The Flame Lily, Zimbabwe's national flower, is an emblem of beauty and resilience. Delicate yet robust, it is renowned for its striking appearance and unique adaptation to Zimbabwe's diverse landscapes. It’s also a cherished symbol in traditional ceremonies and folklore.
The Chilojo Hills, Gonarezhou National Park
The Chilojo Hills remain a hidden gem within Gonarezhou National Park, promising a truly exclusive and enthralling adventure. Nature enthusiasts, wildlife lovers, and those seeking a profound connection with Zimbabwe's wild heart will find the towering Chilojo Hills an unforgettable destination.
Sabi Star, Chilojo Hills, Gonarezhou National Park
The striking Sabi Star, an indigenous flower, graces the landscape of Gonarezhou National Park with its unique charm, adding a splash of vibrant colour to the park's natural tapestry. Also known as the Impala Lily, it stands as a symbol of the region's ecological wonders and exquisite flora and fauna.
Maleme Dam, Matobo National Park
Nestled in the heart the Matobo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Maleme Dam offers a peaceful escape for locals and tourists. The dam's reflective waters create a picturesque setting, perfect for leisurely walks, bird watching, and quiet moments of contemplation.
Maleme Dam, Matobo National Park
The tranquil Maleme Dam in the Matobo National Park near Bulawayo is surrounded by the sprawling Matobo Hills, a vast range of granite domes and distinctive balancing rock formations. These create an imposing, rugged terrain dominated by huge granite whaleback mountains.
Msasa trees, the Vumba Mountains
Msasa trees create a rich colour palette in the Vumba Mountains of the Eastern Highlands. They are well loved for their delicate flush of new leaves in spring, with colours varying from pink to soft green, then shifting to a deeper, more intense green as the season matures.
The magnificent Victoria Falls
A spectacular, panoramic aerial view of the majestic Victoria Falls, the world's largest expanse of falling water, with the Zambezi river in full spate at the end of an excellent rainy season. At full moon, a "moonbow" can be seen in the spray from the falls, rivalling the iconic daylight rainbow.
Sunset over the Zambezi
Sunset over the mighty Zambezi river, the fourth longest river in Africa, is an unforgettable experience. As the sun drops behind the distant hills, it transforms the sky into a palette of blazing orange hues that gild the clouds and reflect across the darkening water in golden streaks.
Ben Freeth’s sons
MCF executive director Ben Freeth’s young sons, Joshua and Stephen, in 2005 after a morning’s fishing on Mount Carmel farm in the Chegutu district. The highly productive farm and safari operation were developed by their late grandfather, Mike Campbell. The family was finally forced off the farm in 2009.
Our school fees project
The MCF’s school fees project began with just 15 children in 2006, mostly children of former/destitute farm workers in the Chegutu district. Since then, with the generous support of funders, the MCF has also been able to assist child-headed families, as well as the children of struggling pastors and others.
The children are our future
Our focus is on foundational skills so that the primary school children we assist can read, write and have hope for their future. In a country like Zimbabwe, where there is now a very high level of learning poverty, investing in basic primary education that builds strong foundational skills—is vital for the children.
Peaceful protest action
As darkness fell, and Pastor Evan Mawirire (#ThisFlag protest campaign, 2016) was still in court in Harare, well-wishers arrived with candles and blankets. Then, as the crowd in the court was being led in a prayer while the magistrate deliberated, the candle-bearing crowd outside also knelt in prayer.