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Zimbabwe Open Golf Tournament

Torneo de golf abierto de Zimbabwe

Torneo de golf abierto de Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Open Golf Tournament (Harare) — the Royal Harare Golf Club is the host of this international golf tournament, attracting players from neighboring countries like South Africa, as well as the UK, and Zimbabwean talent. See the event website on details about its next tournament: http://zimbabweopengolf.com


Zimbabwe International Carnival

Carnaval Internacional de Zimbabwe

Carnaval Internacional de Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe International Carnival (Harare) – hosted by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, this six-day event takes place annually in late May, and is a melting pot of culture where countries showcase their various cultures through their traditional cuisines, dances, artifacts, several performances and a road march.

The highlight of the event is the musical night, where one international artist (backed by both local and regional artists), serenade music lovers during a gig that’s held at the National Sports Stadium. This is always a crowd-pleaser, as it brings the lively ambiance of international carnival time to Zimbabwe. See the Carnival’s website for more details: www.zimbabwecarnival.com

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Victoria Falls / Parques Nacionales Zambezi

Victoria Falls / Parques Nacionales Zambezi

Victoria Falls / Parques Nacionales Zambezi

Victoria Falls / Zambezi National Parks – located 710 km west of Harare, Victoria Falls and Zambezi National Parks are situated on the western tip of Zimbabwe. The Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya- The Smoke that thunders, is one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” and one of the largest and most spectacular waterfalls on earth.

The falls are 1,7 kilometres wide and nearly 550 million litres of water cascade 70 to 108 metres into the chasm below -every minute- during the Zambezi River’s peak flow. Victoria Falls is made of five different “falls”. Four of these are in Zimbabwe: The Devil’s Cataract, Main Falls, Rainbow Falls and Horseshoe Falls -and one, The Eastern Cataract, is in the bordering country of Zambia.

Zambezi National Park together with Victoria Falls National Park cover an area of 56,000 hectares. The northern border of the Park is formed by the great Zambezi River which also forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia for much of its length. A wide variety of larger mammals may be found within the Zambezi National Park including The Big Five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and white rhinoceros. In addition, herds of sable antelope, eland, zebra, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck and impala as well as many of the smaller species of game can be viewed. The Zambezi River is home to a large variety of fish and is famous for its bream and fighting tiger fish.Zambezi National Park has two main game-viewing sections: the Zambezi River Game Drive, with an extensive network of roads along the river accessed through the main gate of the Park, and the 25 kilometre Chamabondo Game Drive in the southern part of the Park, which begins about 5 kilometres outside of Victoria Falls town – just off the main road to Bulawayo.

 

The Jameson Vic Falls Carnival

The Jameson Vic Falls Carnival

The Jameson Vic Falls Carnival

The Jameson Vic Falls Carnival (Victoria Falls) – this is a three-day event, which concludes on New Year’s Eve. The first formal music festival in Vic Falls started in 2009 with Falls Fest, which continued until 2011. In 2012 the Vic Falls Carnival was founded, and this year Seed Experiences has been brought on to project manage the event with them as the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival (organized by Jameson Irish Whisky).

The Jameson Vic Falls Carnival is for everyone; the music festival showcases artists from all over Southern Africa (hailing from Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, and Namibia), and caters for all musical tastes.

In addition to the fantastic musical centerpiece, Jameson invites this year’s visitors to savor a packed program of activities. This includes the Steam Train Party Express – an original party voyage with a world-class DJ on board that will transport party-lovers to a secret bush location for a 5 hour set.

Eco-friendly initiatives such as an eco-village, tree planting and recycling community projects, and a huge choice of adrenaline activities such as bungee jumping, elephant safari and white water rafting. Jameson has pulled out all the stops to create a non-stop carnival playground for a truly unique New Year’s experience with acrobatics, contortionists, burlesque dancers, fire performers and illusionists. See the event website for details: www.vicfallscarnival.com

 

Royal Harare Golf Club

Royal Harare Golf Club

Royal Harare Golf Club

Royal Harare Golf Club (Alexandra Park, Harare) — the prestigious old parkland course at Royal Harare Golf Club – originally founded as Salisbury Golf Club in 1898 – occupies a sizeable property in downtown Harare, next to the Sports Club cricket ground and the Presidential Palace. This 18-hole course has also been the site of the Zimbabwe Open Golf Tournament. For a nominal fee, guests are welcome for a temporary membership. Call for more details: +263 4 702 920

Pamuzinda Lodge

Pamuzinda Lodge

Pamuzinda Lodge

Pamuzinda Lodge (Selous River) – located 65 km. from Harare (via Bulawayo Road), the star attractions of Pamuzinda Lodge are the lions. This is one of the few places in Zimbabwe where you can walk with lions on the game reserve (with a trained guide to chaperone!). The lodge sits on the Selous River, just an hour outside of Harare. You can also go on horseback or on-foot safaris around the game reserve and see zebra, giraffe and antelope. It’s a taste of the African bush in a secure, well-maintained setting. See the following web page for more info: www.dunhuramambo.com

National Botanic Gardens

 

National Botanic Gardens

National Botanic Gardens

National Botanic Gardens (Fifth Street, Alexandra Park, Harare) – located in the northern part of Harare, this 58-hectare site is rich in floral specimens indigenous not only to Zimbabwe, but the entire southern African region. Established in 1962, these gardens also house the National Herbarium of Zimbabwe (which has about 500,000 plant specimens).

Mukuvisi Woodlands

Mukuvisi Woodlands

Mukuvisi Woodlands

Mukuvisi Woodlands (Hillside Road, Harare) — One of the few places within the city that you can see game like kudu, rhino, giraffe and elephants as well as a wide variety of birds and indigenous flora. Not the same as going to a national park or game ranch – but this reserve offers a pleasant break from the bustle of the city. Take a horseback ride through the reserve and you’ll get much closer to the animals than on foot. Admission: US$4 (adult), US$3 (children 5-12 years), free for children under 5 years. Hours: 8 am – 5 pm. See the Mukuvisi website for more details: www.mukuvisiwoodland.co.zw

Mana Pools National Park

Parque Nacional Mana Pools

Parque Nacional Mana Pools

Mana Pools National Park (Hurungwe) – located 374 km. northwest of Harare, this UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site is synonymous with the Zambezi River, elephants, lions, remoteness and wilderness. This unique park is Zimbabwe’s second World Heritage Site, based on its wildness and beauty, together with the wide range of large mammals, bursting with a profusion of birds and animals, (especially during the dry season from June to October).

Lion and Cheetah Park y Snake World

Lion and Cheetah Park y Snake World

Lion and Cheetah Park y Snake World

Lion and Cheetah Park and Snake World (Lake Chivero via Route A5) — located near Lake Chivero, a half an hour’s drive outside Harare, the Lion & Cheetah Park is a sanctuary for lions, cheetahs, the oldest and largest galapagos tortoise in Zimbabwe and a wide variety of other animals. Admission: US$15 per adult. Hours: 8 am – 5 pm.