Zimbabwean Safaris

Written by Michael Federico
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Zimbabwean safaris have gained fame for featuring the waters of Victoria Falls. People from all over the world flock to see this incredible display of Nature. Along with the falls, Zimbabwe is also home to national parks, natural pools, lakes, and highlands. The varied makeup of the land has made it possible for a wide range of animals to live within the landlocked borders of Zimbabwe.

The diverse wildlife roam through untouched reserves. Hwange National Park, the largest of these reserves, takes up a substantial portion of the country. This land has been set aside for conservation. Animals that dwell within the park can be viewed in their natural habitat on Zimbabwean safaris. Hwange is said to support 100 species of land animals and 400 species of birds. Other parks, such as Matapos, have much of the same life, but on a smaller scale.

Activities Available on Zimbabwean Safaris

Game viewing is the ultimate purpose of Zimbabwean safaris. People go for a chance to see the animals. However, the country offers other activities as well. The Great Zimbabwe National Monument marks the home of the ancient rulers of the land. It lends insight into the history and culture of the country's people. For those more concerned with sporting activities than historical site seeing, there are several locations in which rafting, canoeing, and game fishing can take place.

Many people choose Zimbabwean safaris over trips to other spots in the region, because of the preservation efforts the country has made. As more and more animals are driven out of their natural habitats all over the world, the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe is protecting many species that are, or were at one time, endangered. These animals have been given the chance to survive in the surroundings they were born into, and Zimbabwean safaris give people the chance to view them in that state.


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