Attractions from Zimbabwe


Matobo National Park

This National Park is situated not far from Bulawayo. Here, it is possible to see exciting rock formations with prehistoric cave paintings. Cecil Rhodes, who gave name to Rhodesia, as Zimbabwe was called until the country freed itself from Great Britain, is buried in the area on a granite rocky summit called Malindidzimu. The word means, "view to the world" and is considered to be the best vantage point in Zimbabwe.

The cultural centre: Mzilikazi Arts and Crafts Centre

This cultural centre is situated a little outside the city. Here, local forms of art are represented in the shape of beautiful sculptures, plaited baskets, ceramics, pearl jewellery and wooden works made by the local inhabitants. If you would like to bring some local history back home as a memory, this is where you should buy it.


African Unity Park

In this park, it is possible to buy a number of tropical flowers at reasonable prices by the many trades people. Other than that, you will get lots of sense impressions from all the wonderful mixes of colours in flowers and plants at the stalls of the flower trades people.

Mbane Musika Market

It is a market that has everything you can dream of in food, clothing, herbs, medicine and local works of art and at lower prices than in the shops.

National Gallery of Zimbabwe

This museum is one of the best places to see the cultural history and works of art of Zimbabwe. There are also quite a few paintings and sculptures from the colonial time.


Animal life in Hwange National Park

The rich animal life and the 27,000 elephants are the largest attractions in the area.

Great Zimbabwe National Monument

Next after the pyramids in Egypt, this is the largest collection of ruins situated in one place in Africa. It is the remains of a town state called Munhumatapa, which bloomed in the period between the 13th and the 15th century, when gold was traded. The ruins are large rock buildings, which shine by the exquisiteness of the craft.

Mount Selinda

Chirinda Forest Reserve is situated above the coffee plantations in the eastern highland. Chirinda Forest Reserve is the most southerly tropical rain forest in Africa. The Big Tree Route is the most popular walking route, which, funny enough, also leads to the biggest tree in Zimbabwe. This tree is 1,000 years old and is more than 66 metres tall and 15 metres wide.

Nyanga National Park

Mount Nyangani is situated in this park and is one of the tallest vantage points in Zimbabwe. Grass steppes, forest areas, rocks and waterfalls make the old country place of Cecil Rhodes a popular tourist target. The park's large lake is popular for trout fishing.

Tengenenge Farm

Tom Blomefield built this farm in northern Zimbabwe with the money he got from his share in the chromium mines of Zimbabwe. Being a huge patron of art, he collected over 17,000 different sculptures in a park on his land during his lifetime. Furthermore, the farm houses many contemporary African works of art, and artists living on the site maintain it. It is possible to stay on the farm, but it is quite expensive.

The area by Mutirikwi Game Reserve

Towards the south is another artificial lake. Next to the northern side of the lake is a National Park, where three metres long lizards live side by side with lots of giraffes and white hippopotamuses. The Bushman Cave Painting, picturing a large hunting scene, is also situated in the area.

The area surrounding Gweru

The area surrounding Gweru, situated in the middle of the country, houses a lot of old ruins. The Nalatale Ruins and the Dhlo Ruins are situated nearby. There are also several National Parks in the area, hosting wild animals, dangerous nature and beautiful rock formations.

The Chinhoyi Cave

A little outside the town of Chinhoyi in the northern part of Zimbabwe, you will find a deep cave, which slopes down towards a subterranean lake. More than 50 metres down, crystal blue water hides and shines up when, once in a while, a sunbeam finds its way down into the deep.

The Kariba Lake

This artificial lake was made when a dam was built in 1958 in the area. Now, the area is filled with small islands, which make living conditions for animals ideal. Several hundreds of hippopotamuses and crocodiles make the water less safe for swimming and other pleasures, but there are good fishing possibilities in the area.

Victoria falls

The largest waterfall in the world is situated at the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Enormous natural forces pump 550 million litres of water per minute out into a free fall of over 100 metres, producing steam, which can be seen 30 kilometres from the place. You can see the falls from many different angles from the bridge between the two countries. Bungee-jumpers without fear of death jump from the bridge, where they can gain a free fall of 110 metres.

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