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2 Day Great Zimbabwe Excursion from Harare

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This excursions affords you the opportunity to explore the amazing Great Zimbabwe ruins, from the captivating architecture and archeology of the monuments to the refreshing breeze of lake Kyle and the wildlife at the game park. Its an excursion...

This excursions affords you the opportunity to explore the amazing Great Zimbabwe ruins, from the captivating architecture and archeology of the monuments to the refreshing breeze of lake Kyle and the wildlife at the game park.
Its an excursion worth doing and an amazing way to spend a weekend

What To Expect

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Day 1 Great Zimbabwe Excursion: Travelers depart from Bulawayo @ 7am for Masvingo.

Travellers will pass through the small farming town of Chivhu, located 140km South of Harare. Chivhu was formerly called Enkeldoorn and was founded by Afrikaans-speaking Boer farmers and settlers in around 1850, and was the first white settlement in Zimbabwe. It became an Afrikaner stronghold in a predominately English-speaking white Rhodesia, giving it the nickname of 'the Republic of Enkeldoorn'. It was later renamed Chivhu after the Independence of Zimbabwe in 1982

Mvuma, previously named 'Umvuma', is a small mining town in Midlands province in Zimbabwe. Located 192 km south of Harare along the Harare - Masvingo highway. Approx 100 km from Masvingo. The main employer was the Athens Mine (formerly the Falcon Mine) owned by Lonrho Zimbabwe which mined gold, silver, and copper. It was closed down around 1996 due to a mine shaft collapse and the low price of gold. One may still see a huge chimney, on top of a hill near the mine, built in 1913 and visible from miles away. Travellers can purchase some snacks and take a short break

Masvingo is a city in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. The city is close to Great Zimbabwe, the national monument from which the country takes its name. Masvingo is close to Lake Mutirikwi or lake Kyle, and the Kyle National Reserve where there are many different animal species.

Travellers will leave early from Harare to Masvingo. Travellers will travel by road, for about 3hrs, to the ancient city of Great Zimbabwe, once Zimbabwe's capital, which is the biggest and most significant stone archeological complex in Sub-Saharan Africa. Travellers will arrive around midday. Here our guide will take the travellers around this fascinating historical site. First stop will be visiting the site Museum from there you will go to the Hill Complex,the Great Enclosure, the Shona village & the valley ruins. This adventurous excursion gets you to retrace history as you walk through this great marvel which was built by the shona people. The name of the country had been named after this historical feature “Dzimbadzemabwe” which means the house of stones. A light picnic lunch at the site and then we round up our trip for the day with a visit to the local art and craft market en route to the lodge where you will be accommodated for the night.

Accommodations: Not included

Meals: Lunch

Day 2 Lake Kyle Expedition

Travellers will visit the Dam wall, enter the Lake Kyle recreational park for game viewing of white Rhino, buffalos, Hippos and lots of other vast wildlife, canoeing or boat rides in the lake. Travellers will need to pay for the entrance fees to the Game park.

Visitors get to see the Dam wall, enter the Lake Kyle recreational park for game viewing of white Rhino, buffaloes, Hippos and lots of other vast wildlife, canoeing or boat rides in the lake

Travellers will get to stroll and explore Masvingo town Travellers also have the opportunity to shop around in Masvingo.

Accommodations: Not included

Meals: Lunch

What’s included

Included

  • Private transportation
  • On-board WiFi
  • Lunch
  • In-vehicle air conditioning

Not Included

  • Gratuities
Additional Info
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

What’s included

Private transportation
On-board WiFi
Lunch
In-vehicle air conditioning
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2 Day Great Zimbabwe Excursion from Harare

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