“All I wanted to do now was get back to Africa. We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.” – Ernest Hemingway. A sentiment shared by most who visit Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe is a nation with extravagant scenery and exciting activities. The country offers winding rivers for exploration and relaxing natural parks with beautiful views that vividly displays the nation’s efforts in wilderness conservation. Zimbabwe shares the remarkable Victoria Falls, the world’s biggest waterfall, with its neighbor Zambia.
Many travelers who desire to see animals in their natural habitat can have their wish realized. Hwange National Park is the best location to see a huge number of bird species, a population of elephants in excess of 50,000 and over a hundred other species of mammals. Mana Pools National Park, only seasonally accessible, hosts many species such as African painted dogs and other rare mammals in addition to being a mecca for both walking safaris and canoeing safaris. Gonarezhou National Parks boasts some of the nicest scenery and offers you Africa as wild as it gets!
The mighty Zambezi River marks the country’s northern border in a succession of unique locations starting with the Victoria Falls, followed by the vast expanse of Lake Kariba – known for its breathtaking sunsets and excellent fishing waters – including the Matusadona National Park, before flowing further east towards the Indian Ocean in Mozambique along the Unesco listed Mana Pools National Park.