Zimbabwe Things to Do

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Zimbabwe Things to Do

  • The Smoky Falls named Victoria

    At last here I came to one of these most wonderful World of Nature, This is the highest Highlight of our Travel in Zimbabwe. Named in honor of the Queen Victoria of England, it was discovered by David Livingstone, a pioneer Scottish medical Missionary explorer of Africa. Located on the highlands of the Zambezi River, the most spectacular moments...

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  • THE SINK EXPERIMENT

    What is the sink Experiment? Scientifically water going down a sink will rotate counter clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere. I set out to conduct this experiment for Virtual Tourist here in Zimbabwe, which is in the Southern hemisphere. This is due to the Coriolis Effect, a force caused by the rotation of...

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  • DAY VISAS AT VISTORIA FALLS

    *** THIS IS AN ANSWER TO A TRAVEL FORUM QUESTION ***Vias fees go by Nationality on the border at Vistoria Falls. A UK passport is less than a USA one for example. Then it gets interesting. Only at Victoria Falls does Zimbabwe offer a cheaper 1 day visa. Zambia works the same.The Zambia "Day Tripper" costs...

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  • Baboons along the road

    The 70 km road from Kazungula border to Victoria Falls is inside a national park. A lot of baboons were sitting along the road. When the taxi stopped, they all ran up away, and some of them climbed up in the trees.

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  • Giraffes walked along the road

    A lot of giraffes walked along the road from Kazungula border to Victoria Falls. The 70 km road is inside a national park, and has a lot of wild animals. The taxi driver drove slowly past them.

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  • An elephant crossed the road

    An elephant was crossing the road from Kazungula border to Victoria Falls. The 70 km road is inside a national park, and has a lot of wild animals. Many of them are seen along the road.

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  • IS IT SAFE?

    This question comes up a lot on the travel forums here on VT. Zimbabwe is safe for Tourists. Not 100%, but no where is. Zimbabwe is a failed economy and there are many bad stories in the news about the poverty and sometimes violence. These issues do not affect Tourists. Yes, there is more property crime so keep an eye on your bags at all times....

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  • Victoria Falls

    You can visit Victoria Falls of the Zambezi River from both the Zambia and Zimbabwe sides, both of which offer distinct views of different parts. Devil's Cataract, for example, is best viewed from Zimbabwe."The Smoke that Thunders" is an amazing place for geology- if you trace the history of the falls back over the millenia, you'll see that it is...

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  • TAKE SOME SCHOOL PICTURES

    This is Ms. Madzore’s class from Mbizo, Zimbabwe visiting Victoria Falls. Across Africa you will see school trips visiting the natural and historic wonders of their own country. A great thing. What they often do not have is a camera to record the event. One of the students watched me taking pictures and realised my camera had a digital screen. She...

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  • Victoria Falls in the Rain!

    I can't believe that I border the country of Zimbabwe and this was the first time I saw the Vic Falls... It truely is one of the wonders of the world and is beyond expectation!!! The landscape around the water falls is untouched, completely natural, we actually saw a wild buck while walking around the falls. And since it was raining my tekkies got...

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  • GO BUNGEE JUMPING OVER THE FALLS!

    You don't have to be crazy to do this, but you will enjoy it more if you are. These guys are located in the ‘No Man’s Land’ between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The pictures are of a friend of mine who took the plunge and enjoyed it once he realise he would actually live. The 111 metre (364 feet) is advertised as 100% safe and there have been over 50,000...

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  • World Heritage Sites - Mana Pools

    On the banks of the Zambezi, great cliffs overhang the river and the floodplains. The area is home to a remarkable concentration of wild animals, including elephants, buffalo, leopards and cheetahs. An important concentration of Nile crocodiles is also be found in the area. Private and gouvernement camps can be found here, as are canoe tours along...

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  • World Heritage Sites - Matobo Hills

    The area exhibits a profusion of distinctive rock landforms rising above the granite shield that covers much of Zimbabwe. The large boulders provide abundant natural shelters and have been associated with human occupation from the early Stone Age right through to early historical times, and intermittently since. They also feature an outstanding...

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  • World Heritage Sites - Great Zimbabwe

    The ruins of Great Zimbabwe – the capital of the Queen of Sheba, according to an age-old legend – are a unique testimony to the Bantu civilization of the Shona between the 11th and 15th centuries. The city, which covers an area of nearly 80 ha, was an important trading centre and was renowned from the Middle Ages onwards. Many sculptures were found...

