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About Wonderful Zimbabwe

Welcome to Zimbabwe, where breathtaking nature stretches out in every direction

A journey here will take you through a magnificent patchwork of landscapes, from highveld, balancing boulders and flaming msasa trees, to laid-back towns, lush mountains and lifeblood rivers up north.

Here you can spot the Big Five in national parks, discover World Heritage-listed archaeological sites and stand in awe of one of the natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls.

Along the way, you’ll receive a friendly welcome and helping hand from locals, famous for their polite ways and resilience. Discover a beautiful country with multiple cultures and ways of life, a place where anyone can explore, learn and relax.

You will find it all in Zimbabwe, Welcome!

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Area 390 757 km²
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kariba
The name Kariba comes from the word Kariva or Karinga, meaning trap, which refers to a rock jutting out from the gorge where the dam wall was to be built. Kariba is a town located on Lake Kariba and was created by the labourers responsible for the construction of the dam in the 1950s. Situated near the Zambian border and built from the Zambezi river, Kariba boasts a wet and wild adventure for those willing to dive into its bounty.
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Chinhoyi
Have you ever heard of the Bhundu boys? If not, look them up, these are just one of the many talents you can celebrate out of Chinhoyi- this tiny town with so much to offer. Chinhoyi is also the place where the first revolution struggle shots were fired, you can imagine the reputation it has- no? Well… you don’t have to imagine, you can just visit. Like many towns in Zimbabwe, it is a simple place, and though it may…
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Bindura
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Harare
Harare stems from Havarari, meaning 'They never sleep' – which holds true for the locals that live there since the size and potential of the city never stops growing. Being the capital of Zimbabwe, this bustling city holds a depth and breadth of historical, cultural and wildlife attractions you simply have to see.
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Nyanga
Nyanga's vast mountain ranges with clouds and mist rolling off them all year long should be on every Zimbabwe holiday top 10 destinations list. The evergreen area is perfect for camping and hiking with reports of ancient tribes resident in the hills. Exercise caution when hiking as the trails though well trodden lead into very thick parts of the forests. It is recommended that a guide is used when hiking. Nyanga is also the home of Marist Nyang and St…
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Binga
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is a small tourist town located in Zimbabwe on the south bank of the Zambezi River and under the spray shadow of the Victoria Falls. Known worldwide as one of the ‘Seven Natural Wonders of the World’, there’s much more to the Victoria Falls than one of the world’s most incredible waterfalls. The town is situated within the more expansive Victoria Falls National Park. At the same time, a short distance upstream lies the Zambezi National Park, and…
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Gokwe
Gweru
Gweru is a city which is renowned for its vibrant farming activities and was originally known to the Ndebele as "The Steep Place" because of the Gweru River’s steep banks. It then later became the site of a military outpost established by Leander Starr Jameson in 1894.
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Mutare
Mutare is the fourth largest city in Zimbabwe and is renowned for the passing caravans that took refuge on their way to ports along the Indian Ocean. Explore the natural beauty of the area, enjoy local cuisine and collect soapstone figures and carvings as evidence of the ancient trade routes that ran through this town.
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Chimanimani
On the edge of the Eastern Highlands lies the tiny village of Chimanimani, hidden from the mainstream, completely tranquil and relaxing. Originally called Melsetter when it was founded by Thomas and Dunbar Moodie in 1892, what you see now is not where the original village was located, it is however still as beautiful. If you want mountains, horseback riding, dips in small pools beneath soft and elegant waterfalls, look no further. Chimanimani is about a 4-hour drive out of Harare,…
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Bulawayo
KoBulawayo in Ndebele means ‘place where he is being killed’, and though this may be the name of the city, no one is dying in Bulawayo. Beautiful and tranquil, relaxed and well maintained, Bulawayo is a delight to the eyes. The second largest city in Zimbabwe after Harare is also commonly known as the ‘City of Kings’ in reference to King Mzilikazi who founded the Ndebele kingdom. Bulawayo is well known for it’s beautifully laid out city streets which are…
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Zvishavane
Zvishavane is a small mining town named after the Shona words “zvikomo zvishava” which means “red hills”. The town is surrounded by red soil and is rich in mining facilities, however, it was specifically developed around the Shabani Mine in particular, which was one of the biggest producers of asbestos.
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Masvingo
Masvingo was known as Fort Victoria until 1982 when its name was briefly changed to Nyanda. Within a few months, its name was again changed to Masvingo when it was discovered that Nyanda did not translate very well between dialects. Masvingo is the oldest colonial settlement in Zimbabwe and best known for hosting the Great Zimbabwe Ruins.
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Chipinge
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Beitbridge
Also spelt Beit Bridge; the most Southern town in Zimbabwe is home to the busiest road-boarder in the Southern African region which spans over the Limpopo River connecting South Africa and Zimbabwe. This border post and bridge are a gateway into the rest of Africa with an estimated 8,000 to 20,000 people crossing daily, a good part of those are in trucks and buses waiting to deliver goods to many African countries, including Malawi, Zambia, the DRC and even as…
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Mashonaland Central
Mashonaland West
Mashonaland East
Matabeleland North
Midlands
Manicaland
Matabeleland South
Masvingo
POPULATION
POPULATION
16 million
CURRENCIES
CURRENCIES
ZWL & USD

Climate

Zimbabwe enjoys a temperate climate with 10 hours of sunshine hours per day on average. The seasons ar the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere, with midsummer at Christmas and winter lasting from May to July.

It is considerably warmer all year round in low-lying areas such as Kariba, Victoria Falls, Hwange, Gonarezhou and the Zambezi valley.

Daily temperatures reach 42°C in October & November. May, June & July experience very cold mornings & evenings with, daytime temperatures of 14°C.
Dry season: The winter months of mid April - mid August are dry and cool. Mid August - mid October is dry but increasingly hotter.
January, February & March is the rainy season with shorter, heavy showers start in November., bringing much relief from the hot temperatures.

Languages

Zimbabwe has 16 official languages.

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English, Shona, Ndebele, Chewa, Chibarwe, Kalanga, Koisan, Nambya, Ndau, Shangani, sign language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Swati|language in Filabusi.