Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls
A friend invited me to Zimbabwe. With the recent coup, i was hesitant about going. I've never been to any African country and really wanted to go.
I decided to go and had the best time. I got to see Victoria Falls and went on a safari.
I hope to go again in the future and would like to visit Harare. Other African countries i'd like to visit are: Tanzania (to see MT Kilimanjaro) , South Africa, Kenya, Senegal and Ghana.
Most of my friends were shocked that i actually went to Zimbabwe. I kept hearing comments like "I hope you make it back safe and in one piece". I'm not an idiot, i checked the US Advisory website, got my vaccines etc.
I don't know if i'm being naive, but i think they were going a bit overboard with the comments. It's not like i was planning to go to the DRC.
The only thing i noticed (from news reports) were the LONG lines at the atms. At the market places, only a few people were begging us to buy items such an animal carvings, etc. I've had a harder time at markets in Jamaica.
It was a great experience. I met so many people from other countries, South Africa, Australia, UK, all on holiday.
However, on the way there, i did have to spend one day in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa due to missing the connecting flight). Now THAT was eye opening. Driving around Addis Ababa Much respect for the shuttle driver.
Overall i had a great time and would like to explore more of Africa.