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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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  Travel Zimbabwe

Hotels in Zimbabwe

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

 

National Parks

  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

  British Airways 
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.

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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

     Inbound

  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) - ISBN 1841622958 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 ]
  Bulawayo Airport

  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   -   Guides Zimbabwe  
Mapsinternational.co.uk is one of the largest map shops online.
  Online map Zimbabwe [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castaņeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


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Zimbabwe borders BotswanaMozambique, South-Africa and Zambia.

  Zimbabwe Tourist Authority

  Zimbabwe Governement

  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

  Manicaland
  Mashonaland Central
  Mashonaland East
  Mashonaland West
  Masvingo (Victoria)
  Matabeleland North
  Matabeleland South
  Midlands

  Beitbridge [ border South Africa ]
  Binga
  Bulawayo Stadt
  Bulawayo / Matopas
  Chinhoyi
  Chitungwiza
  Gweru
  Hwange
  Kadoma
  Kariba [ Karibasee, Sambes river, border Zambia ]
  Masvingo
  Mutarutare / Nyanga [ border Mozambique ]

  Eastern Highlands
  Karibasee
  Matopo Mountains 
  Victoria Falls / Hwange

  Great Zimbabwe/ Gonareazhou
  Kariba / Zambezi Valley
  Khami Ruins
  Limpopo
  Lowveld

  Harare/Highveld
  Midlands
  Kariba / Zambezi Valley
  Bulawayo / Matopas
  Victoria Falls/ Hwange
  Great Zimbabwe/ Gonareazhou
  Lowveld
  Mutare / Nyanga
  Eastern Highlands

  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

  Zimbabwean Cuisine

  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 
Arthur Keppel-Jones
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]
  Cecil Rhodes

  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

  Culture 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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