The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Great Zimbabwe is one of the best preserved stone cities in sub-Saharan Africa! Historians believe that the first structures in this ruined city were erected around AD 1100, and added to up until the 15th century for religious and political reasons. Built as a tribute to a long succession of rulers, the city was situated at a key trading position which lead to great wealth. The city was the capital of Zimbabwe in the Late Iron Age and home to the Queen of Sheba, according to legend. At its peak, it was thought to have housed 18,000 people!
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Recommended Zimbabwe Tours
Places: Arusha (1 day) → Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro (2) → Serengeti (Central) (3) → Dar es Salaam (1) → Victoria Falls (2) → Chobe National Park (2) → Okavango Delta (3) → Maun (1)
Tour Highlights: Stunning Views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, Bike Rides, Walking Tours, Weekly Markets, Migrating...
Located in south-eastern Zimbabwe, on the shores of Lake Mutirikwi and close to the Great Zimbabwe monument, Norma Jeane's Lakeview Resort offers guests a simple yet comfortable colonially reminiscent atmosphere.