Community Based Tourism Enterprise (CBTE) is a recognized sector in Zimbabwe. It is specifically acknowledged for its socio-economic and ecological importance to the development of Tourism in Zimbabwe. The initiation and growth of community based tourism sector was realized between the period 1990-2000, most of them supported by the CAMPFIRE programme. To date there are close to thirty three known CBTEs in Zimbabwe, 10% of which are operating consumptive tourism ventures such as hunting. The most notable developments in CBTEs were associated with major tourism nodes and in areas close to wildlife and protected areas. Some of these areas include Victoria Falls and Hwange areas, Zambezi Valley - associated with the upper and lower Zambezi Wildlife Areas; the South Eastern Lowveldt – associated with the Gonarezhou National Park both in the north and south; Matabeleland – associated with the widely renowned unique Ndebele culture and the Matobo World heritage site; Mashonaland – associated with unique landscapes and rock outcrops; Chimanimani – associated with the highlands and protected areas; and in Nyanga area – associated with the Nyanga National Park unique landscapes and fishing experience of the cold streams. Many other community based tourism developments are isolated across the country where communities or entrepreneurial individuals have invested in small enterprises.