Zimbabwe

A World of Wonders
A country landlocked and bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. Popular destinations in Zimbabwe are Matobo National Park as well as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – the ‘smoke that thunders’ is the local name for Victoria Falls. There is a population of roughly 13 million people in Zimbabwe, the country has 16 official languages with the most commonly used being English, Shona and Ndebele.

Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world standing at 1,708 metres wide with a drop between 90 and 107 metres. An average of 550,000 cubic metres of water per minute plunge over the gorge and at high water times the spray can be seen from 20-30 kilometres away. As well as looking at the falls themselves there is also the opportunity to take on many activities including white water rafting, bungee jump, microlighting, helicopter flights and sunset cruises.

Bulawayo is Zimbabwe’s second city after the capital Harare. It has an approximate population of 1.5 million and is known as the ‘City of Kings’. Due to its tepid climate and geographical location, Bulawayo has continued to be an important business centre. Located a short distance outside of Bulawayo is the Matobos area and Matobo National Park. The national park has the largest concentration of black and white rhino in Africa as well as the densest population of leopard and black eagle in the world.

Zimbabwe has its rainy season running from November through to mid-April very similar to its neighbours Zambia and Botswana. With the cooler winter months being drier, the flow of water over Victoria Falls peaks in March at the end of the rainy season.
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"Matobo National park was amazing. I saw some incredible wildlife in such a great country"

"I knew about Victoria Falls and its magnitude and was really looking forward to seeing it. I hadn't given Zimbabwe's National Parks too much thought, Matobo National park was amazing. I saw some incredible wildlife in such a great country."

Marie went on our African Insight (Southbound) in June 2015.

Awe inspiring natural spetacles

Visit Zimbabwe and see the massive Victoria falls whilst enjoying the country's history at the Great Zimbabwe Ruins and seeing game in Matobo National Park
African Wild Dog
Baobab Tree
Mother and Child, Matobo National Park

Zimbabwe is for you if...

You'd like to search for wildlife in Zimbabwe's National Parks
You'll enjoy adrenaline pumping activities at Victoria Falls
You want to visit the amazing Great Zimbabwe ruins
You've always wanted to have a birds eye view of the falls
You want to relax whilst watching the sun set over the Zambezi
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