Places to visit

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Here are some of the wonderful places to visit in wild areas all along the Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi River.  Click on a destination for more information about the area and a list of accommodation/safari options available there.

Binga

A centre for fishing, boating & cultural activities at the south-western end of Lake Kariba.

Chewore

Rugged and mountainous Safari Area in the extreme north of Zimbabwe (east of Mana Pools and Sapi). Part of the World Heritage Site and including the Mupata Gorge on the Zambezi River.

Chirundu

Border town where two major road bridges cross the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Popular tigerfishing and boating location.

Chizarira

Remote and rugged National Park in the Zambezi Escarpment mountains south-west of Lake Kariba.

Kanyemba

Border town on the Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique meet just upstream of Lake Cabora Bassa.

Kariba Town

The town of Kariba, built at the site of the hydro-electric dam across the Zambezi River, is a focus for tourism, and provides a starting point for access to the vast inland sea of Lake Kariba.

Lake Kariba

Zimbabwe's vast fresh-water inland sea - 280 kms long and 40 kms at its widest - formed when the Zambezi River was dammed at Kariba Gorge in the 1950s. A wildlife and water wilderness paradise!

Mana Pools

World Heritage Site, Core Area of the Middle-Zambezi Biosphere Reserve, Important Bird Area, and one of the wildest of Zimbabwe's National Parks, situated in the extreme north of the country.

Matusadona

National Park on the southern shores of Lake Kariba, offering wildlife and water-based activities. Fabulous birdlife and great tigerfishing. This is a favourite destination for houseboat holidays.

Mavuradonha

Mavuradonha is a wilderness area in Northern Zimbabwe. The name is Shona, roughly translating as 'Land of Falling Water' or simply 'water falls'.

Mlibizi & Msuna

Mlibizi is the western terminus for Lake Kariba ferry services. Msuna is a popular fishing and boating centre up the Zambezi River above Devil's Gorge (where the river enters the Lake)

Mongwe

Mongwe is a community of private fishing camps and public campsites situated on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe between Chirundu and Mana Pools.

Sapi

Safari Area in the extreme north of Zimbabwe east of Mana Pools and part of the World Heritage Site. Now converted from hunting to tourism/conservation.

Victoria Falls

The Zambezi River's most famous tourism attraction and a World Heritage Site. Famous for adrenalin activities, but there are also wonderful wild experiences to be enjoyed.

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