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Welcome to My Destination: Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is situated in Southern Africa on the northern border of South Africa and borders Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana. For a small land locked country Zimbabwe has plenty to offer, from the huge boulders of the Matobo Hills, to rolling hills of the Eastern Highlands, and large game parks full of all types of wildlife, not forgetting Victoria Falls one of the Seven Wonders of the World – Zimbabwe has it all!   Find out more about how to visit our beautiful country.

Zambezi Valley
The Zambezi Valley stretches from Victoria Falls in the east, and then flows into Lake Kariba from there it goes into the Middle Zambezi which is famous for its fishing, especially tiger, and wildlife.
Wildlife such as hippo, buffalo, crocodiles, rhino, elephant and lion roam around the Zambezi Valley. Mana Pools is a well known park where there is a wide variety of game, and game walks and drives are very popular in this park. Canoe Safaris are one of the best in Southern Africa, and is the ideal way to get up close to the animals and nature.

There are many camps along the banks of the Zambezi River which give you the ideal opportunity to catch tiger fish whilst viewing the game as well.

Lake Kariba
Lake Kariba, in Zimbabwe, is a vast man made lake stretching for over 5000 square kilometres. It is a very popular tourist destination in Zimbabwe, every year in October there is the annual tiger fish tournament held which attracts many fisherman to the lake. Houseboats are a popular way of seeing the lake, and are the ideal way to relax; fish, game and bird view and enjoy the peaceful and serene surroundings of the bush. Not to mention the breathtaking sunsets over the lake at the end of the day.

Victoria Falls
The majestic Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), are found on the Zambezi river, between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and were discovered by David Livingstone in 1855. They attract thousands of tourists every year, to walk in the beautiful rain forest and look at the scenic view points of the falls, during the months of November to April (rainy season), you will get particularly wet and the sound of the falls will be almost deafening. Other attractions are to bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge (111m high) and dive into the Zambezi River gorge, or white water rafting below the fall in the rapids of the Zambezi River. For the non adrenaline junkies, relax on a sun downer cruise above the falls or experience the flight of the angels giving you a stunning view of the falls from above.

Zimbabwe has a number of stunning golf courses to play on; in the Eastern Highlands especially there are the well known Troutbeck and Leopard Rock courses that offer quite a challenging course, as well as some of the most breathtaking views. At the other end of the country in Victoria falls, Elephant hills is another course not to be forgotten, an 18 hole golf course designed by Gary Player, and not unusual to see warthog, and even elephant on the course!! In Harare there are many well maintained courses to choose from, making Zimbabwe a definite destination for any golfing enthusiast!


The World Heritage Site of Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Another interesting place to visit in Zimbabwe is the Great Zimbabwe  Ruins, found 30 kilometres past the south eastern town of Masvingo. These structures were built by the African people between AD 1250 and AD 1450 the stone walls, up to 6 meter thick and 12 meter high are built of granite blocks without any use of mortar to hold the blocks together. A historical site definitely well worth a visit.


Chinhoyi Caves

These Caves are found near the town of Chinhoyi, on the road to Kariba approximately 125kms north west of Harare. They are well worth a visit to see a huge shaft that is 30 metres across and 45 metres deep, once you have climbed down the stairs all the way to the bottom, there is a pool of brilliantly clear waters which are a very popular place for scuba divers to dive as the pool is very deep. There is a camping and picnic site , that makes for the perfect stop on the way to Kariba.



Mtirikwi Park

Lake Mtirikiwi is situated near Masvingo, the park is stunning surrounded by mountains and provides a rest camp perfect for visitors to view the wildlife such as antelope, giraffe, buffalo, and hippo can be seen there, but the park is especially well known for the white rhino.

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Events in July 2016

Zimbabwe

 
Friday July 29 – VAWZ Fundraising Golf Day.

Wingate Golf Club. For teams of four. Individuals can also be teamed up with others.
Call Di Fynn on (+263 772) 357 820.


Zimbabwe

Sunshine Zimbabwe Project is having a fundraising fair on Friday 29 July from 10:30 – 12:30 at 6 Borrowdale Lane.

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Events in August 2016

Zimbabwe

Monday August 1 – Learn to speak Shona in just four weeks. Introduction to Basic/ Beginner Level 1 to Elementary Level 2 Shona for adult learners in Harare. Morning, afternoon, evening, weekend and long distance Skype lessons to choose from.


Zimbabwe

Friday August 5 – Youth Festival, featuring conference and exhibition. Harare Showgrounds’ Rajiv Gandhi Hall. The Zimbabwe Youth Council in partnership with the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society and

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Events in September 2016

Zimbabwe

Thursday September 1 to Saturday September 3 – Harare Chamber Music Festival. An new initiative. Details in due course, but diarise now.


Zimbabwe

Thursday September 1 to Saturday September 3 – Harare Chamber Music Festival. An new initiative. Details in due course, but diarise now.

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