Zimbabwe – 121st Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Zimbabwe is my 121st country.
Zimbabwe is in the news for all of the wrong reasons. Once known as the Jewel of Africa for its prosperity, the country has been under extreme duress after the transition from white minority rule to a government under Robert Mugabe. Mugabe ruled the country for 37 years, until he stepped down in 2017. He drove the country to economic collapse and at one-point inflation reached 11,200,000% with the government issuing 100 billion notes. But regardless, Zimbabwe is a must-visit during your trip to Africa.
Zimbabwe is the co-home of Victoria Falls, one of the most impressive natural sights in the world. The town of Victoria Falls has been set up to serve tourists to marvel at this sight. I was able to spend a couple of days in Zimbabwe and then several more in neighboring Zambia. You will want to view the falls from both countries, since you will get to appreciate the different views and perspectives. Request the KAZA UNIVISA, which provides multiple-entries to both countries. Another highlight was taking a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.
Zimbabwe – 121st Country
Disclosure: I was an invited guest of G Adventures.