For many travelers looking for the adventure of a lifetime, Africa is the ideal setting of the adventure. It doesn't come as a surprise, given the culture, history, and wildlife it has.

One of the countries that is very much worth exploring is none other than Zimbabwe. Located in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe was once a city-state that eventually became the Kingdom of Zimbabwe. After that, the country eventually came under British rule.

Given its rich history and culture, Zimbabwe is home to a number of tourist attractions that highlight them. It is also home to diverse wildlife and stunning natural attractions. Here are some examples.

Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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Formerly known as Wankie Game Reserve, Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe's largest natural reserve. Founded in 1928, Hwange National Park is where you can find over 100 mammal species as well as 400 bird species. These include the gemsbok (otherwise known as the South African oryx), African leopard, and Southern ground hornbill.

Given its impressive size of 5,657 sq mi (14,651 sq km), there is a lot of ground to cover for anyone who visits the park. It is recommended that travelers visit from July to October as it is considered the dry season in the country.

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Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba, Zambezi River, Zimbabwe

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The largest artificial lake and reservoir by volume in the world, Lake Kariba can be found on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The lake has several islands, including Maaze Island and Chete Island.

A number of fish species can be found in Lake Kariba, including tigerfish and kapenta (otherwise known as the Tanganyika sardine). African fish eagles, elephants, lions, leopards, and many more can also be found within the area.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zimbabwe

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No list of tourist attractions found in Zimbabwe will ever be complete without Victoria Falls. One of the world's largest waterfalls, Victoria Falls can likewise be found on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The waterfalls got its name thanks to Scottish Christian missionary David Livingstone, who named the falls after Britain's Queen Victoria. The falls is also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya and has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list since 1989.

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