Zimbabwe – meaning big house made of stone – derived its name from it in 1980. Historians and archaeologists are still excited about this place. Even if you despised history at school you will like the stories of these ruins. They are surrounded by unanswered questions: Who built them? Where are the graves of the deceased leaders? Why was it abandoned? We advise you to take at least 2 to 3 hours for your visit, and make sure you hire a local guide who is knowledgeable with a wealth of experience, this will be excellent indeed.