This complicated country has so much to offer. Not only can you explore an area rich in early Stone Age sights, but you can sip champagne whilst riding a steam train on the bridge spanning the famous Victoria Falls. Walk with lions through the bush, go river rafting on the mighty Zambezi, or take “The Flight of Angels” over the misty gorge.
There are so many adventures to experience in Vic Falls, but we urge you to try a 5-star house boat in Kariba; explore the mystical Zimbabwe Ruins, or simply take in the rich history of this remarkable country.
To say that the history of Zimbabwe is rich is an understatement. The abundance of rock art and ruins bear witness to ancient cultures and traditions.
The Matobo Hills for example are home to various archaeological finds dating back as far as the Pre-Middle Stone Age. Zimbabwe is home to many ethnic groups including the Shona people whose soapstone sculptures have become world famous.
Some of Africa’s most exclusive wildlife is found in Zimbabwe. Many of the national parks contain the Big 5 – Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino, and as mentioned earlier, the remoteness of the region combined with attentive guiding make for fabulous wildlife encounters.
Zimbabwe is a superb birding destination, and Hwange National Park contains some of the highest concentrations of birds in sub-Saharan Africa.
Species that are unique to Zimbabwe, or found in only limited ranges elsewhere, include the king cheetah in Gonarezhou, and the Samango monkey in the Eastern Highlands.
There are four different World Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in Zimbabwe: Mana Pools National Park, Matobo Hills, Victoria Falls and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins.