Zimbabwe

 

Get wet under "The Smoke that Thunders"

 
Regarded by many as one of the most beautiful countries in Africa, Zimbabwe is emerging once again as a prime tourism destination.
The magnificent Victoria Falls, the largest sheet of falling water in the world, are definitely the highlight of any trip to Zimbabwe. Millions of gallons of water crash into the chasm 360 ft below, creating a "cloud" of spray that can reach as high as 1,300 feet, and let to the locals calling the falls Mosi-oa-Tunya or "the Smoke that Thunders".
 
Beyond the falls lies a country with a rich diversity to attract weary travelers. The country offers some of the finest wilderness areas in southern Africa, and none more so than the World Heritage site of Mana Pools, this is true, untouched wilderness. Hwange, closer to Victoria Falls offers a more accessible but equally thrilling wildlife experience with great herds of game regularly seen.
 
Further afield lie the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, relics of a once great civilization, that flourished and traded throughout the region. The spectacular scenery of the Matopos Hills are a must for nature and history lovers alike, boasting some 3,000 rock art sites!