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Why Zimbabwe Is a Safari Go-To Again

WHEN PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe came to power in Zimbabwe over three decades ago, my parents piled my sister and me in a car and headed for the border. Their predictions of calamity proved right, but I travel back there often and consider it home, even though I haven’t earned the right to. It’s easy to get swept away in a place like this.

You often find the bones of animals baking under the Zimbabwean sky, black antelope horns spiraling from a white skull, the rib cage of an elephant or the delicate wing of a bird. But when…