Zimbabwe Regional Info (App Version)
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country, it borders with South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique, and the capital city Harare is known as the “Sunshine City”. The weather in Zimbabwe is generally good with a wet season (November – March) when you can expect thunderstorms and heavy showers of rain. The dry season (April – October) is usually lovely blue skies, with very little chance of rain
The main attractions to Zimbabwe are Victoria Falls, Lake Kariba, Eastern Highlands and the abundance of wildlife in National Parks.
Zimbabwe has the Big Five (Rhino, Elephant, Lion, Cheetah and Buffalo) in many of its National Parks
There are four Wolrd Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in Zimbabwe Matobos National Park, Mana National Park, Victoria Falls and Great Zimbabwe ruins.
Victoria Falls is 1700m wide, and varies in height from 80-100 meters
Lake Kariba's shoreline is over 2000 kilometres long.
The very rare Samango Monkey can be found in the Eastern Highlands
English, Shona, Ndebele
Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and attracts many visitors. The bustling town of Victoria Falls offers all sorts of exciting activities such as bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white water rafting down the mighty Zambezi River or perhaps experience a flight in a helicopter over the Falls.
Many tourists and locals love visiting Lake Kariba to enjoy its spectacular scenery, amazing sunsets as well as prolific bird and wildlife. There are plenty of houseboats to choose from or alternatively stay in a lodge or luxury safari camp on the banks of the lake. Lake Kariba provides visitors with the unique opportunity of game viewing from the comfort of a boat whilst fishing.
The best time of year to visit National Parks is during the dry season when it is easier to see the animals . There are ten National Parks in Zimbabwe, the largest being Hwange National Park, all the parks have basic accommodation facilities which include lodges, chalets and camping.
The Eastern Highlands is a very scenic part of the country, visitors can hike in the Chimanmani mountains, swim in the rivers and waterfalls in Nyanga or play a round of golf at Leopard Rock hotel in the Bvumba. The Leopard Rock Hotel golf course was designed by a Peter Matkovich and is a Championship eighteen hole golf course which has pristine fairways and spectacular views over the neighbouring country Mozambique.
Main City Centres
Harare is the main city of Zimbabwe, there are many lodges and choices of restaurants for visitors to enjoy, and a few small game parks on the outskirts which are perfect to visit for the day. Bulwayo is the second largest city, and places of interest close to include Matobos National Park where there are plenty of rock paintings, animals in the park including rhino and Cecial John Rhodes grave. Mutare is located on the border with Mozambique and is close to the Bvumba mountains. Gweru is in the middle of the country and Antelope Park is nearby where there is a lion sanctuary and other popular activities such as elephant and horse rides.