Short for ZW by abbreviationfinder, Zimbabwe is completely surrounded by other countries and is blessed with great natural resources and beautiful views. Two major rivers form boundaries in the north and south: the great Zambezi River cuts through the northern border line while the sluggish Limpopo forms the border with South Africa. The national parks and their unique wildlife down at the end of Africa’s Great Rift Valley house southern Africa’s last great elephants, buffalo and saber antelope. This is true wilderness where the animals move freely as they please.
Matobo Hills, which is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is one of the most scenic parks in Africa with hills and cliffs that tumble over each other in all possible forms. This is also one of the best areas in Africa to see the Sanfolk paintings with over 100 caves and rock walls filled with interesting relics from a bygone era. This was also where Cecil Rhodes chose the place he wanted to be buried in. The tomb is located among a number of naturally balanced stones on top of a hill with a breathtaking view of Matobo’s hills.
Hwange National Park
Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest safari park and offers varied salt lakes, acacia thickets and grasslands. The park is located along the border with Botswana and has since it was proclaimed more than 70 years ago made itself known for its dense presence of large game. Hwange is famous for its, especially during the dry winter months, huge supply of wildlife, among them elephant and buffalo. The program also includes safaris on foot, accompanied by armed guides.
Matusadona National Park
Matusadona National Park consists of approximately 338,000 hectares of unspoilt wilderness. Mighty mountains, streams, Miomba forests and Mopanebush along the shores of Lake Kariba. All in all, this creates a unique habitat for healthy populations of large game. Many of these animals can thank Operation Noah for their existence. This was a historic rescue operation that began shortly after the completion of the Kariba Dam and resulted in the flooding of the Zambezi Valley.
The nature of the Mana Pool National Park is overwhelming and there is plenty to do. Here safaris take place in open jeeps, boats, canoes, and on foot. Kudu, zebra, impala and waterbuck regularly frequent the open river plain and the neighborhood elephants are well tasted by the large number of Albid trees that grow nearby. Predators such as lions, wild dogs, leopards and cheetahs lurk in the bushes while buffalo herds prefer to stick to the river bank.
Our partner in Southern Africa is Wilderness Safaris. Over the years, they have developed the ideology – “The world’s wilderness areas will save humankind”. Wilderness Safaris wants to make an impression that gives people the opportunity to find new paths in their lives and leave a conservation heritage to their children. The philosophy of “conservation through tourism” gives local communities the chance to share in the income from tourism and ensures the protection of the environment for future generations. The organization is responsible for over four million hectares of southern Africa’s best wilderness areas and private nature reserves spread over 50 lodges and camps. In total, it provides over 3,500 hectares of private land per guest. Which ensures a sense of individuality and makes the company unique in its kind.
According to countryaah, Zimbabwe is located in southern Africa and lacks a coast. On the surface, the country is slightly smaller than Sweden. The landscape is dominated by the South African plateau and consists mainly of highlands and mountains.
The climate is subtropical and varies considerably with altitude. Wind gusts from the Indian Ocean bring rain during the summer, which lasts from November to March. Most precipitation falls during this period.
Yes. Swedish citizens can get a visa at the border, for a period of a maximum of 90 days. Cost about USD 30 – 55.
United States Dollar USD
100USD = 845.34SEK.
official languages are english, shona and ndebele.
Mandatory – Yellow fever vaccination is required if you arrive from certain countries in Africa or South America.
Recommended – Malaria prophylaxis. Check with your vaccination center for personal needs.