Zimbabwe has always been one of the most beautiful and diverse safari/travel destinations in Southern Africa. The country has some of the most beautiful landscapes on the African continent and is blessed with large mineral resources and fertile soil. Furthermore, Zimbabwe is home to a gigantic population of wildlife, including more than 65,000 elephants, which is one of the largest elephant populations in the world.
The Victoria Falls and the colonially influenced city of Victoria Falls form the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Africa’s 4th largest river, the Zambezi, runs through a 100m deep crevice, thereby creating the legendary waterfalls. The falls are especially impressive between the months of December and May due to their sheer size and water masses rushing down. The spray of water coming from the falls creates stunning rainbows above the canyon and helps the surrounding vegetation flourish into a rainforest. Adventure-lovers can admire the falls from above on a helicopter flight or by microlight. However, guests looking for more relaxation can go on a sundowner cruise and enjoy the falls from afar.
Hwange National Park lies in the South East of Zimbabwe. The 15,000 hectares are home to more than 100 mammal species, as well as 400 different bird species and numerous reptiles. A large number of Elephants, buffalos, impalas, kudu, various types of antelope, giraffes, zebras, waterbuck, as well as many other animal species of Southern Africa can be found here. These also include predators such as lions, cheetahs and leopards.
On the banks of the Zambezi lies Mana Pools National Park, a paradise with tremendous wildlife, beautiful forests and diverse activities. Game drives, walking safaris, boat and kayak tours and the opportunity to fish, are only a few activities that this national park has to offer. This eco-paradise will surely thrill you.
Travelling through Zimbabwe will very likely lead you to the biggest reservoir in the world. In the north of the country lies Lake Kariba, where guests can rent out houseboats. Or visit the legendary Zimbabwe ruins that gave the former Rhodesia its name. This country delights with its diverse facets of lush green mountainous regions in the Eastern Highlands, historical mysteries of the Zimbabwe ruins at Masvingo, bizarre rock formations with Cecil Rhode’s grave in Matopos National Park, through to the numerous national parks in the savannah.
More interesting facts about Zimbabwe:
- Size: 390,580 km2
- Population: 15.60 Millionen
- Official languages: Englisch, Shona, Ndebele
- Currency: US Dollar
- Climate: sub-tropical
- Visa: for most visitors to be requested beforehand
- Health requirements: Malaria prevention and yellow fever