Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas. On the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls make a thundering 108m drop into narrow Batoka Gorge, where there’s white-water rafting and bungee-jumping. Downstream are Matusadona and Mana Pools national parks, home to hippos, rhinos and birdlife.
President: Robert Mugabe
Population: 14.15 million (2013) World Bank
Currencies: United States Dollar, Euro, Botswana pula, Pound sterling, South African rand
Official languages: English, Shona, Ndebele
1.Hwange National Park
Hwange National Park in one of the best tourist places in Zimbabwe, covering an area of 14,651 km which was founded in 1928 and constructed near the Kalahari desert. It is located between Bulawayo and Victoria Falls. This area is dry and has a lack of water during winter months but during the wet summer months the park become lush green. It has almost 500 species of animals, birds and huge number of elephants which make it an important place for predators. It has many camping and picnic sites which attract the tourist even more. This park can be explored by walking or using animal trails. It is one of the best places in Zimbabwe to visit.
2. National Herberium and Botanic Gardens
This is a 58 hectare garden is one of the best research center containing 500,000 plant species and has 900 trees and shrubs. it has a diverse variety of species from southern Africa. It has sections of trees containing Lowveld, Highveld and Eastern Highlands. It has plants from the regions that have climatic conditions similar to Zimbabwe. It has also an educational institute which provides information about the Zimbabwean flora. It is a great place to spend a day.
3. The Great Zimbabwe Ruins
It is Zimbabwe’s one of the ancient archaeological sites which is believed to be the city constructed by Gokomere culture in 11th century. Later this site was settled in 14th century, which is now turned into a ruin. here some walls can be seen with height of above, then 5 meters, which are not joined by mortars. this property of almost 750 hectare is divided into three groups named Hill Ruins, the Great enclosure and the Valley Ruins. first group include several layers of human settlements. second group includes a variety of blocks arranged in a regular courses made up of granite and the third group is a series of living organizations.it is a best place to visit in Zimbabwe.
The second largest city after Harare and the number one industrial place to visit is Bulawayo. as of the 2012 census it has a population 653,337 was estimated. Bulawayo railway museum, Matobo national park, National history museum, The Nesbit castle, Khami ruins, Chipangali wildlife are some of the places not to miss in Bulawayo. it is also called ‘City of Kings’. It is located near to the watershed between the Zambezi and Limpopo drainage basin. it is a multicultural city. the residents here can speak at least three different languages including English, Shona, Xhosa, Soth and Tongo. The city has sub tropical climate.
5. Chimanimani Mountains
Chimanimani is actually a park that includes outstanding Chimanimani mountains. The astonishing scenery and immaculate environment of these mountains have always attracted audacious travelers. This provides hiking, rock climbing, camping, caves and natural swimming pools. most of the range is levelheaded with quartzite ridges. The highest point is 2440 meters high. the village of chimanimani was founded by Thomas Moodie. At 70 meters high and 16 meters round tree called mahogany can be visited. Bridal Veil Falls can also be visited which is located above the Chimanimani village. Base camps are available for the limited number of visitors.
1.Great Zimbabwe Hotel
Address: Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Phone:+263 39 262 274
2.The Royal Livingstone Hotel
Address: Livingstone, Zambia