DISCOVER ZIMBABWE WITH AFRO HONEYGUIDE ADVENTURES
Zimbabwe is a landlocked southern African country that shares borders with Zambia to the north ,Mozambique to the east ,South Africa to the south and Botswana to the west . It lies between the Limpopo river and Zambezi river which both flow through Mozambique into the Indian ocean .
- Size (area):390 580 square km.
- Main Tribes: Shona and Ndebele
- Main Languages: Shona, Ndebele and English
- Currency: Multi currencies that include US$,
OUR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS : The Victoria Falls
It is one o f the Seven natural wonders of the World as well as aUNESCO world heritage site. It is found about 1300km downstream from the source of the Zambezi River in the Kalene hills. Different parts called Devil`s Cataract (70m) ,main falls (93m) ,horse shoe (95m) Rainbow falls (108m) and the Eastern cataract (107m) form the whole 1,7km stretch of the falls. It is such an amazing must see feature, no wonder why David Livingston said “must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight” when he saw he saw the falls for the first time in November 1855. A variety of activities such as river cruising, helicopter flights, elephant riding, walking with lions, bunji jumping, rafting, canoeing and a lot more are available to keep visitors occupied. No wonder why it is the undisputed adventure capital of Africa. It is the most visited Zimbabwe`s attraction. Nearest airport-Victoria falls(VFA)21km.
Hwange National park
It is Zimbabwe`s biggest national park with a total area of about 14 651 square km which is about the size of Belgium. It was declared a game reserve in 1928 and then a national park in 1961. It is home to more than 110 mammals including the big five and 400 species of birds. Various types of accommodation ranging from tents to luxury safari camps are available in the park. Different safari companies offer game drives in this park although self dives are also permitted. The Hwange main camp is about 200km from Victoria Falls and 235 from Bulawayo. This is truly a place to go if game viewing is one of your hobbies. Nearest airport is VFA (180km)
The Great Zimbabwe Ruins
The Great Zimbabwe ruins, now a UNESCO world heritage site is evident of a burgeoning African civilisation which flourished long before the arrival of white settlers. It was home to more than 2000 shona speaking people of the Rozvi clan 12th to 15th centuries .it is an enchanting place, redolent with history even if that history has been misinterpreted. Early archaeological and historical thinking that the walls of this Medieval Palace hid a horde of gold and diamond treasure and that the walls had been designed as a fortress has now been replaced by the great belief that Great Zimbabwe was built simply as a tribute to the power and authority of the rulers of the time. Zimbabwe`s oldest city established in 1890 as Fort Victoria and now Masvingo is the nearest one to these ruins. It is from these ruins that this country derived its name .Nearest airports-Bulawayo (BYQ) and Harare (HRE) that are both slightly above 300km away.
The Mystique Eastern Highlands
Running some 300km from north to south along Zimbabwe`s eastern border with Mozambique, the eastern highlands region beautiful landscapes of rolling hills and rugged mountains with breath taking valleys ,waterfalls and rivers. With its refreshing mountain climate, the core regions of Vumba, Chimanimani and Nyanga are popular tourist retreats. The major highlights of this region are:
The Lake Kariba
It was created by the construction of the Kariba dam wall which was completed in 1958. It is the biggest manmade lake in Africa stretching for about 258km and 40km at its widest point. The dam wall itself is a magnificent piece of architecture. Things to do include boat cruising, game drives and fishing .Hotels, lodge, house boats and campsite provide accommodation to visitors. Nearest airport –Harare (HRE) 365km
Matopos National Park
It is a UNESCO world heritage site covering about 424 square km. It was established in 1926 hence it is the oldest national park in the country. The park`s distinctive rock formations are unique and inspiring. A rich cultural landscape with a long tradition of human inhabitation is recorded in its wealth of cave art. More recent associations with Ndebele kings and colonial figure heads make the park an interactive history lesson, a place of contemplation and spiritual renewal. Most highlights of this park include the rhino, Rhode`s grave, bushman paintings and the boulders. Nearest airport (BUQ) 55km.
Being a UNESCO world heritage site and a wildlife conservation area, Mana pools is a very popular for close encounters with big game. It is situated downstream from Kariba on the southern banks f the Zambezi River. Major highlights of the area are abundant game hence game drives, canoeing and walking safaris are the main activity in the area. Available accommodation ranges from camp sites to exclusive safari camps
Gonarezhou national Park
It is the second largest park in Zimbabwe after Hwange. It was established in 1925 and covers 5063 square km. It forms part of the Great Limpompo Transfrontier Park together with Kruger national park of South Africa and Limpopo National park of Mozambique. It is well known for its big herds of elephants and big baobab trees.