Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas.

Capital City

Harare

Currency

United States Dollar

Total population:

15.3 million (2020)

Languages spoken:

Shona, Ndebele, English, Venda, Tonga

Cultural dos:

Greet people as you enter a room.

Cultural don’t:s

Wear clothing that is neither too revealing nor short. Don’t shake someone’s hand with your left hand. 

Continent:

Africa

Top three foods Zimbabwe is known for:

  • Gango (several types of meat fried in a wok with leafy green vegetables),
  • Mabhonzo (beef bone stew),
  • Sadza (thick mealie meal porridge),

Bonus

  • Nhopi (pumpkin porridge with peanut butter),
  • Mazondo (cow stilettos)

What the country is known for :

  • Victoria Falls,
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Last African state to achieve independence from British colonial rule
  • Home to the Big 5  (the lion, water buffalo, leopard, elephant and rhinoceros)
  • Wonderful landscapes

More About Zimbabwe

Nestled in southern Africa, Zimbabwe is a teapot shaped, landlocked country that is rich in minerals and natural resources such cotton, tobacco, gold, platinum and flowers. It is also home to the mighty Victoria Falls, the Kariba Dam and the Great Zimbabwe ruins in the sleepy town of Masvingo. With a population of 15 million people, this country is full of development potential but is currently undergoing some touch economic challenges. As a result, the US dollar was introduced to curb hyperinflation.

There are seventeen official languages with English, Shona and Ndebele spoken by the majority of the population. The staple food of the country is a thick mealie meal porridge called sadza in Shona and isitshwala in Ndebele. It is enjoyed with a number of relishes such as green vegetables or any type meat of stew.

English

Shona

Hello

Mhoro

Goodbye

Sara mushe

Please

Ndapota

Thank you

Maita basa

How much?

Marii?

Do you speak English?

Munotaura chirungu here?

Where is the toilet?

Chimbuzi chiri kupi?

May I please have some water?

Ndokumbirawo mvura yekumwa?

May I please have some food please

Ndokumbirawo chikafu

Where can I get a taxi?

Ndowanepi muchovha?

Places visited

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