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Where to Go in 2015: Zimbabwe

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With four UNESCO World Heritage sites, exotic wildlife, huge waterfalls, and a rich cultural heritage, Zimbabwe is definitely on our travel to-do list. When AFAR asked Keith Vincent, co-founder of outfitter Wilderness Safaris where he wants to go in 2015, he confirmed our sentiments. “Zimbabwe is definitely back on the map and we are extremely excited about its tourism potential; so much so, that we will be launching a new luxury camp in Hwange in May 2015 called Linkwasha.
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See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. November is a great time to visit the falls. When the water is not at its peak, you can travel to Livingstone Island. The island offers epic views that you won't get from anywhere else along this UNESCO...
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Zambezi River, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
That's me there hanging on for dear life! This was the most exciting and terrifying experience of my life. The guide recognized a certain adventurous spirit in our group based on the fact that we were all serving in Peace Corps in various...
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Zimbabwe
Wilderness Safaris has reinvented the classic Zimbabwe safari in Hwange with the opening of the sleek, sophisticated Linkwasha, where herds of elephants, buffalo, and zebras often drink out of a pan just off the pool deck. The nine-suite camp,...
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278 Parkway Drive, Cataratas de Victoria, Zimbabwe
Picture a giant kite, with a 10-foot tricycle welded to the struts. Strap on a motorcycle engine, attach a propeller, grab a helmet, and you're ready to go. Not adventurous enough for you? Then how about taking that open-air ramshackle contraption...
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1, Mallet Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
When visiting the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, The Victoria Falls Hotel is an iconic, historic hotel you have to visit. Pause for a casual meal or a drink at Stanley's Room. The view out to the Rainbow Bridge was spectacular. I can't think...
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Lake Kariba
We travelled through South Africa and Zimbabwe for 6 weeks by Toyota pick-up, and camped out throughout the trip in National Parks and Preserves.The picture above is us loading onto a small ferry boat called the Sea Lion, and ferrying across Lake...
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The African Lion & Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) is a non-profit research and conservation organization dedicated to the facilitation and promotion of sound conservation and management plans for the African lion. They offer opportunities to...