Here’s a peek at SITA World Tours’ Great Zimbabwe itinerary as told through the tour operator’s Africa product manager, Natalie Lee.
What is Zimbabwe’s allure: “Glorious scenery and spectacular wildlife are not the only things that make Zimbabwe fascinating. The country also has an abundance of ruins and heritages that bear witness to ancient cultures and traditions. From the famous Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins—the grand medieval palace— Zimbabwe is sure to offer travelers an experience of a lifetime.”
What makes SITA’s Great Zimbabwe tour singular: “As an award-winning tour operator and USTOA Active Member, SITA has been developing tour packages to Zimbabwe and other Africa destinations for years. SITA’s Zimbabwe itinerary is now becoming one of the company’s most popular Africa packages with unparalleled quality service provided by the internationally certified specialists and customer care during the reservation process and while in destination. Travelers will find the simple travel solutions presented by SITA including the Great Zimbabwe package that provides accommodation at first class and deluxe lodges and tented camp, game viewing in specifically outfitted safari vehicles and eight breakfasts, three lunches and eight dinners.”
A tour highlight: “There are numerous places of interest that travelers can experience in Zimbabwe. Two of them are highlighted as the most recommended attractions by SITA, which are both included in the Great Zimbabwe itinerary: the Victoria Falls and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins.”
Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur located on the Zambezi River. There are many optional activities offered, from the relaxing pleasure of a sundowner cruise to the excitement of an elephant back safaris. Travelers can enjoy a scenic flight over the falls, visit a local village, canoe and fish on the Zambezi River. Game drives are also on offer in the nearby Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park or to Botswana’s Chobe National Park. For the adrenaline seekers, there’s a zipline, gorge swing, abseiling, whitewater rafting, jet boating and bungee jumping.
Great Zimbabwe Ruins is an ancient city in the southeastern hills of Zimbabwe near Lake Mutirikwe and the town of Masvingo. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe during the country’s Late Iron Age. Construction on the monument by ancestors of the Shona people began in the 11th century and continued until the 14th century, spanning an area of 722 hectares (1,780 acres) which, at its peak, could have housed up to 18,000 people. It is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Ideal traveler to Zimbabwe with SITA: SITA’s Zimbabwe packages are designed for travelers of all ages. The Great Zimbabwe package is particularly attractive to travelers who want to explore what Zimbabwe has to offer in terms of scenery, history and wildlife and wish to travel with a small group.
For more information on SITA’s Great Zimbabwe itinerary, visit sitaoturs.com.