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Self Drive Zimbabwe Free 4x4 Travel Guide.

Self Drive Zimbabwe Free 4x4 Travel Guide.

Self Drive 4X4 Adventure. Complete Full Version Travel Guide.
Kariba, Mana Pools and Matusadona.
Before You Go See This Video. THE ZIMBABWE ADVENTURE Kariba and Lower Zambezi Mana Pools. Comprehensive Travel Guide - Now FREE to view on YouTube.
Zimbabwe has become a tourist paradise with host of activities to keep even the most energetic fully occupied. Some of the most beautiful destinations are set on the banks of the Zambezi River and the shores of Lake Kariba and offer tourists affordable and spectacular holidays, especially the 4X4 enthusiast who are prepared to wander of the beaten track.
Adventure Films, the producers of well known tourist guides on video “The Botswana Adventure” & “Discover Mozambique” now offers their new production “The Zimbabwe Adventure – Kariba & The Zambezi” for potential visitors to this beautiful country. 
The adventure starts at the Town of Kariba, better known as Zimbabwe’s Riviera, where we explore the lake, accommodation and campsites on offer, in and around the town. We then headed north-east to The Zambezi valley and Mana Pools National Park, set in one of the most untamed areas in the country where tourists are still allowed to explore the park on foot.
We return to Kariba from where we charter a ferry to our next destination, Matusadona National Park. This unique reserve is set on the shores of Lake Kariba with beautiful camping sites and chalets and has been declared an intensive protection zone for the dwindling numbers of black rhino.
Matusadona can either be reached by ferry / boat or car.
To reach our next destination we had to travel south, over the Matusadona Mountains and high onto the escarpment where Chizarira National Park is situated. A remote area of wilderness country with magnificent gorges, plateau and floodplains, this park is unique and in a class of its own.
We end this part of our adventure in the town of Binga, on the shores of Lake Kariba, where beautiful lodges and camping sites can be found. An ideal place to wash down the dust and relax after an exciting adventure. The video is not a wildlife film. The purpose of the production is to inform potential visitors to Zimbabwe about relative aspects that could assist them in planning their 4X4 adventure. Topics featured are National Parks, relevant towns, hotels & lodges, camping sites, road conditions and useful tips regarding your adventure. 
Produced by John Swanepoel Adventure Films.


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Zimbabwe: A World of Wonders

Zimbabwe: A World of Wonders

Explore Zimbabwe with this video. ATA will host its 2012 World Congress in this "world of wonders."


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Matabeleland North

Visit Zimbabwe!

Visit Zimbabwe !

This an unofficial video featuring photos gathered from Flickr with permissions under creative commons license. Music track 'Zimbabwe' by New Navy, Freefall Studios, 2011. See more with Zimbabwe Tourism Authority.


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Zimbabwe Vacations, Videos,Safari Tours, Game Camps, Hotels

Zimbabwe Vacations, Videos,Safari Tours, Game Camps, Hotels

Zimbabwe Safari Tour Vacations: Call our American Express Travel Representatives 1 800 330 8820 to start planning or to book now: recommended by NBC, and Travel Channel TV: Get value, priceless Zimbabwe safari vacation information, complimentary upgrades, and luxury africa safari tours.


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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park (formerly Wankie Game Reserve) is the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe. The park lies in the west, on the main road between Bulawayo and the widely noted Victoria Falls and near to Dete.

Flora

The park is close to the edge of the Kalahari desert, a region with little water and very sparse, xerophile vegetation. The Kalahari woodland is dominated by Zambezi Teak, Sand Camwood (Baphia) and Kalahari bauhinia.[9] Seasonal wetlands form grasslands in this area.

The north and north-west of the park are dominated by mopane woodland.

Although it has been argued that elephant populations cause change in vegetation structure, some recent studies suggest that this is not the case, even with the large increases in elephant population recorded in the late 1980s.

Fauna

The Park hosts over 100 mammal and 400 bird species, including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores. All Zimbabwe's specially protected animals are to be found in Hwange and it is the only protected area where gemsbok and brown hyena occur in reasonable numbers.

