||CHOBE NATIONAL PARK-BOTSWANA
||Chobe National Park is located
in the Northern Region of Botswana. It measures 11700km. It is renowned
for it’s teeming game. It has some of the densest concentrations of Elephants,
Zebra, Buffalo, Wildebeest and Lions. They are high chances of seeing THE
BIG FIVE and they are ever present predictors - HUGE PRIDES OF LION trail
the game. Chobe National Park is home to over 450 species of birds.
Chobe River is a popular
tourism center for Game Viewing by either boat or game viewing vehicle.
|Victoria Falls is one of
the seven wonders of the world. The Kololo called it – Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning
The smoke that Thunders. It is the world’s spectacular, largest and certainly
the most majestic waterfalls in the world. The falls were made famous to
the world in the 1950’s and named by David Livingstone The Victoria Falls
after Queen Victoria. He proclaimed –“so lovely that they must be seen
by Angels on their flight”.
They are 1708 meters wide
and depth of 92 meters high. In November when the falls are in their lowest
20 000 cubic meters of water flows over them each minute, but during heavy
rains, this can rise to around 500 000 cubic meters.
|They are tourist activities
to suit all appetites, these includes full day’s excursion either to Hwange
national park or Chobe National park in Botswana, Sundowner cruise on the
Zambezi, Flight over the falls, Canoeing on the Zambezi, Game viewing,
Visiting crocodile farm, Traditional Dancing, Visit to the Monde village,
Golf, Fishing, Horse riding, Elephant ride, White water rafting on the
rapid below the falls and for the really brave, Bungee Jump 111m on the
Victoria Falls Bridge.
||HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
Hwange National Park is located
in the North Western region, about 279 kilometers from the second largest
city of Bulawayo. It is easily accessed by road from Bulawayo or Victoria
falls. It is 15000 kilometers in size and it is of Africa’s leading Game
reserves and largest in Zimbabwe. It has one of the greatest concentrations
of Elephant in the world. The Park’s network of game viewing roads is criss-
cross by great herds of Elephant and Buffalo, groups of Rhino, Giraffe,
Zebra and Impala and a score of predators, including Lion , Leopard and
Cheetah. At night, Lions on patrol are a common sight around luxury hotels
and safari lodges.
|Hwange National Park is
a big Game country where a visitor has a chance of seeing a herd of elephants,
lions, leopard and buffalo.
Hwange National Park has
400 species of birds recorded.
The ruined city near Masvingo
is the largest ancient ruins in Sub-Saharan Africa and oldest in Southern
Africa. It is the country’s premier National Monument. The towering stone
house are the remains of a city of some 20 000 Shona speaking people which
prospered between the 12th and 15th centuries. The complex covers about
720 hectares with it’s huge granite walls conical tower and fortresses.
Everything has been constructed entirely without mortar, a million stones,
each one balancing upon the next in a feat of skill that is hard to imagine
A beautiful stylized soapstone
fish eagle, now the National Emblem, was found in the ruins
There is souvenir shop and
museum containing the archeological artifacts recovered from the ruins.
||LAKE KARIBA is one of largest
man-made lakes in the world and covers an area of 5000km and is over 280km
long. When it was firstly proposed to build the dam, the inhabitants of
the area, the Tonga tribe lobbied against the idea. They spoke about the
sacred land and river which were the home of the Nyaminyami, the half serpent,
half fish river God who was the guardian of the river and protector of
life in the area. The argument was that the dam would upset the Nyaminyami
who would revenge for tampering with the area.
It took four years of incredible
engineering to block the mouth of a narrow gorge in order to flood to the
Gwembe trough and form the great lake Kariba – a place of outstanding beauty
out very quickly the there are few finer ways to witness one of the spectacular
African sunset than on the lake kariba, whether on a houseboat or at one
of many lodges, fish, watersports, boating and wildlife viewing combine
to create excellent memories that are hard to beat.
The Eastern Highlands are
situated on the Eastern Border of Zimbabwe. It is the home to Nyangani,
the highest mountain in Zimbabwe at 2593m.
There are streams, waterfalls,
lakes, forest, hiking trails and the leopard Rock golf course is considered
one of the best mountain courses in the world.
|It also includes
the Nyanga National Parks with it’s spectacular World’s View, 30
hectares of indigenous and exotic plants which form the Vumba Botanical
gardens, which the visitor a wonderful display of flora.
Chimanimani is also home
to Mtarazi Falls which is Zimbabwe’s highest at 762meters and the beautiful
Bride Veil Falls. The crisp mountain air and the lush scenery make this
a favourite tourist Destination.
||Harare is Zimbabwe’s capital
and it is a modern cosmoplitan city with a vibrant cultural scene and the
starting point for most visitors. It is the most beautiful cities in Africa
with thousands of flowering trees lining the streets, the popular being
the purple jacarandas and the red flambo yants which flower on spring.
There are many attraction
which include the National Gallery with it’s stunning collections of PAN-AFRICAN
art and contemporary shona stone sculptures, the National Botanical Gardens
and the famous Mbare Market.
reach of the city are wildlife attraction at the Lion and Cheetah park,
Larvon Bird Gardens and the snake park. Geologist can wonder at the Epworth
|Matopo means “BALD HEADS”
due to the area's many interesting balancing rock structures and giant
granite domes. It covers an area of 2000km. It has some giant whale backed
rocks form huge caves where the San people have left pre-historic rock
paintings. There is a game park with varieties of game including the White
Rhino and the World's largest concentration of Black Eagles.
Picnic sports abound in the
park and on the hill “Malindidzimu” the place of benevolent spirits, at
“World’s View” lies the tomb of Cecil John Rhodes.
Bulawayo is the second largest
City and also the second oldest city after Masvingo. The name means “a
place of killing” which was given by King Lobengula, after a fierce battle
for the land. It has the widest streets in the city center which were designed
during early treeking days so that a wagon of 18 oxen would turn around
in the road.
It is a pleasure to visit
at any season because of it’s highveld climate. It has broad avenue lined
with an attractive mixture of archive cure, gracious parks and flowers
in perpetual give it special appeal.
|Visit to Bulawayo
is incomplete without visiting The Township Square Theatre, Chipangali
Wildlife Orphanage, Khami Ruins, Railway Museum, Tshabalala Game Sanctuary
and Mzilikazi Art and Craft Center. Natural History Museum in Bulawayo
exhibits the second largest fully mainted Elephant in the world.