What is broken in Zim.?





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    I am one of John Hutton's Southern KZN group of 5 rigs visiting Hwange/Chizarira and Mana in August.I recall Dick Pitman and Stan Weakley reporting on how important a flow of visitors from SA are to the Parks of Zim and the people that work there.With this in mind we would appreciate an update on what is needed most urgently up there now. We are unlikely to have the space for truck tyres or generator sets---but certainly a pair of Boots,Shirts, a Toothbrush or a Head-gasket would be simple to take up. The dignity of the recipient is important too so I am relying on those that understand or are familiar with Zim Parks employees to suggest if we should drop the idea but ---if he has an entire family wearing threadbare clothes--and we have kit here that we simply do not use---or the man is doing his best to keep his camp clean without a broom---please advise.

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    PM Kerry on this forum. He had a list for Mana if I remember correctly. Also contact Dick Pitman at www.wildzambezi.com

    Otherwise for camp attendants various fairly basic consumables are well received. They battle to get to any shops. Possibly wise to give when leaving so that it is not seen as any form of bribery.
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    Thank you Stan---we will try Kerry and Dick. I seem to recall your interest in Chitake 2. We have 4 nights booked there so hopefully will have some useful information for you on our return in early September.

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    Would be appreciated thank you. Enjoy your trip!
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    I always try and take a few pairs of binoculars and older bird and mammal books on trips to various countries. You can pick up reasonable binocs for under R100 at Cash Converters etc, and the parks or lodge staff always really value them, same applies to the books, and they help guides/rangers etc acquire some specialist knowledge that helps them in their work.

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    Old boots or trainers, size 8 & 9 are always requested and really appreciated.

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    "You can pick up reasonable binocs for under R100 at Cash Converters etc"

    Very good idea, thanks Tony. Two years ago we gave the rangers in Mudumu (Caprivi) and old "Natural Life of Southern Africa" and they really appreciated it.

    Last year we gave the parks people in Zim Shona an Matabele bibles, books and pens and they also appreciated it very much. We will look out for binocs to complement.

    Douwe

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