One could easily just talk about the beauty of Zimbabwe and the extraordinary experiences that await, but ultimately Zimbabwe remains our most controversial African destination. Twenty years ago Zimbabwe was a tremendously prosperous country and has since suffered unprecedented economic decline and government mismanagement, which for many years deterred visitors. Fast forward to today and we see a country that has a long way to go, but is palpably excited at its future in the hands of its new leader, a country determined and friendly, ready to welcome guests back to experience the absolute magic of this country. Zimbabwe is home to the breathtaking Victoria Falls, the largest curtain of falling water in the world. Nothing quite prepares one for the majesty of ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, there is a reason it is a must see on any first time visit to Africa.
Within easy reach of Victoria Falls is Hwange National Park, the country’s largest National Park and home to one of Africa’s largest elephant populations. In 1929 after walking almost every square kilometer of Hwange founding member Ted Davidson decided the only way to improve the dwindling elephant population was to provide water and drilled boreholes to create around 60 water pans. Today Hwange is home to a staggering number of elephant, a testament to the long term vision of conservation pioneers.
Take to the sky and fly in to one of the most pristine and rugged wilderness areas of Zimbabwe, Mana Pools. Fed by the Zambezi River it is teeming with wildlife, and the river offers as much game viewing activities as the land. The truly fortunate get to see the elephant that are able to stand on their hind legs and reach the fruit in the trees above.
And for those looking to explore more in depth the Matusadona National Park is on the shores of Lake Kariba, the 2nd largest man made lake in Africa or travel far south east to the booming Gonarezhou National Park, an as yet undiscovered gem for many a traveller. Zimbabwe may have a checkered past, but it certainly has a bright future!
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