Tourism in Zimbabwe, 10 Reasons to Visit Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is home to various tourist attractions. Before economic changes, most of the tourism came to Zimbabwe, but now Zambia benefits from tourism. In 2017, 2.4 million tourists visited Zimbabwe. The most visited country Zimbabwe is South Africa. Countries following South Africa, respectively are; Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, DR Congo, Tanzania and Germany.
The untouched nature in Zimbabwe fascinates those who see loving people and rich cultural tastes. Here are 10 reasons to visit Zimbabwe.
1. Lake Kariba
Situated on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border, Lake Kariba is a 5,400 sq km area, 220 km long and 40 km wide. There is a wonderful view of the lake. You can take part in activities on the lake. When you come here, you can take great nature photographs.
2. Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls spill from a height of 100 meters in a single water mass. It is the biggest waterfall in the world. It is located in Africa between the Zambia and Zimbabwe borders. Located on the Unesco World Heritage List, Victoria Falls is one of the seven wonders of the world.
3. Harare Gardens
Harare Gardens also has a dazzling nature. There are many different kinds of plants and animals in this garden.
4. Greenwood Park
In Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital and largest city, Greenwood Park is a great area especially for young children. You can take part in wonderful activities such as taking a train around the park. This park is the most beautiful amusement park in the country. There are also many recreational areas in the park area.
5. Hwange National Park
The Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe is an area of 14,651 km² and is the largest national park in the country. More than 100 mammals and over 400 bird species live in this park.
6. Matobo National Park
Matobo National Park is 35 kilometers south of Bulawayo in the south of Zimbabwe. It was opened in 1926. There are many insects and bird species in the park which is built on an area of 424 km² apart from animal such as antelope, leopard, monkey. The most interesting and popular feature of the park is the Matobo Hills. Be sure to visit this park, on the UNESCO World Heritage List of 2003.
7. Nyanga National Park
Located in Zimbabwe, Nyanga National Park is the oldest national park in the country that opened in 1926. This park covers an area of 472 km²; a large number of rivers, waterfalls and animal species. It is about 268 km from the city of Harare.
8. National Gallery of Zimbabwe
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare exhibits many art galleries. Please visit this art gallery to get information about the art of the country.
9. National Botanic Garden
National Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe’s capital city and the largest city in Harare, is the largest botanical garden in the country worth visiting.
10. Mukuvisi Woodland Nature Reserve
There are many animal species in Mukuvisi Woodland Nature Reserve, Zimbabwe’s capital city and the largest city in Harare. We recommend that you take a tour to visit many African native animals in their natural habitat.