Jafuta Heritage Centre

Top choice in Victoria Falls (town)

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 artefacts, jewellery and costumes.

Find the time to peruse its excellent selection of reading material. The curator here (Ephraim) can read your fortune by throwing bones (US$20).

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