There are several reasons why it's an exciting time to visit Zimbabwe. The long-anticipated departure of former President Mugabe in 2017 brought with it new hope among residents, as well as those working to support the economy, communities, and conservation efforts there. Many in the safari industry are buzzing about new opportunities for sharing Zimbabwe's culture, wildlife, and scenery with you.
There's a new airport in Victoria Falls, servicing more airlines and flights. New camps are springing up in areas like Mana Pools, Hwange, Lake Kariba, and Zambezi National Park. Ground operators are offering new ways for you to take-in Zimbabwe's diverse environment and the wildlife it supports, i.e., via game drive vehicle, on foot, within a photography hide, on a mountain bike, or in an inflatable canoe.
Tad Bradley, representative for one of my partners in Zimbabwe, will join me to help breakdown emerging properties and activities on offer in Zimbabwe, i.e., yoga with a view from the rim of Batoka Gorge, or an incredible nostalgic train ride aboard the Stimela Star, which can carry you all the way from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park (where it's not uncommon to have lions literally stop you in your tracks!).
Learn how to best access destinations in Zimbabwe, as well as ways to combine a visit there with other countries in Africa. An overview of safari options will be presented by Erica Varga, who in the 1990s worked on overland safaris in southern Africa. Erica is currently the owner / operator of Worlds Away Safaris based on Bainbridge Island.