ZIMBABWE HOLIDAYS > AFRICA
Provinces in Zimbabwe: Bulawayo, Harare, Manicaland, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland
West, Masvingo (Victoria), Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Midlands.
Tourism : Bulawayo [ second city ], Great Zimbabwe Ruins [ African city-state that thrived in the Middle Ages ],
Harare [capital - colonial name Salisbury ], Khami Ruins, Lake Kariba, Mana Pools National Park, Matobo National Park and Victoria Falls.
This beautiful country is host to a range
of wildlife which make for spectacular game viewing. Giraffe, zebra, elephants and rhinos are just some of the animals you have every chance of seeing in Hwange National Park
Capital City of
Zimbabwe : Harare.
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Boat / Houseboat
Hotels in Zimbabwe
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.
Gonarezhou National Park
Zimbabwe's second largest game reserve is situated in the south-eastern corner of the country. It is part of
the new Gaza-Kruger-Gonarezhou (GKG) Transfrontier Park - a wildlife reserve spanning three countries in Southern Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
It features a visually stunning landscape of Africa's "upside down tree" the baobabs, as well as scrublands
and sandstone cliffs. Three rivers - the Mwenezi, Save and Runde rivers - wind through the park, creating a
haven for the rare suni antelope and striped king cheetah [ In Shona gona-re-zhou means "abode of elephants" ].
Hwange National Park
Hwange National Park is a huge conservation area in south-western Zimbabwe. It is situated on the edge of
the Kalahari desert, a region with little water and very sparse, semi-arid vegetation - making it excellent for
game viewing, even though only about a quarter of this huge wildlife haven is accessable to tourists.
Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Area [ World Heritage List ]
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.
Matobo National Park - Bulawayo-Region
The visually spectacular landscape of granite outcrops at Matobo Hills were called "the bald heads" or
Sindebele by well-known warrior chief Mzilikazi. It is a region of remarkable natural beauty as well as historical and cultural significance.
Many tribes denote the Matobo hills with spiritual power: located in one of the cliffs is the Ndebele rain shrine
of Mwari and some of the peaks like Shumba, Shabe and Shumba Sham are considered sacred and to merely point at them is believed to be unlucky…
San (Bushmen) lived in the hills about 2 000 years ago, leaving a rich heritage in hundreds of rock paintings. In the many crevices and caves, clay ovens and other historic artefacts have been found.
Travel Agents / Tour Operators / Zimbabwe Specialists
Zimbabwe is undergoing a time of continuing political and economic tension and the advice of the British
Foreign Office is against all but essential travel. In the current climate, visitors should exercise extreme
caution, and avoid remote or farming areas, high density suburban areas and public transport. Contact the embassy for up-to-date advice on Zimbabwe.
Holidays from dozens of leading specialist tour companies and accommodations who are passionate about conserving Africa's wildlife and benefiting its people.
Create your perfect trip to Zimbabwe - Flight, Hotel and Car
Acacia Adventure Holidays - one of the world's leading independent African experts
African Pride - specialist tour operator for holidays to southern Africa
Wild Africa Safaris - specialists to Southern Africa
Safaris, Golfing Holidays, Honeymoons & Weddings.
Steam in South Africa
Shongololo Rail Journeys: Shogologo Southern Cross [ South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia,
Botswana and Zimbabwe. You will gain a rare insight into the culture and geographical kaleidoscope that makes Southern africa so exciting ].
Voyages Jules Verne - Great Journeys for the discerning traveller
Zambezi Safari and Travel Co. Ltd - an adventurer's guide to Zimbabwe
Albatros Travel & Safaris [ Harare ]
Albatros Travel is a member of various nature conservation groups like WWF and is an accepted pioneer of
ecological tourism. Albatros Travel works closely with local groups to conserve local nature and culture and
indeed has been awarded many prizes in recognition of its activities in conservation as well as ecological, responsible and alternative tourism.
Travel Guides Zimbabwe / Related Books
Zimbabwe (Bradt Travel Guide)
Paul Murray (Author)
As political tension relaxes, wildlife enthusiasts and curious tourists are returning to Zimbabwe. With some of the finest national parks in Africa, the
country is blessed with stunning landscapes and an abundance of wildlife. The mighty Zambezi River offers adventure holidays and Victoria Falls will leave
visitors breathless, while the range of birdlife draws enthusiasts year-round. Game viewing in some of Africa's finest national parks is a rewarding
experience and this guide offers in-depth information on the facilities, advice on itinerary planning as well as how to select a safari. Accommodation is covered
with up-to-date information on everything from luxury safari camps to budget stays for younger travellers who arrive overland, heading for the fast flowing
waters of the Zambezi gorge. Paul Murray fell in love with Zimbabwe 20 years ago. He spends much of the year touring the country and is a manager at a safari camp.
Paperback: 400 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 1 edition (14 May 2010); ISBN-10: 1841622958; ISBN-13: 978-1841622958.
Transport / How do I travel to Zimbabwe
Weather in Zimbabwe: dry season May - October
Harare Airport [ HRE ]
British Airways - Flight tickets Harare / Flight tickets Victoria Falls
Book cheap flight tickets to Zimbabwe at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online
Airline Tickets / Bargain Flights
Flight tickets to Zimbabwe / Price comparison
National Railways of Zimbabwe
Shongololo Express - railway adventure across South Africa
The Shongololo Express safari trains are very unique in that they only travel at night, thereby arriving each
morning in a new and exciting destination and they also carry their own fleet of mini coaches for sightseeing
tours during the day. No more packing and unpacking for with Shongololo your hotel travels with you.
