Zim named among 52 countries to visit in 2015

HARARE - The New York Times has named Zimbabwe among the 52 places to visit in 2015.

“This country’s beauty and bounty have been overshadowed by political unrest and economic collapse over the last few decades, but today, the government is finally stable, the over inflated Zimbabwean dollar is gone, and the prices are low,” Zimbabwe’s citation by the leading newspaper said.

The influential newspaper noted that an international terminal at Victoria Falls Airport set to open in July would make the country far easier to access from anywhere in the world.

“…and new trips from outfitters like Red Savannah and Cox and Kings give travellers a way to explore the many riches: There’s the spectacular Victoria Falls, the Zambezi, Unesco World Heritage sites like the granite landform Matobo Hills and the colonial charm of cities like Harare,” said the newspaper.

The NY Times said the biggest draw might be the abundance of game, including hippos and lions, on full view on water safaris, like those offered by the new luxury cruiser Matusadona, or the old-fashioned way, by land, at upscale lodges like Bomani Tented Lodge in Hwange National Park.

Comments (4)

It is very depressing when South Africa and even of late, Botswana include Victoria Falls in their colorful brochures as if it is within the confines of their territories while we sit back and do nothing but complain about low tourists' arrivals. This is a welcome motion. With a well run government, we could have Air Zimbabwe back in the skies and stop depending on SAA and other foreign airlines bringing in tourists.

Dr Know - 14 January 2015

Finally some positive true comentary on the beauty of Zimbabwe lets hope we ourselves in Zimbabwe start picking up such positivety as we slways should.

QJones - 15 January 2015

Ko machinja sei kunyarara. I know the the reason. You only want negative things about Zim.

Ndugu - 15 January 2015

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