“Nothing but breathing the air of Africa, and actually walking through it, can communicate the indescribable sensations.” – William Burchell (English explorer)
Having read the papers and watched the news, you may feel hesitant and unsure about paying a visit to Zimbabwe. However, to discount this destination due to some bad press would be a real pity. Zimbabwe is an incredibly country to visit, despite its politics, because not only is it very reasonably priced by it boasts five UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the warmth, hospitality and friendliness of the Zimbabwean people is extraordinary.
Labelled ‘the adrenaline capital of Africa’, the Victoria Falls offers those with an adventurous spirit several ‘bucket list’ opportunities, from white-water rafting, bungee jumping and croc-cage diving to helicopter flights over Mosi-oa-Tunya (“the smoke that thunders”). Just a short distance downstream from the mighty falls, are the Mana Pools, another World Heritage Site and an opportunity to experience the many herds and plentiful flocks of wildlife attracted by the four massive oxbow pools, impressively moulded and carved out of the landscape by the energetic currents of the Zambezi over centuries. Zimbabwe also offers its visitors the once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness one of the largest elephant herds in Africa and over 400 species of birdlife at its world-renowned Hwange National Park.