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Old 3rd December 2017, 09:06   #181 (permalink)
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Re: ZIMBABWE seeing their Arab Spring ??

If they could resurrect tourism it could be a massive filup to their economy

I had some great hols in Kenya and there is something so different, almost magical about the experience of Africa as a tourist
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Re: ZIMBABWE seeing their Arab Spring ??

It would be great if tourism could be revived but the average tourist on arrival at Harare would probably head straight back home again. Better to transit through Harare and go straight to Kariba Airport.

An amazing country, Vic Falls (bungee jumping into Devilís Gorge isnít compulsory), on Kariba a 6-berth cruiser will set you back about $20 pp daily with a 2 member crew, Hwange Safari Park, the Elephant Camp is just a few miles upstream at some $35 p/d (including your own elephant) and donít get me started on the fishing ! Ö

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Re: ZIMBABWE seeing their Arab Spring ??

Had some great hols in Kenya

Often people think Africa= safari hols but the beaches in Africa are way better imho than Europe

Did the safari thing but not for me- no one told me you need to get up very early morning to see many of the animals

However for scenery friendliness and atmosphere Africa is a place apart

It's one of those experiences which never leaves you

Have been told Botswana is even more magical
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Had some great hols in Kenya

Often people think Africa= safari hols but the beaches in Africa are way better imho than Europe..
No beaches in Zim Philip but Durban could be right up your alley ...

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Re: ZIMBABWE seeing their Arab Spring ??

Have you been in Kenya?
How does it compare to other African countries

Also heard Angola has fledgling tourism now too?

A river trip we did in Kenya was one of the best experiences ever- despite crocodiles -which in real life are very very scary!!!!!! Locals explained to us how fast crocs can actually run!!!!
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Re: ZIMBABWE seeing their Arab Spring ??

Maybe another Arab Spring in Uganda?

https://www.facebook.com/glosgminny/...2750461201577/
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Have you been in Kenya?
How does it compare to other African countries

Also heard Angola has fledgling tourism now too?

A river trip we did in Kenya was one of the best experiences ever- despite crocodiles -which in real life are very very scary!!!!!! Locals explained to us how fast crocs can actually run!!!!
Never traveled much outside Nairobi and imo to compare it with other African cities is pretty much comparing one dung heap with another. Rather akin to Harare, you need to go rural to see the beauty of the country and its people.

Having said that the previously French colonies are even worse.

Crocs are among my most unfavourite animals (along with hippos & baboons) snagged a big one on Kariba but fortunately the line broke Ė really didnít fancy getting the hook out

Maybe we should start a travelogue thread?
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