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Nov 23rd 2009 2:05PM It might fit. www.aglimmerofhope.org
Nov 23rd 2009 1:45PM Victoria Falls is an obvious choice. Just incredible and deserving on the list of wonders of the world. Some people consider it a bit "toursity," but that didn't bother us (me, my wife, two sons). Be sure and see it from the Zambia side too, from where the river above the falls is accessible.
We also enjoyed the Matobo Hills near the city of Bulawayo in the southern part of the country. Also worth seeing is the ruins of Great Zimbabwe (from which the country gets its name) near the town of Masvingo.
We did not get to the Eastern Highlands, on the border with Mozambique, but I hear it's also very nice.
I have a good friend who's foundation focuses almost exclusively on Ethiopia, so I plan on making a visit there with him before too long, but so far the closest I've been is northern Kenya.
Nov 23rd 2009 1:10PM I traveled to Zimbabwe recently, even before it was deemed "safe," and never had a problem. It's still a deeply troubled country, and poverty is severe, so you can definitely run into trouble there, especially in Harare and the areas where farm takeovers have occurred.
But I found the people to be very friendly and extremely gracious hosts, just as I've found people all over southern Africa. If you're a smart traveler, aware of your surroundings and keep your wits about you, you'll find it to be a beautiful country, surprisingly unspoiled despite its recent history, and void of the unfortunate trappings that come along with over-developed tourism.