Grazing herbivores are more common in the Main Camp Wild Area and Linkwasha Concession Area, with mixed feeders more common in the Robins and Sinamatella Wild Areas, which are more heavily wooded. Distribution fluctuates seasonally, with large herbivores concentrating in areas where intensive water pumping is maintained during the dry season.

The population of African wild dogs to be found in Hwange is thought to be of one of the larger surviving groups in Africa today, along with that of Kruger National Park and Selous Game Reserve. Other major predators include the lion, whose distribution and hunting in Hwange is strongly related to the pans and waterholes, leopard, spotted hyena and cheetah.


Elephants have been enormously successful in Hwange and the population has increased to far above that naturally supported by such an area.[19] This population of elephants has put a lot of strain on the resources of the park. There has been a lot of debate on how to deal with this, with parks authorities implementing culling to reduce populations,[20] especially during 1967 to 1986. The elephant population doubled in the five years following the end of culling in 1986.

National Parks Scientific Services co-ordinates two major conservation and research projects in the park:

National Leopard Project, which is surveying numbers of leopard to obtain base-line data for later comparative analysis with status of leopard in consumptive (hunting) areas and Communal Land bordering the National Park. This is carried out at Hwange in conjunction with the Wildlife Conservation and Research Unit of Oxford University and the Dete Animal Rescue Trust, a registered wildlife conservation Trust

Painted Dog Project: The project aims to protect and increase the range and numbers of African wild dog both in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Africa, and operates through the Painted Dog Conservation organisation in Dete.

Geography and geology

Most of the park is underlain by Kalahari Sands. In the north-west there are basalt lava flows of the Batoka Formation, stretching from south of Bumbusi to the Botswana border. In the north-central area, from Sinamatella going eastwards, there are granites and gneisses of the Kamativi-Dete Inlier and smaller inliers of these rocks are found within the basalts in the north-west.

The north and north-west of the park are drained by the Deka and Lukosi rivers and their tributaries, and the far south of the park is drained by the Gwabadzabuya River, a tributary of the Nata River. There are no rivers in the rest of the park, although there are fossil drainage channels in the main camp and Linkwasha areas, which form seasonal wetlands. In these areas without rivers, grassy pan depressions and pans have formed. Some of these pans, such as many of the pans in the Shumba area, fill with rainwater, while others, such as Ngweshla, Shakwanki and Nehimba, are fed by natural groundwater seeps. Many of the pans are additionally supplied by water pumped from underground by park authorities.

 

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: the Smoke that Thunders), is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Size Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is classified as the largest, based on its width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft),[8] resulting in the world's largest sheet of falling water. Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of North America's Niagara Falls and well over twice the width of its Horseshoe Falls. In height and width Victoria Falls is rivalled only by Argentina and Brazil's Iguazu Falls. See table for comparisons.

For a considerable distance upstream from the falls the Zambezi flows over a level sheet of basalt, in a shallow valley, bounded by low and distant sandstone hills. The river's course is dotted with numerous tree-covered islands, which increase in number as the river approaches the falls. There are no mountains, escarpments, or deep valleys; only a flat plateau extending hundreds of kilometres in all directions.

The falls are formed as the full width of the river plummets in a single vertical drop into a transverse chasm 1708 metres (5604 ft) wide, carved by its waters along a fracture zone in the basalt plateau. The depth of the chasm, called the First Gorge, varies from 80 metres (260 ft) at its western end to 108 metres (354 ft) in the centre. The only outlet to the First Gorge is a 110 metres (360 ft) wide gap about two-thirds of the way across the width of the falls from the western end, through which the whole volume of the river pours into the Victoria Falls gorges.

There are two islands on the crest of the falls that are large enough to divide the curtain of water even at full flood: Boaruka Island (or Cataract Island) near the western bank, and Livingstone Island near the middle—the point from which Livingstone first viewed the falls. At less than full flood, additional islets divide the curtain of water into separate parallel streams. The main streams are named, in order from Zimbabwe (west) to Zambia (east): Devil's Cataract (called Leaping Water by some), Main Falls, Rainbow Falls (the highest) and the Eastern Cataract.

