Must see points of attractions in Zimbabwe Though the country is known for its civil wars and politics, Zimbabwe draws the tourists attention for its beautiful teak forests , cypress tree hills and wildlife habitats. The Victoria Falls largest of the world, the man made lake called “Lake Kariba”, Great Zimbabwe Ruins & Monument, Hwange National Park, Matobo National Park (Matopos), Gonarezhou National Park ,Vumba Mountains , Harare City and the list goes on.
Victoria falls lies between the two countries Zambia and Zimbabwe which is the largest waterfall both in the width and height. Like the Niagara in United States and Canada, Victoria falls offers a breathtaking experience to the tourists by its thundering, misty, steamy white water contrasting the pitch dark rock cliffs with green patches of trees and bushes popping out from the sides. The tourists should surely try out the white water rafting, bungee jumping, helicopter rides and river cruises for a lifetime memory.
Matobo National Park
Matobo National Park contains the caves that were inhabited by man before thousands of years where the rock cave paintings serving as the proof. The balancing rocks and the granite mountains attracts the tourists to enjoy a spectacular view of the rhinos feeding into the vegetation, eagles soaring high above with wildebeests, leopards and antelopes.
Nyanga National Park
Nyanga National Park is a highland that is 1,800 meters above sea level covered with Msasa trees and cypress trees letting the cool breeze to blow across the maze of mountains with boulders bringing in a feel like that we are transmitted to another world. The cozy wooden cottages accommodates the tourists to enjoy the beauty of the whole place. Old World Samango monkeys, leopards and lions can be spotted in Nyanga while we take a surprise dips in wild waterfalls , hike through the mountain paths and end our day next to a fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate.
Great Zimbabwe Ruins & Monument
Dzimba dza mabwe or “House of Stones” attracts a lot of tourists and explorers to witness the ruins . The massive stone built walls creates a wow factor to the structure and adding to it is the stone carving of the bird which is now the national emblem of the Zimbabwe.
Hwange National Park
Hwange is home to the largest population of elephants. It provides a 15,000 square kilometers of protected landscape with hyenas, african wild dogs, leopards, 400 species of birds, giraffe and cheetahs whirring fast beside our gypsys. There is a guaranteed fun for the kids and the adults of a family when we watch the baby elephants trumpeting and skidding next to their mama elephants. It also holds a watering hole which offers a great show for the spectators.
The mountain range of forests is a complete contrariety for the Savannah regions of Zimbabwe. It holds rare bird species with a touch of fantasy world offering picturesque beauty and nature walks with a short visit to the neighbouring country Mozambique. Many homestays and cottages are provided as the accommodation for the tourists amidst the coffee plantations.