Welcome To Zimbabwe
Luxury Safari In Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe is an excellent luxury safari destination. Although this beautiful country has been beset with political troubles since Robert Mugabe came to power, in 1980! Unfortunately, these political issues have resulted in repeated media storms which has negatively affected the tourism to the country. A great shame, because the national parks and wildlife areas are relatively unaffected by any security issues whatsoever, and the many luxury safari camps in Zimbabwe remain protecting the wildlife, and maintaining an important presence.
Zimbabwe Professional Guides are highly rated in Africa and the wildlife areas are fabulous. What more could an eco-tourist want from a luxury safari in Zimbabwe? Most of the wildlife regions are along the entire northern border with Zambia, marked by the great Zambezi river…starting at Victoria Falls, Kariba and the Matusadona National Park, then further downriver, the world famous Mana Pools National Park, which is another World Heritage Site. Hwange National Park is just south-west of Victoria Falls. These are all famous parks with great camps, good infrastructures and fantastic wildlife just ideal for tourists.
Along the South East border with Mozambique and South Africa is Ghonarezhou National Park. This lovely and remote region is one of the most exciting parks in the entire sub-region, and there are now several luxury safari operators offering great luxury lodges and camping experiences.
Zimbabwe has unique ancient history sites that are culturally significant to the country and of course it’s extensive pre-colonial history.
1. Khami Ruins.
Outside Bulawayo, the second largest city, located in the west of the country, in another World Heritage site, the Matobo Hills. A stunningly beautiful region of granite hills, all rounded like ‘bald heads’, and also the burial location of Cecil John Rhodes and the Shangani Patrol. Both important figures of the country’s past.
2. Great Zimbabwe.
These are the most well publicised ruins of Southern Africa, and cover 45 hectares of former savanna woodland. Located outside Masvingo town, near lovely lake Kyle, they are the most extensive stone ruins in the sub-region next to Khami. Historically this is where the soap stone carvings were found by early explorers, depicting a hawk-like bird sitting. This is central to the country’s coat-of-arms and seen clearly on the flag. A very good museum is on-site there.
3. Several other well preserved stone ruins are scattered through the country are also available to interested archeologists and special interest travelers. They are found along the central Highveld of the country, along known gold-bearing outcrops, which were also follow trade routes originating from the Mozambique coast!
4. Cave Paintings depicting hunting scenes and animals are found in a huge number of caves around Zimbabwe. These were painted by to San peoples who lived through these areas from 2000 to 5000 years ago, and longer! Matobo Hills has the largest ‘library’ of these in Africa!