Matusadona National Park

matusanp1Often referred to by the locals as “The Matus”, Matusadona National Park takes its name from the local Matuzviadonha Hills (which means “falling dung”). It is located on the southern shores of Lake Kariba, and spans an area of 137 000 hectares.
The park contains all of the Big 5 (although Rhino sightings are rare) and offers a striking landscape which is comprised of three distinct ecological areas; the lake and shoreline grassland, the Zambezi Valley floor and the escarpment, which all make it ideal walking safari territory.
Access to the park is easiest by boat or light aircraft from Lake Kariba.
A highlight on a visit to the park is the abundant bird life of which there are over 240 recorded species, including the majestic fish eagle which is common along the lake-shore and provides excellent photographic opportunities.

You will experience….  Bird watching in the breathtaking Sanyati Gorge / One of the last wild sanctuaries for the Black Rhino / Exceptional walking safari / Uninhibited adventure.

You can do…  Walking safari / Overnight on the shoreline / Birding

You can see… Elephant / Crocodile / Hippo / 1,000 strong Buffalo / 2nd largest concentration of Lion in Southern Africa / Bee-eater colonies in riverbanks

It’s best to go … all year round.

 

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Ancient City of Khami

khami2Listed as one of the top 5 ancient ruins in Southern and East Africa, Khami is an ancient city in present-day Zimbabwe. Located 22 km from Bulawayo, to the west of the Khami River, the impressive mortar-less stone structures are believed to have been developed in the 1400’s AD.
Khami is a prime example of pre-colonial African civilization, giving the visitor the opportunity to walk in the shoes of the ancestors.
The site is composed of a complex series of stone-built platforms atop which the elite in society lived in large elaborate huts, while the general population lived in the valley below, in simple huts. It is thought that over 7 000 people lived at Khami during its peak.

Declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1986, Khami has in the past been less visited than Great Zimbabwe, but intensive renovations which have preserved the authenticity of the structures and the building style, have ensured that Khami is fast becoming one of the highlights on a visit to Zimbabwe.
You will experience….
. An artfully built stonewalled city.
. Beautiful views.
. A UNESCO archaeological site.
. Evidence of exceptionally strong, united early civilizations.You can do… : Scramble up the terraced slopes / Walk in the footsteps of the ancestors.

You can see… : The longest decorated wall in the country / Evidence of ancient architectural skill / Pre-colonial Africa / Testament to the long-distance trade links to the Portuguese / One of the few sites not destroyed by treasure hunters.
It’s best to go … All year round.

Victoria Falls

vfall2Fed by the mighty Zambezi River which forms a natural border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the world’s largest sheet of falling water is found at Victoria Falls. Locally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya (“The Smoke That Thunders”), this spectacle is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site but also one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world.

You can experience :
. One of the breathtaking 7 Natural Wonders of the World
. Intimate wildlife experiences
. Dramatic scenery from gorges to woodland Savannah and rain forest
. Blood pumping adrenaline rush moments

You can do…  :  View the Falls from the air / Elephant back safari / Gorge swing /  White water rafting / Bungee jumping / Canoe safari / Birding / Fishing / Walking safariYou can see…  :  The Victoria Falls / Elephant, hippo, crocodile  as well as plenty of mammals / Over 250 species of Birds

It’s best to go … all year round!
The park is open all year, however the seasons do dictate different experiences. From November to March (rainy season) the volume of water is higher and the falls more dramatic, but the spray can obscure the view of the falls. From April to October (the dry season) there is more of a trickle of water, but the rocky ledge which is normally under water and the height and length of the Falls is quite spectacular.

 

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