Snake Park in Victoria Falls

Snakes park houses a wide variety of snakes in natural cages allowing people to view and interact with the venomous and non-venomous snakes in a close and safe environment. If you are a lover of snakes, this is the place to visit. Snake handlers there teach about the behavior and handling of the snakes, as well as teaching about the protection of these creature. the park houses some foreign snakes as well as those becoming extinct in the country. The tour guides provide an in depth and hands on experience with these creatures.

Nottingham Estate

it is a private owned citrus estate. it is located at the banks of Limpopo River close to Belt Bridge. its secondary focus is on eco-tourism and hospitality.

KUDU LAND

Found on the banks of Limpopo river, situated 27km from Beit bridge, and under an umbrella of Fever trees. it is perfect for family gatherings and can be a nice stopover before crossing into South Africa and on your way back. Provided are a few number of chalets,sleeping 2 people in each. There are 5 barrocs,sleeping four people in each. Glorious views of the river are enjoyed. food is served in the Lapa or under the cooing shade of the Nyala trees.

Fishing Camp

The fishing camp is mainly dominated by prime bass and bream fish.The water has a variety of bird life,crocodiles and hippo life. others terrific features to be seen include rocky ares and breath taking sunsets reflecting on the waters.Chalets surround the dam and one is bound to enjoy the wildlife that visits the dam in the comfort of their own patio.

Fly Camp

is an area where one can see elephants and other animals feeding.They will be feeding pulp from oranges.At night, one can hear the hyenas and sometimes they grace us with their presence so close to us.

Great Zimbabwe

It is an extensive stone ruin of Shona people during the Iron Age period and it is a monument of great significance to the Zimbabwean people.It is located in southeastern Zimbabwe and 30km from Masvingo town. It the largest of more than 150 ruins found in the country and the neighbouring Mozambique. Estimation has it that the Great Zimbabwe ruin supported a population of ten to twenty thousand people.The economy was based on cattle husbandry,cultivation of crops and trade.The namesake of the country today,’Zimbabwe’ is a Shona word meaning ‘stone houses’. The current name of the country Zimbabwe comes from this great ruin(dzimba dzemabwe) houses of stones. The ruins show the advancement of the Zimbwean ancestors.

BINGA

It is an area of great interest located on the South Eastern shores of Lake Kariba in Matebeleland province.The town was built to accommodate the BaTonga people who were displaced during the construction of Kariba dam. Their former homesteads had flooded during the dam construction in the late 1950s.The town is accessible through a tarred road, the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls road near Dete/Hwange.A small tarred airport or small chartered airplanes is also available for use.

Seemingly out of contact with the rest of the world, the town offers beautiful scenes of the glorious Zambezi river. It also has hot springs that are claimed to have natural healing properties. One is also bound to enjoy a drive along the pass found in the area.Also housed in the area is Zimbabwe’s only sand beach, hidden among Zambezi’s gorges.Other sights to be seen include swampy areas and a crocodile farm.

Binga is an ideal family holiday.If one has a quench for the area’s history and cultural background,  A cultural museum has been established along with a thriving co-operative handicraft industry, focused on traditional Tonga basket-ware, bead work, drums and carved stools and doors.All these are on offer for sale to tourists,beautiful animal carvings are also sold. and earthen-ware vessels.

Much of the accommodation in Binga is privately-owned, so visitor facilities are limited and mostly self-catering. There are some lakeside villa options and small lodges as well as couple of campsites. The once-popular hot springs rest camp and campsite is still operational, but currently undergoing refurbishment. A few houseboats are available for hire and one or two lodges also hire out fishing boats on a daily basis.

Binga-Wild Zambezi

Binga is a must see/be vacation area.One must first be able to experience the country’s own beach before visiting other beaches which cost more.

KARIBA

It is town found on the boarder between Zimbambwe and Zambia. It was built in the 1950s for the construction workers on the lake’s dam wall.The town houses the largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume. The town was built surrounding the hydro-electric power station on the lake.It is a tourist attraction area as it provides access to the marvllous inland (sea) Lake Kariba

The enormous dam wall is the first marvel of the area.The view can be greatly enjoyed from the observation point up a mountain 600m above the level of the lake.A drive or walk through along the wall fills one with awe.At the wall entrance, a display of the dam’s history and construction details is found.A tour guide is also available to show you all areas of interest and help you better understand some things.To be also greatly enjoyed is the old CHAPEL OF SANTA BARBARA which was built in memory of the workers who died During the construction of the dam.The chapel can also be enjoyed from the OBSERVATION POINT.

WILDLIFE

A variety of wildlife is to be enjoyed in Kariba.The town itself is surrounded by wildlife that at times, way must be given to crossing animals like elephants and baboons.The animals even grace tourists with their presence in inhabited areas,sparing them the need to visit the game arks.For lovers of crocodiles, there is a crocodile farm where you can enjoy and interact with them in a close ,safe environment and under under the eyes if professional handlers.Another activity on offer there is fishing.The lake is home to a large number of tiger-fish, that in October every year, the International Tiger-fish Tournament is held there.There are also other types of fish in the lake like bream to mention a few.However when one is fishing or when near the shoreline, extra caution must be taken as the there is a large number of crocodiles in the lake.This therefore means that swimming in the lake is prohibited.

HOUSEBOATS

Kariba has the highest number of houseboats in the country.The houseboats are in various shapes and sizes to give comfort. they are equipped with hard-working crews to make sure you relax and enjoy your stay.One of the most loved destinations of these houseboats is MATUSADONA national park.Here, you can see rocky islands and creeks which are always teeming with a large population of wildlife including lions and cheetahs as well as a wild range of water birds.Beautiful and romantic sunsets are ready to be enjoyed by tourists.

beautiful sunset reflecting on the water

Among the many privately-owned homes, there a number of small hotels, lodges, holiday cottages, self-catering facilities and campsites dotted among the hills, bays and shorelines of the town from where views of the lake are stunning.

Hornbill Lodge – is an intimate, personalised, owner-managed lodge set atop a hill in Kariba town with stunning views over the lake.  Catering on a full-board basis for up to 10 guests in A-frame thatched chalet en-suite bedrooms, with a central living area/dining room/bar/TV lounge and splash pool set in lush tropical gardens, this place is a little treasure for small groups.   

Caribbea Bay Resort – is Kariba’s largest hotel and a popular venue for conferences and large weddings.  Situated on the shores of the lake, with lovely views, the resort is designed Sardinian-style with 83 bedrooms and can cater for up to 150 conference delegates or wedding guests.  Activities include boat cruises, sunset cruises, game drives, game walks, village tours, Kariba dam tours, canoe safaris, fishing and day trips to the Matusadona and Mana Pools

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