Posts Tagged ‘Zimbabwe’

Inspiration for your Easter Holidays

When it comes to holiday planning, it pays to think ahead. Many popular destinations are booking up fast for April and the Easter holidays in particular, so our travel experts have compiled some recommendations to ensure you don’t miss out – whether you are seeking action and adventure, peace and solitude, or a traditional family holiday in the sun. Here are just a few suggestions to inspire your plans this Easter:

Hot for 2013 – Zimbabwe Safari Holidays

Zimbabwe has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the most magical of African nations, its vast and varied landscapes teeming with bountiful game and evocative wonders of nature seemingly at every turn. Little wonder therefore that it previously enjoyed an unrivalled status as southern Africa’s leading safari destination. And yet as we entered the 21st Century, Land Reform and the resulting years of oppressive political unrest and economic collapse brought about a near decimation in the number of visitors travelling to this most beautiful of lands.

Since 2009, however, a much-welcomed political sea-change and the abandonment of the over-inflated Zimbabwean dollar, means that the country is bearing witness to a return to stability and with that comes a slow but very welcome resurgence of visitors although still in small numbers. Zimbabwe is once again establishing itself firmly on the map as one of the most rewarding, must-see countries in Africa.

Rhino Conservation Holidays in Africa

According to the African Wildlife Foundation, since the demand from Chinese medicine for lucrative rhino horn skyrocketed in the 1970s, the world’s rhino population has fallen by more than 90%. Today, only five species remain – all endangered – out of a former 30 which once roamed the planet, with only the white rhinoceros and even rarer black rhinoceros still in existence in Africa.