There are many attractions in Zimbabwe that even a month might not be enough to see properly. So, make sure you ask your wildlife safari and travel agency to make a list of all the best sites in Zimbabwe that you can visit during your holiday. To help you out, here are some of the top things to do when you are here.
If you are planning to see something very different, then make sure to visit Chinhoyi Caves, National Park. These limestone and dolomite caves and tunnels system are located 135 kilometres away from the capital city of Harare. The main attraction here is the underground pool, known as the silent pool. This beautiful crystalline blue pool is located 50 meters below the ground and is great for scuba diving.
Your trip to Zimbabwe is impossible without a safari at Hwange National Park. It is the largest national park in the country and one of the 10 largest in the whole continent. The park, near the international border with Botswana, is famous for its elephant population. Over 40 000 of them are here, along with about 100 other mammals and 400 birds.
Zimbabwe is not just a country to see the amazing wildlife of Africa; the country also has some magnificent ruins that tell the story of its great past. The Great Zimbabwe ruins are the remains of the once great kingdom of Zimbabwe in the 11th to 15th centuries. The presence of artefacts that can be traced to as far as China shows that it was one of the biggest trading places during its time.
The Zambezi River runs across six African countries and creates the beautiful Victoria Falls. So, ask your wildlife safari and travel agency to book a river cruise on the Zambezi River. The river is teeming with wildlife on both banks, and there are many fun activities on the river itself. You can go white water rafting, tiger fishing, or laze around on the boats to watch the animals come to the river at sunset.
Matobo National Park is another national park you must include in your travel list when visiting Zimbabwe. This park has diverse wildlife and unbelievable anthropological and geographical features. It also has 2000-year-old Bushman rock art and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
So, these are the top 5 attractions in Zimbabwe that you need to add to your travel itinerary.