Zimbabwe is a country in Southern Africa, landlocked and surrounded by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, and Mozambique to the east.

To the north, the Zambezi river forms the natural boundary with Zambia and when in full flood (February to April) the river’s massive Victoria Falls forms the world’s largest curtain of falling water.

Once known as the Breadbasket of Africa, Zimbabwe has undergone economic collapse since 2000, and the rule of law has gradually but largely broken down, although there have been signs of improvement in recent years.