Zimbabwe

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Top ChoiceWaterfall in Victoria Falls (town)

Victoria Falls National Park

Victoria Falls National Park

Here on the Zimbabwe side of the falls you're in for a real treat. Some two-thirds of Victoria Falls are located here, including the main falls themselves, which flow spectacularly year-round. The walk is along...

Top ChoiceArchaeological Site in The Midlands & Southeastern Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe

The mysterious ruined city of Great Zimbabwe dates back to the 11th to 15th centuries AD and remains the emblem and heart of the nation. The Unesco World Heritage–listed site provides evidence that ancient Africa...

Top ChoiceNational Park in The Midlands & Southeastern Zimbabwe

Gonarezhou National Park

Gonarezhou National Park

Hidden in the southeast corner of the country is the stunning Gonarezhou National Park, ZImbabwe's second largest park (5000 sq km) and regarded by many as one of its best kept secrets. Sharing the border with...

Top ChoiceNational Park in Western Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park

One of the 10 largest national parks in Africa, and the largest in Zimbabwe, at 14,651 sq km, Hwange National Park, pronounced ‘Wang-ee’, has a ridiculous amount of wildlife. Some 400 species of bird and 107...

Top ChoiceNational Park in Western Zimbabwe

Matobo National Park

Matobo National Park

Home to some of the most majestic granite scenery in the world, the Matobo National Park is one of the unsung highlights of Zimbabwe. This Unesco World Heritage Site is a stunning and otherworldly landscape of...

Top ChoiceNational Park in Northern Zimbabwe

Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park

This magnificent 2200-sq-km national park is a Unesco World Heritage–listed site and its magic stems from its remoteness and pervading sense of the wild and natural. This is one park in Zimbabwe where you’re...

Top ChoiceMonument in Harare

National Heroes' Acre

National Heroes' Acre

The grandiose obelisk of Heroes' Acre, overlooking the town, is straight out of Pyongyang, yet lies just 7km from Harare. Designed with the assistance of North Korea, it serves as a sombre memorial to the forces...

Top ChoiceFusion in Harare

Amanzi

Don some nice threads as Amanzi is a class act and still the special night out. In a stunning colonial house with African decor, local art (for sale) and an amazing garden, it serves delicious international...

Top ChoiceJewellery in Harare

Patrick Mavros

His clients may include Bruce Springsteen, Kate Middleton and the king of Spain, but Patrick Mavros' stunning handmade silver jewellery is very affordable. The shop has a spectacular setting, overlooking a...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Bulawayo

Natural History Museum

Zimbabwe's largest and best museum makes for an essential visit. Set over three floors, it offers a great overview of the country's natural, anthropological and geological history. Its highlight is its taxidermy...

Top ChoiceAfrican in Victoria Falls (town)

Boma

Enjoy a taste of Africa at this buffet restaurant set under a massive thatched roof. Here you can dine on smoked crocodile tail, BBQ warthog, guinea fowl stew and wood-fired spit roasts; and the more adventurous...

Top ChoiceSpanish in Victoria Falls (town)

Lola's Tapas & Carnivore Restaurant

Run by welcoming host Lola from Barcelona, this popular eatery combines a menu of Mediterranean cuisine with local game meats. The result is anything from crocodile ravioli to paella with kudu. Other items...

Top ChoiceShopping Centre in Victoria Falls (town)

Elephant's Walk Shopping & Artist Village

A must for those in the market for quality Zimbabwean and African craft, this shopping village is home to boutique stores and galleries owned by a collective that aims to promote and set up local artists.

Top ChoiceGallery in Harare

National Gallery of Zimbabwe

In the southeast corner of Harare Gardens, this lovely gallery has multiple spaces exhibiting a mix of contemporary local, African and international artists. Shows change monthly, with a mix of paintings,...

Top ChoiceCafe in Masvingo

Moira Jane's Blue Bird Cafe

A genuine reason to stop by Masvingo is this attractive little cafe that does 10 different kinds of burgers (including some good gourmet varieties), steak rolls and toasted sarnies. They do good coffee from the...

Top ChoiceCultural Centre in Victoria Falls (town)

Jafuta Heritage Centre

This impressive little museum details the cultural heritage of Zimbabwe's indigenous ethnic groups. There's good background information on the Shona, Ndebele, Tonga and Lozi people, as well as fascinating...

Top ChoiceCafe in Victoria Falls (town)

Lookout Cafe

A stunning location overlooking Batoka Gorge. Enjoy views of the bridge and the Zambezi river while tucking into a burger or crocodile kebab, or a cold drink on its open-air deck or grassy lawn terrace. It's...

Top ChoiceInternational in Bulawayo

26 on Park

Housed in a colonial building with sprawling lawns and a big patio, this casual fine-dining restaurant is one of Bulawayo's best. Its menu changes seasonally, and well-trained chefs cook up the likes of regional...

Top ChoiceShoes in Bulawayo

Giga & Sons

Established in 1932, this fourth-generation family-run menswear store is most famous for its Courtney Boots – a homegrown shoe, sold worldwide. All of its safari boots are handmade, and are produced from a range...

Top ChoicePortuguese in Mutare

Portuguese Recreation Club

Given this old-school club was set up for the local Portuguese/Mozambique community (with an honor board dating to the 1950s), it's not surprising the peri peri chicken here is as good as you'll get anywhere. It...