Enjoyed the article by Christian Kallen on the Zambezi River Jan. 4. Game parks throughout Zimbabwe are wonderful. Lodges in the parks are $30 a night and are furnished with eating/cooking utensils (cheaper rates without those amenities) and an attendant who appears every morning and washes dishes, makes beds, cleans the lodge.
The main road around Zimbabwe (which is about the size of Texas) makes driving a breeze. The scenery is varied and spectacular, from desert to forest-covered mountains. Merchants in the cities offer a wide variety of crafts. Women selling fruits and vegetables at government-built covered stands and male street hawkers offer produce much cheaper and far superior to markets. Harare is lovely but I found the other cities of equal interest and beauty. And best of all, the people are terrific.