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2004/2016

First/Last visit:

Number of visits:

2

Personal Rating:

110/193

UNESCO Sites visited:

4/5

Places Visited:

Harare, Karoi, Chinhoyi, Masvingo, Beitbridge, Gwanda, Bulawayo, Figtree, Plumtree,

Highlights:

Harare a great wealth of colonial buidlings like the High Court or Parliament, the National Gallery, many flower shops at the African Unity square, Superb Botanical Garden with Waterlilies, Acacia trees and around half a million specimens from African countries. Great Zimbabwe Ruins UNESCO 20 km south of Masvingo, the Great Enclosure, is sub-Saharan Africa's largest single ancient structure, it is over 250 metres in circumference, inhabited between the 13th and 15th century. Matobo Hills UNESCO, not too far from Bulawayo, might as well be one of the most scenic Game Parks in Africa, with thousands of cliffs and hoodoo rock formations, best seen at sunset in the nice company of some rhinos, dont miss the great bushmen paintings at Nswatugi caves. "View of the World" is Cecile Rhodes burial place, with a great 360° panorama over the hills of Western Rhodesia (how the place was called by the British before independance). Khami Ruins UNESCO Victoria Falls UNESCO National Park with the awesome Falls, best experienced in the rainy season, for details see Zambia. Bulawayo National Gallery, founded 1894 by Cecile Rhodes, there was already a Railway here 1897, so there is a nice Railway museum with the private wagon of Cecile Rhodes, Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage, 25km SE of Bulawayo, home to a variety of orphaned, sick and abandoned animals such as lions, white rhinos, cheetahs and much more. Hwange National Park makes a fine stopover for game watching on the way to Bulawayo from the Victoria Falls or viceversa. Kariba Lake on the border with Zambia is a great natural park with islands like Antelope, and a gigantic dam with a hydroelectric power plant.