Reiz Rodēzija, The sight of a fish eagle swooping over Lake Kariba’s smooth waters. The roar of a lion pride, out hunting at dusk. And, the musky smell of elephant marching past your vehicle in search of their next waterhole. A safari in Zimbabwe piques all the senses. With the help of some of the most highly trained guides in Africa, you have a good chance of seeing the Big Five, alongside an ensemble of other wildlife. Our safari specialists have visited the country extensively and can put together a trip that best suits your interests, such as the animals you most want to encounter. Beyond a safari, a trip to Zimbabwe gives you the opportunity to visit Victoria Falls and take in the thundering water by boat or helicopter or on foot. There’s also a rich history to uncover, from ancient rock art in Matobo National Park, to the Great Zimbabwe National Monument — a long-abandoned hilltop city. visitors are returning to Zimbabwe thanks to its newfound stability and impressive range of things to see and do. Its many attractions include abundant wildlife, untouched wilderness and significant cultural sights. A game drive in Hwange National Park is one of the most rewarding activities and one of the best ways in Africa to see the Big Five.
Vietas Zimbabvē, kuras vērts iepazīt
VIKTORIJAS ŪDENSKRITUMS (Vic Falls) landscape
Mirdzoša migla, dārdoša skaņa un bezdibenis pie kājām. Tajā krītošās ūdens straumes piešķir patiesu dramatiskmu grandiozajai dabas izrādei. Viktotijas ūdenskritums, draudzīgi saīsināts kā Vic Falls, ir pastāvēšanas iemesls arī tuvējai pilsētai. Ūdenskrituma atklājējs ceļotājiem ir pētnieks Livingstons apmēram 1855. gadā, Zambezi ekspedīciju gaitā. Ciltis no apkaimes izvairījās un īpašu interesi neizrādīja. Kad mums stāstīs par vietējās valodas nosaukumu 'Mosi-oa-Tunya', 'dārdošie dūmi', mēs neiebildīsim.
Lai izbaudītu ūdenskrituma ainas, ir dažas papildu iespējas, par kurām lasiet mazliet zemāk. 108 metru augstais ūdenskritums ir redzams gan no Zambijas, gan Zimbabves - atzīsim, ka no Zimbabves puses iespaidu ir vairāk. Ja ūdens mazāk, tad krītošās straumes atkāpjas uz Zimbabves daļu. While water levels vary throughout the year (travel between January and April to see the falls at their peak), even visiting during the driest periods still has its rewards as the cliff face is exposed and you can peer right down to the bottom of the gorge. Lower water levels also give you a chance to go white-water rafting through the turbulent waters at the foot of the falls. Dr David Livingstone, the first European to see the falls, said of his first impression: ‘scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight’. Seeing the falls up close is one thing, but viewing them from the air reveals their full scale. A 15- or 30-minute helicopter flight can take you over the Upper Zambezi to the edge of the falls, swooping low over the water so you can stare into the mist-filled crevasse. Zimdolārs jeb zolārs.
LIELĀ ZIMBABVE (Great Zimbabwe) landscape waves
RThe ruins have been the subject of heated debate over the years from the early Europeans believing Africans could not have built them to Cecil Rhodes attributing the ruins to the Phoenicians. Historians believe that the first structures were erected around AD1100 and these were added to up until the 15th century with the purpose being more religious and political rather than for fortification. The city was developed over the years as a tribute to a long succession of rulers whose kingdom stretched far and wide and was situated at a key trading position which lead to great wealth. At its peak it is thought to be home to some 18,000 people who traded in cloth, beads and ceramics from Arabia and China, via traders from East Africa, for gold, ivory and copper.