The Zambezi river, upstream from the falls, experiences a rainy season from late November to early April, and a dry season the rest of the year. The river's annual flood season is February to May with a peak in April,[9] The spray from the falls typically rises to a height of over 400 metres (1,300 ft), and sometimes even twice as high, and is visible from up to 48 km (30 mi) away. At full moon, a "moonbow" can be seen in the spray instead of the usual daylight rainbow. During the flood season, however, it is impossible to see the foot of the falls and most of its face, and the walks along the cliff opposite it are in a constant shower and shrouded in mist. Close to the edge of the cliff, spray shoots upward like inverted rain, especially at Zambia's Knife-Edge Bridge.[10]

As the dry season takes effect, the islets on the crest become wider and more numerous, and in September to January up to half of the rocky face of the falls may become dry and the bottom of the First Gorge can be seen along most of its length. At this time it becomes possible (though not necessarily safe) to walk across some stretches of the river at the crest. It is also possible to walk to the bottom of the First Gorge at the Zimbabwean side. The minimum flow, which occurs in November, is around a tenth of the April figure; this variation in flow is greater than that of other major falls, and causes Victoria Falls' annual average flow rate to be lower than might be expected based on the maximum flow.


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Hwange, Zimbabwe tours 2015

Hwange, Zimbabwe tours 2015

Hwange is a town in Zimbabwe. It is located in Hwange District, in Matabeleland North Province, in northwestern Zimbabwe, close to the International borders with Botswana and the Republic of Zambia. This location lies approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi), by road, southeast of Victoria Falls, the nearest large city. The town lies on the railway line from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, to Victoria Falls. Hwange sits at an elevation of 770 metres (2,530 ft), above sea level.

Overview
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The town houses the offices of Hwange Town Council, as well as the headquarters of Hwange District Administration. Hwange and the surrounding countryside is a centre for the industry in Zimbabwe. Hwange Colliery is the largest in the country, with proven reserves that are estimated tlo last over 1,000, at current production levels. The Wankie Coal Field, one of the largest in the world, was discovered here in 1895 by the American Scout Frederick Russell Burnham. Today the coal for the whole country is transported by the mining railway to Thomson Junction, where it is handed over to the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) for onward transmission. In 2010, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique signed an agreement to develop a railway for the export of coal to Technobanine Point near Maputo.

Hwange is also a tourism centre due to the presence of the nearby Hwange National Park, the largest National Park in Zimbabwe. The national park is home to a vast number of elephant, giraffe, lion and other wildlife. Royal Bank Zimbabwe, a commercial bank, maintains a branch in the town.[4] Zimbabwe's biggest power plant, Hwange Thermal Power Station was built here in the 1980s.


History
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The town is named after the chieftain of Zwange, who is now called Chief Hwange. The town was known as Wankie until 1982.

Population
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The current population of the town in not publicly known. According to the 1992 Population Census, the town had a population of 42,581. In 2004, the population of Hwange was estimated at 33,210.[5] The next national population census in Zimbabwe is scheduled from 18 August 2012 through 28 August 2012.

Wankie Coal Mine Disaster
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In June 1972, the deadliest mining disaster in Zimbabwean history took place when an underground explosion occurred in Wankie No.2 Colliery. Four hundred and twenty-seven miners lost their lives; three hundred and ninety-one Africans and thirty-six Europeans. Apart from the one hundred and seventy-six Zimbabweans who died, there were ninety-one Zambians, fifty-two from Mozambique, thirty-seven from Malawi, thirty Tanzanians, thirteen from Namibia, and one from Botswana.

Sports
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First-class cricket has been played in Hwange, at the well established cricket venue located in the town, the Tom Kenton Oval, home of the Hwange (Wankie) cricket club. Earlier called the Wankie Oval. Hwange Colliery F.C. (formerly known as Wankie Colliery F.C.) is a Hwange- based Premier Soccer League club, promoted to division One in 2009.

 

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Victoria Falls Zimbabwe Africa

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe Africa | Visit victoria falls documentary | Travel Videos Guide

Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: the Smoke that Thunders), is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.More info visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria...


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