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Flights to Zimbabwe
Located in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe is a landlocked country between Zambezi and Limpopo rivers and surrounded by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest, and Mozambique to the east and north. The country is noted for historically being the site of prominent kingdoms and empires. It also served as a major route for migration and trade. Zimbabwe’s capital and largest city is Harare.
What to see & do
There are four UNESCO World Heritage sites in Zimbabwe: Mana Pools National Park, Matobo National Park, Victoria Falls, and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. Mana Pools National Park is one of the most popular parks in the country, featuring a wide variety of flora and wildlife. The term “Mana” refers to the four pools from the Zambezi River. Located in the Matobo Hills, the Matobo National Park is home to an Intensive Protection Zone that serves as a breeding ground for black and white rhinoceros. It is also rich in many other types of wild animals and bird species, specifically black eagles usually found on top of rock formations. The park also serves as a venue for important ceremonies of the locals. Visitors flock the Victoria Falls National Park, about one kilometre from the town centre at the north-western part of the country. It is home to the world-famous Victoria Falls which is considered as the largest sheet of falling water in the world. Great Zimbabwe Ruins is located in the south-eastern part of the country, near Lake Mutirikwe and the town of Masvingo. It features archaeological remains of an ancient city made of stone. It is believed that construction started in the 11th century and lasted until the 14th century.
Other must-see destinations are the Hwange National Park (largest park in the country, located about an hour away from Victoria Falls), Kariba (known for its African wildlife and Lake Kariba which is one of the largest freshwater man-made lakes and reservoirs in the world), and Chimanimani National Park which is located at the eastern boundary of Chimanimani district near the Mozambique border. The area is ideal for camping and hiking, offering challenging trails and great views of unspoiled wilderness.
How to get around within Zimbabwe
Buses run from the RoadPort in Harare to Johannesburg, Lusaka, Lilongwe, and other destinations. Mini-bus taxis are also available to get around the city.
How to get there
Visa requirements fall under three categories: Category A is for countries/territories whose nationals do not require a visa. Category B is for countries whose nationals are granted visas at the port of entry upon payment of via fees, while Category C is for countries whose nationals are required to apply for and get a visa before entering Zimbabwe.
Visitors can reach Zimbabwe by air through several airports. Harare International Airport is the main gateway of the country and alternative entry point to Central and Southern Africa. It is situated 15 kilometres south of Harare. Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Airport is the gateway to the City of Kings and Queens and other world heritage sites. It is located 20 kilometres east of Bulawayo. Another airport is Victoria Falls Airport that offers direct access to the Seventh Natural Wonder and heritage site Victoria Falls. It is situated 21 kilometres from the town centre of Victoria Falls.
By land, Zimbabwe can be reached via several border posts in nearby countries. Kazungula is a border post settlement in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe, near Botswana, Namibia, and Zambia. Visitors coming from Mozambique can pass through the Forbes border post, a 10-minute drive east of Mutare, or Nyamapanda border post. Those coming from South Africa can go to the Beitbridge border post.
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