Home / Destinations / Great Zimbabwe National Monument

Great Zimbabwe National Monument

Old stone ruins and winding corridors are the fascinating remains of the Great Zimbabwe National Monument, the greatest medieval city in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides evidence that prehistoric Africa reached a level of civilisation not suspected by early scholars.

These ancient stone structures are the biggest in Africa south of the Egyptian pyramids. The most well-known structure is the elliptical Great Enclosure, which is at nearly 100m (330ft) across and 255m (840ft) in circumference, the largest ancient structure in sub-Saharan Africa. The legendary walls are 11m (36ft) high and are 5m (16ft) thick in some places. Most scientists believe that it was used as a royal compound.

About admin

Article by: admin
on April 17, 2013
Filed under  Destinations 
African Overland Tours Experts
  • First-hand experience
  • Advice and guidance
  • We're passionate travelers

Enquire Now

FEATURED POSTS

The Orange River

The Orange River

The Orange River is South Africa’s longest river at 2,090 kilometres in length. Spreading over a total area of around 973,000 square kilometres, it begins in the Drakensberg mountains in the Lesotho...

Tanzania’s Most Dangerous Snakes

Tanzania’s Most Dangerous Snakes

The Meserani Snake Park The Meserani Snake Park stands as a captivating destination for adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Founded in 1993, this park boasts a rich history and a diverse...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Next Article