"Safari day 2" Masvingo Province by Rusket

Masvingo Province Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 28 photos

Province of Masvingo

The Masvingo Province in the south eastern part of Zimbabwe cowers 56,566 km2 and has a population of 1,3 million, mostly Karanga Shona. The province capital, which also goes by the name Masvingo, was founded in 1890 under the name of Fort Victoria, and has 58.000 inhabitants.

Our main goal in this area was The Great Zimbabwe Ruins. 30 km east of Masvingo city, but there are other interesting things like Bushmen rock paintings, Lake Mutirike National Park and the Mushandike Sanctuary:
http://www.zimbabwetourism.co.zw/destzim/cities/ms_places.htm

Farming and mining have been major sources of income, but the later years heavy draught has destroyed large parts of the agricultural industry.  The picture, which is taken from the Zimbabwe Ruins, shows green hillsides, but driving through Zimbabwe we could see that it was a lot drier than South Africa.

Boulder rocks

In addition to the Zimbabwe Ruins, the area is famous for it's boulder rocks.

Village at the foot of the ruins

  • Last visit to Masvingo Province: Feb 2002
  • Intro Updated Oct 9, 2005
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  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2005 at 11:55 PM

    Interesting page - I was not aware of this World Heritage site, so seem to need to learn a lot more :-) Funny history - machismo in Zimbaque, but it held the wives healthy :-) I also would need a huge stone nearby to climb daily :-)

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