While most talk of Zimbabwe centres on its economic and political woes, the fact remains that the country is still a safe and spectacular safari destination. We are as opposed to the tyrannical rule of Robert Mugabe as everyone else, and the plight of the country is heartbreaking, but that doesn't mean we should consign this country to the scrapheap. Zimbabwe needs all the tourism it can get, and it will surprise you with its myriad of attractions.
While the cities may be slightly turbulent, the national parks and reserves are entirely peaceful, an oasis of calm in a troubled land. Victoria Falls is the highlight, and the views are certainly better from the Zimbabwean side, while Lake Kariba and its famous houseboats are also worth a visit. Drift down the Zambezi River, over the Falls, past Kariba and get up close and personal with the wild things at Mana Pools. And of course you can enjoy a traditional Safari at Hwange National Park, which boasts the Big Five and is once again becoming one of Africa's finest wilderness areas.
Furthermore, very few tourists currently visit Zimbabwe, meaning you can pretty much have the whole country to yourself! Prices are reasonable, the locals are friendly, the streets are safe - and there really should be nothing stopping you. We have visited Zimbabwe recently and can advise you on the best way to spend your trip here.