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Mugabe is doing to black people what the west has always done by proxy but refuse to confront that guilt and responsibility. Zim used to be called the bread basket of Africa, its core white farmers mobilizing its cheap black labor to grow huge cash-crops and easily feed the country and those ... Read review

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AdvantagesVic Falls

DisadvantagesMugabe

"Mugabe is doing to black people what the west has always done by proxy but refuse to confront that guilt and responsibility. Zim used to be called the bread basket of Africa, its core white farmers mobilizing its cheap black labor to grow huge cash-crops and easily feed the country and those around it. Now it's the basket case of Africa, Mugabe allowed to fester there far too long as he has outlived his usefulness to the west now that the Cold War ..." Read review
08.02.2011

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Community Level 2stuartmelvin

stuartmelvin

Victoria Falls

Advantagesspectacular world-class sight, lots of things to do

Disadvantagestown is tourist trap - unlike rest of the country

"Victoria Falls is the number one destination for most visitors to Zimbabwe (or indeed Southern Africa) and must surely be one of the most memorable sights in the world. The Zambezi River expands to an incredible width of over a mile before thundering 100 metres down a sheer chasm and into turbulent white waters. Before reaching the falls, the river is a peaceful place with palm-dotted islands scattered throughout the water. The area around the falls ..." Read review
20.03.2001

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Community Level 2LeilaR

LeilaR

Gweru,walking with lions

AdvantagesHard to beat walking with lions!

DisadvantagesA little pricey.

"Gweru – Walking with Lions In Gweru there is a little place called Antelope Park. Strange name I thought for somewhere where I was going to be able to walk with lion cubs. The cubs that they have there had been abandoned by their mothers. I wasn’t to sure about it when our truck driver first told us about it, especially when we found out it was going to cost us $20 US! But my love of cats got the better of me. We set up our tent close to the ..." Read review
12.06.2001

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Community Level 1PuddyTat

PuddyTat

Doing it the unconventional way

AdvantagesBeautiful country, wonderful wildlife

DisadvantagesInfrastructure isn't the best

"I travelled around Zimbabwe with my wife (Debby) in February 1999. This was lucky as it was only a little while later that the problems started. This article is designed to be a general overview of what we did while in the country. I plan (within my time constraints) to have a look at specific spots in the country in furture articles. Debby and I actually had a fairly unique trip around the country. The reason for this is that Debby was born in ..." Read review
16.11.2000

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Community Level 2tomrhodes

tomrhodes

Simply incredible.....

AdvantagesCheap, excellent wildlife, excellent natural features

DisadvantagesCurrent unrest

"Zimbabwe is one of the most amazing countries I have ever visited. I went for three weeks in 1992 flying to Harare and then went round the country in an old army truck camping as we went. The highlights for me in these three weeks were: 1. Bulawayo - go and visit the steam train museum. We went when it was closed but the people there opened up just for the three us. It was also the only place I saw mention of Rhodesia in the time I was there. ..." Read review
17.08.2000

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