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History Of Zimbabwe

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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 made up of Shona speakers until the 19th century, when the Nguni tribe of the Ndebele settled in what is now Matabeleland (in 1839-40), and then in 1890, the territory came under the control of the British South Africa Company under charter from the British Government.

The United Kingdom acquired the territory, then known as Southern Rhodesia, from the British South Africa Company in 1923, when the nation gained its own government and Prime Minister. In 1961, a constitution was drafted that favored whites in positions of authority. This white supremacist regime unilaterally proclaimed independence as Rhodesia in 1965, but the UK refused to recognize the act and sought voting rights for the black majority. UN sanctions and guerrilla warfare eventually resulted in both free elections and independence (as Zimbabwe) in 1980.

Robert Mugabe became Zimbabwe’s first black leader. Unfortunately, he became a tyrant and has stayed in power since 1980. (1980-1987 as Prime Minister, and thereafter as President). Beginning in 2000, the government forcibly expropriated several highly productive farms owned by white Zimbabweans and gave them over to members of Mugabe’s ZANU Party who were untrained in farming, resulting in a dramatic drop in local food production. In 2005, he began a campaign to remove slums, pushing hundreds of thousands of people into the streets. Election rigging and human rights violations resulted in the country’s expulsion from the Commonwealth and international sanctions. Misrule and sanctions eventually resulted in huge, runaway inflation and an exodus from the nation. In 2008, after massive demonstrations, President Mugabe and the head of the major opposition party, Morgan Tsvangirai, struck a power-sharing deal. Since then, the situation has calmed, but Mr. Mugabe remains President and has been accused of additional vote fraud in order to retain power.

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,...

Destinations in Zimbabwe

Regions in Zimbabwe MatabelelandThe 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 KaribaThe eastern edge of Lake Kariba is a favorite holiday destination for Zimbabweans. Many national parks, such as Mana Pools...

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...

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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