People ask, is it safe and what about the political side of things? Well yes it is absolutely safe – otherwise why would we live here? the second part of the question is a little more complicated and our advice is "don't get involved in politics!"
It won't change anything BUT by visiting Zimbabwe you are helping employ people, you are opening it up to the rest of the world and most of all you are helping those people who count the most - the everyday Zimbabwe citizen trying to make ends meet in what has been very difficult times. Every hotel you stay at, every site you see, every curio you buy, will help people make a living and will do wonders for a country that has so much to offer - but so desperately needs to come out of the shadows of its troubled past.
Zimbabwe boasts in having the highest literacy rate in Africa, this combined with a hardworking ethos means that its true potential is huge and under utilised. The people are friendly and well educated, very family orientated and with a burning desire to succeed. Although a little tired, the infrastructure is basically good, the country is safe and the people welcoming.
It is commonly accepted that Zimbabwe has produced (and continues to do so) the best professional guides in the world, whether walking in the heart of Hwange or canoeing on the lower Zambezi – you will not be in more professional or capable hands. Zimbabwe wildlife tourism is based upon this premise, ensuring the highest standards of bush knowledge and with lodges and camps that remind one of yester years. If you want to get closer to nature and feel part of its environment – there is no better place to do so.