MATOBO NP landscape waves
K The Matobo National Park forms the core of the Matobo or Matopos Hills, an area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys commencing some 35 kilometres south of Bulawayo. The Hills were formed over 2,000 million years ago with molten rock erupting across the landscape, this has eroded to produce smooth ‘whaleback dwalas’ and broken kopjes, strewn with boulders and interspersed with thickets of vegetation. The Hills cover an area of about 3,100 km², of which 424 km² is National Park, the remainder being largely communal land and a small proportion of commercial farmland. Part of the national park is set aside as a 100 km² game park, which has been stocked with game including black and white rhinoceros. Matopos Hills, ZimbabweThe area exhibits a profusion of distinctive rock landforms rising above the granite shield that covers much of Zimbabwe. The large boulders provide abundant natural shelters and have been associated with human occupation from the early Stone Age right through to early historical times, and intermittently since. They also feature an outstanding collection of rock paintings. The Matobo Hills continue to provide a strong focus for the local community, which still uses shrines and sacred places closely linked to traditional, social and economic activities. The Matobo balancing rocks are the burial place of Cecil John Rhodes. Commanding a vista clear to the horizon, the name ‘Worlds View’, could not be more appropriate for this enchanting piece of Zimbabwe.
HVANGES NP (Hwange NP) landscape
MLocated on the border with Botswana, its 1.4 million hectares are home to a rich variety of different habitats, vegetation and wildlife. The park's mopane and teak woodlands, grasslands and scrub areas provide a true wilderness experience and some fantastic game viewing opportunities. Breeding herd of elephantHwange was proclaimed a national park over 75 years ago and is known for its herds of buffalo and elephant and a huge diversity of over 100 different mammal species. Black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, baboon, porcupine, aardwolf, spotted hyena, caracal, leopard, African wildcat, lion, southern giraffe, hippo, warthog and Burchell's zebra are all found in Hwange to name just a few! The large numbers of plains game and antelope in the park provide a rich source of food for the predators. A number of white rhino have also recently been reintroduced to Hwange.
BULAVAIJO (Bulawayo) landscape waves
Nī Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city and the capital of Matabeleland, home of the Ndebele tribe. Over the last few years the city has suffered from lack of investment from Robert Mugabe's predominantly Shona government leaving it looking a bit rough around the edges. However, it is a still a clean and pleasant city with wide streets and some interesting historical architecture. Masvingo, the Matopos Hills, Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls are all easily accessible from Bulawayo and with an efficient airport, which is well connected with flights to/from South Africa, it is a useful port of entry for holidays in Zimbabwe.
Līdzās atrodas V kategorijas krāču laivošanas trase, kas labi derēs cienītājiem.
HARARE (galvaspilsēta, agrāk Salisbury) location_city visibility shopping_basket
U Harare is a busy working African city but it's also a city that is attractive and well designed with wide avenues and numerous open spaces and parks. Jacarandas flowering in a park in HarareFlowers, shrubs and trees are in abundance and when the jacaranda trees are in full bloom (September and October) the city is full of purple blooms. Situated high on Zimbabwe's central plateau the air feels crisp and clear and whilst many will not want to spend extensive time in the city, it is certainly pleasant for an overnight stop. There are various places of interest to explore, such as the Botanical Gardens which have more than 900 species of trees and shrubs from all over the country. The National Gallery has Shona soft stone carvings as well as exhibits from all over the world whilst the National Archives houses notebooks, diaries and more from some of the most famous African explorers. Zimbabwe is known for its beautiful craft work and a fun way to spend an afternoon is browsing through the curio stalls admiring the basketry, carvings and intricate beadwork on offer. With a collection of comfortable hotels and guesthouses and some excellent restaurants a night in Harare is invariably an enjoyable experience. Elektrības traucējumi - protams, un tāpēc jau ir ģeneratori. Nefotografēt (arī telefonā ne) neko, kurš / kas varētu izrādīties armijai, policijai, partijai un valdībai piederīgs, stratēģisks vai īpaši nekopts. Neizskatīties pēc žurnālista. Nevalkāt neko militāru. Netrāpīties ceļā prezidenta konvojam, un ja tomēr - par to brīdina lokomotīves svilpei līdzīga sirēna - nobraukt ceļmalā un nefotografēt, arī telefonā ne. Ticami, ka jūsu ādas krāsa - varbūt vienīgajam visā rajonā - būs izraisījusi drošības struktūru slēptu interesi, un no aģentiem atpirkties ir dārgi.
Norises ZIMBABVĒ, kurās vērts piedalīties un sekot
VIKTORIJAS ŪDENSKRITUMS (papildu iespējas)landscape
Enģeļa lidojums - kas tas ir? Subject of countless documentaries, the Serengeti does not disappoint in real life. Each year, up to two million wildebeest snake their way across the plains following the promise of rain. Accompanied by zebra, they form a black, braying column more than 40 kilometres long. Flurries of egrets rise and fall above them and dust surrounds their hooves. They thrash through rivers, crackle across plains and finally, reaching verdant grasslands, give birth to wet glistening calves, wobbling on unsteady legs.
