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Vacations and Sightseeing

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Official languageEnglish
Area390.757 kmĀ²
Population15,245,741  (2021)
CurrencyZimbabwean dollar  (ZWL)

Vacations and Sightseeing

Whoever says Zimbabwe, says the Victoria Falls. These waterfalls are Zimbabwe's biggest tourist attraction. Victoria Falls is the largest in the world. The falls are more than 2.5 km wide and the water falls more than 100 metres into the Zambezi River. The waterfalls can be seen and heard from a great distance and are a phenomenal natural phenomenon.

Harare is the capital of Zimbabwe. The original name of Harare was Salisbury. The main attractions in Harare are the National Museum and Art Gallery, the Lions & Cheetah Park and the Larvon Bird Gardens. The Queen Victoria Museum gives you a good idea of how the first inhabitants of Zimbabwe lived. It includes a reconstruction of a 19th century Shona village.

The Great Zimbabwe National Monument is the largest complex of ruins in Africa south of the pyramids in Egypt. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and dates back to the period from about 400 - 1450 A.D. In its heyday, the complex may have been home to about 18,000 inhabitants.

Hwange National Park is one of the largest parks in Zimbabwe, both in size (14,620 km2) and in the variety of animals and birds that can be found there. With more than 40,000 elephants, Hwange is also one of Africa's last elephant sanctuaries.

Mana Pools National Park consists of more than 2000 km2 of forest along the banks of the Zambezi River. The park is home to rhinos, buffaloes, elephants, antelope and many different types of birds. You can make safari tours in this park, also on foot.


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