Zimbabwe Tourist Attractions

  • One of the greatest attractions in Africa and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, the fourth largest river in Africa, which is also defining the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

    Victoria Falls is the only waterfall in the world with a length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than hundred meters. It is also considered to be the largest fall in the world.

    Both Zimbabwe and Zambia allow tourists to do day trips to the Victoria Falls without prior application process. Visas can be obtained at the border posts.

    Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe or Maramba in Zambia are the closest and most convenient towns to start your trip from.

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    Read more: victoriafallstourism.org

  • The park is situated in the magnificent Matobo Hills, a range of domes, spires and balancing rock formations which have been hewn out of the solid granite plateau through millions of years of erosion and weathering. The majestic and rugged terrain of the park is a hiker's paradise and the diversity of the vegetation supports a wide range of wildlife.

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    Read more: www.zimparks.org/matobo

  • The Great Zimbabwe ruins are the largest collection of ruins in Africa south of the Sahara.

    Although inexpertly restored in many places, the ruins at Great Zimbabwe are still by a good margin the most impressive ancient structures in sub-Saharan Africa.

    In a small museum that stands near the site nowadays, you can inspect shards of Persian pottery, a Chinese writing set and brass ornaments from Assam in India, all unearthed amid or near the ruins and all extremely old.

    They are eight birds carved in soapstone that were found in the ruins of Great Zimbabwe. These sculptures combine both human and bird elements. Today, the soapstone birds can be found on Zimbabwe’s flag.

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    Read more: www.greatzimbabweruins.com

  • National Heroes Acre or simply Heroes Acre is a burial ground and national monument in Harare, Zimbabwe. The 57-acre (230,000 m2) site is situated on a ridge seven kilometres from Harare, towards Norton. Its stated purpose is to commemorate Patriotic Front guerrillas killed during the Rhodesian Bush War, and contemporary Zimbabweans whose dedication or commitment to their country justify their interment at the shrine. The actual monument itself is modeled after an AK-47.

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    Read more: www.zimbabwetourism.net

  • Lake Kariba is over 220 km’s long and up to 40 km’s in width. It covers an area of 5,580 sq. km’s. The mean depth of the lake is 29 m and the maximum depth is 97 m making it one of the world's largest fresh water man-made lake and reservoir.

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    Read more: www.zimbabwetourism.net