Popular Destinations in Zimbabwe
Capital of Zimbabwe, Harare is also the largest city in the country. The
city sits on plateaus of Zimbabwe’s central highlands. The Epworth
Balancing Rocks, located southeast of the city, is a major tourist
attraction here. Visitors can also head over to Ngomakurira Hill, which is
home to ancient San rock paintings. Harare is an upcoming metropolis and
lined with a mix of colonial and contemporary buildings. The city’s
downtown is full of shops, eateries, and bars that are open till late.
Harare is home to several gardens and cultural institutions, such as
Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens, National Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Museum of
Human Sciences, Chapungu Sculpture Park, National Museums and Monuments of
Zimbabwe, Harare Gardens, Dendera Gallery, and First Floor Gallery Harare.
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe is especially noteworthy for its extensive
collection of African traditional objects such as jewelry, textiles,
musical instruments, and baskets, and contemporary art.
Located in southwest Zimbabwe, Bulawayo is the second largest city in
Zimbabwe. The city is famous for its regal colonial buildings which are a
blend of art deco and Victorian architectural styles. With its leafy
avenues, and wide squares, Bulawayo oozes an old-world charm. Today,
Bulawayo isn’t simply a relic but a booming economic and industrial hub of
Zimbabwe. The city has multiple interesting museums such as Natural History
Museum of Zimbabwe, and Bulawayo Railway Museum. West of the city, history
enthusiasts can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Khami. It is the
second most important archaeological site in the country after the Great
Zimbabwe Ruins. Bulawayo is a lush green town and acts as a gateway to the
Matoba National Park. The park is home to Stone Age cave art and the Matobo
Hills rock formations. black eagles, impalas, zebras, and rhinos can be
spotted in the region.
Hwange is located near the international borders with Zambia and Botswana,
in north-western Zimbabwe. Hwange is the nearest largest city to the UNESCO
World Heritage Victoria Falls and a gateway to the Hwange National Park.
The national park is becoming one of the most popular safari destinations
due to its abundant wildlife. Spread across 15,000 square kilometres, the
park encompasses Kalahari woods, teak groves, flood flats, and grass
plains. Due to its proximity to the Victoria Falls, it is a prime spot to
camp and stay close to nature. The Hwange National Park is also home two
conservation centers, namely the Painted Dog Project Center and the
National Leopard Project. Over 400 species of birds, cheetahs, wild dogs,
African leopards, hyenas, cape dogs, and elephants roam freely in the park.