This excursions affords you the opportunity to explore the amazing Great Zimbabwe ruins, from the captivating architecture and archeology of the monuments to the refreshing breeze of lake Kyle and the wildlife at the game park. Its an excursion worth doing and an amazing way to spend a weekend
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered Travellers should be ready for pick up by 8:00 am
Robert Gabriel Mugabe Airport, Harare, Zimbabwe
What To Expect
Great Zimbabwe Excursion: Travelers depart from Bulawayo @ 7am for Masvingo.
Travellers will pass through the small farming town of Chivhu, located 140km South of Harare.
Chivhu was formerly called Enkeldoorn and was founded by Afrikaans-speaking Boer farmers and settlers in around 1850, and was the first white settlement in Zimbabwe. It became an Afrikaner stronghold in a predominately English-speaking white Rhodesia, giving it the nickname of 'the Republic of Enkeldoorn'.
It was later renamed Chivhu after the Independence of Zimbabwe in 1982
Mvuma, previously named 'Umvuma', is a small mining town in Midlands province in Zimbabwe.
Located 192 km south of Harare along the Harare - Masvingo highway. Approx 100 km from Masvingo.
The main employer was the Athens Mine (formerly the Falcon Mine) owned by Lonrho Zimbabwe which mined gold, silver, and copper. It was closed down around 1996 due to a mine shaft collapse and the low price of gold. One may still see a huge chimney, on top of a hill near the mine, built in 1913 and visible from miles away.
Travellers can purchase some snacks and take a short break
Masvingo is a city in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. The city is close to Great Zimbabwe, the national monument from which the country takes its name. Masvingo is close to Lake Mutirikwi or lake Kyle, and the Kyle National Reserve where there are many different animal species.
Travellers will leave early from Harare to Masvingo.
Travellers will travel by road, for about 3hrs, to the ancient city of Great Zimbabwe, once Zimbabwe's capital, which is the biggest and most significant stone archeological complex in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Travellers will arrive around midday.
Here our guide will take the travellers around this fascinating historical site. First stop will be visiting the site Museum from there you will go to the Hill Complex,the Great Enclosure, the Shona village & the valley ruins.
This adventurous excursion gets you to retrace history as you walk through this great marvel which was built by the shona people. The name of the country had been named after this historical feature “Dzimbadzemabwe” which means the house of stones.
A light picnic lunch at the site and then we round up our trip for the day with a visit to the local art and craft market en route to the lodge where you will be accommodated for the night.
Overnight Accommodation at Norma Jeans Lake View Resort or at the Ancient City
Lake Kyle Expedition
Travellers will visit the Dam wall, enter the Lake Kyle recreational park for game viewing of white Rhino, buffalos, Hippos and lots of other vast wildlife, canoeing or boat rides in the lake.
Travellers will need to pay for the entrance fees to the Game park.
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.
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