Rising from the ruins

For many years, Zimbabwe’s reputation as a travel destination was tainted by the spectre of political unrest. However, the country is more stable now than it has been for decades, and slowly, tourism is returning. Most of Zimbabwe’s top attractions are found outside the main cities and are therefore considered relatively safe. As ANDRÉ VAN VUUREN discovers, those that decide to visit can expect breath-taking landscapes, exotic wildlife and ancient sites that offer a fascinating insight into the continent’s history. Best of all, Zimbabwe’s world-class game reserves and UNESCO World Heritage Sites remain incredibly uncrowded — giving you the truly thrilling sense of having stepped off the map.

Go Buffalo!

In a previous issue we met DONNA and KEVIN KRUMMECK on their epic journey from Dundee in South Africa to Dundee in Scotland. This time they explore a little closer to home in their new home on wheels.

The diamond IN AFRICA’s Tourism crown

South Africa’s northern neighbour, Zimbabwe, is known for its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture and rich history. Despite being more than worth a visit and its growing stature as a tourism destination, many people still have false perceptions about this country. These are often based on outdated stereotypes or negative media coverage, but GEORGE VAN DEVENTER of Trans Africa Self Drive Adventures and Tours is on a mission to change that.

Group therapy at its best

Nervous about joining Simon and Des Steadman of Ultimate Adventures, and a group of strangers on a bucket-list wild camping trip to Mana Pools in Zimbabwe, David Cairncross soon realised that sharing such an exciting experience with likeminded outdoor enthusiasts makes it all the more special.

In search of adventure

Graeme Sharp and his two friends, Buck Odonoghue and Jo Craig, were on a mission to explore the wild and remote parts of Zimbabwe. He shares their travel diary and a few handy tips for others considering a similar adventure.

Glorious Gonarezhou

Adventure Afrika explored the beautiful Gonarezhou in southern Zimbabwe alongside Opposite lock in a Suzuki Jimny.

Going, going Gonarezhou

For tour guide George van Deventer of Trans Africa Self Drive Adventures and Tours, Zimbabwe is one of the most beautiful countries in southern Africa.

Mana Pools National Park (2022)

https://www.ultimateadventures.tv/4×4-tours Tour Date: 18-30 September 2022Tour Cost: R16 500 per person Tour Details This unique park is a World Heritage Site, based on its wildness