Places to Visit in Zimbabwe
This is now the great capital of great significance ancient monument south of the Sahara; in Africa it is second in size and importance to the Egyptian Pyramids. The towering stone houses Dzimba dzamabwe were home of 2000 shona speaking people that prospered between 12th and 15th centuries and its 270 hectares in size. That's where the beautiful stylish fish eagle was found i.e, the Zimbabwe bird on the national flag. The country was later on named Zimbabwe derived from the ruins.Every structure was built using a dry stone technquie- entirely without mortar-involving millions of stones, each one supporting another.
Gonarezhou National Park (Chiredzi)
Second largest national game park after Hwange national park. Easy access from Buffalo Range airport through Ngundu-Tanganda road. This is a definite must do activity when around Chiredzi area or South Eastern levels of Zimbabwe. Second largest home of the elephants. For easy location of the Big Five ( elephant,black rhino, buffalo,lion and leopard) a private Malilangwe Trust reserve with Singita lodge assures you that without much effort.
The Bvumba Mountains, in the Eastern Highlands is overflowing with life all year round. The lush botanical gardens and luxuriant forests are fantastic for walks, espeically for those interested in botany and bird watching. The mountains offer some spectacular views over the highlands and tropical lowlands of Mozambique. With plenty of activites and accommodation to choose from, the mists of Bvumba mountains make it a great escape from the heat.
This is a must visit site, especially the main cave with the "sleeping pool", from all angles,the pool will leave you in wonderment,more than 150m deep with crystal clear waters,with fish habitat,the second cave,"the dark cave" has little to offer other than just a side view of the pool.
The Shona Sculpture Gallery
Harare's newest gallery specialising in Shona sculpture. Beautiful garden setting, an oasis of calm just minutes from the airport. See works by the best of the contemporary sculptors alongside the most famous names in the art movement. Secure parking, friendly knowledgeable staff, wifi.