Zimbabwe is a country that in recent years has dominated the news for all the wrong reasons.
But tourism here is bouncing back and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office no longer has official alerts warning against travel to the country.
It’s such a jewel of a country and, before the troubles, was one of our biggest sellers and it remains one of our favourites. Not only does it have a wealth of spectacular scenery but also excellent game viewing, fine accommodation and warm, friendly people.
Victoria Falls is officially one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and the only one in Africa. ‘Mosi oa Tunya’ (the smoke that thunders) as it is known locally is a curtain of water over one-mile wide plunging 300 feet into the gorge below which reaches its peak flow around April and May.
Elsewhere there is plenty to choose from: game drives in Hwange National Park, a canoe safari in Mana Pools, fishing on Lake Kariba or visit areas such as the ancient ruins of Great Zimbabwe, the majestic Eastern Highlands and Matobo National Park, just south of Bulawayo.