One of the largest sheets of falling water in the world, with a width of 1 708metres and height of 108metres. Feverishly known as THE SMOKE THAT THUNDERS, Victoria Falls is the adventure capital of Africa with variable animals, activities and fantastic weather. Activities on offer include bungee jumping, white water rafting, horse safaris, tiger fishing, game viewing and elephant rides.
Victoria Falls waterfall is on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa. One can view the Falls mostly from the Zimbabwean side. There are plenty of tourist attractions for the visitor especially on the Zambezi River such as white water rafting and helicopter flips over the falls.
Spend time on a guided tour of the Rainforest and the Falls. The lush Rainforest is a spectacular sight. A walk through the dense Rain forest will reveal 17 spectacular view points on the Zimbabwean side, giving you the opportunity to see the entire Falls and the railway bridge.
HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
Named after a local Nhanzwa chief, Hwange National Park is the largest park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometres in the northwest corner of the country to the south of and not far from the Mighty Victoria Falls. It is usually possible between May and October, to enter the Park by any designated access road and to drive to any of the camps. During the wet season though, advice should be sought as to the best routes. At the visitor reception at each camp, advice on the many game viewing drives of the 480 kilometres of the Park's road may also be obtained.
Hwange boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded. The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the Park's elephant population is one of the largest in the world. The Park has three distinctive Camps and administrative offices at Robins, Sinamatella and the major one at Main Camp.
The Park has accommodation facilities including self catering lodges, cottages and chalets, a camping and caravan site, restaurant and grocery store. Lodges in Hwange National Park are units with one or two bedrooms, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and verandah. Cottages have a centrally located thatched, open dining area with refrigerators available for communal use. Cooking facilities are communal, with electric hot plates provided. Normally no cutlery or crockery is provided. Chalets are units with one or two bedrooms and a verandah.l Cooking facilities are available on wood or charcoal braais. Electric refrigerator and sink are provided in each unit. Ablution and toilet facilities are provided in a communal block.
So why visit visit Hwange National Park?
- It is one of the wildest Parks in Africa.
- Sheer size means sheer numbers of wildlife, one of the largest elephant herds in the world.
- Wide array of flora and fauna species.
- Offers camping and caravan sites with piped water to each stand.
- Provides Conference facilities at Main Camp.
GONAREZHOU NATIONAL PARK
Gonarezhou National Park is situated in the south eastern lowveld of Zimbabwe and covers more than 5 000 square kilometres. " Gonarezhou" means "Place of many Elephants". The Park includes more than 500 bird species, 34 frog species, 49 fish species, 147 mammal species and at least 116 reptile species.
The Chilojo Cliffs are one of the most prominent and enduring natural features of the Gonarezhou National Park. They are magnificent Cretaceous coarse sandstone cliffs that are a result of seasons of erosion. The cliffs are two-fold, with the lower and upper almost vertical sections separated from each other by a sloping terrace up to 1640 feet wide. This terrace is scored by gullies which cut through the lower cliff to the Runde River bed, giving access to the water for elephants and other animals.
MATOBO NATIONAL PARK
The Matobo National Park forms the core of the Matobo or Matopos Hills, an area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys commencing some 35 kilometres south of Bulawayo along the Kezi/Maphisa road. Matobo covers an area of 43 200 hectares. The magnificent, rugged terrain of the park is a hikers paradise and the diversity of the vegetation supports a wide range of wildlife such as giraffe, zebra, sable, impala and predators such as leopard , cheetah, wildcat and others.
One of the many highlights for many visitors is the sighting of one or more of the endangered rhino. Matobo National Park possesses one of the highest concentrations of white and black rhinoceros in the world and therefore provides the perfect opportunity to view and photograph these rare creatures.
Within the park are numerous sites which were once occupied by the San hunter-gatherers. The paintings at Nswatugi Cave are perhaps some of the finest in Zimbabwe and contain beautiful renditions of giraffe, eland and kudu.