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Once you get past the ‘haunted house’ feeling, Zimbabwe is an amazing place. It’s a small, but beautiful country with a rich culture and a great opportunity for travel. Here are some tips to help you spend your holiday in Zimbabwe:
Stay in reasonable accommodation
During your holiday, you’ll probably want to stay in either affordable or high-quality hotels. If you’re staying in a hotel, try to make the room size and basic needs of your family crystal clear in your mind. Make sure you have all the basics you need for a long holiday. You may even consider hiring a car to make the drive to some of the destinations easier. If you’re staying in a hotel, make sure your guestroom is large, quiet and clean. You don’t have tobook in hotels but make sure you have enough free space in the room you’re staying in.An easy way to stay in reasonable accommodation is to stay in a hotel with a breakfast option. This can be a lifesaver if you’re staying in a remote location or want to save on your travel costs. hotels with a breakfast room are often open from 8am to 8pm. Some hotels also have an outdoor breakfast option which is always a plus if you’re looking to take in the views while you’re here.
## Visit beautiful places
There are so many beautiful places to visit in Zimbabwe. If you’re really feeling like a relax, a visit to Zimbabwe’s beautiful south-west part is going to be amazing. Just, we mean really, really, really beautiful. We’ve got places in our list that are definitely more beautiful than Zimbabwe so we’ve got a place in this list for the perfect vacation spot. We love living in the bohemian part of Johannesburg called Mmusi Perazza and if you’re looking for a different but equally beautiful part of the world, we have also got two parts of our list for you. The Lake Manyara Forest Reserve is a part of the Southern Downs which is famous for its wildlife and catchable fisheries. Lake Manyara is also where many of the world’s great wildlife can be found including elephants, zebra, zebras, elephants, polar bears and more.
## Have a few days off work before the big day
This is a no-brainer. You’re going to want to spend your holiday off work so you can relax and unwind before, during and after your holiday. Try to get your work schedule straight and make time for yourself. You don’t have to work on the weekends or on weekdays but make sure you spend some time on your side before, during and after your trip. Wherever you are in the world, there’s always yummy places to go and do during your holiday. If you’re in Johannesburg, check out Johannesburg National Park which is home to some of the world’s most amazing wildlife including the Kruger National Park’s elephants and Kruger’s giraffe, as well as other animals such as the Kruger’s incredible grotto of stone colossuses and other dense wooded areas. If you’re in the far west of the country, head to the Northern Range where you can literally see the world’s greatest mineral, gold, and also take in some of the country’s most incredible scenery.
## Stay flexible
Travel is always unpredictable and exhausting and being flexible with your schedule is going to make life easier. If you have to work on the weekends or on weekdays, try to work around that. You don’t have to work in the evenings or in the dark but make time for yourself and make sure you take some time for yourself when you’re in these parts. Anywhere you go during your holiday is going to be amazing so why not take a break from it and enjoy the scenery a little while? We love traveling to places like Sumatra and Bali where the sun is so hot that you can literally see your breath for the entire time you’re there. If you have to work on the weekends or on weekdays, try to work around that. You don’t have to work in the evenings or in the dark but make time for yourself and make sure you take some time for yourself when you’re in these parts. Anywhere you go during your holiday is going to be amazing so why not take a break from it and enjoy the scenery a little while? We love traveling to places like Sumatra and Bali where the sun is so hot that you can literally see your breath for the entire time you’re there.
## You don’t have to buy anything
You’re going to spend a lot of the holiday with your family and friends so you don’t have to spend a lot of money on anything. We love traveling to places like Bali where everyone gets free food and drink for a month and everyone is always welcoming so you don’t have to spend a lot of money on anything. You could always take a cheaper flight to Johannesburg from this or another country and still be able to find great deals on hotels and tours during your holiday. You don’t have to go overboard with the things you purchase though. When you’re in the mood for some romanticism, a good book is going to do wonders for your holiday.
## Stay clear of helicopters, airplane and train noises
When you’re in a hotel room you can probably hear the wind howling in the trees outside. It’s going to be so much more fun to sit in a hammock or take a walk when you’re on your own. Try to avoid having all your needs met while you’re in the air. If you have to work in the morning you’re almost sure to be receiving a call, text or email while you’re in the air. They probably won’t be as enjoyable when you’re having a heart rate out of control. Stay clear of airplane, helicopter and train noises as much as possible. You want to be able to enjoy your holiday the way your family does, not be worried about being heard or being seen.
## Don’t be afraid to ask for tips
Traveling to other countries is an amazing experience but you don’t have to do it alone. There are so many incredible experiences to experience in other countries that it’s hard to know where to start. If you’re in Zaire, we’ve got some tips for exploring the country. Zaire is a very rural country and you’re going to spend a lot of time outdoors. So if you want to experience nature, the most amazing place to visit is the forests. If you’re looking for adventure, try your hand at mountain hiking, trekking or even going for a run on the beach. If you’re looking for helpful tips and ideas, check out our travel advice page.
Traveling to other countries is a great way to experience culture and history, meet people from all over the world, and determine how you like your holiday. It’s also a great way to relax and decompress from your busy lifestyle. There are plenty of ways to spend your holiday in other countries and you’re never too old for some great travel. So whether you’re in your 30s or 80s, you’re going to have a blast traveling.