ZIM­BABWE

Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - Masterclass Q&a -

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Now! Zim­babwe has a tur­bu­lent past, both eco­nom­i­cally and eth­i­cally, but a new era has dawned and tourists are be­ing wel­comed with open arms. May–novem­ber pro­vide the best cli­mate for trekking or safaris, al­though be aware in the lat­ter part of the sea­son the tem­per­a­tures can soar into the 30s [de­grees Cel­sius].

WHERE TO GO: Dra­matic, beau­ti­ful and awe in­spir­ing, Vic­to­ria Falls, might be a pop­u­lar tourist spot but a trip to Zim­babwe wouldn’t be com­plete with­out a visit. Here you can choose to get your adrenalin pump­ing by zip lin­ing, bungee jump­ing or white­wa­ter raft­ing, or for those look­ing for some­thing a lit­tle less ex­treme you can walk the scenic trails along­side the falls or en­joy af­ter­noon tea at the Vic­to­ria Falls ho­tel.

HIT THE HEIGHTS: At 2,592m Nyan­gani is the high­est moun­tain in Zim­babwe. For those wish­ing to lace up their boots it of­fers a mod­er­ately chal­leng­ing three-hour hike to the sum­mit. With very few trekkers to be found here, this mys­te­ri­ous and sa­cred peak of­fers spec­tac­u­lar views of the sur­round­ing high­lands.

GO WILD: The Na­tional Parks of Ma­tobo and Hwange will sat­isfy any wildlife en­thu­si­ast. Brim­ming with ele­phants, ze­bra, rhino and gi­raffes to name but a few, the ex­pert guides here will show you the gems these parks have to of­fer.

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