So far Zimbabwe has been amazing. Despite the terrible policies of the current government, the people and the landscape have been great. We spent three days in a private game reserve near the town of Gweru. There we got the chance to go on a horseback safari, walk with lions in their natural environment, and even go swimming with elephants. The place was amazing, if a little bit expensive. Talking to the owners of this place tells a lot about the current political situation. This was originally a white owned farm, but the owners decided that a game preserve was more fun than growing plants. Legally it is still considered a farm, and there have been several attempts by Mugabe’s cronies to take over the farm. Every time this happens, all the owners have to do is to threaten to just release the lions, and the locals always decide that this farm might just need to stay with the current ownership!

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