Interesting Facts About Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is one of the most renowned places to visit in the world. It gives way from the spectacular Victoria Falls to the stunning Eastern Highlands, and in between there is a patchwork blanket of different landscapes. It is here that we find a diverse range of places to visit. There are so many experiences in all corners of the country that await to be discovered by eager tourists and locals.

The biggest tourist attraction is Victoria Falls, followed by Hwange National Park and Mana Pools National Park. These places are undeniably the best locations in Zimbabwe. There is also the well-kept secret of Gonarezhou National Park, dynamic Harare, the serenity of Lake Kariba, along with fascinating archaeological sites, such as, the Great Zimbabwe Ruins and Khame Ruins.

National Parks Of Zimbabwe

Like many African nations, Zimbabwe inhabits distinctive wildlife, which has made Africa such an immensely popular destination for nature lovers.

Zimbabwe’s National Parks offer game drives that will rival anything you could find in Tanzania, South Africa, or Kenya. They are also home to the Big Five. The national parks provide walking safaris, canoe safaris, and photographic safaris.

Wildlife Of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a big five game-viewing destination—its parks are home to elephant, cape buffalo, lion, leopard, as well as the endangered black and white rhinoceros.

In addition to these iconic animals, you’ll also find other popular safari sightings, such as, giraffe, zebra, hyena, wildebeest, hippo, cheetah, and a large variety of antelope. More than 500 species of mammals and 131 species of fish are found within Zimbabwe.

For those wanting to see something a little different, Zimbabwe also has less commonly sighted animals, including the sable antelope, African wild dogs, bat-eared foxes, brown hyenas, blue duikers, and samango monkeys.

Bird watchers (twitchers) will find more than 685 species of bird life in Zimbabwe. One-third of the world’s eagle population is in Matobo National Park, outside Bulawayo.

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