July 10, 2020

Top Tourist Attractions in Zimbabwe

For a couple of years, the travel reputation of Zimbabwe was not too good. The country sustained a severe political unrest.

Fast forward to now, Zimbabwe is more established and stable as compared to its previous condition. Due to this stability, the tourism here is also improving and gradually, the number of travellers visiting Zimbabwe has also increased.

The country is a home for nature enriched scenes, picture perfect landscapes, thrilling forests that are full of adventure and exotic wildlife.

This place is now considered to be much safer. Also, the top tourist attractions in Zimbabwe are located outside the cities.

The main thing to notice is that Zimbabwe is also featured in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are extremely uncrowded. So that you can experience the beauty of nature by getting a bit closer.

In this article we have compiled a shortlist of top tourist attractions in Zimbabwe. 

Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park is located on the border of Botswana. It is known as the oldest and largest national park and nature reserves of Zimbabwe. The Hwange National Park occupies a huge area of 5,655 square miles (or 14,650 square kilometers). This national park serves as a home of over 100 species of mammals including the Big Five. The place is well known because of elephants, as the Hwange National park is considered to be the largest one in terms of Elephant population.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is located in the West Corner of Zimbabwe, the Zambezi River and it makes a border with Zambia.

The victoria falls measures 354 feet (108 meters) in height and it is 5,604 feet (1708 meters) wide.

Victoria Falls is the largest sheet of falling water all across the globe and it is among the seven wonders of the world.

In the peak time of flood season, the spray thrown up by Victoria Falls can extend upto 30 miles (48 kilometers) away.This magnificent place is also named as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “The Smoke That Thunders”.

The visitors can experience breathtaking panoramas of the plummeting water and the rainbows.

If you are planning a trip to ZImbabwe then make sure that you visit this place.

Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba is located in the northeast of the Victoria Falls. The Zambezi River feeds Lake Kariba and it is known as another superlative body of water that is located on the Zambian border.

This lake was produced during the construction of the Kariba Dam in 1959. Lake Kariba is man made and it is considered as the largest man made lake in terms of volume.

It is spread over an area of 220 kilometers and it is 40 kilometers wide.

There are different lodges that are situated besides the lake shores. You can explore the whole lake by getting a traditional house boat.

Kariba is one of the best places to travel in the World. Here you will get a chance to catch tiger fish, ferocious freshwater species, etc.