Though most visitors go on a safari while visiting Zimbabwe, a less popular but meaningful adventure is doing a stay in a villege. There are some more authentic village stays available (steer clear of the villages that are set up merely for tourists show). For instance, Chief Makuni invites visitors to his village, home to the Leya people. This village holds approximately 6000 people, and a fascinating view into village life. Visitors can see how traditional huts are constructed and decorated and see local artwork. It is possible even to stay in the village in a hut, which has a mattress and a mosquito net but that is the extent of the luxury. In fact, villagers are generally more impressed by westerners who take the time and stay over night in the same sort of hut that rural villagers live in. It is part of the experience. It is possible to partake in the daily activities of the village as well, such as pounding meal or going to a medicinal healer. Travelers are usually given a guide for these home stays, and are taught how to eat traditionally, for instance by hand. Usually, the profits made on these homestays are given to the community, since the most apparent trait in these villages one will see is the poverty that abounds. Tragically, Zimbabwe has the highest HIV/AIDS infection rate in the world; the United Nations recently projected that 34 per cent of the population is affected with the disease. Thus, there are many societal battles that these villages are forced to overcome and it is a valuable and unique experience to see what this life is like firsthand and help the village in the process.