Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe after the capital Harare, with an estimated metropolitan population in 2007 of 731,003. It is located in Matabeleland, 439 km southwest of Harare, and is now treated as a separate provincial area from Matabeleland. The capital of Matabeleland North is now Lupane, as Bulawayo is a stand-alone province.
You would be missing out on one of the greatest African ADVENTURES if you did not take a walking safari while in Zimbabwe. The guides are ranked the best on the continent. You can be “in the adventure” by walking or canoeing up to big game. Experience some of the best game viewing by vehicle on the continent with opportunities to see the difficult-to-find wild dog in Mana Pools, black rhino in Matusadona and huge herds of elephants in Hwange.A shared sunset at a waterhole with these giants will be forever embedded in your memory.
Zimbabwe is worth a fortnight of one's life if only to see its entire marvel and follow the history. Evidence of a distinctive culture within the borders of modern Zimbabwe can be traced as far back as 30 000 years. The country's ancient rock art enjoys a world-wide reputation and illustrates a close relationship which pre historic Africans established with the animal kingdom. The pre colonial period, the arrival of the colonial settlers, the first, second and third Chimurenga shape modern day Zimbabwe and its heritage.
The Eastern Highlands are a mountain range found in the eastern part of Zimbabwe. It is one of the four most magnificent physiographic divisions on the African continent. This enormous mountain range includes the Nyanga Mountain in the north, the Bvumba Mountain in the centre of Zimbabwe and the Chimanimani Mountain in the south.
Warm, friendly smiling faces, welcoming attitude, helping hands is the Zimbabwe’s hallmark. Hospitality is second nature to us all - the Shona in the northern regions and the Ndebele in the western parts of the country. Hospitality is inherent complemented by Zimbabwe’s beacon in literacy of the highest standard in the whole of Africa.
The Great Zimbabwe, or "stone buildings", is the name given to the twelfth to fifteenth century stone ruins spread out over a 722 hectare(1,784 acre) area within the modern-day country of Zimbabwe, which itself is named after the ruins. It is near the town of Masvingo, which before majority rule was called Fort Victoria. The word "Great" distinguishes the site from the many hundred small ruins, known as Zimbabwes, spread across the Zimbabwe highveld. There are 200 such sites in southern Africa, with monumental, mortarless walls and Great Zimbabwe is the largest.
Harare (before 1982 known as Salisbury) is the largest city and capital of Zimbabwe. It has an estimated population of 1,606,000 (2009), with 2,800,000 in its metropolitan area (2006). Administratively, Harare is an independent city equivalent to a province. It is Zimbabwe's largest city and its administrative, commercial, and communications centre. The city is a trade centre for tobacco, maize, cotton, and citrus fruits. Manufactures include textiles, steel, and chemicals, and gold is mined in the area. Harare is situated at an elevation of 1483 metres (4865 feet) and its climate falls into the warm temperate category.
By volume, Lake Kariba is the largest man-made lake and reservoir in the world. It is located on the Zambezi river, about halfway between the river's source and mouth, about 1300 kilometers upstream from the Indian Ocean, and lies along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Lake Kariba was filled between 1958 and 1963 following the completion of the Kariba Dam at its northeastern end, flooding the Kariba Gorge on the Zambezi River, also displacing large numbers of the local Tonga people.
Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall around making it one of the world’s “Seven Natural Wonders”! Victoria Falls is one of the highest, widest and most powerful waterfall, especially in the winter months when the river is full! In the 1800’s Victoria Falls was described by the nearby Kololo as 'Mosi-oa-Tunya'which means "the Smoke that Thunders"- illustrating the powerful forces of Victoria Falls!