In this post, we’ll talk about Zimbabwe. We’ll learn about Zimbabwe people, Zimbabwe language, Zimbabwe religion, Zimbabwe map, and we’ll be checking if Zimbabwe is a country or a city, if Zimbabwe is safe to visit, what to do in Zimbabwe while you are there, sightseeing places to visit in Zimbabwe!
Introduction to Zimbabwe
There are a lot of underrated adventurous destinations in Africa, especially in the East Africa region, some hidden jewels like Tanzania, where you can do safari tours, cultural tours, or just relax at the beach!
In this post, we’ll talk about Zimbabwe, an underrated east African country where nature amuses you the most!
Let’s start with Zimbabwe’s recent history.
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Recent history of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s colonization by the UK
Zimbabwe has been colonized by the UK for a while and Zimbabwe was called Rhodesia at that time.
Local Zimbabweans were mostly working at the mines and farms which belonged to British companies and the British government.
Zimbabwe’s independence from the UK
Zimbabwe gained its independence from the UK on 11 November 1965.
People in Zimbabwe
Ethnic groups in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe has a population of 14.5 million people in it. more than 99% of the population are Black Africans, belonging to different Zimbabwean local tribes, whereas there’s a minority of white, Asian, and other races, calling themselves Zimbabwean as well.
The most notable white Zimbabwean might be Kirsty Coventry.
Official language in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe has 16 official languages including English. Most Urban people communicate in English, whereas it’s less popular in rural areas. The central government also prefers English over other official languages.
Zimbabwe has 14 official names which make Zimbabwe, the country with the most official names in the world!
Religion in Zimbabwe
About 85% of Zimbabweans identify as Christian while about 10% are irreligious. There’s a minority of African traditional religions and Muslims in Zimbabwe as well.
What to do in Zimbabwe
Zambezi river in Zimbabwe
Zambezi River is the fourth largest river in Africa, crossing 6 countries including Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique.
The Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi River is a must-see!
Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is the largest waterfall in the world with a total width of 1,708 meters (5,604 ft). If you thought Niagara falls was big, wait until you see the stunning Victoria falls in Zimbabwe!
Victoria falls national park in Zimbabwe is the same place, considering the wildlife around Victoria falls.
Chinhoyi Caves in Zimbabwe
Chinhoyi Caves are a group of caves with cobalt blue water, filling each one naturally. Chinhoyi Caves are considered religious in African Traditional Religion, believing that Chinhoy caves are the site to go for rainmaking!
20 thoughts on “The Ultimate Travel Guide to Zimbabwe”
I’ve never been to Africa, but it sounds amazing! Would like to maybe go some day!
You’ll love it there.
It’s nothing like what western media tries to show us!
Really? Hope I get there some day 💖💖
Lovely article! Zimbabwe is a beautiful country!
It is so beautiful.
Thank you for your comment!
You’re very welcome! ❤
Those caves are a must see! Thanks for posting!
Glad you liked the post!
Thank you for your comment 😊
Victoria Falls looks like a great place to visit!
Honestly, better than Niagara falls!
Thanks for your comment dear Julia! Good to see you here once a while!
The Zambezi is absolutely gorgeous!
Glad to see you liked the post.
Thank you for your comment!
When I was in college, Zimbabwe was mentioned in an economics class when we talked about hyperinflation. Apparently, their currency was defunct and they adopted the South African Rand. Also, my textbook had picture in it to show the currency had become so worthless, people were using it as toilet paper and bathrooms had reminders to not flush Zim dollars
Exactly! Even though it’s sad I found it kind of interesting (a bad interesting!). I’ve heard people even had to clean the side walks that were full of Zim dollar!
Same! But I do have an economics degree, so forgive the dismal science attitude! 😅
That makes more sense now! 😂
Not sure what to say to that lol
What a neat post! I’d love to visit Zimbabwe.
Thank you very much!
I wish you get to visit it someday, It’s so beautiful!
Me too! 😎