The 8th Pan African Congress, Part 1 - Zimbabwe
Discover Host Country – Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is amazingly endowed with natural beauty and possesses a great depth and diverse cultural and historical heritage. A very beautiful and appealing destination with some of the finest and celebrated tourist attractions such as the Victoria Falls – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The country is ready to receive visitors and is open for international tourists as the tourism.
Zimbabwe is a welcoming destination, which gives the visitor an opportunity to appreciate the rich history and heritage that is preserved in museums and monuments which are around the country and waiting to be explored.
Spanning almost 1.7 kilometers, located about midway along the course of the Zambezi River and split on the boarder between Zimbabwe and Zambia, The Victoria Falls, spectacular waterfall located about midway along the course of rhe Zambezi River, at the border between Zambia to the north and Zimbabwe to the south. Approximately twice as wide and twice as deep as Niagara Falls, the waterfall spans the entire breadth of the Zambezi River at one of its widest points (more than 5,500 feet [1,700 meters]).
At the falls, the river plunges over a sheer precipice to a maximum drop of 355 feet (108 meters). The falls’ mean flow is almost 33,000 cubic feet (935 cubic meters) per second. Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, offers breath-taking views. The Zambezi River does not gather speed as it nears the drop, the approach being signaled only by the mighty roar and characteristic veil of mist for which the Kalolo-Lozi people named the falls Mosi-oa-Tunya (“The Smoke That Thunders”). Zimbabwe is a welcoming destination, which gives the visitor an opportunity to appreciate the rich history and heritage that is preserved in museums and monuments which are around the country and waiting to be explored.
Visitors should look forward to explore the grand medieval palace – the Great Zimbabwe National Monument, an ancient ‘Stone City’, which stands out as the best of all extraordinary remnants of civilizations by-gone and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Great Zimbabwe is a symbol of strength of the Zimbabwean people and is from where the name of the country is derived.
More About Zimbabwe
Do you know the Victoria Falls?
It is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is one of the world’s largest waterfalls, with a width of 1,708 m. Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.
How many Official Languages are in Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe has 16 official languages. In fact, it holds the Guinness World Record for the country with the most official languages. The official languages of Zimbabwe are Chewa, Chibarwe, English, Kalanga, Khoisan, Nambya, Ndau, Ndebele, Shangani, Shona, sign language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda and Xhosa.
Do you know the meaning of the Zimbabwean flag?
The flag is full of symbolism. For instance, the green stripe represents vegetation and agriculture. The gold colour represents the country’s mineral wealth. The red stripe represents the blood that was shed during the war of liberation. Black represents the black majority. The white triangle represents peace. The red star represents the nation’s aspirations and the golden bird is the “Great Zimbabwe Bird” which is the national symbol of Zimbabwe.
Do you know when Zimbabwe gained it's Independence?
Zimbabwe was one of the last few African states to attain independence from British colonial rule in 1980. They celebrate independence on the 18th of April every year.
Do you know Lake Kariba?
Lake Kariba is the world’s largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume. It lies 1,300 kilometres upstream from the Indian Ocean, along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Are there heritage sites in Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe has about five heritage sites. There are three cultural sites: the Khami Ruins, Great Zimbabwe National Monument, and Matobo Hills and two natural sites: Victoria Falls and Mana Pools.
Is Zimbabwe a land locked country?
Yes Zimbabwe is a land locked country and it shares its borders with Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Namibia. The capital is Harare and this is also the country’s largest city.