ARZ7A Day 03: Bulawayo – Great Zimbabwe National Monument

November 25, 2014 Comments Off on ARZ7A Day 03: Bulawayo – Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Andrew Walton
Just a happy guy who loves travelling, loves Africa and feels that travelling changes you forever.

Bulawayo – Great Zimbabwe National Monument, Zimbabwe

Departing from Bulawayo, we make our way toward the east of the country, to the tiny town of Masvingo. Close by is one of the most crucial archaeological sites in the whole of Southern Africa: the Great Zimbabwe National Monument, which ages back to 1200AD as once the home of around 10,000 indigenous people. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this area has exceptional importance to the country which took its name. Legend has it that this was indeed the very first city in which the famous Queen of Sheeba lived, and fantastic archaeological discoveries have since unearthed gold, coins and porcelain from places as far as Persia and China, thus highlighting the significance the city once had as a trading post. We camp near to this area in order to gain easy access, as well as to give you plenty of time to explore the ruins at your own pace. If you find yourself with some energy to spare, you are more than welcome to partake in a hike to the top of the Hill Enclosure, where you can delight in a marvellous African sunset.

Trip Highlights: Masvingo, Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Accommodation: Guest House, twin share, en suite
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 350kms
Approximate Driving Time: Half a day

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