Zimbabwe

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  • kariba
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  Overview

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 on 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 say the spray of the world's largest natural waterfall, the Victoria Falls; named after his sovereign Queen Victoria.

Zimbabwe boasts some amazing natural sites and has a unique landscape, atmosphere, community and culture which set it apart from its fellow Southern African nations. The beauty of this country will easily allow you to forget it's complicated structure; indulge yourself in the magnificent Victoria Falls, astounding structures of Motopas, observe the African wildlife and take yourself back in time to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins.



 
  Bordering Countries   Capital City   Currency  
  Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, South Africa   Harare   Zimbabwean dollar (ZWD). Also accepts South African rand, Botswana pula, pound sterling, euro, and the United States dollar  
             
  Official Language   Largest City   Dialling code  
  Chewa, Chibarwe, English, Kalanga, Koisan, Nambya, Ndau, Ndebele, Shangani, Shona, Sign language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa   Harare   +263  
   
 
 
 
 
           
           
           
  When to go

Zimbabwe has a pleasant climate and can be visited all year round. Summer runs from November - April and is characterised by high temperatures (often above 30 degrees Celsius) and rain. The winters are cool and dry, ideal for game viewing as animals gather around water sources. Victoria Falls is at its most mighty in April and May after the summer rainy season

Best time to go: May to September (All parks)
High Season: July to October (Won't feel crowded; only Victoria Falls gets busy)
Low Season: November to April (The parks will be very quiet)
Best Weather: April, May and September (Pleasant temperatures; afternoon rains are rare and seldom interfere with your safari)
Worst Weather: October to February (Very hot in low altitude parks; February to December are the wettest months)
   
               
 
           
Fast Fact

Lake Kariba, constructed on the River Zambezi, is one of the world's largest manmade lakes in the world..
           
           
Electricity / Voltage
Plugs / sockets are usually an issue when it comes to traveling, so always make sure you travel with a universal plug adapter

The voltage is 220 V
The plugs used are D or G
The electrical frequency is 50 Hz
           
           
Itravel's preferred Top Attractions
Brief descriptions of our recommended areas to visit
           
    Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls, one of the natural Wonders of the World, is the definitive example of breathtaking power and splendid beauty wrapped up in one package, A place which everyone should see at least once in their life time
 
         
    Lake Kariba
Built along the Zambezi River, this massive water body is one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the entire world. Measuring 280km long and 40km at its widest, Kariba Dam is home to around 40 different species of fish, as well as crocodiles and hippos.
 
         
    Hwange National Park
Named after a local Nhanzwa chief, Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometers. It is located in the northwest corner of the country about two hours south of the Mighty Victoria Falls
 
         
    Eastern Highlands
The range forms Zimbabwe's eastern border with Mozambique and comprises three main mountain groups - Nyanga (to the north) which contains Zimbabwe's highest mountain Mount Nyangani, Africa's second-longest waterfall Mutarazi Falls and the Honde Valley which leads into Mozambique; Bvumba Mountains (centrally situated near the city of Mutare); and Chimanimani (to the south).
 
         
    Masvingo
Masvingo (before 1982 known as Fort Victoria) is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe . The town is close to Great Zimbabwe (a ruined city in the southeastern hills), the national monument from which the country takes its name
 
         
    Matobo National Park
Forms the core of the Matobo or Matopos Hills, an area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys commencing some 35 kilometres south of Bulawayo. The hills were formed over 2 billion years ago with granite being forced to the surface
 
         
 
 

 

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