Zimbabwe has always been renowned as one of the most stunning and diverse safari and travel destinations in Southern Africa. The country boasts some of the most breathtaking landscapes on the African continent and is blessed with abundant mineral resources and fertile land. Additionally, Zimbabwe is home to a vast and thriving wildlife population, including one of the world’s largest elephant populations, with over 65,000 individuals.
The Victoria Falls and the colonial city of Victoria Falls mark the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The mighty Zambezi River plunges into a 100-meter-deep gorge, creating the spectacular Victoria Falls. Between December and May, the falls are particularly impressive, with their expansive width and thundering water cascades. The mist rising from the falls creates vibrant rainbows over the gorge and nurtures the surrounding vegetation, transforming it into a lush rainforest. Adventurous visitors can enjoy thrilling experiences such as helicopter or microlight flights for a bird’s-eye view of the falls, while others can relax on a sundowner cruise and appreciate the beauty from a distance.
Located in the southeast of Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park covers an area comparable to the size of Schleswig-Holstein. It is home to over 100 mammal species, including elephants, buffalos, impalas, kudus, various antelope species, giraffes, zebras, waterbucks, and a variety of other animals found in southern Africa. The park also hosts predators such as lions, cheetahs, and leopards.
Situated along the Zambezi River, Mana Pools National Park is a paradise with abundant wildlife, stunning gallery forests, and a wide range of activities. Visitors can embark on thrilling game drives, guided walking safaris, boat and kayak tours, and even enjoy fishing opportunities. This eco-paradise is sure to leave you in awe.
While exploring Zimbabwe, you may also venture to Lake Kariba, the largest man-made reservoir in the world, located in the northern part of the country. Houseboat stays are a popular choice for visitors in this area. Additionally, you can visit the legendary Zimbabwe ruins, from which the former Rhodesia derived its name. Zimbabwe offers diverse attractions, including lush green mountainous regions in the Eastern Highlands, historical mysteries such as the Zimbabwe ruins in Masvingo, unique rock formations, and Cecil Rhodes’ grave in Matopos National Park, as well as a plethora of national parks in the savannah.
More interesting facts about Zimbabwe:
- Size: 390,757 square kilometers
- Population: 16 million
- Official languages: Chewa, Chibarwe, Englisch, Kalanga, Khoisan, Nambya, Ndau, Nord-Ndebele, Shangani, Shona, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and sign language
- Currency: Zimbabwe Dollar, unofficially US Dollar
- Climate: Subtropical to tropical
- Visa: Pre-arrival visa required for most visitors. Please feel free to contact us for further information!
- Health requirements: yellow fever vaccination
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