Zimbabwe is located in southern Africa and is
bordered by South Africa to its south, Botswana to
its south-west, Zambia to its north-west and
Mozambique to its east. With its population of
around twelve and a half million, Zimbabwe is
slightly smaller than Japan.
When we think of Zimbabwe we tend to think of Robert Mugabe and his harsh, failing regime
that has led to a failing state with most living in poverty. This page attempts to show some
broader images of the country of Zimbabwe, a landlocked country with a tropical environment. Previously a popular tourist attraction with splendours such as the Victoria Falls,
today Zimbabwe is rarely seen by the outside world as it
continues to be largely spurned by the international community.
Yet there are still many reasons to visit Zimbabwe
for the intrepid traveller.
Images to take in include the mighty Zambezi
River as it plunges into a narrow gorge before
continuing its journey to Lake Kariba, then onto the
Mana Pools National Park with its hippos, crocodiles
as well as elephants and buffalos. Also visit the
Chinhoyi Caves where diving is available for the
experienced in Zimbabwe's largest cave structure, a
preserve that in history was used as a place of
refuge from Ndelebe raiders.
time to visit the Khami Ruins National Monument, the
former capital of the Kingdom of Butua of the Torwa
dynasty which arose from the collapse of the Great
Zimbabwe Kingdom in the 16th and 17th century.
Although now badly damaged by age and fire, the ruins
were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.
History lovers will also enjoy the Great Zimbabwe
Ruins considered by many to be sub-Saharan Africa's
most important and largest stone ruins
Whilst many of these images of Zimbabwe show a beautiful
country beware if you go wandering as half the country's
population have no sanitation and simply use the bush as their
toilet leading to cholera outbreaks, one of the worst being in
2008 when 4000 died.
After you've checked out this video why not visit the map of
Zimbabwe on our profile pages and zoom in on further images of interest.