Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe is an incredibly beautiful, land-locked nation in the center of Southern Africa. Despite its political and economic struggles, it remains a country of breathtaking beauty and lush landscapes. Famously bordering on the magnificent Victoria Falls and stunning Zambezi River, this country is by no means short of attractions and activities.

Zimbabwe, previously known as Rhodesia during its colonial days, has been the focus of many explorers during the last few centuries. It was Rhodes that orchestrated the building of the first railway line through the country which stretches across the entire African continent, and David Livingstone was the explorer to hear the thunderous sound and see the spray of the world’s largest natural waterfall, the Victoria Falls; named after his sovereign Queen Victoria.

Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park and Matopos rock formations are amongst the country’s most famous attractions. Just an hour outside of the town of Bulawayo, the Great Zimbabwe Ruins can be found.

Zimbabwe received its independence in 1980 and has struggled to maintain a democratic state ever since. However, despite its unstable economy and the fragile political state, thousands of tourists make their way to the country every year.

  • Area: 390,757 km²
  • Avg. Life Expectancy: 61 years
  • Population est. 17,170,375
  • Literacy: 90%
  • Capital city: Harare
  • The country has 16 official languages: Chewa, Chibarwe, English, Kalanga, “Koisan” (presumably Tsoa), Nambya, Ndau, IsiNdebele, Shangani, Shona, “sign language” (Zimbabwean sign languages), SeSotho, Tonga, Tswana, TshiVenda, IsiXhosa.
  • Zimbabwe has one of the largest waterfalls in the world. Victoria Falls, is located on the Zambezi River. It is wider than a kilometer and has a height of more than one hundred meters. 
  • Africa explorer David Livingstone, named the waterfall after Queen Victoria.
  • Do I need vaccinations to visit Zimbabwe? 
  • Are there any age restrictions on Zimbabwean Tours? 
  • What currency do I use in Zimbabwe? 
  • What do I pack?  A sense of fun and a flexible attitude! A full checklist of essential items is included in the pre-departure info document.
  • What do I leave behind? Your watch, cellphone, laptop, work, stress, concept of time, pre-conceptions about anything and any attitude that is not pure adventure.