National Geographic Traveller, one of the world’s leading travel magazines, has listed Zimbabwe as one of the 19 must-see destinations in the world in 2019.
Zimbabwe was placed at number nine, the highest ranking for any African country and Lonely Planet, another leading travel organisation, listed Zimbabwe as the third destination the world must see next year.
Setouchi in Japan topped the list with the next African country being Eritrea at number 12, followed by KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa at 13 and Uganda at 16.
Zimbabwe is currently experiencing turmoil with shortages of fuel and rocketing prices, but National Geographic Traveller says, "Why now? With Mugabe gone, Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa seems keen to invest in tourism."
And while there’s been economic and political turbulence the safety of tourists hasn’t come into question.