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Zimbabwe

Home to the famous Victorial Falls, Zimbabwe offers a surprising diversity and impressive scenery for its small size.

It is an exciting country that has much appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers. From the grand Victoria Falls to the natural beauty of the Motopo Hills, the ancient rocks literally teleports the traveller back to Africa’s great ancestry.

The Victoria Falls is considered one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. The mile-wide (2km) water fall creates a cloud of mist that can be seen up to 20 miles (32km) away. You would expect this to be one of Zimbabwe’s most popular tourist destinations. It is also a popular adrenaline adventure destination with white water rafting and bungee jumping into the nearby Zambezi River gorge.

Zimbabwe enjoys a rich wildlife legacy. The national parks and wildlife reserves offer good game viewing, especially on the shores of Lake Kariba, where hippo, crocodiles, buffalo, rhino, elephant and lion roam freely. Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve and the saltpans and grassy plains support a large concentrations of animals.

Fast Facts

FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Republic
CAPITAL: Harare
POPULATION: 12,973,808
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: English, Chewa and 14 others
MONEY: US dollars
AREA: 150,871 square miles (390,757 square kilometres)
TIME ZONE: GMT +2 hours

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