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Information about Zimbabwe

One of the most spectacular tourist destinations in the world, Zimbabwe constantly invites superlatives.

The name Zimbabwe is believed to derive from the Shona term dzimba-dza-mabwe which translated means "large house of stone" referring to the ancient ruins of Great Zimbabwe in the south of the country.

This landlocked country in Southern Africa is sandwiched between South Africa to the south and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the west and Mozambique to the east. The total area is only 390,580 sq km which is just a bit bigger than Japan or the state of Montana. Yet this small country once described as the "Jewel of Africa" has just so much to offer.

Rich in natural resources such as coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin, platinum and recently discovered diamonds. Soils that are so fertile it was once the breadbasket of Africa. Weather that has been voted many times as one of the best climates in the world.

But surely it's greatest assets at least for this travel website are it's tourists attractions. With 13% of Zimbabwe's total land (50 000sq km) area preserved as wildlife estates some of which are without equal like Mana Pools, Hwange, Matobo Hills, Matusadona and Gonarezhou.

On the northern border we have the mighty Zambezi River which gives rise to 3 outstanding tourist attractions; Victoria Falls, Lake Kariba and the lower Zambezi River's Mana Pools, all of which are filled with unsurpassed natural beauty and wildlife, surely making Zimbabwe one of the most desirable wildlife and safari destinations in Africa.

Pre the year 2000, Zimbabwe's infrastructure was in good shape. However, the political turmoil under the leadership of Robert Mugabe almost brought the country to it's knees and only though the sheer resilience of the Zimbabwe people has it managed to survive and it's now bouncing back with fury to it's former glory.

However, logistically it is still quite a difficult country to get around, this is mainly due to the collapse of the national airline Air Zimbabwe. So for safety and ease it is highly advisable to make travel arrangements through a reputable Zimbabwean tour operator.

There is a lot to know before visiting our beautiful country, please take time to click on the links below for more in-depth information about Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe Information

Best time of year to travel to Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe Best Time of Year Find out the best time of the year to visit Zimbabwe and the Victoria Falls.
Currency used in Zimbabwes Currency Which currency, how much money to bring. what to pay with and how to avoid costly mistakes.
Getting around in Zimbabwe Getting Around How to get around Zimbabwe. Transport around Zimbabwe.
Getting to Zimbabwe Getting to Zimbabwe Flights, train, road. How to get to Zimbabwe.
Crime and safety Safety Safety measures when travelling to Zimbabwe
Self drive camping around Zimbabwe Self-Drive 4 x 4 Hire Self-drive 4 x 4 vehicle and camping equipment hire around Zimbabwe
Tipping in Zimbabwe Tipping Gratuities or tipping in Zimbabwe, is at your discretion and for good service only
Zimbabwe Visas Visas Do you need a Zimbabwe visa? How much and where from?
Where is Zimbabwe Where is Zimbabwe? Where is Zimbabwe on a map? Where is Zimbabwe located?
Mosquitoes and Malaria Yellow Fever Certificate Requirements Do you need a Yellow Fever vaccination and certificate?
Latest Zimbabwe Covid19 travel updates Zimbabwe Covid-19 Travel Updates What's the latest news on travel to Zimbabwe during Covid-19 times?
The Big five wild animals can be found in Zimbabwe. What about the Little five? Big 5 Animals The Big Five wild animals of Africa. The Little five.
Wildlife conservation in Zimbabwe's national parks and reservations Wildlife Conservation Wildlife conservation in Zimbabwe national parks
Wildlife parks around in Victoria Falls Wildlife Parks Game reserves of Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Read about the wildlife that you can find in Zimbabwe's wildlife parks Zimbabwe Animals Zimbabwe wildlife in the different game parks
Art from Zimbabwe Art from Zimbabwe Painting, sculpture, art from Zimbabwe
Read about the culture of Zimbabwe's people and link to the history with some of it's wonderful mysteries Culture History, Great Zimbabwe, people, art, languages, sports
Zimbabwe mythology - story of the Nyami Nyami Mythology Nyami Nyami - The Zambezi River God
About Zimbabwe's traditions Religion From traditional Zimbabwe religion to Christian faith.
Music from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Music Traditional music. Modern music. Musical instruments.
About Zimbabwe's traditions Zimbabwe Traditions Culture. Tribes. Music. Art. Dress.
Facts about Zimbabwe from geography and wildlife to culture, music and history Facts about Zimbabwe Interesting facts about Zimbabwe
Map of Zimbabwe Map of Zimbabwe See where the hotels, shops and activities are.
The flaf of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Flag Flag of Zimbabwe. Historical flags of Zimbabwe.
About Zimbabwe's independence day Zimbabwe Independence Day How Zimbabwe got its independence? When is Zimbabwe Independence Day?
Zimbabwe's national anthem is sang in 3 languanges. Read on for more, and hear it being sung. Zimbabwe National Anthem In English, Shona and Ndebele.


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Last update: 2 November 2022

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