Zimbabwe planning a $300 million ‘Africa’s answer to Disneyland’ near Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe planning a $300 million 'Africa's answer to Disneyland' near Victoria Falls

Sunset over the magnificent Victoria Falls

I don’t think Africa will be getting a Disney theme park anytime soon, but this may be the next best thing.  A government minister is calling it ‘Africa’s answer to Disneyland’.  An area near Victoria Falls totaling 1,200 hectares will be located near the Victoria Falls Airport.

Tourism and Hospitality Minister Walter Mzembi told the BBC that “we think it should be modeled along the size and the kind of vision that is on Disneyland, including hotels, entertainment parks, restaurants, conferencing facilities. This is the vision and we need people who can run with it.”

Tourism in the area has risen by 17% and the Tourism and Hospitality Minister Walter Mzembi mentions that Zimbabwe and the Victoria Falls area is a ‘sleeping giant’ and that “It’s a wake-up call for us…we must build a new tourism facility with an impact.”

Would you visit a theme park in Zimbabwe?

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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @iamcgeed

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