We found the Great Zimbabwe Ruins to be fascinating, the camp site there is a reasonable $3 per person as opposed the ridiculous $8 per person charged at other National Park Campsites.
The Ruins are expansive and completely not-to-be-missed I would strongly suggest hiring one of the official guides , they are extremely knowledgeable and friendly and completely enhance your experience. They also only charge $3 per person extra for the entire tour.
Strangely enough, the prices for soap-stone sculptures and other souvenirs are very good in the curio shop and at the shona village in the Zimbabwe Ruins park, compared to less touristy places. Obviously, the prices for all those things are sky-high at Vic Falls- unless you bargain viciously.
A tip for the whole of Zimbabwe: change over to US Dollars and do not attempt to use South African Rands, even in Masvingo. They will accept SA Rands, but the rate fixed upon is very disadvantageous to you- usually for simplicity they consider R10=$1 which is totally exorbitant.
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