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About Great Zimbabwe Guide

Great Zimbabwe Guide is an independent travel blog giving practical information, advice, tips and inspiration about Zimbabwe travel. The articles are written by an ex-local and regular Zim visitor, along with some fantastic guest contributors.

If you have questions about planning your visit to Zimbabwe, or are wondering what to expect on a safari or city visit, read on! See the Quick-reference list of travel advice, Zimbabwe FAQs, city guides, travel tips, itineraries, advice on where to stay as well as things to do in Zimbabwe.

Plus, read some real-life travel journals to get inspiration – or reassurance – for your next visit.

The name of the website is a wordplay on the physical area of Great Zimbabwe Monument and Ruins, which is arguably sub-Saharan Africa’s greatest archaeological site. This stone city from which modern-day Zimbabwe gets its name was the centre of a huge Iron Age trading kingdom. Much of it is still standing, which is a testament to those who built it. It’s a great symbol of what Zimbabwe can withstand. In this blog, the accounts of Zimbabwean wildernesses, people and cities will (hopefully) reveal even more of what Zimbabweans can be proud of, and of what they can offer the world. Read more.

Zimbabwe’s political ups and downs have been in the media spotlight for a number of years – but there is so much more to this country than what the headlines narrowly portray.