According to itypeusa, Zimbabwe is first of all nature and again nature, such that it takes your breath away! The most famous sight in the world of Zimbabwe, also called one of the new Wonders of the World, is the majestic and one of the largest Victoria Falls in the world. In fact, it is located on the Zambezi River right on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Victoria is an incredibly wide and powerful waterfall, the entire stream of which falls from a height of 108 meters. Myriads of small splashes, constant water haze, the incessant rumble of nature itself and the brightest rainbow – all this every year makes tens of thousands of tourists from all over the world come here. Once here, do not miss the Victoria Falls Museum, which tells its thousand-year history, as well as the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park with a large number of peaceful and not frightened giraffes, rhinos and antelopes. Thrill-seekers can also try budge jumping. Just imagine: you are falling down from the highest point of the waterfall, tied with a rubber rope, straight into the abyss! An adrenaline rush and unforgettable impressions of a lifetime are guaranteed. It is in the national parks of Zimbabwe that the greatest variety of animals in Africa is found, in almost all of them you can find the “big five”: lions, cheetahs, rhinos, buffaloes and African elephants. The most interesting places to visit in Zimbabwe are Hwange National Park, a favorite hunting ground of the royal family with 1070 species of animals and 400 species of birds, Matobos National Park, famous for the sacred Matobo hills with ancient rock paintings, Matusadona Park, called the “Mother of Africa” and keeping ancient traditions and customs, as well as Chinhoin Caves, especially loved by family travelers with children. The only cultural monument in its region, located south of the Egyptian pyramids, is located in Zimbabwe. These are the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, one of the oldest cities in Africa, located in the province of Masvingo in Zimbabwe. The city existed in the 2nd century AD and was the center of the state of Monomotapa of the Shona people. Many researchers still argue that such majestic structures cannot be the work of Africans, the Great Zimbabwe is so different from everything else that exists in Africa. Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, is also not deprived of cultural and historical attractions. This city, surrounded by greenery, offers foreign guests a lot of interesting things. Here to your attention and the most beautiful botanical gardens, and an authentic Mbaremusika fruit and souvenir market, and the Queen Victoria Museum, and the National Gallery of European Art of the 15th-17th centuries, and much more. Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe is known as one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. Here you can go sailing, go water skiing, admire the most beautiful nature, and then enjoy the benefits of civilization in luxury hotels and an open casino. Zimbabwe is a paradise for lovers of extreme recreation, it is quite difficult to leave here without a dose of adrenaline, there are too many temptingly interesting offers. The most popular are, of course, safaris and rafting. Rafting on the Zambezi River with waves up to 6 meters and an incredible amount of wild flora and fauna along the banks causes a lot of enthusiasm even among sophisticated tourists. To all other, The Zambezi has the best sport fishing in all of Africa. Jeep safaris and hunting are the visiting card of Zimbabwe, driving past wild zebras, rhinos, giraffes, crocodiles, buffaloes and other rare animals with the breeze – isn’t this what every second man dreams about in his soul?
National cuisine of Zimbabwe
Of course, the British influence has left its mark on the national cuisine of Zimbabwe. Now it is an unusual combination of light English cuisine and heavy African. The main side dish and a frequent guest on any table in Zimbabwe is “sadza” – a light porridge made from white maize, it is served with meat dishes with an abundance of various seasonings. Often, locals eat a dish called “neem”, the main ingredient of which is chicken or pork, less often crocodile, impala or kudu. In Zimbabwe, they produce a local analogue of beer – “whawha”, which is made from maize and is served on special occasions. Most often, Zimbabweans drink regular, foreign wheat beer. Quite often in drinking establishments there is “chibuku” – the most popular drink in the country, deceptively similar to cocoa.
Car rental in Zimbabwe is not popular primarily due to the poor quality of roads, unusual left-hand traffic for Europeans and the difficulty of driving during the rainy season. On the other hand, safaris and jeep rentals are any entertainment for all foreign tourists in Zimbabwe. Public intercity and internal urban transport in the country is extremely poorly developed even by African standards. Air-conditioned buses run only on a few main routes, mostly on the roads there are old and untrustworthy rattlets that set off exclusively early in the morning at 5-6 in the morning. The most acceptable option are micro-buses, which often serve tourists. Taxis operate in major cities of Zimbabwe; trains around the city will cost only 2-3 dollars. Domestic flights are presented only sporadically. Local airline Air Zimbabwe flies to Victoria Falls and Bulawayo. There is a railway in Zimbabwe, but in recent times many routes have been closed. The schedule of work should be clarified on the spot upon arrival. Rail links are established between Mutare and Harare, Harare and Bulawayo, Bulawayo and Victoria Falls, and between Bulawayo and Beit Bridge. Most of the destinations are on the borders of neighboring countries. As for international destinations, the situation in the country is more pleasant. Air-conditioned buses to neighboring countries such as South Africa and Zambia run regularly. The international airport in the capital Harai receives many flights, but mainly from other African countries.