Tourism in Zimbabwe

  • UNWTO: International tourism – strongest half-year results since 2010

    AFGHANISTAN, 2017/09/09 Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the initial six months of 2017, some 36 million additional than in the same period of 2016. At 6%, increase was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010. Visitor numbers reported by destinations around the world reflect strong request for international travel in the initial half of 2017, according to the new UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Worldwide, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased by 6% compared to the same six-month period last year, well above the sustained and consistent trend of 4% or higher increase since 2010. This represents the strongest half-year in seven years.
  • International Arrivals To Africa Reach More Than 18 Million In 2017

    BOTSWANA, 2017/09/09 Market Research Company Euromonitor International revealed before this week the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa at the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. According to Euromonitor International’s new data, international arrivals to Africa grew by 6.5 % in 2017, to reach 18,550 million, up from 16,351 million in 2012. Key markets such as South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Cameroon, Mauritius and Tanzania accounted for 70 % of international trips to the Sub-Saharan African region.
  • Tourism Zimbabwe's Eastern Highlands: Africa's latest adventure destination

    ZIMBABWE, 2016/06/13 The Aberfoyle Lodge was the destination of my initial day on safari in Zimbabwe and at the same time as I arrived, over 7 hours next leaving the capital Harare, was the long journey over thankfully good roads swiftly forgotten and forgiven. Next getting into my room it was a quick dash, even before turning my attention to the waiting lunch, to take some photographs as the sun threatened to disappear behind the surrounding mountains.
  • Zimbabwe boasts of rich tourism resources inclunding the mighty Victoria Falls.

    CHINA, 2015/09/29 Zimbabwe's tourism minister Walter Mzembi on Wednesday revealed that his government is negotiating with Beijing to arrange visa-on-arrival for Chinese tourists to visit the southern African country. Zimbabwe boasts of rich tourism resources inclunding the mighty Victoria Falls. Mzembi told journalists and ambassadors at a tourism workshop in Harare that plans were underway to ensure that Chinese nationals will be issued visas on arrival. Currently, the Chinese must obtain their Zimbabwean visas before traveling.
  • Zimbabwe: Unbeatable destination for inspired travel adventure

    ZIMBABWE, 2015/08/24   "All I wanted to do presently was get back to Africa. We had not left it from presently on, but at the same time as I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it by presently." - Ernest Hemingway. A sentiment shared by most who visit Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is a country with extravagant scenery and exciting activities. The country offers winding rivers for exploration and relaxing natural parks with beautiful views that vividly displays the country's efforts in wilderness conservation. Zimbabwe shares the remarkable Victoria Falls, the world's biggest waterfall, with its neighbor Zambia.
  • Sanganai tourism expo gets rave reviews from exhibitors despite some buyers pulling out due to Ebola scare

    ZIMBABWE, 2014/10/19 There are conflicting reports concerning the number of buyers that are currently in attendance for this year’s edition of Zimbabwe’s annually held Sanganai World Tourism Expo. Nellia Nhauranwa from the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) said yesterday, October 17, that this year’s Sanganai had attracted 80 buyers from various parts of the globe. This figure is presently in question as some local reports are claiming that some buyers had “pulled out” from the event because of “fears from Ebola.”
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    ZIMBABWE, 2013/10/23 Zimbabwe, unlike other governments, has granted a tax reprieve for the tourism industry to enable the sector to “retool.” The reprieve, according to Tourism Update, allows the industry to import business-free capital goods for hotels and restaurants and boating equipment and motor vehicles for the safari industry. Zimbabwean Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi told local newspapers that the tax reprieve was put in place to help revive the tourism sector “The reprieve is government’s own capital contribution for the revival of the tourism sector,” Mzembi was quoted as saying.
  • Hello and welcome to Disneyland Zimbabwe!

    ZIMBABWE, 2013/10/09 Distinguished guests and comrades, hello and welcome to Disneyland Zimbabwe! It is an honour and a privilege to be here with you on this auspicious occasion. A appropriate welcome to all the visiting dignitaries, most notably our guests from the African Union and SADC election observer missions – we thought we’d show you a real circus this time round! It has taken us a long time to complete this ambitious project, and we have had to fight the regressive actions of the imperialist doom-mongers at each step, but our spirit remains unbowed and our great country presently takes its rightful place amongst the top tourism destinations of the world. With the opening today of Disneyland Zimbabwe, we can truly say that we are a Mickey Mouse country.
  • UNWTO opening speech by President Robert Mugabe

    ZIMBABWE, 2013/08/26 The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly was declared open today by President R.G. Mugabe of Zimbabwe. Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the second and current President of Zimbabwe. As one of the leaders of the national liberation movements against white-minority policy, he was elected as chief of government in 1980. Just last month the controversial 89 year old president won an extra term despite irregularities alleged in the election by a lot of nations around the world. Here is his address to a record number of delegates from 124 nations that attended the opening Sunday night at the legendary Victoria Hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
  • The Hwange National Park (formerly Wankie Game Reserve)

    ZIMBABWE, 2013/08/11 The Hwange National Park (formerly Wankie Game Reserve) is the major game reserve in Zimbabwe. The park lies in the west, on the major road between Bulawayo and the widely noted Victoria Falls and near to Dete. Pumping Legs for Water 2013 started off with several riders undertaking to ride from Bulawayo to Hwange the day before official proceedings. Congratulations to those who rode all the way either in their relay teams or individually and well done to their respective back up teams. July in the park is one of the better times to visit. There are some natural pans still holding a bit of water, the pumped pans bumble along, the bush has died down some so viewing is easier, colors in the bush are stunning with the trees and bushes out in their winter coats, there is still sufficient browse and grazing, the landscape is not from presently on lunar-like, the animals don’t from presently on have a desperate air about them and the sun rises and sun sets are unimpeded by dust and smoke from veld fires.