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In !994 we visited Zimbabwe as part of a trip to Malawi, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
We arrived in Zimbabwe by bus from Malawi via the corridor route in Mozambique.
We visited Harare, Rukweza, Chimanimani, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Bulawayo, Hwange Park and Victoria Falls.

For the Victoira Falls see my separate page.

I don't know how safe Zimbabwe will be nowadays for travellers.
The reports about that are different.
So check before you go.

People

We enjoyed it very much to meet the people of Zimbabwe and learn something about their daily life.
The best opportunity we had during our stay in a small village Rukweza near Rusape, south-east of Harare.

Culture

The Great Zimbabwe Ruins near Masvingo are superb.
We also visited reconstructed traditional villages, museums, traditional dances.
Further Zimbabwe is famous because of its stone sculptures of the Tengenenge Art Community.

Nature

Zimbabwe has a lot of Game Parks.
The Hwange National Park is my favorite, because of the many herds of elephants. It is so impressive to be in the middle of these herds !
The natural beauty of the Victoria Falls is phenomenal !
Also it's worth to visit the mountaineous area round Chimanimani near the border with Mozambique.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:People, culture and nature !!!!
  • Cons:Uncertain situation nowadays.
  • Last visit to Zimbabwe: Aug 1994
  • Intro Updated Oct 6, 2003
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  • aramat's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2006 at 1:54 PM

    Wow, excellent page. I'm going to Zimbabwe in August and I'm getting really excited about it :-).

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2006 at 3:10 AM

    An excellent page on Zimbabwe!! Those balancing rock hills bring back great memories for me, but I never had the chance to see Great Zimbabwe. Beautiful game park & village life tips too Ali!!

  • grets's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2005 at 1:44 PM

    I have wanted to travel to Great Zimbabwe for a long time - thank you for tyaking me there Ali. :-) I loved 'your' shop!

  • Apr 27, 2005 at 11:36 AM

    Hi, thanks for the info!! Is the main camp still okay (April 2005)? Do I have to make a reservation for a chalet/...? Where can I do that? Which drives and walks are available for people in the main camp? Thanks! Pedro

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2005 at 10:06 AM

    Simply beautiful, Ali! I just love your elephant photos. Your trip sounds wonderful, a very enjoyable page, thank you! (~_~)

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2005 at 7:37 PM

    good info, beautiful scenery and the rock paintings are my favourtie ;-)))

  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2005 at 7:44 AM

    I truely enjoyed this page, well done Sachara.

  • safardreams's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2004 at 5:35 PM

    Hi, I remember so much of my first safari. Here in Zim. Too bad it's such bad shape since the end of 1999! Maybe one day, I will go back. David

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2004 at 12:32 AM

    Wonderful page Ali! I enjoyed reading it a lot! We have started to make rough plans for visiting the Victoria Falls and Hwange NP. Visiting this area is a dream of ours, so hopefully in 2 - 3 years time we will! :-) Thanks for letting me dream a bit :-))

  • K.Knight's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2004 at 10:43 PM

    Ali, your Zimbabwe page is getting me very excited! We leave for Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa on October 1st! Can't wait. G'day from Australia

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