Hey Jenna! Holy crap that sounds amazing!!!!!! Definitely take advantage of visiting your friend in England. My recommendation would be to travel to see him and then book all travel once you’re there (or online) through like ryanair. Waaaaaaay cheaper that way!
Zimbabwe is on my list- Victoria falls is actually on my must see list!
PS – you have a hamster named Jean ValJean, please tell me that means you love Les Mis! I absolutely adore Les Mis!