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Zimbabwe Rediscovered

Was it ever missing you might ask?

No, it has always been there; governments around the world just had travel warnings out against their citizens travelling there for a while.  But we in South Africa all have our opinions on the political situation there, but I am here to talk about travel and not politics.

On my first visit to Zimbabwe in 1999 I was struck by the friendliness of the people, their soft spoken approach and the seemingly high levels of education for an African country. A wise old man in a supermarket asked me where I was from, and told me that the writing is on the wall as things were slipping downhill. At that stage I did not see what he was talking about; I just came from north up in Africa and Zimbabwe seemed very well organised and quite First World compared to most of the African countries I have seen up to that point in my travels.

The Great Zimbabwe Ruins was probably one of the most memorable experiences to Zimbabwe on that visit. The train journey from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls was so comfortable, and seeing the mighty Victoria Falls for the first time was just awe inspiring.  Standing on the granite koppies (kopjes) in Motobo National Park you can see why Cecil John Rhodes chose it to be his resting place and where you can find his tomb, there is such a sense of peace and tranquility overlooking the African bush.

Matobo National Park

Matobo-National-Park

But the good news – companies are returning to this beautiful country and everyone is very excited about it; especially for the honest hard working people from Zimbabwe, they honestly do not deserve what they have been through in the last 10 years.

Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Great-Zimbabwe-Ruins

About huntley@escape4africa.com

on April 24, 2013
Filed under  Africa Blog • Zimbabwe 
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