Masvingo is the home of the world famous Great Zimbabwe Monuments. 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: they are excellent!
On the other side of lake lies Mutirikwi National Park. It has its own charm, especially the viewing spots on the shoreline. It is an appetizer: once you have seen wildlife you want to see more ….
Masvingo itself has a typical relaxed and friendly atmosphere; some call it “the slowest town of Zimbabwe”.
In Masvingo we have partnered with a local group of people called Chesvingo. We have created with them a guided walk through the communal lands, full of rolling landscapes between the Zimbabwe ruins and lake Mutirikwi. This walk takes you to various villages. Great views! It gives you a unique insight of the day-to-day live in rural Zimbabwe.
This walk takes about 4 hours and includes lunch. A great way to meet local people in their day-to-day life!