Zimbabwe is known for its dramatic landscapes and diverse wildlife. Aside from the majestic, mile-wide Victoria Falls, formed as the Zambezi River thunders into the narrow gorge below, Zimbabwe is teeming with some of the best wildlife in southern Africa in protected wildlife areas which cover approximately 11% of the country. From the forested mountains of the Eastern Highlands to the sun-drenched grasslands of Hwange National Park, to the riverine ecosystems of Mana Pools and Matusadona, Zimbabwe’s beauty abounds.
Zimbabwe is a captivating land of teak woodlands, granite outcrops and diverse wildlife and is home to the legendary Victoria Falls. It is a country steeped in human history, telling of the developement and conflict of the human race. From ancient cities to pristine wilderness areas Zimbabwe will capture your soul.
- Victoria Falls, or ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ as it is referred to by the locals, is the jewel in the crown of Zimbabwe.
- Matusadona and Mana Pools national parks are home to hippos, rhino, and spectacular birdlife, offering the opportunity for water-based activities in addition to game drives and walking safaris.
- One of the largest elephant populations in the world is found at Hwange National Park.
- The Malilangwe Reserve is home to a healthy population of endangered black and white rhino, as well as over eighty rock paintings in the sandstone mountains.
- The massive granite boulders of Matobo Hills shelter the ancient history of the San, Zimbabwe’s earliest inhabitants.
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|Attractions||Victoria Falls, Hwange, Matopo Great Zimbabwe, Nyanga, Chinhoyi Caves, Lake Kariba, Mana Pools|