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  • Hwange National Park

    The Hwange Wildlife area is a 280km large area of land which includes the Hwange National Park, the remote Kazuma Pan National Park, three safari hunting areas and two indigenous forests. The area of Hwange was historically important for it's extensive reserves of coal, and a good amount is still mined here. For this reason, the abandoned Cape to...

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  • Victoria Falls

    These spectacular waterfalls are a designated World Heritage Site as well as being one of the natural wonders of the world. Ever since their existence was publicized by David Livingstone in 1855, visitors have traveled from all over the world to witness this amazing natural phenomenon. The falls are 1.7 km wide and have an average height of...

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  • Lake Kariba

    Lake Kariba is the result of a massive damming project undertaken in 1958 to flood an area of the Zambezi Valley in order to create a hydroelectric power plant for Zimbabwe and Zambia. Many hundreds of local people were displaced in order to flood the valley, and many animals were relocated in the months before the floodgates finally opened. The...

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  • The cruise of a lifetime

    You would not believe Lake Kariba is a Lake once you are on board the cruise ship (generally one or two nights). Not very expensive (about US $ 100) per head if you are in a group of about 15-20. Unlimited booze and food on board cooked to your taste by excellent chefs. A small boat is attached with the yacht and once you reach the other shore of...

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  • Jungle Paradise

    Ending our wonderful trip through Botswana, we finalized our trip to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Due to the situation this beautiful country is in, the people were so kind and helpful. Considering it was summer and the humidity was extremely high, we still had a wonderful time. You cannot visit Zimbabwe without seeing Victoria Falls. We were able to...

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  • Lunch at the big tree

    This tree, actually four trees growing together, grows somewhere along the road between the South-Africa - Zimbabwe border and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. We stopped here for lunch after succeding to cross the border. Look how small Froggy looks under the trees! The other two pictures shows us in front of and inside the trees.

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  • Victoria Falls

    You CANNOT go to Zimbabwe and not visit the Victoria Falls! They are amazing! It costs $20 to get inside the park and you can stay as long as you want. takes about an hour to walk across the falls. Well an hour if you stop every 2 minutes to take pictures, film and just enjoy. in the wet season, you will get very wet!

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  • Nyanga

    Some people call this area "Zimbabwe's England". Eventhough it doesn't really resmble England, I can see why it got that name. The vegetation you will find there is very different from the typical African (Zimbabaean) one. If you find time, you must visit this are, it's really worth the (long) drive from Harare. In Nyanga National Park you will...

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  • Flight of the Angels

    If you ever have the chance (and the money) - do try to take the Flight of the Angels! To see the Vic Falls from above (from either a small plane or helicopter) is a breathtaking experience!I would not want to have missed this for anything!

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  • Victoria Falls

    Victoria Falls is the rather touristy town named after the Falls that provide the name for the town. Located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe Victoria Falls is heavily influenced by the tourist who come to see the falls and hence is more affluent than some of the rest of the country. The Falls themselves are of course the highlight. Also...

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  • Water everywhere!

    You must go to Victoria Falls! The sheer excitement of the view, even though I think the falls look better from the Zambian side, they are still spectacular on the Zimbabwean side...

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  • High Tea!

    You really must go and have High Tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel! For total nostalgia, and stunning views across the lawn of the Vic. Falls bridge at a pretty reasonalbe price, it is a great way to spend the afternoon...

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  • Helicopter ride...

    Take a helicopter ride over Victoria FallsThis is the best view in town, and you really do get some amazing pics out of it...

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  • Weird rocks!

    There are some amazing rock sculptures in Matobo NP and the rhino walking safari is legendary, that is definitley not to be missed.

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  • Victoria Falls, Natural Wonder of the...

    Victoria Falls is one of the most amazing sites in Africa if not the world. The falls drop in a nearly perfect line 1.7km (1 mile). The cascades fall between 90 m and 110 m (300-350ft) with an average volume of 10,000 cubic meters per second. During the March to May floods the volume is dramatically increased to 83,000 cubic meters per second. The...

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  • The Great Zimbabwe

    The Great Zimbabwe is sub-Saharan Africa’s greatest ancient monument. It was the seat of a wealthy and advanced people called the Shona who greatly influenced an enormous area around them. There were an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people who lived here. The most interesting part of the structure are the huge mortarless walls that stand 11 m (35...

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  • Matobo Hills National Park

    Matobo National Park has many interesting things to see. Firstly, it has one of the most unusual landscapes in the world. The granite domes that have been pushed up and eroded leave bizarre, Dr. Sues rock formations. The horizon appears to be like a city landscape with sky scrapers. At a closer inspection of these strange formations it would appear...

