Everything you should know
before Traveling to ZIMBABWE

1 February 2022
Capital: Harare
Currency: South African Rand
Official Language: Shona, English, Ndebele
Dial Code: +263
Emergency Number: (1) Police - 995 (2) Ambulance - 994 (3) Fire - 993
GDP: 41.03 billion USD (2019)
Population: 14.22 million (2019)
Time Zone: UTC+2 Central Africa Time
TheSassyBlogger Flag: The black band in the middle of the flag represents the black majority of people of Zimbabwe. The red bands are symbolic of the blood spilled during the liberation struggle - the fight for independence. The yellow bands signify the country's mineral wealth. The green bands on the outer edges of the flag of Zimbabwe are symbolic of the country's agriculture and vegetation On the left section of the flag. The white triangle contains the country’s national emblem, the Zimbabwe Bird.

ZIMBABWE is Known for:

1. Wildlife
Zimbabwe is blessed with pristine tracts of wilderness that offer spectacular and diverse scenery home to all of Africa's celebrity animals. Mana Pools National Park Incredibly the only park in the world where you can walk without a guide among predators, elephants and buffaloes.
2. Outdoor Adventure
If you're looking for a hit of adrenaline, exercise and fresh air, Zimbabwe has some great choices. Victoria Falls Home to one the world's best outdoor adventure scenes, with Grade 5 rapids, bungee jumps and ziplines over stunning gorges and the Zambezi River.
3. History & Culture
Home to several World Heritage–listed archaeological sites, Zimbabwe has some fascinating historical spots to visit and impressive traditional and contemporary art. Great Zimbabwe These impressive city ruins of the former capital city of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe are the symbol of the nation.

Best Food that you should taste once:
1. Sadza
Sadza is a savoury dough-like porridge made from either maize (mealie meal), ground millet, or sorghum flour. Eaten across southern Africa, in Zimbabwe white maize meal is preferred for the production of sadza, which sees the flour boiled in water until it takes on its glutenous structure and is shaped into balls.
2. Nyama
Simply translating from the language of the Shona people as ‘meat’, nyama is actually a traditional Zimbabwean stew. It is made using beef, with carrots and green beans to accompany it, together with sadza. To make nyama, the beef is cut into pieces and browned off in a pan with garlic. Water is then poured into the pan, with the meat slowly cooking on a low heat so that it tenderizes.
3. Nyii
Dia is a dessert composed of sago and bananas cooked in coconut cream. Sugar is not added in some cooking exceptions. Instead, sweeter bananas are used to lend sweetness to the dish.

Best Places to visit:
1. Harare
Harare is the seat of an Anglican and Roman Catholic bishop. Harare was founded in 1890 by the so-called “Pioneer Column”, i.e. settlers and military, organized by Cecil Rhodes. Harare is a trade center which was sometime back a strong urban city with tall buildings and advance systems but after the bankruptcy it has lost all the charms of the previously wonderful city.
2. Masvingo
Masvingo is a city in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. Masvingo is close to Lake Mutirikwi, its recreational park, the Kyle dam and the Kyle National Reserve where there are many different animal species. It is mostly populated by the Karanga people who form the biggest branch of the various Shona tribes in Zimbabwe.
3. Mutare
Mutare is also the capital of Manicaland province and the largest city in Eastern Zimbabwe. Located near the border with Mozambique, Mutare has long been a centre of trade and a key terminus en route to the port of Beira (in Beira, Mozambique). Mutare is hub for trade with railway links, pipeline transport and highways linking the coast with Harare and the interior.
4. Bulawayo
Bulawayo was originally named Gibixhegu but it was later changed. Bulawayo was one of the cities that never had its name changed during the colonial era. Bulawayo was part of the new era. The streets of Bulawayo are as wide as they are because Cecil John Rhodes decided that they be wide enough for a cart drawn by 16 oxen be able to make a full turn.
5. Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is a waterfall on the Zambezi River in southern Africa, which provides habitat for several unique species of plants and animals. It is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is one of the world's largest waterfalls, with a width of 1,708 m (5,604 fts).

Best Season to visit
May to September- The best time to visit Zimbabwe is from May to September. At this time Victoria Falls is most impressive and wildlife viewing is excellent as animals congregate around the rivers and waterholes. This is especially true in Hwange where the artificially pumped waterholes attract big herds of elephant.

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