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A must on the southern african overlanding circuit

Zimbabwe is one of Southern Africa's most beautiful regions and home to spectacular rolling landscapes, National Parks and striking baobab trees.

A country recovering from its troubles in the early 2000s, Zimbabwe is once again becoming a gem on the Southern African overland circuit. Two of the continent's finest National Parks can be found here: Hwange, famous for its mighty elephant herds and wild dog populations, and Matobo, well-known for its rhinos, ancient cave paintings and the containing the grave of the colonialist Cecil Rhodes.

Ancient ruins & mighty waterfalls

Some of sub-Saharan Africa's earliest great civilisations emerged from what is today Zimbabwe, and this legacy can be seen in some of the greatest ancient ruins found in the continent - the phenomenal 11th-Century ruins of Great Zimbabwe near Masvingo and Khami near Bulawayo.

And of course, Zimbabwe is most famous for containing one of the world's greatest highlights, the magnificent Victoria Falls! The largest waterfalls in Africa and featuring an unbroken curtain of water nearly a kilometre long, the Victoria Falls are also known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, "The Smoke That Thunders".

Zimbabwe is perfect for nature lovers and for all travellers who want to experience Africa at its purist.