The oldest, best southern African country. Before the country fell apart it was the breadbasket for the continent and awesome safari and leisure with the best-trained guides; everyone’s first safari before going on to other countries and trying more specialist operations.

Now, things are starting to look up.

Victoria Falls remained the same as ever with some lovely colonial hotels and outlying Pamushana, one of the great safari lodge legends out east by Crook’s Corner, is now better than ever in the steady hands of Singita. Wilderness have opened several lodges in Zimbabwe’s famous game parks – Hwange and Mana Pools – and they are doing very well.

Harare is one of Africa’s most interesting cities, full of Art and culture, always known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, the city is coming back to life.

Zimbabwe’s old magic is returning and the country is well worth a visit. Ask Global Artichoke to put together the right itinerary for you.