Serengeti Five Ecotourism facility situated 28km on the South West of Rusape Town is an initiative of an individual who was keen in conserving the environment involving local communities. The project started in 1991 with funding from Africa 2000 and construction was completed in 1997.
Accommodation – 5 spectacular dagga and grass roundavels, large conference facility provides accommodation to between 15-20 people
Attractions: Scenic views, Lake Rusape, rural setting/village life, nursery – green belt, cave.
Activities –Man made dam used for recreational purposes such as fishing and swimming, training in budding and grafting of trees to produce fruits within a year, conferencing, day and night booking and organic growing/farming.
Gairezi Ecotourism Project started in the early 1990s and is a CAMPFIRE project beautifully situated on the crystal clear Gairezi River in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe.The project is run by a board of 6 individuals and management committee of 4 drawn from the local community. Joint venture partnership between the community and Nyanga Downs Fly fishers Club. It is situated about 30 km on the North West side of Nyanga and about 18km from the Troutbeck resort. The project benefits 304 households from the Dazi and Nyamutsapa Communities, Nyanga.
Accommodation -Self Catering set of four-bedroom lodges, campsite which can accommodate 20 single tents.
Activities –Fly fishing for trout, hiking, bird watching, shopping for local crafts, chief Tangwena story and village visit
Attractions – Scenic views of the Nyangani mountain range; Gairezi river; cool weather, pine plantations, unique tree ferns, Chief Tangwena`s Chimurenga history.
Situated 12 km off the Vic Falls Bulawayo Road, about 2 km along the Gorges road, the place located just outside the Vic Falls National Park offers a typical live traditional village life.
Management of the facility: Mr Ndhlovu the coordinator and owner of the village works with his extended family are involved in the day to day operation of the business.
Accommodation – The village has huts than can accommodate 10 overnight visitors and shelters where a maximum of 20 people can be sheltered overnight.
Access – Easily accessed by road from Bulawayo Vic Falls road. The 12km off tarmac can be travelled using 2x2 vehicles. Tours in hired buses are regularly organized from Vic Falls by tour operators.
Amenities – Ablution blocks, clean water, curious available on site. Other services are readily available from Vic Falls
Attractions: The village structures, traditional cuisine, crafts, scenic views of the Vic Falls, Masuwe gorge
Activities – cultural dance, storytelling, herbal solutions, live and stage made traditional wedding parties. The village also allows local craft makers to sell their wares to tourists who visit the village.
Awareness – At the moment the village is working closely with Victoria Falls based tour operators for sale, packaging and marketing of the product. Main Challenges: The facility lacks a proper framework for private – community partnership. Pricing of the product and packaging is an area that needs improvement. Future Prospects: As a social responsibility, the village has donated books for the schools around within the community, facilitated the maintenance of the roads and the famous KoMphisi soccer trophy. Above all the village is facilitating the water project for the community.
Zimbabwe has been awarded the most sought after prize of Top Emerging Travel Destination of 2012 by the Travel and Leisure magazine of China. This is one of the major travel awards in Asia which is of international repute. Zimbabwe emerged the winner in a process that included competition from various destinations across the globe. The announcement was made recently at a ceremony held in Beijing, China where Zimbabwe was represented by its Ambassador to China, His Excellency Fredrick Shava.
The Annual Kariba Tiger fishing tournament attracts competitors from all around the world.
Any adventure into the African bush will heighten your senses and set your pulse racing. The very nature of your surroundings, its unfamiliarity and wildness, lets you know that you are entering the unknown.
The bush changes constantly with the seasons and from day to night. What you spot on a morning safari will be different from that in the afternoon. At night, after sunset, there is a changing of the guard again and you could encounter a range of animals that are seldom seen.
Victoria Falls Helicopter Flight, “The Flight of Angels” aptly refers to the Helicopter Flights over and around Victoria Falls.
Have you ever dreamt of really feeling at one with the African bush? Elephant-back safaris offer a unique and exciting way to explore the wilderness around Victoria Falls.
111 metres of pure adrenaline rush! The bungi jump operates off the Victoria Falls Bridge. Over 50 000 people have committed themselves to the thrill of jumping off the bridge. Challenge the limits of your mind and test the edge of fear by leaping off the impressive bridge, with the falls behind and the mighty Zambezi below.
The sunset cruises vary in boat size – from essentially private boats that take 8 to 10 people to large party boats that can take 120 or more. When booking, ask the name of the boat and its size if you have a specific group size in mind or want a larger or smaller boat experience.