Zimbabwe, once known as the “Breadbasket Africa’s” and one of the richest countries on the continent has undergone an economic collapse in 2000. With the formation of a unity Government in 2009 and economy is slowly improving since.
The massive Victoria Falls are feed by the Zambezi River which forms the natural border between Zimbabwe and Zambia and when in full flood (February to April) they form the world’s largest curtain of falling water. The falls are also known as Mosi oa Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) and are without a doubt the most important tourist attraction in the country. The nearby town of Victoria Falls could be described as the “original adventure capital of Southern Africa” and offers everything a traveller desires.
There are many other tourist attractions in the country worth exploring. These highlights include the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, the beautiful Lake Kariba and the other-worldly jumble of granite rocks that make up the Matopos National Park. Last but not least, to the east are the so-called Eastern Highlands, a mountain range with fine walking and fishing destinations.
Zimbabwe's largest wildlife sanctuary is Hwange National Park, situated on the western border with Botswana. Hwange is home to one of Africa's largest elephant populations and myriad other species. Other excellent game viewing areas are Matusadona, Mana Pools and Zambezi National Parks.