Throughout the year, the two million strong migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelles wanders the plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara in search of water and fresh grazing. Never far from the migration, the predators await; lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena, poised for the moment when an unsuspecting animal can be snatched. From December to March the migration can be spotted grazing on the short grass plains in the Ndutu Area. As June approaches the rains begin to lessen, and as the full moon waxes, the rut begins in the south-western area of the park. As the plains of the Serengeti become increasingly parched, the migration sweeps northwards, toward the Masai Mara, where the great wall of the rift valley traps any final drops of rain. The herds trek over the Grumeti River, heading through the scrubland of Lobo, and up past Migration Camp. By July, the front-runners of this two-million strong migration are preparing to cross the Mara River, whilst the rear-guard may be as far south as the Grumeti. First one animal, and then another will take the lead, till the river-bank brings them to a halt. Fearing perhaps what lies in the deep waters below, the animals can often wait for two weeks before crossing, approaching the river and turning back at the last moment with a kick of the heels and a puff of dust. Eventually, a wildebeest will take the plunge, and thousand upon thousand of these animals will swim desperately across the river. By September, the migration is safely in the Mara, where the water brings grazing throughout the lean months of the dry season. The animals move back and forth across the Mara and Talek rivers in search of water and grass. As the temperatures rise, the November rains begin to fall, bringing life to the grasslands and rich volcanic soil of the Southern Serengeti. The wildebeest, able to detect rain from over 50 kilometres away, turn south again, trudging through Loliondo, Lobo and Piaya, to the rich grasslands of Ndutu. Here, the zebra, wildebeest and gazelles rest after their arduous journey, and prepare to bring new life to the plains of the Serengeti
KILIMANDŽĀRO (kāpiens uz virsotni) landscape
Kili. A dormant volcano in northern Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro stands at 5,895 m (19,341 ft) and is the continent’s tallest mountain. Often considered one of the most accessible big-mountain climbs, some 35,000 people attempt to reach its summit, Uhuru Peak, every year. Walkers approaching Mount KilimanjaroWhile the climb’s far from easy, you’re rewarded with seemingly endless views over the jagged peaks of Mawenzi, the Shira plateau, and the distant horizons of Tanzania and Kenya far below. And, we can arrange for you to hike with the best, most experienced guides to give you the greatest chance of reaching the top safely. Kilimanjaro is a natural wonder: a snow-covered mountain on the Equator, it’s home to five climate zones, each with their own distinct vegetation. Climbing the mountain feels like walking through four seasons in a week. The high altitude has created habitats for unusual life forms, such as the alien-looking gigantiskas krustaines (groundsels) giant groundsel plant and the delicate elephant flower. You might have seen media coverage of numerous celebrities who have reached Kilimanjaro’s summit or know someone personally who has. Being non-technical and the easiest climb of the Seven Summits, the mountain attracts novice and experienced mountain trekkers alike. But, it’s important to acknowledge that getting to the top shouldn’t be taken for granted. Kilimanjaro is ascended quickly for its height, which can cause altitude sickness and fatigue. Having the best possible guides and porters is an important factor in your chance of success at reaching the summit.
MASAJI (vakars un nakts) landscape
K are the number of Maasai in their bold red garments. You will see Maasai herding cattle, riding bicycles, selling intricate beadwork and going about their daily life. Then, there are numerous roadsides stalls where women sell bunches of bright green bananas and roast cassava, small thatched huts with children flying in and out in school uniform. Rainbow coloured buses, goats, cows and chickens are all over the road in no particular order.
Ieteiktās Zimbabves ceļojuma programmas
Labākais, ko Zimbabves savvaļas daba un dzīvnieki sniedz, ir izdevīgi apvienots programmās. Gorillu un šimpanžu trekinga laiks ir rezervēts.
Pirms / pēc ceļojuma iespējams pievienot Nīlas iztekas laivas braucienu, pigmeju cilšu iepazīšanu, dienu galvaspilsētā ar krāsainu iepirkšanos, laiku pie Viktorijas ezera.
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