Here’s our list of ten best places to visit in Zimbabwe. Do you know what is striking about this list? The landscapes are all so varied. From the rainforest at Victoria Falls, to the rocky vistas at Matobo National Park, … Continued
Last updated Nov 2016The ancient city ruins of Great Zimbabwe (Dzimba dza mabwe) are located approx. 25 km (15.5 miles) from the present-day town of Masvingo, in the south-east of Zimbabwe. By car, Great Zimbabwe is around 4 hours from … Continued
Great Zimbabwe Monument covers an area of over 7 square kilometres (nearly 3 square miles) and comprises of a number of historic archaeological sites. If you’re short on time and are a fast walker, you could see the whole site in couple … Continued
These ancient city ruins have intrigued both locals and visitors for centuries. The local name for the area was “Dzimba dza mabwe” (roughly “Houses of Stone”) or simply “Zimbabwe”. When Rhodesia became independent in 1980, the nation was named after this city, and the country itself was called Zimbabwe. The ruins of the ancient city then became known as “Great Zimbabwe”.
I visited Great Zimbabwe Monument in August, on a damp, overcast day – unusual weather for the time of year. But, in a sense, it was the perfect atmosphere to explore the great Houses of Stone, whose origins have been … Continued
The pyramids. Stonehenge. Machu Picchu. The Acropolis. These man-made structures point to early civilisations, some of which are still shrouded in mystery. Yet these sites have become symbols of their modern-day countries. Zimbabwe has its own such monument in the south-east … Continued