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  • Cry the beloved country - Zimbabwe

    Aug 8, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful scenery, interesting history, friendly people*
    Cons: Man made starvation, man made poverty, corruption, violence.

    Summary: This review of Zimbabwe is in two parts. Unfortunately all the delights of visiting Zimbabwe are at ... read more

  • A beautiful country ruined by a terrible dictator

    Jan 13, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful country
    Cons: Military dictatorship causes fear, hopelessness, and death to permeate the country

    Summary: I flew in to Victoria Falls.  My initial excitement when we landed was quickly tempered by the large crowd of soldiers holding AK-47s and looking at us with extreme suspicion and distrust.  Going through customs was ridiculous; we had to fill ... read more

  • Zimbabwe: An Overview

    May 24, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Gorgeous country, friendly people, tons to do.
    Cons: Mugabe, Mugabe, Mugabe.

    Summary: The first time I was in Africa I was 10 years old (1995-1996). I backpacked around Southern Africa for 8 months with my mother. The second time I was there I was 14 (1998). Same scenario, but we also hit Eastern Africa. Most of our time was spent in ... read more

  • The Smoke that Thunders

    Sep 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, friendly people
    Cons: Political Tensions at the moment

    Summary: Into the northwest of Zimbabwe runs the Zambezi River. This great river enters Zimbabwe from Zambia in an astounding manner. It crashes over one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world - Victoria Falls. David Livingstone was the first outsider to ... read more

  • Zimbabwe A Legend

    Mar 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Superb climate
    Cons: Corrupt government now

    Summary: I lived in Zimbabwe for three years, from August 1994 to August 1997, and during my stay, was privileged to see some of the greatest sites of my life. I visited Victoria Falls, one of the wonders of the world, as well as going within 5 metres of lions in ... read more

  • Simply incredible.....

    Jan 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, excellent wildlife, excellent natural features
    Cons: current unrest

    Summary: Zimbabwe is one of the most amazing countries I have ever visited. I went for three weeks in 1992 flying to Harare and then went round the country in an old army truck camping as we went. The highlights for me in these three weeks were: ... read more

  • One month as adventurous missionaries

    Aug 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful scenery, tons to do, easy to mingle
    Cons: prices are inflated, taxis are not reliable

    Summary: Traveling through Africa for 3 months as a group of 34 in-training missionaries, life was difficult and transportation was even worse. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe was our last destination before returning to our homes in late September of ... read more

  • Student Travel In Zimbabwe

    May 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Better than flying for meeting people, cheap
    Cons: Crowded, hot

    Summary: This is just a quick note to those penniless students who, like myself, are going to be travelling around Zimbabwe. 1) Hitch hiking can be a great way to get around and many people do travel this way, myself included. However, if you are by ... read more

  • Victoria Falls

    May 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing beauty, lots to do, friendly people
    Cons: Relatively expensive, can be hard to get to

    Summary: I the eastern corner of Zimbabwe, the Zambezi River begins in a torrent of water that the Ndebele people called "the smoke that thunders". Victoria Falls is twice as wide as Niagra and one and a half times as tall and to see them in person is ... read more

  • One of the Most Breathtaking Experiences You Can Have

    Feb 3, 2000 by
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    Pros: Diverse country, beautiful terrain and animals
    Cons: Very hot in Summer (our winter)

    Summary: The incredible thing about one of Africa's smallest countries is the unbelievable diversity throughout the land. My family and I took a trip from Harare (the Capital) all the way to Victoria Falls, culminating in the wildest one day rafting trip you ... read more

  • Incredible adventure

    Jan 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: An adventure you won't want to end
    Cons: None

    Summary: As a travel writer, I have become pretty darn spoiled by visiting so many amazing places and having such wild adventures. But I have to say that my safari in Zimbabwe was among the top 5 things I have done in my life, and that includes such thrills as ... read more

  • White Water Rafting Down the Zambezi

    Jan 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Adrenaline Rush
    Cons: Hippos and Crocodiles

    Summary: The Zambezi River is not for the faint of heart. I believe I went during the time of year when the water was the roughest (August) for a 3-day trip. I am not the most skilled or strongest person but I highly recommend that you make sure you ... read more

  • Bungee Jumping at Victoria Falls

    Jan 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Exhilarating thrill of a lifetime
    Cons: Not for the faint of heart

    Summary: 111 meters down (364 feet) - 8 second drop - 3 second recoil- This is the most intense experience of your life! The jump is made from the Victoria Falls Bridge that separates Zimbabwe and Zambia. Tell Zimbabwe immigration officials that ... read more

  • Victoria Falls

    Jan 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful Scenery. Its Africa enough said.
    Cons: Cost, third world country.

    Summary: Now listen here, "Mosi Oa Tunya" (The smoke that thunders). This is one of the most incredible scenes that these eyes have ever beheld. I have traveled there twice, in the summer of 1991 and just recently in May of 1999. The first visit was ... read more

  • Mana Pools - Canoeing Trip

    Dec 15, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful country, view remote wildlife, not a tourist trap like some parks can be
    Cons: rugged accommodation, can be a bit dangerous

    Summary: I love adventure travel! This summer I spent two weeks on safari in Zimbabwe...visiting Hwange National Park (stayed at the Kanondo Tree Camp! Excellent accommodation and great staff), Lake Kariba, the Mana Pools, and Victoria Falls. By far, the ... read more

  • Victoria Falls

    Nov 3, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: spectacular world-class sight, lots of things to do
    Cons: town is tourist trap - unlike rest of the country

    Summary: Victoria Falls is the number one destination for most visitors to Zimbabwe (or indeed Southern Africa) and must surely be one of the most memorable sights in the world. The Zambezi River expands to an incredible width of over a mile before thundering ... read more

  • Lake Kariba

    Oct 12, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: unusual and dramatic scenery, great wildlife, variety of activities
    Cons: getting there - mostly by light aircraft only !

    Summary: Lake Kariba is a man-made lake created following the completion of the Kariba Dam which was built between 1955 and 1959 to harness the waters of the Zambezi River and provide hydro-electric power to both Zimbabwe and Zambia. Before the waters rose, some ... read more

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