One of the world’s oldest and also the longest-serving leaders of a non-royal country in the world comes from a landlocked country located in the southern part of the dark continent, Africa.
Robert Gabriel Mugabe’s Zimbabwe is widely known for its diverse wildlife and magnificent landscapes. The Victoria Falls especially is one of the major thrills on the Zambezi River where tourists who visit Zimbabwe explore.
In Zimbabwe, you can buy an item priced in South African rands, pay in euros, and get a change in US dollars – what a pride!
Bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest, and Mozambique to the east, one can explore the exotic birdlife, flora and fauna, highland mountains, and flowing rivers remarkably boosting the beauty of the country in recent times.
Zimbabwe is also set in south-central Africa, between two of the well-known African rivers the Limpopo and the mighty Zambezi.
The beauty of this landlocked plateau country lies in the fact that it has also won about eight medals at the Olympic Games in hockey and swimming.
Interestingly, you cannot miss the basic details in the country where its citizens mostly call every kind of toothpaste “Colgate,” every soft drink “Coke,” every washing powder “Surf” and every floor polish “Cobra.”
Zimbabwe has one of the highest literacy rates in Africa. It’s also blessed with abundant wildlife. A trip to Hwange National Park allows you to enjoy this remote private corner at the classic African tented Davison’s Camp. The camp offers 8 tents plus family tent all overlooking a busy waterhole and the open plain. The game viewing exposes you to encounter lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, blue wildebeest, impala among others. In winter, the magnificent elephants gather around the waterholes in huge numbers to drink.Victoria Falls has remained one of the world’s biggest and most spectacular waterfalls located in the country’s northwest as part of the Zambezi river. Wider than a kilometer and has a height of more than one hundred meters, the noise of the Victoria Falls can be heard as far as 40 kilometers away.
The heart of the Zambezi Valley to the game-rich Mana Pools National Park is another spot of attraction you cannot miss in Zimbabwe. Ruckomechi Camp sits on the banks of the Zambezi amongst the acacia and mahogany trees and offering endless views of the mountains of Africa’s Great Rift Valley across the river in Zambia.
Camp Amalinda which is made up of nine individually thatched rooms and two honeymoon suites, lounge and entertainment area doubles as a pack for couples looking to explore Zimbabwe. With panoramic views of the Matobo Hills and a large swimming pool overlooking a waterhole, this exciting camp offers a cultural and historical beginning to your journey.
Lake Kariba offers exclusives sightseeing as well in this beautiful country. With a private concession of 4.5km of waterfront, Changa Safari Camp offers the perfect base from which to explore this rich wilderness area. Each tented suite enjoys its own private viewing deck from which to enjoy the mysterious Matusadona Mountains and in addition to the exceptional game drives you can experience both walking and fishing safaris with your highly trained professional guides. If you are lucky you may catch a fleeting glance of the last remaining Black Rhinos!
For interaction with Africa’s magnificent wildlife enjoy the game viewing on motorised pontoon boats, on foot, or in canoes when you visit Zimbabwe.
ZIMBABWE EXPLORE HIGHLIGHTS
- Spectacular views of Bushman paintings and Rhodes’ gave at Matobo Hills
- An abundance of wildlife including unique species such as sable, roan, wild dog, and cheetah
- Largest man-made lake in the Southern Hemisphere