Ā‘The lion, Africaā€™s apex predator and one of the Ā“Big Fiveā€¯ can be something of a contradictory creature,ā€™ writes Paul Murray in Bradtā€™s Zimbabwe. The country itself might be said to be equally contradictory in character. With some of the finest national parks in Africa, Zimbabwe draws curious tourists and wildlife enthusiasts, yet many only know the country from news reports. The mighty Zambezi River offers adventure holidays; Victoria Falls will leave visitors breathless, while the range of birdlife excites ornithologists. The tourist infrastructure is being rebuilt; this guide offers up-to-date information on the facilities, advice on itinerary planning, as well as how to select a safari. In addition, the book provides accommodation options for all budgets Ā– from luxury safari camps to budget stays for younger travellers.