Female Australian baby boomer. Retired. Most travel has been in UK, with side trips to USA, Canada and Europe. Pride myself on being relatively organized. Not overly adventurous. Obsessed by all things Scottish. A nice person when you get to know me.
New South Wales, Australia
I had a month in Zimbabwe at the end of last year. We stayed at fairly upmarket places, but they were amazing. If you can, try the Rhino Safari Park in Matusodona NP, on Lake Kariba, the car ferry from Kariba to Mlibizi (22hours of magic) along Lake Kariba, Ivory Lodge in Hwange NP, and Camp Malinda in Matobo NP. The Rhino Safari Park is my favorite, and if you had a car you could combine that with the ferry ride then drive to Vic Falls. Be careful driving if you do not have a local driver. There are innumerable Police Road blocks where you probably need to pay a small "fee" to proceed. Road signs are also minimal, and some roads are not the best. Old Zimbabwe is worth a look. Harare has good night life according to my son! about 6 years ago
Son who lives there would say that single women travelers are vulnerable if traveling alone, particularly once you leave Harare. As an older woman, I rarely felt uncomfortable with husband and son with me. Locals who work in the tourist spots are just lovely. So maybe stick to the tourist trails. about 6 years ago
There are a few different apps for route planning. The easiest is the Maps app which your iPad should have come with. Or try Waze. I have not used it but it comes with good recommendations. You will also probably need to identify local hot spots so you can log in. Download the App called Wifi finder. Just enter the name of the town you are in and it gives you all the known wifi hotspots. Easy. about 7 years ago
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