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.
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