Zimbabwe is one of Africa’s youngest nations, and is rapidly becoming a popular holiday destination. Approximately the size of California, it lies to the north of the Tropic of Capricorn, it lies to the north of the Tropic of Capricorn between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers.
On its northern border with Zambia, the country boasts one of the natural wonders of the world. The mighty Zambezi River winds its way through the valleys of Southern Africa and when it reaches the Zimbabwe/ Zambian border plunges into deep chasms, more than 30 storeys high forming the Victoria falls. Over 1,300,000 gallons of water per minute flow over the cliff edges, creating a maelstrom of spray and sound. Livingstone, the first white man to see this amazing and awesome sight later described the Falls thus: “Scenes so lovely they must have been gazed upon by angels in flight”.