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Zimbabwe Accommodation – Accommodation in Zimbabwe

Places to stay, things to see and do in Zimbabwe

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About Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country  located in Southern Africa between the Limpopo river in the south and Zambezi river in the north. It is bordered by Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest, South Africa to the south and Mozambique to the east.

English, Shona and Sindebele are the main languages spoken here.

The climate, touted by some as the best in the world, is mostly tropical, and depends on the altitude. Rainy season is October to March. Zimbabwe has been plagued by recurring drought. The east is mountainous. The biggest area is highveld and about 20% is lowveld.

Poverty, population growth and lack of fuel has caused severe deforestation and subsequently erosion. Poaching has reduced the wildlife significantly. Zmbabwe is dependent on hydro-electric power. Electricity has been cut off by neighboring countries due to Zimbabwe’s huge unpaid debts. Severe hard-currency shortage has led to hyperinflation, chronic shortages of fuel, consumer goods, food. Zimbabwe has an economic crisis on their hands as a result of forcible redistribution of arable land. Joblessness, hunger, destruction, general chaos, and political violence has plagued this area. Independent black farmers have since experienced very limited success in maintaining the farms, not to mention expansion.

Many people have fled to South Africa to get away from the (80%) unemployment and the subversive government.

The Cabora Bassa hydroelectric project in the north – then Lake Kariba.

Tarred roads connect the bigger cities, the rest are mostly dirt roads.

Main attractions in Zimbabwe

Some of the highlights in Zimbabwe, erstwhile Rhodesia, are Victoria falls, one of world’s most spectacular and largest waterfalls lies on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe on the Zambezi river, and the Zimbabwe Ruins.

The capital of Zimbabwe

The capital of Zimababwe is Harare

Other cities in Zimbabwe

Largest cities in order Harare, Bulawayo, Chitungwiza, Mutare, Gweru, Epworth, Kwekwe, Kadoma, Masvingo, Chinhoyi.

Zimbabwe is divided up into Provinces.  Following are the names of the provinces and their capitals:

Bulawayo – Bulawayo
Harare – Harare
Manicaland – Mutare
Mashonaland Central – Bindura
Mashonaland East – Marondera
Mashonaland West – Chinhoyi
Masvingo – Masvingo city
Matabeleland North – Lupane District
Matabeleland South – Gwanda
Midlands – Gweru

National parks in Zimbabwe

Chizarira National Park, Matuzviado National Park on Lake Kariba, Mana Pools National Park in the far north, Matobo natioanl Park near Bulawayo, Hwange National Park bordering on Botswana, Gonarezhou National Park on the border of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and Nyanga National Park, Nyanga in the east.

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