Road from Harare to Chimanimani
Day 43 – 6 January 2020 in Zimbabwe ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C
Up at 6am this morning for an open air shower.
Chimanimani is located in Chimanimani District, Manicaland Province, in south-eastern Zimbabwe, close to the border with Mozambique.
Despite a recent influx of Russian gem seekers, in late 2013 Chimanimani was said to have “virtually collapsed” and turned into a ghost town. Unemployment has recently peaked at unprecedented levels and tourism all but dissipated. So many shops have closed that residents are now commuting to Mutare for basic necessities.