Zimbabwe is a country in Southern Africa bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Mozambique. The country is populated by roughly 16 million people and extends a 390,759-sq. km. Although the country officially recognizes 16 different languages, the most prominently spoken is English. The country is rich and vibrant in culture and tradition as its population is comprised of the Shona and Ndebele ethnic groups, combined they make up 96% of the country’s population. Zimbabwe is home to a great number of amazing sites. This land-locked country will not fail to impress. To help you decide where to go we've listed the best Zimbabwe Destinations that travelers normally wanted to visit.
The country is known for its various art forms, specifically the stone sculptures sold across the country in most markets and villages. Performative arts such as song and dance are an integral part of Zimbabwean culture and aid in the preservation of the country’s folklore and story-telling practices. Zimbabwe&rsquo's main currency in circulation is the US dollar, although many other currencies are accepted including the South African rand, Botswana pula, the Euro, Australian dollar, Pound Sterling, Chinese yuan Japanese yen, and Indian rupee. Previously known as Rhodesia, the country has been in an extensive, ongoing state of political unrest.
In 1953 Rhodesia was one of three countries to collectively make up the Central African Federation, established by Britain. In 1965 the white minority government declared independence from Britain, but the country was not officially declared an independent nation until 1980 when Robert Mugabe came into power and the country took on the name of Zimbabwe. The country’s capital city and largest is Harare has a population of 1.5 million inhabitants. The agricultural industry is extremely important to Zimbabwe and strongly supports the country’s economy as sugar, cotton, and tobacco are the country’s main exports.
Zimbabwe’s geography is varied as Mountainous areas, river valleys and forests make up the diverse collection of landscapes. The country houses some of the most famous natural spectacles in the world, including the internationally noted Victoria Falls located in the Hwange District. Tourists travel from all over the globe to visit these spectacular falls as it has been named both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Of course, Zimbabwe Destinations covers mainstream attractions, not least of all the roaring wonder of Victoria Falls, and the up-and-coming metropolis of Harare – certainly one to watch! So, if you’re feeling adventurous and ready to throw caution to the wind, it’s worth considering this lost jewel of the African south for sure…
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Chinhoyi Caves National Park is the most mystic and one of the mysterious places you’ll visit in Zimbabwe. Located 135 km (~ 84 miles) from the capital city of Harare, the Chinhoyi caves are a network of limestone and dolomite caves and tunnels with the top attraction being a crystalline blue pool.
Paying a visit to the Kariba dam is one of the most important things to do in Zimbabwe. Lake Kariba is an artificial reservoir created as a result of the blockade of the river Zambezi by the Kariba dam created in 1959 in order to generate power.
Among all the things to do in Zimbabwe, we can’t say no to prehistoric sites and medieval ruins. And you would not want to leave Zimbabwe before getting an opportunity to visit the Great Zimbabwe ruins.
Victoria Falls is considered the most iconic waterfall in the whole of Africa. And it is indeed one of the most spectacular waterfalls. Located on river Zambezi and situated along the Zambia-Zimbabwe border, these falls are a magnificent beauty. Here, the largest sheet of falling water on the planet tumbles down a cliff 108 meters (354 feet) high and 1708 meters (5604 feet) long
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