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Is it safe to travel to Zimbabwe?

We are going to Zimbabwe on Feb of 2014. I want to know if it is a safe place to go, we already booked our trip, we will be staying in one of the safari camps close to Gweru (south of Harare) then go up north to victoria falls. anyone here who's been in Zim? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Zimbabwe is perfectly safe, least in all the areas you are likely to visit. Zim has always had wonderful tourism and still has, despite all their problems some very good game viewing. Zimbabwe has switched currency and now only uses US dollars, their local currency has long lost it's value and since switch their economy is on the up. Zimbabwe is trying to rebuild it's tourism industry that was once so popular so I should think they will go out of their way to make you stay as enjoyable as possible, The Vic falls is worth a visit as is the lion walking while there, another spot you might want to consider are the Matopos, wonder huge rock scenery, so good game and Rhodes's grave which is wonderfully understated, craved into the rock with just a simple plaque over looking a sight of a great Zulu victory. The Great Zimbabwe from which Zim gets it's name is also well worth seeing, a strange unique city that existed in the heart of Africa, with a culture more like a European city of the day, with high stone walls and streets, if you get the chance try Tiger fishing on lake Kariba

    Source(s): Live and work northern Zambia
  • Pete O
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Yes quite safe but go with a tour group but not on your own. We used Abercrombie & Kent who were just great. Take US dollars in small notes, the local currency is worthless. The falls are worth the effort.

    Source(s): Enjoy
  • 8 years ago

    No, it is not

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