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Zimbabwe has always been one of the most beautiful countries in South Africa. Formerly known as the breadbasket of Africa, this country has still retained its natural charm over its chaotic progress. With a colourful and enriching culture waiting for you at your first step here, a journey to this country will bring you a promise of adventure like no other.
Victoria Falls is the town to begin your journey here. Travel through this town and you can view the wonderful and exotic Victoria Falls. Next, travel to the city of Hwange and its endless landscapes of coal fields and the iconic Hwange National Park. Travel through the exciting valleys of Kamativi before passing through the town hall of Kadoma onto the capital city of Harare which is filled with several attractions and notable monuments. Next, travel to the third largest city of Mutare, where you can visit the local fort and the exciting port nearby. Gweru is next on your travel where you can experience the wonderful Danangombe archaeological enclosure and the Thornhill Air Base. Travel to your next destination which is the city of Bulawayo fondly known as the “City of Kings” before you travel to the exciting city of Masvingo comprising of a recreational park and a game resort. Finally, to complete your journey, travel to the lively and vibrant town of Gwada for a relaxing end to your journey.
The country of Zimbabwe is filled with a mixture of natural and manmade monuments. To experience the true natural beauty of the country, the iconic Victoria Falls is a must visit, especially if you can spot the iconic bronze statue of a gazing David Livingstone on the shore. To experience the flora and fauna of the country, head to the Hwange National Park that is home to over 100 different animals and 400 different bird species. For a more adventurous outing, camp out at the Matobo National Park where you can experience the flora and fauna of the country first hand. One of the most iconic natural attractions of this country is the balancing rocks which found in several of the national parks. These rocks comprise of stacked rocked formed naturally and balancing without any support. Visitors who wish to experience several of the manmade attractions within the country can travel to the Chapungu Sculpture Park where intricate and artistic stone sculptures made by locals are kept on display
The cuisines of Zimbabwe comprise of a humble yet delicious meal. To sample the daily traditional dishes, try the local sadza and tsunga. These iconic dishes comprise of the local staples which include maize or corn. Along with this main course, cooked vegetables are served as a side dish or meat that is either stewed, grilled, roasted or sundried. On special occasions, travellers can experience the traditionally prepared meal comprising of rice, chicken and coleslaw salad which is served in large numbers. Tea is commonly served here and it is not uncommon to consume it even after dinner.
The lands of Zimbabwe provide various enthralling and adrenaline driven opportunities for several adventures. Take the opportunity to walk alongside the majestic king of the jungle in his natural habitat or swim along with the elephants in the rushing rivers. Go bird watching in any of the national parks or even tour the local animal hangouts. Cycling and hiking is some of the common pastimes here where visitors can experience the true beauty of the environment.
Your exciting journey will be filled with a large variety of adventures and experiences, which can include both good and bad. A priority on this trip is safety for yourself and your family. With unforeseen mishaps and calamities a high probability, it is important that you have a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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