Travel Attractions in Zimbabwe

Posted by admin on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Located just north of South Africa, Zimbabwe is a land-locked country with a wide variety of landscapes, cultures, and tourist attractions which offer visitors a memorable holiday experience. As a country which has been subjected to negative publicity for political reasons, Zimbabwe is in the process of stabilising and is emerging from a difficult period in its history to take its place once again as a premier travel destination in Africa. Here are some of the amazing Zimbabwe travel attractions you may look forward to on a visit to this fascinating country:

Victoria Falls
The most impressive body of water known to man, the Victoria Falls attract thousands of visitors each year. Although many tourists associate the falls with Zambia, the position of Victoria Falls on the Zambian and Zimbabwean border means that this attraction is equally a Zimbabwean treasure – some …

Fishing in Kariba

Posted by admin on Monday, March 5th, 2012

This is a Fishermans dream, 300km of wide open waters, teaming with fish ready for the catch. Lake Kariba is one of the world largest manmade lakes, and now thanks to the lack of commercial fish farming it is rich in abundance of fish. The most common being Kariba Bream, Nile Perch, Tiger fish and barbell or catfish. Lake Kariba has fantastic weather which means that you can fish almost every day of the year without having to worry about missing out on a thing.
A good days’ fishing always starts before dawn when the light has barely tinted the horizon, equipped with a hot thermos of coffee and a packet of sandwiches, you trundle down to the boat and set off just as the mist starts to rise off the water. The world is barely awake but it’s essential to get to all the good spots early and get the …

Facts About Victoria Falls

Posted by admin on Monday, January 9th, 2012

The Victoria Falls are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Africa. Located on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the falls are a must-see piece of natural splendour. If you’re planning a visit to this amazing natural landmark, here are some Victoria Falls facts that are sure to interest you!
The Falls were named after Britain’s Queen Victoria who ruled England between 1837 and 1876, and played a part in Zimbabwe’s colonial history. Though Zimbabwe and Zambia have enjoyed independence for decades, the landmark has become a household name and so it was decided not to rename it. Other interesting Victoria Falls facts include:

The Victoria Falls are the most popular tourist attraction in Zimbabwe, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

The Victoria Falls Bridge, which offers magnificent views of the falls, is 111 metres high.

During the rainy season (November …

Vic Falls Fest 2011

Posted by admin on Thursday, October 27th, 2011

There is nothing that fans of rock music love more than a music festival. The hottest bands, the coolest people and that vibe you just can’t find anywhere else – nothing could be more awesome!
Mention the word ‘rock fest’ to most people and it brings to mind those images of Woodstock that we have all seen on TV and in the movies, but what if someone told you that there is a festival in Zimbabwe to rival the best anywhere?  If you’re surprised and can’t wait to find out more, read our preview of the 2011 Vic Falls Fest.

If you haven’t made plans for this coming New Year’s Eve, keep your diary open!  Imagine a music festival in the beautiful setting of Victoria Falls, with wide open spaces, the hottest new bands and a whole bunch of fun-loving rock fans …

Zimbabwe Tourism – A Country of Wonders

Posted by admin on Friday, October 21st, 2011

If you are looking for a tourist destination that combines affordability, friendly local people and some of the most amazing natural splendour that Africa has to offer, Zimbabwe may just be the place for you!
In recent years, Zimbabwe has seen tourism increase as the country’s economy continues to stabilise. With the wide variety of attractions and accommodation on offer, tourists are flocking to Zimbabwe – a country of great history and natural beauty.
If you’ve never been to Zimbabwe or are curious about the countries various attractions and places of interest, we have a brief overview of some Zimbabwean tourist attractions that are not to be missed! Remember to keep these in mind when you decide to visit!
The Victoria Falls
These famous waterfalls are probably the best known tourist attraction in Zimbabwe. Every minute, 546 million cubic metres of water pass over …

Victoria Falls Activities Part 2

Posted by linda on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

As the ‘capital of adventure’, Victoria Falls is filled with heights and adrenaline-filled Victoria Falls activities. The waterfall is a sight that you have to see at least once in your life-time – described by the early explorer after which the David Livingstone Safari Lodge is named – as “the most wonderful sight [he] had witnessed in Africa.”

The mighty waters of the Zambezi are not only an amazing sight to see, but to experience this incredible land from the actual waters of this powerful river, will be an experience you write home about. Tamed by the wild African sunset you have to enjoy the magic of the Zambezi on a river boat. Enjoy a sunset cruise with a cocktail in one hand and binoculars in the other, watching hippos and elephants in their natural habitat.
If the Sunset Cruise is too …

Victoria Falls Activities Part 1

Posted by linda on Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Victoria Falls is known as the curtain of falling water, or “Mosi-Oa-Tunya”, the smoke that thunders. The roaring waters create a column of spray that rises hundreds of metres into the air, sometimes visible from more than 30 kilometres away. Impressive, but there’s more…
A visit to the Falls promises a spectacular setting for an adventure experience of a life-time. Victoria Falls is labelled by the Bradt Travel Guide as ‘THE adventure capital of Southern Africa’, and rightly so as here you will find an extreme variety in adrenaline releasing activities.

To start off there is the all-time favourite thrill – Bungee Jumping.  Enjoy one of the most spectacular views from the middle of the main bridge, 111 metres above the Zambezi River. Then count three…two…one….juuuuump! This is one of the highest commercial bungee-jumps in the world, not for the feint-hearted. You …

Victoria Falls Marathon

Posted by linda on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

After a successful four year ‘run’, the Victoria Falls Marathon will once again draw crowds from far and wide in 2011. This high profile, internationally acclaimed marathon and half marathon is said to be one of the most anticipated events of the year, and one of the most thrilling races in Africa, if not the world.
The Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is the backdrop for this exciting race. Your journey takes you over the Victoria Falls Bridge, as well as into Zambia, offering some of the best views this side of the continent. If running is not your thing, you can enjoy a variety of other exhilarating activities – white water rafting, canoeing, bungee jumping, elephant back safaris, lion walks – the choice is yours.

The Victoria Falls Marathon offers a combination of superlative athleticism, tourism, …

Victoria Falls Helicopter Flights

Posted by linda on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Victoria Falls is fast becoming one of the leading tourist destinations in Africa, whether on the Zimbabwean or Zambian side. Millions of visitors flock to see the spectacular falls every year and to indulge in its beauty and majesty. However, the days of simply visiting the falls and basking in its beauty are over, with many more activities available for guests to participate in – the most popular of these activities has got to be helicopter flights over the falls. When it comes to viewing the Victoria Falls, there is no doubt that the best vantage point would be from the sky.

Dubbed the ‘The Flight of Angels’, one can only imagine how breathtaking a helicopter ride over the Victoria Falls can be.  This once-in-a-lifetime experience affords dare-devil visitors a birds-eye view to one of the most visited and …

River rafting the Zambezi

Posted by admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

River rafting is probably one of the most adrenaline-fuelled activities you can enjoy, and when you find yourself on the tempestuous Zambezi River, you can expect a wild ride. The Zambezi River is recognised as one of the top ten paddling rivers on the planet, and has been bravely attempted by rafting and kayaking experts alike.
The Zambezi River has always drawn much attention. In 1981 river rafting was introduced and since then the Zambezi has gained popularity and is a regular feature on the itineraries of those looking for an adrenaline rush of note. In 1997 alone, more than 50 000 people enjoyed the frantic twists and turns of river rafting.

For those ambitious rafters out there, the Zambezi River has been classified by the British Canoe Union as Grade 5 – i.e. featuring extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, …