Top Zimbabwe destinations for 2012

Top Zimbabwe destinations for 2012
Published: 21 January 2012 (14174 Views)
Romance and adventure go hand in hand in Zimbabwe. The holiday destinations in Zimbabwe will allow you experience the low lying semi arid land to forest and lake infested lush green highlands. The rich diversity of natural beauty will steal your heart away. The country sprawls over a high plateau of Southern Africa and is bordered by Zambezi and Limpopo rivers

Places to Visit in Zimbabwe

Matopos National Park
Steeped in ancestral importance to both the local Matabele people and ancient San Bushmen, the fascinating Matapos Hills in southern Zimbabwe boast excellent examples of San rock paintings to accompany a significant wildlife population
    
Victoria Falls
The Victoria Falls provide awe inspiring sightseeing and have become one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. Often called Africa’s adrenaline capital, activities range from white water rafting to the famous Vic Falls bungee, whilst the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park provides numerous safari opportunities.

Experience the largest waterfall of the world at Zimbabwe. Sprawling over an area of 2.5 kilometers, the Victoria Falls is a drive of 120 kilometers from the Hwange National Park. The most fascinating part of the waterfall is that every minute 550 million liters of water gush down a 100 meter free fall. You can book your trip with ‘Flight of the Angels’, which is a short flight offering the best view of the Victoria Falls. To get a view of the waterfall from the Zambia side, you need to fill up a few formalities and enjoy this most amazing walk. Closely located is Zambezi National Park, which is also a must visit. One of the natural wonders of the world, the Victoria falls would make you completely speechless.
   
Hwange National Park
The Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest and oldest wildlife reserve and is renowned as one of Africa’s greatest conservation areas. With its excellent infrastructure, abundant wildlife and 400 bird species, it has become one of Zimbabwe’s prime game-viewing destinations.
   
Mana Pools National Park
The Mana Pools National Park and World Heritage Site consists of four main pools and several smaller pools scattered along the course of the mighty Zambezi River. Together with the surrounding floodplain, Mana Pools is home to a large and varied wildlife population.
   
Matusadona National Park
This beautiful, unspoilt wilderness area on the shores of Lake Kariba in north-western Zimbabwe, is home to large game populations of elephant, lion and buffalo and is one of the last remaining sanctuaries of the endangered Black Rhino.

The Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe
Formed of Vumba, Inyanga, and Chimanimani mountain ranges, the eastern highlands are one of the top holiday destinations of Zimbabwe. Large number of tourists from all parts of the world flocks here to experience a relaxing vacation. The early morning crisp air is bound to make you romantic as you elevate up the hilly trails. Inyangani, the highest peak of Zimbabwe is located in this area. Deep valleys, bare granite peaks, gorges, sparkling trout river rolling through sharp cliffs and pine-forested hill slopes add to the beauty of the region. Play golf or take a pony ride through the forests to make it all the more interesting.



A wide variety of scenic beauty has resulted into the Zimbabwe's fast growing tourist industry. The very favorable climate of the region makes it a tourist hotspot all through the year. The prime attractions of Zimbabwe are:

1.Victoria Falls
2.Hwange National Park
3.Kariba
4.Gonarezhou National Park
5.Eastern Highlands
6.The Great Zimbabwe Monument
7.Nyanga

Highveld, which is a chain of low mountains, runs from, northeast to southwest of the country and is the most populated area of Zimbabwe.

Parks and Wildlife in Zimbabwe

The wildlife and natural parks of Zimbabwe allows you to take part into sheer activities. The most visited wildlife parks of the country are:

1.Mountains of the Eastern highlands
2.Hwange National Park
3.Mopani Forest
4.Lake Kariba

Zimbabwe boasts of 10 recreational parks along side 10 national parks. There are countless sanctuaries, botanical gardens and 14 national safari areas that adorn the place.

Zimbabwe Attractions

1.Harare
2.Bulawayo
3.Great Zimbabwe National Monument
4.Lake Kyle National
5.Hwange National Park
6.Mana Pools National Park
7.Lake Kariba
8.Matobo National Park
9.Nyanga National Park

Popular Activities in Zimbabwe

1.Houseboat ride on Lake Kariba
2.Flight of the Angels over Victoria Falls
3.Bungi Jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge
4.White Water Rafting on Zambezi River
5.Tiger Fishing on Zambezi River
6.Visit to the Golf Courses in the Eastern Highlands
7.Game performance on Horseback during a visit to Hwange National Park
8.Photographic Safaris
9.Explore Great Zimbabwe Ruins
10.Hiking in the Chimanimani Mountains
 

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