakes of our car that day and, although we have already had a sneak peak of the beauty of the Honde valley, […]

Life at Lake Kariba

We spent about a week at Lake Kariba. Apart from the beautiful lake, we really enjoyed watching the abundant wildlife and getting to know the lifestyle of the locals. We would like to share some typical stories and scenes.     Photo of the crocodile sign and fisherwomen by Nienke van der Have. All other photos […]

Harare Highlights

Harare has a bit of a bad rep in other parts of the country, but we have found it very much undeserved. For a capital city, it has a surprisingly laid-back vibe, with its broad streets lined by beautifully colored trees and tropical plants. There is a vibrant cultural scene and there are amazing outdoor […]

Zambian Portrait Series

Everywhere we go, people – almost exclusively men – have asked us to take their picture. This usually leads to an interesting moment of contact that passes cultural and language barriers. Here are some of the people we saw or spoke with while we were traveling through Zambia.     All photos by Rik Boddeus.

Revisiting my Birthplace Kaoma

When I stepped out of the very full and warm bus in Kaoma, two girls in their late teens with brimming smiles stood in front of me, like a tiny welcoming committee. They called out to me: “Hello sister, how are you?” As I replied, I thought how odd it was that all of us […]