Pack Your Bags: Zimbabwe is home to warm hospitality, beautiful stone sculptures, stunning wildlife and game parks, and Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Don't miss the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, one of the most important archaeological sites in sub-Saharan Africa.
RainCheck: President Robert Mugabe has destroyed the country's economy and unleashed a wave of terror against opposition figures over the past decade. Muggings and theft are routine and tourists should avoid political rallies, which can easily turn violent. Four out of five people are now unemployed and the inflation rate topped 11.2 million percent in June. With shops changing the price of goods and services a few times a day, money you exchange in the morning will be worth much less within hours.
Tourist Blurb: "I think it's really because there are people who have been fans of the country for years who just want to keep on supporting them," says the Ultimate Travel Company's Gloria Ward on why it still gets requests from tourists about Zimbabwe.
by Patrice Poltzer