Although crises in Zimbabwe make it an improbable tourist destination, it is home to many natural and ancient wonders.
The country’s most popular attraction, Victoria Falls, received (at its peak) over 300,000 visitors per year. It is a UNESCO world attraction, located on the Zambezi River in northwest Zimbabwe. The border with Zambia also shares Lake Kariba, the largest man-made reservoir in Africa. Also in the north, but near the eastern border with Mozambique, is the famed Mount Inyangani, and its popularly traveled hiking paths. It is the highest peak in Zimbabwe.
In the south, there are two other UNESCO sites: In the southeast, the ruins of the Great Zimbabwe civilization, for which the country is named. In the southwest, the Matobo Hills with it’s myriad of treasures. (gallery)