Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife
Kid Friendly: Yes. Under 7 may need to be carried now and then
The site museum is handicap friendly, but the walk and climbing to the higher points of the site might not be friendly, it is a rocky area, see pictures
Maximum travelers: 10
Portuguese (basic), English (fluent)
Ancient history of the Empire dating more than 700years old
A day trip to a World Heritage Site situated in the Masvingo province. The place boasts of beautiful and carefully constructed stone walls. Being one of more than 300 known sites, this is the biggest and the most visited by people from all corners of the Wonderful World. Built by just placing one stone on top of the other without mortar, the place also has beautiful scenery, and surrounded by villages of the Shona people. Get to learn about the History and Culture. Visit the local art and craft market, sample some Chibuku, our indigenous opaque beer brewed from millet, and maize.
Leave Harare towards Masvingo, Great Zimbabwe-tour the area -Lunch at Great Zimbabwe lodge, food outlet or at Chevron Hotel. - leave Great Zimbabwe before sunset or just after sunset.
Arrive in Harare around 7:30- 8pm
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: From point of accommodation in Harare or Airport
End location: PLACE OF ACCOMMODATION OR AIRPORT
Duration: 13 hours
It is about 4 hours to the Monument and 4-5 hrs on tour then 4 hours back, so we might need to leave even earlier than the time above, especialy when we need to visit the Mutirikwi lake and the Mushandike Sanctuary, then back to Harare. There is room for staying overnight at the Great Zimbabwe monument, or Hotel.
Car or minibus to Great Zimbabwe,Walk or hike around monument
Transport to and from site. Back to place of stay.
My service, entry fees and the site assistant(s).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 USD - curios, food and refreshments
taste of local cuisine and beverage.
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The Great Zimbabwe Monument is a wonderful place and with Willard as our guide for Tours by Locals it was even better than we expected. His knowledge and experience with getting there and the park was of the highest level. The day would not have been near as rich and rewarding had we done this alone. Willard brought the monument to life. We have used Tours by Locals many times and have never been let down. Priceless is the word.