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Destinations in Zimbabwe

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Regions in Zimbabwe

The western portion of the nation is made up of Bulawayo, the second biggest city, the magnificent Victoria Falls, and Hwange National Park.

The Lower Zambezi and Lake Kariba
The eastern edge of Lake Kariba is a favorite holiday destination for Zimbabweans. Many national parks, such as Mana Pools National Park, are located on the Zambezi River’s banks and provide excellent chances for wildlife watching.

Harare, the capital city, and the surrounding regions, including the northern portion of the Midlands Province, are included.

Highlands of the East
The hilly region of the nation curled up along the eastern border, where the country’s highest point, Mount Inyangani, is situated. Mutare is the major city.

Zimbabwe’s southeast
A diverse region that includes the southern midlands in the north and the Lowveld in the south. Nature is more appealing here, with many national parks and the Great Zimbabwe ruins.

Cities in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has three major cities and a number of smaller ones.

  • Harare — Zimbabwe’s capital and biggest city, Harare is a thriving metropolis inside a bigger metropolitan region.
  • Bulawayo — Bulawayo is the country’s second-largest metropolis in terms of population and economic activity.
  • Chimanimani – Eastern Highlands
  • Gweru – Gweru is the Midlands Province’s capital.
  • Kariba — Kariba is a lakeside vacation destination near Zambia’s border.
  • Masvingo — Masvingo was called after the neighboring Great Zimbabwe National Monument (which means “ruins” in Swahili).
  • Mutare – Mutare is the nearest major city to the beautiful Eastern Highlands.

Other destinations in Zimbabwe

  • Victoria Falls, situated in the country’s westernmost region, is a famous tourist attraction. It is one among the world’s seven natural wonders, and the spray from the waterfall nourishes a rainforest.
  • Great Zimbabwe – the archaeological ruins of an ancient stone metropolis (the biggest in Southern Africa) that served as the capital of the Munhumutapa Empire (also known as the Monomotapa Empire), which included the current nations of Zimbabwe (which got its name from this city) and Mozambique. The term ‘Zimbabwe’ means’stone house.’
  • The Eastern Highlands – Some of Zimbabwe’s finest stunning vistas may be seen in the Eastern Highlands. The boundary with Mozambique is formed by the beautiful, cloud-hung highlands. Mutare is the regional capital, while Chimanimani is a famous tourist and hiking destination.
  • Kariba – The daunting Lake Kariba, located on Zimbabwe’s northern border, is the consequence of a massive damming operation along the Zambezi River. Kariba is a famous tourist attraction that allows tourists to see African animals in its natural habitat. It is Zimbabwe’s primary source of hydroelectric electricity. If you’re traveling with friends or family, try renting a houseboat for a few days to really immerse yourself in the lake and its animals.
  • Matobo (formerly Matopos) – This region in Matabeleland, south-west of Bulawayo, has beautiful rock formations, as if nature had been playing marbles. The eroding winds pushing away the sand between the rocks creates a scenario in which rocks balance in ways that defy sense. The dassie, a tiny rodent-like mammal known more officially as Rock Hyrax, lives in the rocks, and its skins are used to create a blanket prized by the locals. The vividly colored lizards that are typical in Zimbabwe are also abundant. On weekends, the area’s dams, both big and tiny, become the site of family picnics and angling contests. Herds of sable antelope, an animal rarely seen farther south, may be seen at a game park. The National Park has self-catering cabins with spectacular views as well as camping areas.
  • Matobo also has Cecil John Rhodes’ tomb and some beautiful cave drawings.
  • Mutoroshanga Ethel Mine
  • Chinhoyi Caves

How To Travel To Zimbabwe

By plane Harare International Airport serves a variety of international destinations, mostly in Africa. From Europe, flights are available through Johannesburg, Nairobi, Dubai, Addis Ababa, and Cairo. You may travel with South African Airways, Airlink British Airways, or Air Zimbabwe from South Africa. From Europe, Emirates Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways,...

How To Travel Around Zimbabwe

You travel between cities in luxury buses such as Pathfinder and Citilink. You may also take good buses from Harare's RoadPort to other important cities in Zimbabwe and adjacent countries such as Johannesburg, Lusaka, and Lilongwe. Intra-city transportation is provided by minibus taxis, which are very cheap by European standards....

Visa & Passport Requirements for Zimbabwe

Category A (countries/territories whose citizens do not need visas): For up to a 6-month stay: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cyprus, Fiji, Grenada, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia,...

Accommodation & Hotels in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe provides a wide range of visitor amenities and lodging choices, including international hotels, guest houses, lodges, backpacker hostels, and safari camps for various budgets. Most safari regions include tented camps, chalets, and camping spots for those on a safari trip. Most towns offer a backpacker hostel with rates starting at...

Things To See in Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park. The park, which is located between Victoria Falls and Bulawayo, is home to over 100 distinct animal species and over 400 different bird species. It is one of Africa's few major elephant sanctuaries, containing approximately 30,000 elephants.Matobo Hills National Park. This tiny park near Bulawayo, often known as...

Things To Do in Zimbabwe

Bungee jumping at Victoria Falls. A thrilling 111-metre drop from the Victoria Falls bridge into the roaring Zambezi.Walk with lions, swim with elephants, and ride a horse. Participants participate in other game activities in Antelope Park, which is situated near Gweru, between Harare and Bulawayo.An Authentic African Safari. Walking, kayaking, or...

Food & Drinks in Zimbabwe

Food in Zimbabwe Ask for "sadza and stew/relish" to get a taste of what Zimbabweans eat (in some manner, almost every day). The stew will be familiar, served over a big amount of sadza, a thick ground corn paste (vaguely similar to polenta and with the consistency of thick mashed...

Money & Shopping in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe legalized the use of foreign currencies as legal currency, obviating the necessity for the inflation-ravaged Zimbabwe dollar, which is now out of circulation. The US dollar is currently Zimbabwe's de facto currency. Credit card usage in Zimbabwe is increasing, with an increasing number of service providers accepting Visa or MasterCard....

Culture Of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has several distinct cultures, each with its own set of beliefs and rituals, one of which is Shona, Zimbabwe's biggest ethnic group. The Shona people have a large number of sculptures and carvings that are created from the best materials available. Zimbabwe declared independence on April 18, 1980. Harare's...

History Of Zimbabwe

Many stone towns were constructed in modern-day Zimbabwe. The most magnificent and well-known of them, Great Zimbabwe, was constructed in the 15th century, although people had been living on the site since about 400 AD. The Khami Ruins, located outside of Bulawayo, are another excellent example. The population was overwhelmingly...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Zimbabwe

Stay Safe in Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, in general, is a highly secure nation with much less crime risk than neighboring South Africa, and Zimbabweans are widely renowned for their unmatched hospitality. Travelers should take precautions to ensure their own security and safety. It's really simply a question of common sense, which...



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