I am Lynette and I am passionate about poetry! But as much as I would have loved to use metaphors and platitudes, I will try to make the below as clear and simple as possible. These are my ideas of a places to visit in Zimbabwe .
And of course if you have any more questions please feel free to contact me!
Let’s get started 🙂
THE MUST VISIT: VICTORIA FALLS
I am well traveled and from an objective perspective, I never saw something as breathaking as the Victoria Falls!
It’s a World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
“Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight,” whispered explorer Dr David Livingstone on first seeing them. It is also known as the adventure capital of the world.
Harare (3 days)
First thing first… come with me and my team for a free walking tour! When I travelled in Europe I was impressed by the new tourism concept of walking tours …how locals were bringing travelers together and showing them their towns.. for free!
So I decided to the same and designed the best possible tour! There are so many gems and exciting events in the city .There is never a dull moment in Harare .
Gonarezhou (2 days): The place of the Elephants
Early departure is necessary for the fairly long journey to Gonarezhou NationalPark in the South Eastern Lowveld. “The place of Elephants” is a hidden gem. It is relatively unknown, though it is easily accessible by tarred roads. Gonarezhou is a vast National park which is crossed by the Save, Runde and Mwenezi rivers. There is superb wildlife to be found in a typical riverine bush environment.
Any journey into the heart of Gonarezhou begins with the realisation that this is wild country. It is one of Africa’s last remaining pristine wildernesses and we are all privileged to be a visitor here. The animals are in their most natural state at Gonarezhou. It is one of Africa’s last remaining pristine wildernesses and we are all privileged to be a visitor here. The animals are in their most natural state at Gonarezhou. This is a country of red sandstone, thorny scrub and baobabs. Buffalo gather at watering holes, big cats prowl silently in pursuit of painted impala, hippo wallow midstream attended by squadrons of fluttering birds. The presence of elephants is everywhere. A panorama of birdlife gathers at Tembahata and Machanu Water Pans. Weather exhilarating game drives through the park, excursions to the epic Chilojo Cliffs, or a day spent bird watching, there is a wide range of activities to suit every guest. When the day is done and you’ve enjoyed sundowners on the Save River, sleep will come easy. You know when you wake, it will be there waiting for you, all over again.
For those with a penchant for something a bit more active, the 3km walking trail from the lodge to the beautiful Chivilia Falls is a great way to start or end your day. Trekking through a rugged landscape will lead you to a viewpoint overlooking the falls. As the water cascades over age-old rocks, take in the sights and satisfy your thirst with some well-deserved refreshments.
As the sun sets on a day filled with exciting game drives, the island presents an ideal setting in which to relax and unwind. Explore the site of the former Mahenye Lodge, swathed in tangles of dense trees and winding vines, then slowly make your way to the beach, where deck chairs and refreshing drinks await
Masvingo (1 day)
It is possible to hitch hike from Harare to Masvingo or catch a local bus from Mbare .Normally it is not necessary to book in advance but an early start always spares a lot of trouble .
Masvingo is well known forThe Great Zimbabwe National Monument, a World Heritage Site, is all that remains of what was once the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Zimbabwe. Constructed from the 11th to the 15th century, the ruins are majestic, awe-inspiring and timeless.
Spanning an area of more than 700ha, up to 18 000 people are believed to have lived here. Great Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe meaning “stone houses”) was a main regional trading centre, its wealth associated with Arab gold trading. Its Great Enclosure is the largest single ancient structure south of the Sahara. Fragments of Persian and Chinese pottery have been found at the site. Guided tours are available, and there is ample accommodation to fit all budgets near the monument, offering an array of activities such as swimming, volleyball and game drives.
Matopos (2 days)
You depart for Bulawayo, the second city of Zimbabwe; You can do a short walk in the city centre, which has a great variety of historical buildings, one of them the famous national gallery. A visit to the Natural History Museum is an attractive option. The drive to Matopos National Park from Bulawayo centre takes about 45 minutes.
Once you have seen the landscapes In Matopos you will understand why John Cecil Rhodes wanted to be buried in its granite rocks. Worlds View offers views you have never seen before. Another must is to go on foot, with a guide, to trace the White Rhino. It is as exciting as looking for gold or diamonds. Nesbitt Castle is also a great place to visit .
Mavuradonha Wilderness (2 days )
Beautiful wonderland !Mavuradonha is surrounded by mountains which rise over 1,000m and offer spectacular scenery, great hiking trails (11 trails), bird watching, rock painting, and a touch of native biodiversity (both flora and fauna).Great for star gazing as well !
is located in the eastern part of the Zambezi Escarpment just north of Centenary.Local communities benefit from natural resources through tourism (consumptive and non-consumptive).
Vumba ( 2 days )
A picturesque verdant paradise which offers absolutely amazing landscapes and some serene havens which are usually tucked away from plain view. This popular area has some great leisure activities for its visitors as well, making it a great family destination. There is something for everyone in Vumba!
And guess what ! We have several exceptional guides who can guide you through Vumba and the Eastern Highlands .
Phew I am exhausted now but also excited that someone may learn one or two things from this information .
Toona manje manje !!!
See you in Zimbabwe .