Zimbabwe known as the Republic of Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. South Africa adjoins it to the south, Botswana, Zambia, and Mozambique. The capital is Harare. Zimbabwe achieved de jure sovereignty from the United Kingdom in April 1980, after14 years as an unrecognized state under the conservative white monitory government of Rhodesia, which unilaterally declared independence in 1965. President Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front usually abbreviated ZANU-PF has been the predominant political party in Zimbabwe since sovereignty
The name “Zimbabwe” is based on a Shona term for Great Zimbabwe, an ancient ruined city in the country’s south-east whose remains are now a preserved site.
Greatest of the country is advanced in the central plateau high veld extending from the southwest to the northwest at altitudes between 1, 200 and 1,600 m. The country’s east is steep with mount Nyongani as the leading point at 2,592 m. About 20% of the country made of the low held under 900m. Victoria Falls, one of the world’s largest and most striking waterfalls is found in the country’s northwest as part of the Zambezi River.
Zimbabwe boasts infrequent major tourist attractions, Victoria Falls on the Zambezi, which are experienced with Zambia and eight main national parks, the highest of which is Hwange National Park. Some of Africa’s most private wildlife is found in Zimbabwe. Many of the national parks contain the famous Big 5 – Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, and Rhino as well as being world-renowned as a birding goal, with Hwange National Park comprises some of the concentrations of birds on the planet.
There are four different World Heritage Sites announced by UNESCO in Zimbabwe: Mana Pools National Park, Matobos National Park, Victoria Falls, and Great Zimbabwe ruins. Great Zimbabwe ruins found in Masvingo. Other ruins include Khami Ruins, Zimbabwe, DhloDhlo, and Naletale, although none of these is as famous as Great Zimbabwe.
People and Places provide this information as a guideline to the country you will be attending. To get more information, you can visit the official Zimbabwe Tourism Authority website at www.zimbabwetourism.net