Zimbabwe

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Additional Information
Capital Harare
Currency
Timezone Africa/Harare
Total States 10
Airport City Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport, Centenary Airport, Chipinge Airport, O Buffalo Range Airport, Gweru-Thornhill Air Base
Ruling Type Government
Offical Languages Chewa, Chibarwe, English, Kalanga, Koisan
National Animal Sable Antelope
Food Sadza, Nhedzi, Whawha
Seasons Autumn  : Mar - Jun
Summer : Dec - Mar
Winter     : Jun - Sep
Sprint      : Sep - Dec


Destination



1 ) Harare District
Popular - Capital City     Location - Harare District, -Harare, -Zimbabwe

Harare is the capital of Zimbabwe. On the edge of landscaped Harare Gardens, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe has a large collection of African contemporary art and traditional pieces like baskets, textiles, jewelry and musical instruments. The unusual granite formation Epworth Balancing Rocks is southeast of the city. Wildlife such as zebras and giraffes roam Mukuvisi Woodlands, which has bike paths and a bird park.
Farther east, Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary rehabilitates orphaned animals and is home to monkeys, serval cats and lions. To the north, Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens has a massive collection of aloe and cycad plants. Steep trails lead to the top of Ngomakurira Hill, home to ancient San rock paintings. West of the city, vast Lake Chivero Recreational Park provides habitat for white rhinos, giraffes, zebras and abundant birdlife. In addition to wildlife-viewing, activities include boating, fishing and water sports on the lake. To the northwest, the grottoes and underground caverns of Chinhoyi Caves are filled with vivid cobalt-blue water.


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2 ) Bulawayo
Popular - National Park     Location - Bulawayo, -Bulawayo, -Zimbabwe

Bulawayo is a city in southwest Zimbabwe. It’s a gateway to Matobo National Park, home to the Matobo Hills rock formations and Stone Age cave art. Park wildlife includes rhinos and black eagles. Nearby, Tshabalala Game Sanctuary has zebra and impala. West of Bulawayo, the ruins of 15th-century Khami city comprise stone walls and terraces. Bulawayo’s Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe displays finds from the site.

The city dates back to pre-colonial days, when it was founded in the 1840s by the Ndebele king, Lobengula Khumalo. Nearly half a century later it was invaded by the British South Africa Company during the Matabele War, and colonised by Cecil Rhodes in 1894. The grand colonial architecture that stands today soon followed, and Bulawayo's claim to fame is that it had electric lighting (switched on in 1897) before London did! The population today remains majority Ndebele.


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3 ) Hwange District
Popular - Safari     Location - Hwange District, -Matabeleland North, -Zimbabwe

Hwange is a town in Zimbabwe, located in Hwange District, in Matabeleland North Province, in northwestern Zimbabwe, close to the international borders with Botswana and Zambia. It lies approximately 100 kilometres, by road, southeast of Victoria Falls, the nearest large city. The town lies on the railway line from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, to Victoria Falls. Hwange sits at an elevation of 770 metres, above sea level.


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4 ) Kariba District
Popular - Natural Bio-Reservoir     Location - Kariba District, -Mashonaland West, -Zimbabwe

Kariba is a town in northern Zimbabwe. It’s a gateway to huge Lake Kariba, known for its houseboats, hippos and tiger fish. In Kariba Heights, a lookout offers panoramic views of the lake. Nearby, the circular Chapel of Santa Barbara has a memorial to workers who died during the construction of the massive Kariba Dam in the 1950s. Surrounding Kariba, the Charara Safari Area is home to elephants and buffalo.

The Kariba Dam lies on the Zambezi River, straddling the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, and is the world’s largest manmade reservoir by capacity.


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5 ) Chinhoyi
Popular - Caves     Location - Chinhoyi, -Harare, -Zimbabwe

Chinhoyi, formerly Sinoia, town, north-central Zimbabwe. It lies west of the Hunyani River and Falls and is located on highway and rail routes to the national capital, Harare (formerly Salisbury), and to Lusaka, Zambia. Chinhoyi is the centre of a productive agricultural area (tobacco, corn [maize], cattle) and a mining district (copper and mica). The town is also the gateway to the Chinhoyi (limestone) Caves, 5 miles (8 km) west. Named for a local chief, Chinhoyi acquired town status in 1946


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6 ) Marondera
Popular - Agriculture     Location - Marondera, -Harare, -Zimbabwe

Marondera, formerly Marandellas, town, northeastern Zimbabwe. It originated in 1890 as a rest house on the road from Harare (formerly Salisbury) to Mutare (formerly Umtali) and was named for Marondera, chief of the ruling Barozwi people. Destroyed in the Shona resistance of 1896, it was moved 4 miles (6 km) north to the Harare-Beira railway line. During the South African (Boer) War it was used by the British as a staging point for military operations into the Transvaal, and in World War II it was a refuge for displaced Poles. Constituted a village in 1913, it became a town in 1943. Marondera services a large forestry and farming district and markets timber, tobacco, corn (maize), beef, and dairy products. It is an educational centre and the site of the Grasslands Research Station


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7 ) Nyanga District
Popular - Mining Industry     Location - Nyanga District, -Manicaland, -Zimbabwe

Nyanga is a town in Zimbabwe. At one time, the town was known as Inyanga.

Nyanga is a township in Cape Town, South Africa. Its name in Xhosa means ‘moon’ and it is one of the oldest black townships in Cape Town. It was established as a result of the migrant labour system. In 1948 black migrants were forced to settle in Nyanga as Langa became too small


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Activity



1 ) Chobe National Park
Activity Category - National Park

Chobe National Park is a true wildlife paradise and one of the best national parks in Southern Africa. Just one peek at the variety of wildlife and lush vegetation and you will be mesmerized forever!

The gateway to Chobe is Kasane, a small town near the borders of Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. Kasane accommodation offers hotels, tented camps and luxury lodge accommodation.
Guests can transfer from Kasane to their respective accommodation in and around Chobe National Park. Accommodation in the park include wild unfenced camping, eco-lodges, tented camps and luxury lodges.

Chobe National Park is extremely lush for an African reserve, because of the many waterways. The Chobe River flows through the park and quenches the thirst of many animals and birds during the dry season.

Boat cruises and game drives along the river are very popular. The natural environment of the park allows for excellent photographic experiences.

You can browse our selection of Chobe safari packages, houseboat stays and photographic safaris or just contact our team to assist in your travel arrangements.


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Festival

1 ) Harare Jazz Festival

Festival Month - April

April is a busy month for Harare, at least festival-wise. April 15 to 16 marks the annual Jazz Festival. Famous African musicians take to the stage and there are workshops for budding talent. All of the proceeds go to charity and many students are given free entry.


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2 ) Bulawayo Music Festival

Festival Month - May

Presented by the Zimbabwe Academy of Music, the Bulawayo Music Festival is held every two years from May 23-27. Playing host to a wide range of genres including classical, pop, jazz, and gospel, the festival is one of best musical showcases in the country. There are a variety of concerts by both international and Zimbabwean acts, but also informative workshops for festival-goers to attend.


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3 ) Harare International Food Festival

Festival Month - November

Visitors who are lucky enough to visit in November should make a stop at the Harare International Food Festival. Still in its early years, the event is making an impact on the foodie and gourmet scene. Showcasing everything from international cuisine to regional wine, this festival brings together the best cuisine and chefs from around Zimbabwe and overseas to taste everything from wine and whiskey to paté and pasta, and you are sure to leave full.


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