The toppling of dictator president Robert Mugabe made 2017 a tumultuous year for Zimbabwe. But is a change of management enough to revive the country’s tourism fortunes?
Few would have predicted the extraordinary events that played out in Zimbabwe last November, when a peaceful, bloodless military coup changed the course of the country’s history—followed by jubilant celebrations that lasted for days. After 37 years in power, President Robert Mugabe, the independence-hero-turned-tyrant, was gone.
Mugabe’s successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has vowed to turn around the country’s fortunes destroyed by the dictatorial regime, and promised to revitalize its beleaguered economy. So what might this mean for the country’s once-booming tourism industry?