A World Heritage Site , Victoria Falls is one of the world's greatest natural spectacles and stuff of legends, romance and myth. Long before the Scottish missionary and explorer Dr David Livingstone ' discovered" the Victoria Falls in 1855, the local Batonga people had named them Mosi-oa-Tunya, " the smoke that thunders". Livingstone had named the Falls after his queen. Today, the town rightly claims the title of Adrenaline Capital of Africa , home to a seemingly endless variety of adventures sports from bungee jumping to canoeing and white water rafting.
Zimbabwe's largest national park, the elephant stronghold of Hwange is game-rich area roughly the size of the Bahamas that was once the royal hunting grounds of the Ndebele warrior king Mzilikazi. It was proclaimed a national park in 1929. Here, guests can explore a variety of landscapes, from desert sands and sparse woodlands to grasslands and rocky outcrops. Vast herds of elephant and buffalo, gemsbok and packs of brown hyena can be found in this pristine slice of wilderness, which also boasts one of the largest surviving populations of African wild dog.
Stretching over 300 kilometres in length and covering an area of 5000 square kilometres, the man-made Lake Kaliba, filled between 1958 and 1963 is a veritable inland sea, located on the mighty Zambezi River. Flanked on all sides by pristine nature reserves, this exceptional water mass is a testament to human ingenuity and not only contributes to the people of Zimbabwe and Zambia but also to a flourishing diversity of game ,fish and birdlife. Many a memorable moment can be shared on the lake from fishing for the powerful tiger fish aboard a luxurious houseboat, to game viewing by boat or on an interpretive guided walking safari.
MATOBO HILLS N.PARK
Matobo hills a UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated only 45 kilometres from Bulawayo. The granite domes and castle kopjes of the Matobo Hills echo the essence of tranquillity and the majesty of untamed Africa, where mammal and bird species are prolific. Included here is the world's highest concentration of leopard and black eagle. Some of the most breathtaking granite scenery can be found in the Matobo Hills. It is here that the hopes, trials and tribulations of the San Bushmen are recorded in ancient rock art.