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Zimbabwe

Republic of Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. The capital and largest city is *Harare. *Victoria Falls (map) is a popular tourist destination located in the western corner of the country. It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the spray from waterfall waters a rainforest.

Between cities, you travel using luxury coaches like Pathfinder and Citilink. You can also get decent buses from RoadPort in Harare to other major cities including those in neighbouring countries like Johannesburg, Lusaka, Lilongwe. Minibus taxis are available for intra-city transport, and are relatively inexpensive by European standards. They provide a cheap, though a not necessarily comfortable way of seeing the true Zimbabwe.

*Harare
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*Matobo National Park, *Mana Pools National Park, *Hwange National Park.

Generally, Zimbabwe has less risk of crime than neighboring South Africa, and Zimbabweans are well known for their unrivaled hospitality.

Travellers should take care with their personal security and safety. It really is just a matter of common sense- which you should exercise no matter where you are.

The political situation in Zimbabwe continues to be unstable. Avoid any political gatherings or demonstrations, which can turn violent without notice and result in a disproportionate response from security forces.

The more adventurous tourists could travel by train around Zimbabwe. National Railways of Zimbabwe runs services between most major cities at least three times per week.

::: Source: Flying The Nest

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