Explore Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
Lost Jewel of Africa

Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country in South Africa. It has breathtaking natural areas, wildlife, and historic sites that offer a fascinating insight into the country's history. Its world-class game reserves remain uncrowded and it's a thrilling experience to spot the majestic wild animals in their natural habitat. In the Eastern Highlands you can experience the adventurous part of Zimbabwe. 


Popular cities: 


  • Bulawayo 

  • Harare

  • Mutare

  • Chinhoyi


Countries
Zimbabwe
Climate
Tropical; moderated by altitude; rainy season (Nov-Mar). Although there are recurring droughts, floods and severe storms are rare. There is a lot of rain.

Things to do
Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Heritage/Historical places
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Great Zimbabwe National Monument is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects the remains of Great Zimbabwe and most important stone ruins south of the Sahara. The site includes a hilltop acropolis that once housed kings and chiefs. The surrounding valley displays ruins of more humble dwellings, most of which were built using granite blocks. Mutar...    (Show More)
Nature & Wildlife:
Hwange National Park is the largest and oldest of Zimbabwe's game reserves. It shelters over 100 species of mammals, including the Big Five, endangered black rhino, African wild dog and brown hyena. However, the herds of elephants are the major highlights of this place. The Hwange elephant population is believed to be one of the largest in the worl...    (Show More)
City Life:
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, is a hub of urban culture. Much of the city's architecture dates back to the colonial era which will give you clear insights into the country's history. Mutare has a laid-back atmosphere owing to its scenic highland setting. It serves as a base for exploring the Vumba Mountains. The largest metropolis city ...    (Show More)
Places of worship:
St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral located in the city centre of Bulawayo is the seat of the Archbishop of Bulawayo. It's a popular religious monument amongst locals. The Njelele Shrine is deemed sacred by adherents to the African Traditional Religion. It is also revered as one of the top rainmaking shrines in Zimbabwe. ...    (Show More)
How to spend time / how long will it take?
You can visit most of the prominent places in Zimbabwe within 7 to 10 days. Spend a day in Harare exploring the colonial builds, local markets and the local culture. If you are up for some adventure then go hiking at the majestic Mount Nyangani. Moving downwards, spend a day in Mutare making friends with the welcoming locals. This city also serves as a gateway to explore the Eastern Highlands. You can spend two days exploring the Eastern Highlands which consists of three mountain groups namely Vumba, Nyanga and Chimanimani. You can spend your time hiking and exploring the breathtaking natural beauty of these highlands. Spend a day or two in Bulawayo exploring the heritage and historical monuments, local markets, museums, places of worship and much more. From here make a short day trip to Matobo National Park enjoying your time amidst natural landscapes, exploring ancient caves and walking safari with rhinos. For an eventful wildlife safari spend a day at the Hwange National Park and spend the night camping near the park. Also, make a day trip to the entrancing Victoria Falls and spend your time trying different water activities. Lake Kariba could be your next over where you can spend a day visiting the Matusadona National Park. From here, make your way to Chinhoyi city where you can visit the popular Chinhoyi Caves during the day and explore the city at night. Next day, end your trip to this beautiful country by visiting the scenic Mana Pools National Park to spot some exotic wild mammals in their natural habitat.
Cuisine
  • A variety of dishes contain maize which is the main staple of Zimbabwean cuisine. Due to British colonization, common British spices, sugar, tea and bread have become part of daily life in Zimbabwe. Some popular dishes include Sadza, Dovi, Nhedzi, Bota, Mutakura, Magogoya among others.
Costs
  • In Zimbabwe, a typical meal costs approximately 6.00 USD.
Visa
  • You may obtain a visa at the airports or other border ports-of-entry
Season to Visit
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 7 - 10 days

Known For
  • Wild Life
  • Mountains
  • Monuments
Areas to Visit
  • Eastern Highlands for hiking, bird watching and other adventure
  • National Parks such as Hwange, Mana Pools, Gonarezhou for nature and wildlife
  • Harare and Bulawayo for urban delights and history
  • Victoria Falls and Lake Kariba for water activities

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