Top Tourist Attractions In Zimbabwe
The top tourist attractions in Zimbabwe are an interesting mix of adrenaline rush inducing adventures and cultural experiences. This landlocked country in Southern Africa shares borders with Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique.
With its fertile soils, vibrant metropolitan cities and a rich flora and fauna, Zimbabwe is definitely worth a visit.
Here are some of the top tourist attractions in Zimbabwe.
Victoria Falls. The world’s largest water fall is both Zimbabwe and Zambia’s pride and joy. Victoria Falls offer a wide variety of activities ranging from mild and relaxing, to extreme and adrenaline-rush inducing.
Observe the diverse flora and fauna surrounding the falls. The grounds around Victoria Falls are home to a plethora of endemic species of birds, and fish. If you’re into sports fishing, the nearby Zambezi River is a slice of heaven.
Visitor Tip: If you’re brave enough, bungee jump off Victoria Falls Bridge for a once in a lifetime experience.
Hwange National Park. If observing Zimbabwe’s flora and fauna is your cup of tea, visit Huwange National Park, one of the top tourist attractions in Zimbabwe. This park is home to a great variety of game (one of the highest concentration of game, as a matter of fact). With an area of 146,000 square kilometres, the National Park is home to 107 species of animals and over 400 species of birds.
Harare. Head off to Zimbabwe’s capital for a taste of culture. Harare’s cosmopolitan environment is perfect place to hunt for local and gourmet cuisines to whet your whistle, or satisfy your craving for some souvenir shopping in Mbane Musika market, one of the greatest open-air market in Africa.
You can also check out some of Africa’s best artworks in the National Gallery or interesting artefacts in the Queen Victoria Museum.
Great Zimbabwe Ruins. For history buffs, visit the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the remnants of the ancient Kingdom of Munumatapa which was built between the 13th and 15th century.