POWER of THREE
A TRIO OF ATTRACTIONS NOT TO MISS IN MAGNIFICENT ZIMBABWE
Enthralling game viewing opportunities, unique landscapes and a Natural Wonder of the World make Zimbabwe a spellbinding African nation to discover.
At Rainbow Tours our Travel Specialists can inspire you with their incredible firsthand insight of Zimbabwe, tailoring an experience to match your own personal bucket list. For a first journey into the country they recommend the Highlights of Zimbabwe tour, with its focus on three must-see sites:
1. Victoria Falls
‘Breathtaking’ is a word often used by visitors to describe Victoria Falls, or Mosioa-tunya (the smoke that thunders) to give it its indigenous title. Certainly one of Africa’s most iconic sights, we suggest three days here to truly experience all it has to offer; heading to different viewpoints and trails to get alternative vistas and making your way across the border to Zambia for a new perspective of this mighty natural torrent. 2. Hwange National Park
About three hours south of the Falls by road, or a 20-minute scenic flight away, find Zimbabwe’s flagship Big Five game reserve, Hwange National Park. Covering a staggering 14,650-square-kilometres, the eco-systems here are diverse; from sand flats in the south to lush, teak forests in the north. Wildlife wonders include large elephant and buffalo herds, and predators such as lion, leopard, hyena and wild dog.
3. Lake Kariba
Land-locked Zimbabwe’s famous manmade lake is so expansive it looks like a spectacular inland sea. Located along the country’s northern border, and fed by the twisting Zambezi river, Lake Kariba is 140 miles long and up to 20 miles wide. As well as being a spectacular place for adventure in its own right, it is also the perfect base for nearby notable attractions including Matusadona National Park and Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. “Zimbabwe remains one of the less touristy African safari destinations; yet it offers so very much to those lucky enough to visit her. As well as the spectacular Victoria Falls, there is a wealth of wildlife within the country, in National Parks such as Hwange, Matusadona, Matobo and Mana Pools. The phenomenal game viewing and bird watching was a real highlight for me, and I’d recommend a morning boat cruise down the Zambezi River to watch the sunrise.”