Travel To Zimbabwe- Southern Africa

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Facts About Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, formerly known as colonist Rhodesia, gained its independence from Britain in 1980. Zimbabwe is rich in mineral resources and has an active mining industry. Also, Zimbabwe is known for its heritage of cultural arts.

The three largest cities in Zimbabwe are, in descending order, Harare, Bulawayo, and Gweru, with Harare as the capital.

The two main ethnic groups in Zimbabwe are referred to today as the Shona and the Ndebele tribes. Shona derives from the Bantu language of west Africa. Ndebele derives from the Zulu language of South Africa. However, English is the official/legal language.

The rains come in late November and it stays hot and sticky until early March. Winter stretches from May through to August and is rarely colder than your average Mediterranean summer. It never snows.

Natural resources: coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin, platinum group metals

Tourist Attractions

There are a number of great attractions in Zimbabwe.

Victoria Falls: Boasts the longest waterfalls in the world, measuring just over 1 mi. long with five awesome chambers of passage.

The Great Zimbabwe: Display the magnificent ruins of ancient Zimbabwean people.

Game Reserves: Near Victoria Falls, there are exciting Safaris that attract a wide variety of game, including elephant, impala, and buffalo.

Location of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is located in Southern Africa, and its bordering countries are Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zambia. Click here to see a map of Zimbabwe.


The Zimbabwean Dollar is the currency in Zimbabwe, whereas one US dollar equals approximately 56 Zimbabwean Dollars. For actual conversion rates, visit Oanda.com and perform a conversion for ‘the Zimbabwean Dollar.’

Requirements for Entry

Passport is required.