TOURISM DESTINATIONS, FACILITIES, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN ZIMBABWE

Phanos Matura, Jemitias Mapira

Abstract


Major tourist attractions in Zimbabwe include: natural, cultural, historical, and wildlife found in game reserves and national parks. The Victoria Falls are among the major wonders of the country with a height of 108m and a width of up to 1708m. At peak flow of the Zambezi river nearly 550 million litres of water flow into the gorge. Due to the force of the water, the spray is pushed up into the sky reaching heights of over 400m which can be viewed from a distance of 50km away and can be felt throughout the town. Lakes Tokwe-Mukosi and Mutirikwi, Hwange and Gonarezhou national parks, Nyangani, Vumba and Chimanimani mountains, Great Zimbabwe Monuments and some cities are other attractions. This paper examines tourist attractions, facilities, arrivals, occupancy, challenges and opportunities in the country. It provides a comprehensive database of information about local tourist destinations, attractions and facilities in Zimbabwe. Since there is little information on the subject of Zimbabwe’s tourism destinations, this paper seeks to fill that gap. The information in this study was assembled in March 2018, based on document interrogation or literature surveys.

 

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Victoria Falls, lakes, Eastern Highlands, Great Zimbabwe Monuments, wildlife, Zimbabwe

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