Zimbabwe is a great place bestowed with loads of interesting tourist sites. Destinations that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime.
As you make up your travel list for the year, do not forget to add these destinations. The 2019 travel list would be incomplete without these stunning destinations.
1. Chinhoyi Caves
The dolomite and limestone caves are an intriguing place whose main attraction is a deep blue natural pool; they call it the sleeping pool. It maintains the same temperature all year around. The caves have a mystical appeal about them as elders believe they are scared. A visit to Chinhoyi Caves will be a chance to hear about the historical significance of the caves as well as folkore surrounding this mysterious place.
2. The Vumba Mountains
The Vumba mountains are a scenic place in the Eastern Highlands, south west of Mutare. A lush place, which experiences a pleasantly cool climate almost all year round. Vumba has stunning valleys, mountain views and awesome hiking trails through lush forests. It is also home to an impressive botanical gardens, which has a rich collection of azaleas, orchids, proteas and many more flower/plant species.
Not too far from the mountains in Vumba, is Leopard Rock Hotel that has one of the most stunning golf courses in the world,with breath taking views at every hole…
3. Matobo Hills
Matobo Hills are an extensive granite rock outcrop, which was formed thousands of years ago. The impressive kopjes stretch for over 30km. They are located in the Matobo National Park near Bulawayo and have a historical and cultural significance to Zimbabwe. Matobo is a Ndebele stronghold in the 1800s and were the site of the second Ndebele war. Cecil John Rhodes is buried in the area as well.
The National Park is rich in wildlife as well and visitors will have much see including sable, hyenas, giraffe and white rhino. Visitors can enjoy a horseback safari, which enables you get up close to the wildlife, as well as camping over night in the beautiful african surroundings.
4. Mutarazi Falls
Mutarazi Falls is the highest waterfall in Zimbabwe at a whopping 762 metres. They are not wide by world standards, but they are a place of awesome beauty they are found on the Mutarazi River, which runs through the fertile and stunning Nyanga National Park in the Eastern Highlands.
5. Hwange National Park
Hwange is the largest wildlife park in Zimbabwe, it is teeming with different animals from lions, giraffe, wilde-beest, over 100 mammal species in all. Hwange also has the largest elephant population in Zimbabwe.
The park offers rugged camping sites as well as developed facilities, picnic sites and hosts several luxury lodges. Visitors to the park will enjoy walking safaris, trekking the painted dog, birding, camping under the stars, game drives and cultural visits to surrounding villages.
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