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  • Mana Pools

    Mana Pools is one of the wildest places in all of Africa. It is very difficult to get here without your own vehicle and there are no facilities within a three hour drive out of the park except bathrooms and showers. This is the only park in all of Africa that has large game including preditors, where you can get out of your car and walk around...

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  • Hwange National Park

    Zimbabwe’s Premier Game Park is Hwange National Park. It is known as Africa’s elephant park. There are around 20,000 elephant in this park. It is evident through the unbelievable destruction of these giants. Somehow, the park is able to handle them (actually it's not). There are many good pans and water holes to see large herds of herbivores as...

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  • Victoria Falls

    The Victoria Falls are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and used to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World in ancient times!About 1000 km away from its source, the waters of the Zambesi fall down more than 100 m deep and 1700 m wide! What a fabulous sight!! One of the best ways to see the Victoria Falls is on a flight over the Falls and gorges.What...

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  • Victoria Falls

    Water, Water and Water ! It's such a great sight. Don't mind a walk over the border to Zambia... Fantastic views from there as well! But wear good shoes....!!! Down in the boiling pot on the Zambian side, I had the falls for myself.Entrance fee: 10 US $ for foreigners (Zimbabwian side).

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  • Ruins of Great Zimbabwe

    See this old city ruins build in the 13 th century....It's fantastic what people in these early days were aible to build...

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  • Go on photo safari at the...

    Go on photo safari at the Hwange National ParkFeel the heartbeat of Africa while driving around...You will hate all zoos after it !!! It's outstanding to see all these free living animals. You will wish to stay there forever!!! It's the biggest game park in Zimbabwe I guess. Nice lodge next to it and also camping grounds around the Main Camp....

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  • Hot Springs

    These hot mineral springs in the dry region of the lowfield are an oasis in the desert! It's a healthy resort, because the mineral water is good against arthritis and rheumatism! It has been great on a cold winter's evening! Very relaxing place! Nights here are very dark, as no generator is running diuring the night.....I have build a Hot Springs...

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  • Chimanimani Mountains

    The third mountain range of the Eastern Highlands is the area of Chimanimani. It's situated at the border to Mozambique. The scenic route through these mountains is very nice, but it's a gravel road for the most of the 80 km. It's worth it, but better take a four wheel drive maybe! The Bridal Veil Falls near the tiny village of Chimanimani are...

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  • Bvumba Mountains

    The Bvumba area with a silent 'B', is another mountainous place that's worth a visit! If you like flowers the Bvumba Botanical Gardens are a must see! If you want to stay in an old fashioned luxury hotel 'Leopard RocK' (on the pic you can see the golf course!) is the place to be! And if you want to climb a 1911 m high mountain in ten minutes you...

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  • Nyanga Mountains

    Nyanga is the most interesting mountain range in Zimbabwe. There are several things to see and do. Rhodes Hotel for example, the place where Cecil Rhodes lived for many years! Nyanga is home of the highest peak in Zimbabwe, Mount Nyangani and the second highest waterfall of Africa, the Mutarazi Fall! This pic is from a nice place called 'World's...

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  • Bulawayo

    Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city! Its broad streets have been build ages ago when ox wagons had to turn on them. It's an old colonial city, and a lot of buildings that were build in this time are still standing here! They are sometimes used for movies, 'Cry Freedom' was shot here for example!

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  • Matopos National Park

    Visit Rhodes Grave on the Matobo Hills at a place called 'World's View'!. The national park that it's situated nearby is famous for its rich population of white rhinos and high quality rock paintings!!!Have a closer look on this location on my Matopos National Park page!

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  • Wankie Coal Mine and Wankie...

    Wankie Coal Mine and Wankie townSee another side of African life! Away from the tourists I had the possibility to take a round. Work in this mine is very hard I guess! Just have a look at the town, where the miners live. It's really another impression of Africa!

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  • Victoria Falls

    The Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders in the world and World Heritage Site, is really gorgeous. Over the edge of 1,7 KM wide the water thunders down in the 100 M deep gorge. We walked for hours in the Victoria Falls NP. There are many great viewpoints.For a great overview and to see the falls in all its splendour we made a flight with an...

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Zimbabwe Hotels

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  • Imbabala Safari Lodge

    Zambezi River, 80 km from Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Meikles Hotel

    Had a fantastic time at the hotel. Hi-speed internet, good restaurant and the location which is...

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  • The Nesbitt Castle

    6 Percy Avenue, Hillside, Bulawayo, 00002, Zimbabwe

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

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