A beautiful, landlocked country located in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe, boast with several of the continent’s top manmade and natural tourist attractions. Zimbabwe shares the mighty Zambezi River and the Victoria Falls with its northern neighbor, Zambia, while the south is dotted with granite hills, known as the Matobo Hills, and lushly vegetated valleys. Various famous pioneers are buried in the Matobo Hills, including Cecil John Rhodes.
Zimbabwe is also famous for the ancient ruins of wealthy kingdoms, built in a unique dry stone style, which once thrived on the remarkable hills, valleys and plains. Situated on a high plateau with remarkable natural scenes ranging from semi-deserts to lush forests, Zimbabwe is sure to capture and mesmerize any who visits her.
The capital city of Zimbabwe, Harare, is situated in the north east of the country. The city was originally founded by Cecil John Rhodes as a fort back in 1890 and its name was only changed to Harare in 1982 after Zimbabwean independence. The Harare International Airport is the portal to the country for most international travellers, although various rail and bus routes lead into the city from other Southern African countries.
‘The smoke that thunders’ is one of the most well-known landmarks in all of Africa. The Victoria Falls, situated on the Zambezi river, on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Sir David Livingstone was the first European to visit the Falls and named it after the monarch of the British empire, Queen Victoria. It is classified as the largest waterfall in the world, although it is neither the tallest nor the widest. For the brave at heart, a swim in Devil’s Pool from September to December is a must-do on your bucket list.