Peek into the heart of Africa, home to enthusiastic locals, full of creativity, serenity and hope, a place where Victoria Falls make the most beautiful water curtain between the two countries, where the most beautiful sunsets and breathtaking nature.
The Republic of Zimbabwe is located in the southern part of the African continent. It offers romantic and majestic Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park with spectacular herds of wildlife and Lake Caribbean ideal for fishing and the beautiful Eastern Mountains.
The border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Zambezi River is internationally recognized as one of the best rafting spots in the world. Other activities include river cruises, flying over waterfalls, bungee jumping, walks with lion cubs and safaris on elephant backs. Zimbabwe and Zambia also share the lower reaches of the Zambezi River, a wildlife region where lions and leopards are the main predators. Here you can see a large herd of elephants, bison and hippos, as well as a phenomenal variety of birds.
Although about 11% of Zimbabwe’s territory is set aside for parks and reserves, big cities are unavoidable. The two largest cities of Harare and Bulawayo offer an impressive selection of cultural attractions, bars and restaurants. Between these two urban hubs are the intriguing stone ruins of Greater Zimbabwe from the Iron Age, which deny theories that sub-Saharan Africa did not have great civilizations.
One of the best ways to get to know a country is through its food, so be sure to try Neji mushroom soup, Capeta dried fish, which is a great choice with a corn dish similar to polenta, and finally you can cool off the day with Zambezi beer.
Dance, music and crafts are the main parts of the traditional culture of the Shona tribe, from which most Zimbabweans come. You can take home products made of carved stone, bedding or a tablecloth decorated with batik technique and scenes from nature, or buy a CD with music that will always bring you back memories from Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe is a great destination all year round. Basically, the decision on when to travel to Zimbabwe depends on what you are most interested in seeing. The best time to visit Victoria Falls is after the rainy season, in April and May. The best time for rafting is the low water level on the Zambezi River, mostly from August to December. The winter months, from May to September, are best for observing animals.
If you are a fan of exotic and adventurous travel, Zimbabwe could become your favorite destination.