Adventure seekers will feel at home in Zimbabwe, experience the wildlife by canoe or walking safari in Mana Pool and the beauty of the Zambezi River is breathtaking. But in this post we invite you to learn more about this fascinating place with the following curiosities.
1- In Zimbabwe there is a strong belief that mermaids exist. In fact, these mystical creatures are often to blame for any negative events like kidnapping, torture, or murder.
2- The word Zimbabwe comes from Shona, one of the most widely spoken languages in the country, and means “stone house”. This name is based on the stone constructions of Great Zimbabwe.
3- In Zimbabwe are the Victoria Falls. They are known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya which means “the smoke that thunders”. They are the highest waterfalls in the world, and are only comparable in size to the Iguazú Falls, in Argentina.
4- Great Zimbabwe is one of the largest and most important historical sites in Sub-Saharan Africa. This stone citadel was built by the Shona between the 11th and 14th centuries and is a World Heritage Site.
5- It was a British colony under the name of South Rhodesia. In 1980 the country achieved its independence by calling itself the Republic of Zimbabwe.