Located between the Zambezi and the Limpopo rivers is the sovereign state of Zimbabwe. It is surrounded by land and lies in Southern Africa. The capital of the country is Harare, which is also the largest city. Zimbabwe has a population of about 13 million and as many as 16 official languages. While there are many local variations in the climate of Zimbabwe, it is mainly tropical in nature. Zimbabwe is full of thrilling activities for those who enjoy them and is a great destination for nature lovers, too. The huge national parks and awe-inspiring bodies of water provide many opportunities for adventures. You can enjoy indulging in fun activities like canoeing safaris, bungee jumping, fresh water fishing, trekking, African safaris, and hiking.
Start out your visit with the Victoria Falls, which is a waterfall that serves as a natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The height of the Victoria Falls is around 108 meters, which is almost twice the height of the Niagara Falls. It is one of the most spectacular sights that you can ever witness. Take a romantic walk along the Victoria Falls Bridge, which is also a great spot for bungee jumping. Visit Epworth for the famous balancing rocks, which are a mere 20-minute drive from Harare. These rocks are the second most popular tourist destination spot.
Bulawayo is one of the main commercial and tourist centers of Zimbabwe and also houses the world famous Natural History Museum. There are colonial era houses, tree-lined avenues, great shopping opportunities, and the exciting cuisines that will make your mouth water. Important places such as the Khami Ruins and the Rhodes Matopos National Park are near to this place. The largest national park in the country is the Hwange National Park, which houses more than 4,000 elephants. Take advantage of a safari to admire more than 100 other species of mammals such as the leopards, rhinos and lions. You can also choose between day or night drives, and if you are feeling a little adventurous, try out one of the walking safaris. The best time to visit this place is during the months of August and September. To experience the African wildlife, cruise along the Zambezi River. You will find lions, giraffes, elephants, and antelopes here. Also, sign up for the guided tours, fishing expeditions, and game drives in this place.
One of the most beautiful sights of Zimbabwe is the Malindidzimu Hill, which offers you a refreshing 360-degree view of the peaceful surroundings that will put your mind at ease. You may also wish to see the Great Zimbabwe National Monument and the Chinhoyi Caves. Take a river rafting trip along the Zambezi river, shop at the Elephants Walk and the artist village, and also spend some time in the capital city of Harare, which is a very clean and sophisticated modern city with beautiful parks and contemporary architecture. Particularly the nightlife here is to be enjoyed!
There is a great selection of hostels in Zimbabwe, and you can easily find one in the major cities like Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare, and near the Victoria falls. The hostels in Zimbabwe are a great place to stay and are located near most interesting tourist places. Do book your hostel accommodations in advance to get the best deals.
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