Great Zimbabwe

 

Great Zimbabwe Ruins (sometimes just called Great Zimbabwe) are sub-Saharan Africa's most important and largest stone ruins. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1986, the large towers and structures were built out of millions of stones balanced perfectly on top of one another without the aid of mortar. Great Zimbabwe gave modern its name as well as its national emblem -- an eagle carved stylishly out of soapstone which was found at the ruins. Visiting the Great Zimbabwe ruins was a highlight of my trip to that country, and they should not be missed. The skill with which the stones were laid is impressive given the lack of mortar. The Great Enclosure is quite something, with walls as high as 36 feet extending approximately 820 feet. You need a full day to explore the 3 main areas that are of interest, the Hill Complex (which also offers wonderful views), the Great Enclosure and the museum. The museum holds many of the artifacts found among the ruins including pottery from China

 

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    Great Zimbabwe Overview

    Why Rhodesia was renamed Zimbabwe: Despite the facts, colonial administrations as late as the 1970's still denied that black Africans were the creators of this once great city. This is why Great Zimbabwe became an important symbol, especially to those fighting the colonial regime during the 1960's through to independence in 1980. Great Zimbabwe symbolized what black Africans were capable of despite denials by white men in power at the time. Once power was rightfully transferred to the majority, Rhodesia was named Zimbabwe.
    The name "Zimbabwe" was most likely derived from the Shona language; dzimba dza mabwe means "house of stone".
    Great Zimbabwe Ruins Today: the Mozambique coast began trading porcelain, cloth and glass with the Great Zimbabwe people in return for gold and ivory. As the Great Zimbabwe people flourished, they built an empire whose huge stone buildings which would eventually spread over 200 square miles (500 km2). It is thought that as many as 18,000 people lived here during its heyday.

    Visiting the Great Zimbabwe ruins was a highlight of my trip to that country, and they should not be missed. The skill with which the stones were laid is impressive given the lack of mortar. The Great Enclosure is quite something, with walls as high as 36 feet extending approximately 820 feet. You need a full day to explore the 3 main areas that are of interest, the Hill Complex (which also offers wonderful views), the Great Enclosure and the museum. The museum holds many of the artifacts found among the ruins including pottery from China

 

Great Zimbabwe Monument

 

 

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Victoria Falls & Chobe 4 nights and 5 days tour

Vic Falls & world's famous elephant park.
Enjoy these two major tourist destinations in southern Africa. Its a holiday package that gives you the opportunity to experience activities in Vic falls and game viewing in Chobe national Park. Victoria falls regarded one of the seven wonders of the world. Chobe national park one of the best parks to view animals from the boat and large groups of elephants .

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Victoria falls & Hwange national park 4 nights 5 days
world wonder and the big five game in hwange
This trip features Victoria falls and the largest national park of Zimbabwe (Hwange National Park). Victoria falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It features a lot of adventure activities that you can partake while staying in Victoria falls. It is one of the mail highlight in African holidays. For the big five game lovers Hwange is waiting for you to explore her. Its one of the best parks in Africa with vast of animals and variety bird species.
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victoria falls to okavango delta 7 nights 8 days
victoria falls, chobe national park & the delta
The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland water systems. It's headwaters start in Angola’s western highlands, with numerous tributaries joining to form the Cubango river, which then flows through Namibia (called the Kavango) and finally enters Botswana, where it is then called the Okavango. Millions of years ago the Okavango river use to flow into a large inland lake called Lake Makgadikgadi (now Makgadikgadi Pans).
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