The relative political stability brought by the President Mnangagwa’s New Dispensation has been cited by Africa’s leading adventure specialist, Acacia Africa, as one of the drivers for tourism boast in Zimbabwe.
Acacia Africa, recently ranked Victoria Falls as the leading African destination for 2020 in the whole of East and Southern Africa, citing the relative political stability afforded by the New Dispensation that it had made the country both more attractive and accessible to tourists.
The same tourism rating organisation has tipped Zimbabwe for further success in the tourism sector.
“Zimbabwe has been slowly making its way back onto bucket lists, and 2020 could be its best year yet, with hotel demand at Victoria Falls reportedly up 25%,” said Acacia, citing Hollywood actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones’s decision to celebrate Christmas at Victoria Falls.
Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls was ranked on top of other leading tourist destinations in Africa with Tanzania and Uganda coming second and third respectively.
Acacia sales and marketing manager, Arno Delport, urged tourists across the globe to consider visiting Zimbabwe as the country offers a myriad of tourist destinations.
“The main highlights are the majestic falls, with the country offering what are arguably some of the best views; Hwange, one of the largest elephant populations in Africa residing in the national park; and the Great Zimbabwe National Monument, the ruins second only in size to the Egyptian pyramids.” said Delport.
Analyst Edzai Kusikwenyu concurred with Acacia Africa that Zimbabwe’s tourism sector will rake in the much needed foreign currency as most of its destinations remain destinations of choice for most tourists.