in the South of Afrika is a beautiful location for watching Birds, Small and Big Game in natural surroundings. About 13% of the landscape are protected areas like Nationalparks and Safari Areas, but even more land is (was) private hunting area (game farming), which means that Game is protected against farmers and poachers. Protection of wilderness and commercial interests are no contradiction. The “Campfire-Project” in the 90th (Communal Area’s Management Programm for Indigenous Resources) spread the idea to protect wild Game though their commercial value.
Zimbabwe under president Mugabe had much political turmoil in the last years since 2000. The leading party tries to establish land reform. Poor people get “their own land”, but they often get dry land
and are uneducated how to cultivate it. White farmers got disappropriated and some even lost their lifes when “veterans” invaded their farms, their colored workers loose their jobs. The results until now are
desastrous: People are starving, inflation is huge, tourists avoid the country. In 2003 the situation stabilized a bid, so it is possible to travel in Zimbabwe. But we think it is necessary to be accompanied by
local professionals. Without you would even get no petrol. In National Parks and Hotels you will only meet friendly people and if you dare a trip you will get very good prices.