Zimbabwe has been seriously affected by almost a decade of internal conflict and deteriorating social conditions. The country itself is one of Africa's most beautiful and the people among the friendliest, but with serious food and fuel shortages in most areas, travel is a problem. If you can get around that, Zimbabwe offers some of the most remarkable and accessible wildlife, as well as sights such as the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.
Most cricket is played in and around the two major cities, Harare and Bulawayo. There are several international-class venues in Harare and two major grounds in Bulawayo.
A limited choice of club sides available, although there are plenty of good school teams.
The friendliness of the people allied to the paucity of touring sides means that a warm welcome will be given by cricketers. It is, however, not advisable to venture too far from the main hotels and camps at night.
A tour for the brave who are willing to put up with burocracy and delays. It has the potential to be a trip of a lifetime, but the risks are not inconsiderable, and most touring companies have crossed Zimbabwe off their list of potential destinations.