WELCOME TO ZIMBABWE!
Experience the 7th wonder of the world...
Regarded by many as one of the most beautiful countries in Africa, Zimbabwe is emerging once again as a prime tourism destination.Located in the southern part of Africa, Zimbabwe is surrounded by Zambia, Botswana, South Africa, and Mozambique . The majority of the landscape consists of plateaus, developing into mountains towards the east. Zimbabwe is the best country for escorted walking and canoe safaris, and shares magnificent Victoria Falls with Zambia. It's one thing to be driven up to an elephant, it is a completely different experience to walk and/or canoe up to one!
The magnificent Victoria Falls, the largest sheet of falling water in the world, are definitely the highlight of any trip to Zimbabwe. Millions of gallons of water crash into the chasm 360 ft below, creating a "cloud" of spray that can reach as high as 1,300 feet, and let to the locals calling the falls Mosi-oa-Tunya or "the Smoke that Thunders".
Beyond the falls lies a country with a rich diversity to attract weary travelers. The country offers some of the finest wilderness areas in southern Africa, and none more so than the World Heritage site of Mana Pools, this is true, untouched wilderness. Hwange, closer to Victoria Falls offers a more accessible but equally thrilling wildlife experience with great herds of game regularly seen.
Further afield lie the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, relics of a once great civilization, that flourished and traded throughout the region. The spectacular scenery of the Matopos Hills are a must for nature and history lovers alike, boasting some 3,000 rock art sites!
Zimbabwe's climate is divided mainly into Summer and Winter. Summer is October to April when maximum temperatures average 32C and during
which rains may be expected. Winter is May to September and average temperatures during the day are 20 C, but can drop much lower at night. Very little rain can be expected at this time.Although game viewing and safari activities take place year round, the game is more easily visible during Winter when the vegetation dries off.
Estimated at 11,353,000.
English, Shona, Si-Ndebele, and local dialects
Economy & Money
Primarily agriculture (principle crops: corn, millet, cotton) and mining (gold and coal). Zimbabwe's exports are largely based on these products, and they are used by a manufacturing sector. 90% of the goods manufactured in Zimbabwe are used domestically. Zimbabwe uses the US Dollar as their local currency.
Malaria preventative medicines are necessary in most of Zimbabwe, particularly in the big game areas in the Zambezi Valley and Lowveld.
Electricity & Power
Electricity supply is 220-240V a.c. accessible via 13amp square pinned fused plug - Please bring your own converters & adapters.
Do not forget...
Sun block lotion, sunglasses, hats and insect repellents are essential. Binoculars are an absolute must!