Victoria FallsThe glorious Victoria Falls is an evident must do, must visit and must-see tourist attraction. Victoria Falls town and resort offer plenty of entertainment activities which make it a great destination to visit. Besides the rumbling falls that stand on the booming Zambezi River which in themselves are the actual reason for the visit, there are a number of other hilarious activities that one can participate in. Guests can enjoy Bungee jumping, white water rafting, abseiling and of course, the glamorous riverboat cruising all in one place. The little town attracts such a great number of visitors each and every year. According to Zimbabwe tourism chief, nearly 2 million visitors have visited as of February 2016 (a nine percent rise from the past year’s 1.8 million). Because of its popularity, it must be first on any person’s tour and must do list when in Zimbabwe.
Located on the border of Zambia, this lake is one of the biggest manmade lakes on earth. It offers access to the exciting Kariaba Dam which is one of the most wonderful engineering feats in these parts. This lake is responsible for a rich ecosystem consisting of game, birds and fish. The tiny lakeside town attracts thousands of visitors a year to the absolute northern tip of the country. Visiting Kariba is a worthwhile effort. Besides the big lake and the cultural importance of the Kariba, once there one can enjoy plenty of entertainment activities including the customary African experience of game viewing, a fishing tour and best of all, an excursion on a boat house just living life while on the drift. Spectators can enjoy the red-pink African sunsets in the company of local people, as the evening hues fall over Antelope Island in far.
Gonarezhou National Park
Gonarezhou means “place of many elephants.” This park is situated to the southeastern part of Zimbabwe and it covers a vast land of nearly 5000 square kilometers. The vista of Gonarezhou National Park is dominated by the rock-ribbed, rust-colored escarpments. The wildland is the home of a good number of big mammals. It also houses some rare species like the king cheetah. As the park is dissected by three rivers: the Save, Runde, and Mwenezi, the park’s wildlife thrives greatly for the adequacy of water. Fish, birds and larger animals crowd to the pools and oases that are formed by the rivers. Like most forests and mountains in Zimbabwe, this park is sacred and claims great respect from those who choose to visit here.
Matusadona National Park
This park stands on the southern banks of the great water body, Lake Kariba. Matusadona National Park is originally the remains of the previous state of Rhodesia. Following the uprising, Zimbabwe annexed this area and maintained its protected status. The whole area is untouched and untrodden. It houses large mammals like Cape buffalo and elephants. The water of the Kariba Lake helps in forming vast grazing lands since the building of Kariba Dam. For the adequacy of water and grass, the wildlife thrives greatly here.
Masvingo or former Fort Victoria is located in south-eastern Zimbabwe. It is the capital of Masvingo Province and closes to Great Zimbabwe the national monument the country got its name. Masvingo is one of the key drops off points for VIP buses leading through to the southern border of the country. It stands on the edge of the Mutirikwi National Park. Masvingo has plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Obviously, the real treat is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Great Zimbabwe, which lurks between the jungle some 20 kilometers away. These 700-year-old relics crumble and crack under the sun, manifesting tales of the nation’s old Shona-speaking folk. The so-called Hill Complex and Great Enclosure are considered as the most wonderful ex instance of drystone architecture on earth!
Hwange National Park
Immense and boastful, it is the biggest game reserve in Zimbabwe. It is the home of all of Zimbabwe’s specifically protected wildlife and is situated on the western side of the country between Bulawayo and the well-known Victoria falls. The park has limited or about non-existent rainfall and is mostly dominated by desert related woodlands, for example, the Zambezi teak. The weather is manifested by the park’s vicinity to the Kalahari Desert. Though its weather condition is harsh, the park accepts a very bountiful visitors following. There are nearly 100 mammal species, 400 bird species and among these are 19 big herbivores and close to eight big carnivores. This park is the only place where you can see gemsbok and brown hyena in their more sizeable numbers. The park was founded in 1928 and this is a must visiting place of Zimbabwe.
Nyanga National Park
The abode of the Highveld is a wild and lovely place. Standing on the very roof of Zimbabwe, more than 1,800 meters above sea level, it’s created by colossal hills of dolomite rock, and dangling boulders that crunch in the cold wind. Clad in a wilderness of msasa trees and cypresses that are rare to these areas, the residence here can house a real otherworldly order of animals. Many are native, like the Old World Samango monkeys, with their white-brushed throats that can only be seen in these regions. You’ll also see a dilettantish of leopards and lions, just in case you wanted a taste of the pure African safari!
Matobo National Park
The mythical Matobo National Park is a cross-shaped reserve located just south out of aforesaid Bulawayo. Eminent since ancient times, for its strange order of inselbergs and hoodoo rock formations, it’s a land of sculpted granite peaks and anthropomorphic slopes. These have been a sanctuary for men for millennia. Today it’s possible to find out the remains of southern Africa’s pre-history engraved into the stone at places like the Nswatugi Cave. In the mean time, others come to follow ungulates in the Hove Wild Area – the presented game park here; an area of sable antelope and wildebeest, baboon group and leopards.
This place must be considered as a top place to travel when you are in Zimbabwe. It is because it is in itself a historic tale that needs no telling. On the outskirts of the city of Masvingo, are the biggest and probably some of the ancient relics in Africa. Great Zimbabwe remains are thought to have been built at the time between the 11th century and the14th century. They are the oldest relics in the southern African area. Taking a trip to marvel at this historical giant is not an experience one should simply avoid, especially those who have a great interest in archaeology and history. It can’t be said that one did and perceived all the exhilarating things and marvels that Zimbabwe has to offer but never saw the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. The country got its name from this historic relic and obviously, this is an architectural wonder to behold.