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A world of wonders: 7 reasons to visit Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is blessed with a good and warm climate with rich flaura and fauna. Zimbabwe is also where you find one of the Seven Wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls which is surrounded by the seven wonders of our own world.

Our people and Culture - Zimbabweans are a peace loving people, warm and hospitable and as such they are our first wonder.

Rich History and Heritage - Zimbabwe has a rich history and heritage defining how our people came to be what they are today.

The Majestic Victoria Falls - The Majestic Victoria Falls which is known by the locals as "Mosi Oya Tunya" the smoke that thunders because of the thunderous noise the water from the falls and smoke like mist from the fall.

The Great Zimbabwe - The grand medieval palace of the Great Zimbabwe is a wonder in itself, built of granite blocks with no mortar or adhesive it has captured the interest of both local and international architects.

Pristine Wildlife and Nature - Our pristine wildlife and nature rivals that of any other African country and is in the top 40 of the beautiful habitats in the world.

The Mystic of the Eastern Highlands - The eastern highlands is a mountainous plain which is said to be filled with the voices of the ancestors and the waters that flow within the plan are said to contain healing powers and sooth the body.

Mythical Kariba and the Mighty Zambezi - The mythical Kariba and the mighty Zambezi, the home of Nyaminyami the serpent god of the Tonga people. Visitors who come to the area can indulge themselves in the story of this mythical creature and even have a hand carved walking stick in the form of the serpent god.

Destinations

Victoria Falls

This 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 waterfalls, especially in the winter months when the river is full. In the 1800s 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.

David Livingstone is believed to be the first explorer to have discovered Victoria Falls; in 1860 he spread the word about his travels to Victoria Falls. With so much enthusiasm and passion about Victoria Falls the area became a popular tourist attraction (especially on the Zimbabwean side). Today, Victoria Falls is a still a popular holiday destination for honeymooners, families and couples.

Victoria Falls has been called "the greatest known curtain of falling water" - and it is a truly spectacular site to see.Victoria Falls borders on Zambia and Zimbabwe, and can be viewed from vast distances from both sides. Columns of spray can be felt from miles away as 546 million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge (at the height of the flood season) over a width of nearly 2 km (1708 m) into a deep gorge - over 100 meters below. The spray flowing above the falls at Victoria Falls can sometimes be seen over 5 km away!

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The Great Zimbabwe

This 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. The name means "stone buildings". 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.

The Eastern Highlands

This is a mountain range found in the eastern part of Zimbabwe, 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. This Zimbabwean mountain range contains a cool wet climate, a different weather condition to the underlying dryer and warmer areas – hiking on the Eastern Highlands can prove to be a safari highlight for interested and adventurous travellers.

Lake Kariba

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. The Zimbabwean town of Kariba was built for construction workers on the lake's dam, while some other settlements such as Mlibizi in Zimbabwe and Siavonga and Sinazongwe in Zambia have grown up to house people displaced by the rising waters.

Matobo National Park and Matopos Hills

The fantastic shapes and deep valleys of the Matopos Hills were formed by river erosion over 2000 million years ago. The granite was forced to the surface, and eroded to produce smooth surfaces among broken hills, strewn with boulders and interspersed with chunks of vegetation. This landscape led to its name, “Matopos Hills”, meaning “Bald Heads” in Ndebele.

Source: www.zimbabwetourism.net/

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