Getaway Africa - route planner Africa
Maps International -
Mapsinternational.co.uk is one of the largest map shops online.
Online map Zimbabwe [ Uni Texas - Perry-Castaņeda Library - Map Collection ]
Zimbabwe borders Botswana, Mozambique, South-Africa and Zambia.
Zimbabwe Tourist Authority
Harare - Capital City Zimbabwe
The name of the city was changed to Harare on April 18th, 1982, the second anniversary of Zimbabwean
independence, taking its name from the Shona chieftain Neharawa. Suburbs of the city have, however,
retained their European names, such as Borrowdale, Mount Pleasant, Tynwald, Rotten Row and Rietfontein.
Harare is famous for its beautiful jacaranda-lined streets, especially in the low density "Avenues" suburbs to the immediate north of the city centre
Beitbridge [ border South Africa ]
Bulawayo / Matopas
Kariba [ Karibasee, Sambes river, border Zambia ]
Mutarutare / Nyanga [ border Mozambique ]
Victoria Falls / Hwange
Great Zimbabwe/ Gonareazhou
Kariba / Zambezi Valley
Kariba / Zambezi Valley
Bulawayo / Matopas
Victoria Falls/ Hwange
Great Zimbabwe/ Gonareazhou
Mutare / Nyanga
UCAZ - Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe
A.o. the cities of Bindura, Bulawayo City, Chegutu, Chinhoyi, Chitungwiza, Gwanda, Epworth, Gweru City,
Harare City, Hwange, Kadoma City, Kariba, Karoi Town, Kwekwe City, Marondera, Masvingo, Mutare City, Norton Town, Redcliff, Rusape Town, Ruwa, Shurugwi Town, Victoria Falls en Zvishavane Town
University Zimbabwe [ Harare ]
Paper - Zimbabwe Herald - controlled by the government
Zimbabwe Independent - online newspaper
Cuisine - Zimbabwe Foods / Recipes
Recipes from Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe has an interesting history. Its name means "house of stone," referring to the ancient city of
Zimbabwe from which the Shona people ruled and conducted a gold trade between the 8th and the 15th
centuries. Its more recent history echoes that of most of Africa dealing with a colonial past. The presence of
Europeans and their descendants have influenced the cuisine of the country, but the majority of the people
eat the food familiar in much of sub-Saharan Africa: corn, cassava, millet, pumpkin, peanuts and yams.
The Bulawayo Cookery Book
Zimbabwe's Original 1909 Cookery Book
Paperback: 160 pages; Publisher: Jeppestown Press (23 Sep 2006); ISBN-10: 0955393620; ISBN-13: 978-0955393624.
History of Zimbabwe
Independence: 18 April 1980 (from UK)
Iron Age Bantu-speaking peoples began migrating into the area about 2,000 years ago, including the
ancestors of the Shona, who account for roughly four fifths of the country's population today. Ruins at Great
Zimbabwe, a Shona-speaking state, attest the existence of a medieval Bantu civilization in the region. Linked
to the establishment of trade ties with Muslim merchants on the Indian Ocean coast around the early 10th
century, Great Zimbabwe began to develop in the 11th century. The state traded gold, ivory, and copper for cloth and glass. It ceased to be the leading Shona state in the mid-15th century.
History of Zimbabwe - Wikipedia
Ancient civilizations, Arrival of the Portuguese, Ndebele invasion, British Conquest, Self-government,
Unilateral independence, Guerrilla warfare, Majority rule, Constitution and parliamentary system, After independence
Rhodes and Rhodesia: The White Conquest of Zimbabwe, 1884-1902
Hardcover 674 pages (June 11, 1996); Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press; Language: English; ISBN: 0773505342
Great Zimbabwe Ruins [African city-state that thrived in the Middle Ages]
Zimbabwe Government - national archives
Music, Arts & Culture, Events in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwes cultural identity: still influenced by Great-Britain [ language, education, traditions ].
Largest ethnic group in Zimbabwe: Shona.
Music of Zimbabwe
The mbira, often called a thumb piano, is an integral part of Zimbabwean music. It is played while in a halved
calabash which amplifies the sound and distorts it using shells or bottle caps placed around the edges.
Art of Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwe Culture: Origins, Growth, and Decline of Precolonial States in Southern Zambezia
Joseph O. Vogel (Foreword), Innocent Pikirayi
Tracing the rise and fall of indigenous states of southern Zambezia, "The Zimbabwe Culture" analyzes the
long contentious history of the remains of the remarkable cyclopean masonry, ranging from mighty capitals of
traditional kings to humble farmsteads. Forming a cornerstone of the geographical lore of Africa in the 17th
and 18th centuries, debate on the origins, development and collapse of the Zimbabwe culture has never
ceased and, with increasing archaeological research over the 20th century, has become more complex.
Innocent Pikirayi examines the growth and decline of pre-colonial states on the entire Zimbabwean Plateau and southern Zambezia.
Hardcover 290 pages (March 30, 2001); Publisher: AltaMira; Language: English; ISBN: 075910090X
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