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Ruled by Robert Mugabe since its 1980 independence, this southern African nation has enjoyed a steady recovery since its 2008 civil unrest and economic collapse. Travelers have started to trickle back into the country, seeking out the breathtaking experiences that originally put Zimbabwe on the safari map.
Most people begin their journey in the Zimbabwean town of Victoria Falls. It is where most visitors start, walking the edge of a dizzying gorge and feeling overpowered by the majesty – and the spray – of Victoria Falls. Zimbabwe remains desperately poor, with an unemployment rate close to 90%. So young men seeking to raise a few bucks often try and sell off their remaining stocks of Zimbabwe dollars to tourists as novelty items (the official currency is now the American dollar, a move that served to stabilize the country’s economy).
The nation’s main attraction is the massive Hwange National Park which is a staggering size at 14,000 sq km. Visitors to the area enjoy going out on game drives to view zebra, giraffe, cape buffalo, elephant and all sorts of other exotic creatures. Walking safaris are not possible in countries, but Zimbabwean guides are usually regarded as the very best in Africa.
Undergoing a rigorous training program that usually spans four years, the guides here must actually shoot and kill four of the big five mammals (rhinos are endangered and thus exempt), learning how to stop them dead in their tracks. This also means that a Zimbabwe safari has less of the caution that comes with corporate lodges and safari camps, so visitors can get much closer to wildlife here than in other African destinations.
i want to cry, i miss zimbabwe so much
Feel like I been waiting for agess…FINALLLY!!! #season9 #criminalminds #notagenthotchner😩 but anyway #repost @shemarfmoore