Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas. On the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls make a thundering 108m drop into narrow Batoka Gorge, where there’s white-water rafting and bungee-jumping. Downstream are Matusadona and Mana Pools national parks, home to hippos, rhinos and birdlife.
Population: 14.15 million (2013)
Currency: US Dollar, Euro, Botswana Pule, Pound Sterling, Renminbi, Indian Rupee, South African Rand
Official languages: English, Shona, Ndebele, Xhosa, Chewa, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Tonga