Welcome to Zimbabwe where you experience an incredible experience. Landlocked and in the center of Southern Africa, Zimbabwe has been an important trade center as well as the most strategic spot for British Settlement since the 18th century. With the British politician and businessman conquering the territory and taking possession of the mines, the area was named Rhodesia by the Queen.
Initially founded as a British Colony called Southern Rhodesia, it gained independence in 1965 as Rhodesia. The following 15 years saw violent guerilla wars between the white minorities and black nationalists, which ended up in the foundation of the Republic of Zimbabwe in 1980.
The longest-running president, Robert Mugabe was initially appointed as a prime minister from 1987 until his resignation in 2017. During his authoritarian rule, he was held accountable for the increased mortality rate as well as the declining life expectancy and economy.
In November 2017, his reign came to an end as he was put under house arrest after a coup d’etat. He was then replaced by the vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa. This created a tension between the supporters of Mugabe and those who opposed him.
This post provides you with everything you need to know about Zimbabwe. The travel guide will cover things to do, places to stay, culture, and travel Tips.
Official languages: English, Shona, Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Tswana, Xhosa, Venda, Chewa, Tsonga, Tonga
President: Emmerson Mnangagwa
Currencies: United States Dollar, Indian rupee, Pound sterling, and more…
Points of Interest: Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe Ruins, and more…
Average Flight Time: 24 h 30 min flight
Fun Fact: Zimbabwe has not one but two largest water body in the world – Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world, and Lake Kariba, the largest man-made lake in the world.
Our travel guide on Victoria Falls covers valuable information for any traveler. The magnificent Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe is the sole reason for visiting as one of the most popular natural wonders of the world. Furthermore, national parks like Hwange National Park and Nyanga National Park offer spectacular wildlife.
The country is also home to some of the most striking examples of Victorian dry stone architecture that can be observed in ancient cities. This travel guide will provide detailed information about Zimbabwe’s hidden gems.