Attractions in Zimbabwe
Attractions in zimbabwe: Zimbabwe just like any other African safari has got a number attractions that have time time attracted multiple visitors to the country on a zimbabwe tour/ Zimbabwe safaris. The attractions range from physical features, lakes and rivers, national parks , cities, historical sites, cultural encounters among other. In this specific write up, we will look at top attractions in zimbawe that has brought in tons of visitors to zimbabwe.
Victoria falls is an iconic feature that’s stands out, the Victoria falls is shared between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Zimbabwe takes two thirds of the Victoria Falls including the main falls that flows in the park all year round.
Victoria falls is one of the worlds most popular falls, and apparently holds the top 6 position in the world as the most powerful falls. The western part of Victoria falls consists of the cataract view just before you get to the Dr Livingston statue, the cataract view shows you a steep edecent that leads to the devils’s cataract one of the most breath-taking views in Victoria falls.
Victoria Falls also offers a number of activities some of which may include hiking , white water rafting, bungee jumping, zip lining, helicopter flying and possible incredible game drives in hwange national park.
Hwange national park
Hwange national park is Zimbabwe’s largest and most visited national park in the zimbabwe. The park measures an area of 14,651 km² and was gazetted in the year 1928. The Park is located in the west on the main road between Victoria Falls and Bulawayo close to dete. The park boasts of being one the best places for conducting walking safaris, game drives among others. Some of the wildlife that can be sighted in Hwange national park include large elephants, lions, buffaloes, sable antelope, giraffes, wildebeest, zebras, impala among others.
Lake Kariba and motusadona national park.
Still situated in lake in the Zambezi river, lake kariba dis one of the world’s largest manmade lake. Together with matusadona national park form a great attraction and Zimbabwe safari destination. The national park consists of sevral wildlife species to mention lions, buffaloes, elephants, water bucks, impalas alongside 240 bird species. The park offers game viewing as an activity, fishing on lake kariba and birding. Thanks to the efforts of African parks anon profit organisation that has been involved in the restoration of the parks wildlife alongside reintroducing other more wildlife , therefore in time to come matusadona national park will a prime elephant and black rhino spotting hub.
Mana pools national park
This national park is yet another amazing destination to visit while on a Zimbabwe safari, situated in on the northern part of the country, on the lower part of the Zambezi river, where the flood plains turn out to be a broad expanse of the lakes when the rainy season kicks off. As the dry season come thorugh, the water levels go low therefore attracting a huge number of wild gem that flock the area to have a drink. Because of the wildlife flocking, this area turns out to one of the top wildlife haven in Zambia.
Matobo national park
this park also serves as re-know travel destination in Zimbabwe, its situated in the southern part of the country, greatly known for the matobo hills, where a several rocks balance of top each other resulting for the previous granite erosion. The park’s main attractions is the high concentration of the leopards, black and white rhinos also kudus, elands, sable antelopes are see in the national park, this is alongside the 400 birds species out 617 birds that are found in Zimbabwe.
Chizarira National Park
Chizarira National Park is apparently Zimbabwe’s most remote national park covering area of 2,000km², it also double as the country’s third largest national park. It derives its name from the Batonka word which chinjalila which means the great barrier referring to the great escarpments of the rift valley. The park consists of very rough and rugged terrain, several gorges and valleys. The parks in habitants include elephants, buffaloes , leopards, antelopes. Much as the park doesn’t have frequent visitors , non the less those that make their way to the park will surely experience the splendor of it contains.
Harare city is zimbabwe’s capital city, it covers an area of 960.6 km with approximate population of 2.8million by the year 2006. Harare city thrives as Zimbabwe’s cosmopolitan business city, filled with people from all walks of life. Harare as metropolitan constitutes of municipalities of chitungwiza and Epworth, the city stands on a plateau with a height measuring 1483meters above sea level and the city’s climate is of subtropical type.
Harare city was formed in the year 1890, the pioneer column, a small military group of British South African origin. The city was initially named Port Salisbury after the prime minister of uk Lord Salisbury. The administrators ran the government until the year 1923 when southern Rhodesia the current Zimbabwe obtained a responsible government. The capital retained its name until the year 1982 when the country was celebrating its second independence anniversary therefore coming up with new name Harare city.