Zimbabwe is a small country and its diverse attractions are packed into short easy drives or even quicker, easier flights. Expect beautiful waterfalls and rivers, exceptional wildlife safaris and spectacular scenery from classic African plains to vast river valleys, mystical hills and misty mountains.
Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you probably associate Zimbabwe with great political and economic turmoil. We won't go there. We will instead tell you how it is now and we'll do it in a word: fantastic!
The Zimbabweans, known for their happy outlook on life, gentle ways and generous spirit have rallied around each other to save one of Africa's true gems from ruin. Now, fuel, food and general supplies are back in the shelves at the supermarkets; the banks dispense US dollars in manageable wallet-sized wads - replacing the shopping trolleys of trillion-dollar notes; and the magnificent natural attractions remain undisturbed as they have been for millennia.
Besides the world-famous attractions in Zimbabwe, there are many smaller and equally opportunities for specific activities such as birding, fishing, hunting, photography, adventure, golf, cultural and historical pursuits or just plain relaxing. These we call the secret attractions and as we explore them we will post our reports here. In the meantime, please talk to your Travel Expert for details of Zimbabwe's hidden gems - real ones that is, not diamonds.
The main attractions, however, are the main attractions for good reason. Zimbabwe is the ultimate all-in-one African holiday and safari destination. With World Heritage Sites galore - including Victoria Falls, Mana Pools, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Matopos Hills and Khami Ruins - travelling through Zimbabwe is like traversing the highlights of an entire continent.
Should you travel to Zimbabwe? Absolutely: you will be helping to revive the dictator-ravaged economy from the ground up; you will have a safe and enjoyable holiday and your health and personal safety are no more at risk than if you were to visit any other stable developing nation like South Africa, Botswana, Zambia or Namibia.
And the big bonus? Tourist numbers are relatively low so now is the time to visit this spectacularly beautiful country, discover a nation of warmth and pride and take home some award-winning photography and video - or at least some happy memories and some sun-given vitamin D.
If you're still not sure, talk to your Travel Expert for the latest information.
Victoria Falls (Zim), Chobe, Savuti, Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Pans
US$ 5,915 pps
Luxury / Standard
Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha, Caprivi, Chobe, Vic Falls (Zim)
ZAR 57,750 + US$ 1,010 pps