Even through difficult times, Zimbabwe has always welcomed tourists into it’s beautiful and precious parks. This year it has been recognized by Lonely Planet as # 3 of the best countries to visit in 2019. It’s a friendly English speaking country that offers the big five without the huge crowds. It is a much safer country compared to many other safari destinations that tourists still flock to despite questionable stability. Part of the reason we feel passionately about this gem of a country is because it is also our home. This gives us a deeper understanding of how to enjoy Zimbabwe while at the same time keeping safe. It will take time to rebuild Zimbabwe’s infrastructure and economy after 37 years of mismanagement and it will take patience. Safaris have been and will continue to thrive in the Zimbabwean African bush. Visiting the country, going on safari, supporting conservation initiatives and the tourism sector are all super beneficial to helping the people and wildlife of Zimbabwe.
Sincerely, Fannuel & Colleen
While it may be known for making the headlines for all the wrong reasons, Zimbabwe has always been a country that travellers on the ground have raved about. Not only is it one of Africa’s safest destinations, it’s one blessed with ultra-friendly locals, Big Five-filled national parks, World Heritage-listed archaeological ruins, forested mountains and, of course, the mighty Victoria Falls. Although the controversial 2018 election may have dampened the unbridled optimism following the end of Robert Mugabe’s time in power, the sense of hope for what the country can become remains strong in Zimbabweans. And as always, a visit here is viewed by locals as a sign of support of them on their journey to a new dawn.