The weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal reports that Zimbabwe’s economy is doing better, four years after they started pegging the Zim dollar to the US dollar, and with a coalition government in place. ‘Zimbabwean safari guides are known as the best on the continent’ says the article that covers safaris in Hwange National Park. Visitors get up close to elephants (presumably NOT to lions and leopards) on foot. As for myself : I have vivid memories of the African safari experience from Botswana. I will never forget the one time when I went for a short walk into the bush on my own (with no weapon). As I approached a clump of bushes, the birds went quiet, and a sixth sense made me feel something was about to happen. I felt the hairs on my neck stand up straight .. the next moment the bush exploded and a big buck crashed out of it, scaring the living. African. daylights. out of me. Man! at the same time, what a relief it was!