The country has more than 100 classified sites: about ten national parks, about twenty amusement parks, sanctuaries, forests and botanical gardens where native and exotic plants mix. Thus, more than half of the country is green. Enough to seduce lovers of the wild and protected nature. Zimbabwe has a unique fauna and flora that can be observed on nature safaris. It is easy to discover the Big Five: lions, leopards, elephants, black and white rhinos, buffaloes. To which are added hundreds of impalas, cobs, kudus, or zebras that thread their way through the forests of mopanes (Colophospermum mopane), acacias sieberiana, baobabs and flowering shrubs with heady scents.
Five times classified as a World Heritage Site :
Zimbabwe is one of the continent's top-ranked countries on the World Heritage List. The superb architectural achievements of Great Zimbabwe and the ruins of Khami testify to the genius of the region's inhabitants. Coming to Zimbabwe without visiting these ruins is a sacrilege, the name of the country comes from these medieval remains! In Zimbabwe, nature is never far away. Among the pearls of the destination are the fascinating Mana Pools National Park and the Matobo Hills. We move from a savannah setting, favourable to animal observation, to that of unbalanced granite rocks, evoking stunning shapes. What magic! Finally, the star of Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya), is a must and justifies a trip to this country on its own!
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