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History:

"By around AD300, Bantu-speaking iron-age farmers had spread into southern Africa and settled in the Zimbabwe region."

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Fun Facts and Trivia:

"Zimbabwe’s President – Robert Gabriel Mugabe – is one of the current oldest and also the longest serving leaders of a non-royal country in the world. He has served as the leader of this country for the past 36 years and is still in service to the nation. He served as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987, and then assumed office as the President of Zimbabwe on 22 December 1987. He was born on 21 February 1924."

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Customs and Culture:

"The national flag and the Zimbabwe bird (the African fish eagle) are the most important symbolic representations of the nation. The Zimbabwe bird is superimposed on the flag, and while the flag symbolizes independence, the Zimbabwe bird represents continuity with the precolonial past. Internationally, particularly in the tourist sector, photographs of Victoria Falls, Great Zimbabwe, and wildlife are symbols of the national history and natural heritage."

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  Quick Facts: Entry & Exit, Safety & Security  

Vaccinations: Routine vaccinations, Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Malaria

Visas: Tourist visa is issued upon arrival 

What to Pack"Please note! Unfortunately, camouflage clothing is banned in Zimbabwe. To avoid what could be an embarrassing incident, please do not bring any with you."

 

When You Arrive

Water Safety: Drink bottled water

Currency: Currently uses various currencies including US dollars Exchange Rate

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Victoria Falls

History:

"Victoria Falls also known as "Mosi oa-Tunya" ("the smoke that thunders") is positioned almost exactly half way along the mighty Zambezi River's 2700 km journey from it's source to the sea. Here the river plunges headlong into a 100m vertical chasm spanning the full one-and-a-half kilometre width of the river."

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Masvingo

History:

"Masvingo is a tourist base for Kyle National Park, Mushandike National Park, and the Zimbabwe (Bantu: “Stone Dwelling”), or Great Zimbabwe, ruins. These ruins, the oldest of which date from the 8th century, are a significant archaeological site. Long considered by Western archaeologists to be the handiwork of King Solomon, the Phoenicians, or the Arabs, the ruins later were recognized as the remains of the great inland empire of the Karanga people. The ruins are within Great Zimbabwe National Monument, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986."

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Bulawayo

History:

"This is the first capital established by king Lobengula in 1870 when he emerged as successor to king Mzilikazi his father and founder of the Ndebele state. Initially named "Gibixhegu" the capital was later named "ko Bulawayo" and the king lived there until 1881."

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