There's something for everyone's Kodak. From that great man-made lake and wildlife preserve of Kariba to nature's own Victoria Falls; from the rolling mountain greenness of the Eastern Highlands to the balancing boulders of the Matobos and the ancient ruins of Great Zimbabwe, the 'house of stone' from which the country gets its name.
Then there's Shona sculpture and marimba music, river-rafting, rail-roading, ferry-cruising, house-boating, bungee jumping, game-viewing, mountain-hiking, horse-riding, trout-fishing or just plain sun-catching in the country's many and varied national parks.
Zimbabwe's allure is not its cities but a good infrastructure and road network provide first world amenities amid the still untamed beauty of Africa. However, this is a country in transition so there is some social upheaval at present.
Look out for your belongings. Try not to stand out as a tourist or dangle expensive equipment within reach of temptation. And show some respect for the wildlife. It bites!
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