Blessed be the Land of Zimbabwe
‘Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.’
Zimbabwe has undergone dramatic changes over the past years, with hyperinflation as one major outcome, resulting in the Zimbabwe dollar needing to be removed from circulation, and replaced with the multi-currency system. The multi-currency system allows trade to be completed using major currencies, for example, the US Dollar, Pound Sterling, Rand, and the Pula. Settlement in most trade would be the US Dollar, and is certainly the easiest currency to travel with, as change is more likely to be available. The multi-currency system allowed the government to try and gain some stability for trade. Redistribution of land under the Mugabe government and the impacts this has had on everyone has not been easy, though a lot of stability has returned allowing trade to start again. Despite the countries struggles, the Parks remain some of the best in Africa and this indeed makes it the very reason to visit, as lower numbers of visitors, compared to other destinations, make your experience very exclusive, and prices that out compete other destinations. We do suggest taking a closer look at Mana Pools National Park renowned for its incredible game viewing and location in the Lower Zambezi, as well as Hwange and Matusadona National Parks. Zimbabwe was once known as the bread basket of Southern Africa and for the highest literacy rates. Safety in Zimbabwe is no different than anywhere else in Africa, and if anything better than many of the most popular destinations. In our highlights below we also point out the lesser known gems such as Nyanga, Chimanimani and Matobo National Parks, and we suggest everyone takes the time to visit Lake Kariba.
The Magic of Zimbabwe is listed in our highlights below;