I was with my wife, who is a photographer, in an adventure, quite is exciting, somehow at the end of the earth; at least that I've felt. We fly out to Lusaka to LHR from Canada. In Zimbabwe we arrived by car, after crossing the border from Botswana, we accommodate a lodge. The Lodge is situated on a hill with a beautiful view over the river Zambezi. The A'Zambezi river lodge is good accommodation and is situated on the banks of the Zambezi; you can watch elephants over the water and warthogs on the grass, all from your room or the swimming pool. After lunch we cruise on the Zambezi River. Zambezi River is one of the most important rivers of Africa, fourth longest in Africa after the Nile, Congo and Niger. It has a length of almost 3,000 km. Here on the see is very hot, as it is in all Africa, so you might is indispensable a chest freezer with cold water and other cold stuff.
Zambezi is full of hippos and crocodiles and huge lizards. The day, hippos could be seen only in water, they do not go on because they have very sensitive skin and the sunlight affects them.
Lots of places to see, but it’s logistically quite difficult to get around the country unless you hire a car, travel by bus, or take charter flights. The only scheduled internal flights are from Harare to Victoria Falls and this is with Air Zimbabwe which is quite unreliable.
The border crossing with Zambia was peaceful but the lines are long. We did not see any violence or signs of unrest. I think everyone is waiting to see what is going to happen with the power sharing. Bottom line in the Victoria Falls area, -- all is well as far as safety issues are concerned. The country is a sight and we were told that unlike Zambia, hunting is not allowed, reason why took pictures is the favourite sport for any tourist visiting
Victoria Falls I would recommend a minimum of 2 nights and 3 days but more if you can, there is a lot to do around this area including game viewing in Hwange and Chobe National park. So it depends on how keen you are on Game viewing and your budget. In Victoria Falls we experienced the Lion Walk, Elephant ride, Bridge slide, and a traddional Boma dinner, all of which we recommend and of course the falls them selves. there was a $20 pp entrance fee for international tourists, but well worth it.
The currency is the US$, we did find that out of the tourist areas they did struggle for change so would recommend taking plenty of $1 and $5 notes, there wasnt a problem in Victoria Falls although I wouldnt take anything bigger that a twenty. Be warned there are street sellers and you will get hassled if not firm, but there were always polite but just a bit of a pain.
Zimbabwe’s highlights are not only crowd-free, they are also very diverse: fine national parks, historical sites, such as Great Zimbabwe & the incredible cave paintings in Matobo National Park. Add the long time favorite, Victoria Falls with its adrenaline pumping activities under, around & over the Falls and you have a great itinerary. Even Victoria Falls is actually not overrun by tourists.
This information comes to mind now, for any questions or suggestions do not hesitate to ask me.