Situated between Zambezi and Limpopo rivers, Zimbabwe is a popular South African country that is full of natural beauty. It is a country made up of plateaus and full of fabulous views and scenery. Zimbabwe has a diverse range of landscapes with many mountainous terrains and grasslands. The highest point of Zimbabwe is Mount Inyangani and the country is home to many superb estates and wild life parks. The combination of botanical gardens, sanctuaries and wild safaris make Zimbabwe a tourist’s paradise.
Among the must see sites in Zimbabwe, Harare is the popular attraction, since it is the capital city. This is the industrial and commercial centre of Zimbabwe. A clean and classy city, the city is full of flowering trees, contemporary architecture and vibrant parks. A visit to Harare can lead a tourist to the modern museum and art gallery, the Robert McIlwaine Recreational Park, the Lion and Cheetah Park and the Larvon Bird gardens. The pleasant climate of Harare makes it the Sunshine City.
Bulawayo is another major tourist attraction. The commercial, industrial and tourist centre is also historically famous. Bulawayo is home to the National museum and National Railways of Zimbabwe’s headquarters. The Khami ruins located near the city and Rhodes Matapos National Park famous for granite boulders are the important attractions of the city. There are also caves with exquisite rock paintings in them in this area. Dams have been constructed and they are ideal for fishing and many tourists come here just to fish.
One of the largest parks in Zimbabwe is Hwange and this National Park houses a variety of bird and animal species. It is the largest elephant sanctuary, in Africa. There are around 40,000 elephant cubs living in the National Park. Victoria Falls that flows from the Hwange National Park is the largest waterfalls in the world. The park allows the tourists to take a closer look at the animal species and learn about different species.
The principal holiday destination of the people in Zimbabwe and across the globe is the mountain ranges like Inyanga, Vumba and Chimanimani. Zimbabwe’s highest mountain is Inyangani. With deep valleys, gorges, granite peaks and steep cliffs, the scenery of the area is stunning and scintillating. The mountainous terrains house a few leopards and rare species of antelopes.
For a complete holiday, every tourist has to visit the Great Zimbabwe National Monument. The place has ruins of Africa and the main enclosure, temple, walls and stone work. The Kyle National Park is closer to the monument. The remains of the ruined city that flourished during the thirteenth and fifteenth century is alluring and the city was known to have been famous for trading gold.
Tourists can have fun in the waters of the River Zambezi. The surrounding areas of the river is a great venue for indulging in the water sports like white water rafting, bungee jumping, tiger fishing and surfing. Zimbabwe is a country that offers a unique mixture of contemporary life, comforts and at the same time, it preserves the ruins from the past. An array of safaris, allow the visitors to enjoy the natural splendour of Zimbabwe. Complete with lakes, rivers, national parks, monuments, historical sites and waterfalls. Zimbabwe is a great vacation spot for spending the hard earned vacation.