Zimbabwe is in the running for two awards at the 2010 World Travel Awards after the country was last week nominated in two categories, raising hopes that the country is slowly turning the corner just in time for the Soccer World Cup set for June.

The country’s prime tourist resort, Victoria Falls, was nominated for Africa’s Leading Destination while African Impact received its second successive nomination, after failing to get the award last year, for Africa’s Leading Conservation Company.

Victoria Falls, which is leading in the country’s turnaround efforts to put back the tourism industry back at the top, and is known around the world as Africa’s Adventure Capital, is facing competition from, among others, Serengeti, Cape Town and Mount Kilimanjaro.

African Impact is a family-run organisation that has been built with passion and pride.

Since its humble beginnings at Antelope Park Lion Rehabilitation Project in Gweru in 2004, Andrew and Wendy Conolly, along with a dedicated team of managers, office and field staffs have built African Impact into Africa’s leading voluntarism organisation.

“We are the largest on-the-ground facilitator of responsible volunteer projects throughout Africa in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, Malawi and Ghana,” reads their website.
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