Until I received FlyingBlue newsletter from KLM-Air France announcing Low introductory fares to Harare from various U.S cities on October 29, 2012 with RT fares starting at $1,496*.
I had not thought of Zimbabwe as a place where to go on vacation.
For quite a few years now, Zimbabwe has been in the news for its political turmoil rather than its tourist attractions.
Besides mineral resources (gold, zinc, coal, nickel, copper, iron ore...).
Flying Blue announcement reminds us that "parks and nature reserves at the Mana Pools and Zambezi River are certainly worth a visit, while Lake Kariba, with its unique atmosphere, and the magnificent Victoria Falls are among the best-known attractions."
(* Low $1496 fares is for RT travel from New York or Washington DC, trip must be booked by August 30, 2012 for travel between October 28 and December 8, 2012.........Map from Zimbawe page of CIA's World Factbook)