In past years, Zimbabwe has dominated the news for all the wrong reasons. ​

But tourism is bouncing back. So much so, that Lonely Planet has named Zimbabwe number 3 on it's Hot Destinations for 2019 list. It’s such a jewel of a country and, we hope, will once again become one of our biggest sellers. Not only does it have a wealth of spectacular scenery but also excellent game viewing, fine accommodation and warm, friendly people. No wonder it's one of our favourites.

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.

Foreign Office: The Foreign,Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) issues travel advice on destinations, which includes information on passports, visas, health, safety and security. We urge you to visit their website before deciding to travel.