Zimbabwe has a number of ancient ruins but the largest, most complete and
iconic is Great Zimbabwe. Whilst the ancient city is a photographers delight
it is the Great Zimbabwe story, pieced together over many decades, which
stimulates our imagination and gives us insight into ancient times. Local
guides are well schooled in the researched history of the Great Zimbabwe
‘Kingdom’ and its associated recovered artefacts and anyone remotely
interested in ancient times will be both fascinated and stimulated by the
insights.Bulawayo Railway Museum. Zimbabwe’s rapid development since the 1890s can largely be attributed to
the development of an extensive and function railway network which serviced
mining, tourism, agricultural and community needs. Zimbabwe boasts one of
the finest collections of steam engines in the world and the Railway Museum
in Bulawayo holds an impressive collection of railway engines and carriages
and many other wonderful artefacts representing our country’s unique
history. Well worth seeing is Ceil John Rhodes carriage with all its
View of the World – Matopos
The Spiritualism of the Matobo Hills invades the soul. Characterised by its
vast range of stunning rock formations, the Matopas is the graveyard of many
past generations and is the chosen resting place of two of Zimbabwe’s
greatest influencers and leaders Mzilikazi and Cecil John Rhodes. The
Matopas is home to a variety of unique wildlife none more so inspiring then
the magnificent Black Eagle.
Zambezi River Sunrise/Sunset
The iconic Zambezi River represents the rawness of Africa and is the
lifeblood for wildlife sustainability and tourism in Zimbabwe. The River is
nature in its most natural form and one is encapsulated by its vastness and
power and is aware of the tenuousness of life for those it supports.
The Honde Valley is one of Zimbabwe’s hidden gems and forms part of the much
heralded Eastern Highlands. Characterised by its stunning mountains and
valleys, the Honde is home to vast tea estates which carpet the valleys in
greenery. Unique to the area are specific species of birds which attract
enthusiasts from far afield.
Chilojo Cliffs Gonarezhou
The colourful, silted layers of the stunning Chilojo Cliffs are so ‘out of
place’ and unique they will astound you. Overlooking the vast Rundi River
these magnificent cliffs represent millions of years of environmental
evolution and the changing colours in different light is something to
behold. Situated in the vast Gonarezhou National Park, the Chilojo Cliffs
are a ‘must see’ and form part of a vast area of unspoilt, rugged beauty.
There is wildlife in abundance and the park hosts three major river systems,
the Mwenezi, Runde and Save.
To experience the raw power of Victoria Falls in ‘full water’ is something
very special and uplifting. The roar of the plummeting waters and the
enormity of being present and experiencing one of the world’s ‘Natural
Wonders’ is something to behold. One is left with the realisation of how
amazing the natural state is and why it is so important that we uphold our
responsibility and preserve that which we are short-term custodians of.
The vastness and serenity of Kariba makes it a unique and a visual spectacle. There is an airy silence
which pervades, only to be punctuated by the piercing sounds of the majestic Fish Eagle echoing
through the valleys. The skeletal trees remind us of the lakes history and the shoreline provides endless
game viewing. Kariba’s amazing sunsets are something to behold.
National Parks and Wildlife
The substantial legacy of numerous, diverse national parks in Zimbabwe says
so much about the visionaries of the past. To be able to divest ourselves of
‘modern living’ and experience the raw environment and wildlife in its
natural state is both exhilarating and humbling. There is simply nothing
better then to be in the bush watching the ‘passing parade’ of nature and
experiencing close at hand the magnificence of our fellow creatures. We hold
the power and therefore the destiny of nature in our hands.