Much has been written in the Media about Zimbabwe. However, what has not been showcased is the incredible natural beauty of the country and the wonderful friendly spirit of her people.
I hope to show the world via this article just how beautiful the country is in reality.
By showing the beauty of the Country I hope to encourage people from all over the world to consider visiting her for, by so doing, they will experience at first hand the beauty of her peoples.
We start our tour at the World Famous Victoria Falls, so named by the Scots explorer and missionary David Livingstone.
In the local language it is called Mosi-oa-Tunya ~ the Smoke that Thunders. When one walks in the Rain Forest, generated by the Falls themselves one can understand why. It is an experience not to be missed.
This particular image is from Made in Zimbabwe ~ why not visit the site.
This URL shows the entire Victoria Falls Area from above and is one of the best I have seen of that natural phenomenon. A Virtual Tour of Victoria Falls showing Zimbabwe and Zambia I hope you enjoy taking a Flight of Fancy! Play around with the controls to zoom in and out.
Heading South we come to the Hwange National Park. The name was changed from Wankie at the advent of Zimbabwe. This is a fantastic place to visit and a 'must see'.
Whilst I lived in my country I visited this park often, It is well worth your time. In the meantime why not take a Cyber Visit here?
Easy Voyage UK
Alternatively for more photos have a look at this site: AfriZim. It is a short YouTube video of the various animals one can see.
Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe. It was originally sited where Chief Lobengula had his Royal Palace.
It is well worth a visit.
I first visited the town, as it was then, in 1948. Later on I was stationed at the nearby Llewellyn Barracks to complete my basic Army training.
This photograph is from ~
The Travel Guide to Victoria Falls
Rhodesia was named after the British Adventurer Cecil John Rhodes. The photo is of his grave in the Matopos National Park south of Bulawayo. Rudyard Kipling, the British poet wrote of him.~
"Living he was the Land and dead his Soul became her Soul."
This photo comes from Easy Voyage ~ UK Why not visit their site for more information.
No visit to Zimbabwe is complete without a week or so in and around Harare ~ or Salisbury as we called it ~ This photo was taken by Scott Holcomb and is from his Flickr Album.
Have a look here ~ Scott is a great Photographer.
We are now heading north towards Zambia via Kariba Dam. We missed out a huge amount but in my defence it is a big country. I hope I whetted your appetite enough to visit.
And this is Kariba Dam on the Zambezi.
This is from a site actually dealing with Zambia
Guide for Africa ~ Zambia ~ or as we called it Northern Rhodesia
And so we bid a fond farewell to Zimbabwe.