By Matobo Hills Lodge
Zimbabwe is a land, truly endowed with rolling hills, amazing mountain peaks, refreshing natural pools, waterfalls, and wildlife. Moreso, it is a land that boasts of an abundance of picturesque spots to watch the sunset. Studies show that appreciating natural beauty – like sunset may boost your well-being, increase generosity and enhance life satisfaction. According to researchers, the key is to actively engage with the experience. That means,In order to reap the rewards of a Zimbabwean sunset, you need to stop what you are doing and pay full attention to the show in the sky. The sensation of watching the sunset will vary according to where you are in Zimbabwe but you are guaranteed that you will feel your spirit soar into a timeless existence at the sight of this natural beauty. Combined with Safari experiences such a river cruise, mountain hike or even the simple tradition of sipping on a local brew. Watching the sunset is one of the best ways to end off an incredible day on an African Adventure. After all, where on earth will you find sunsets equal to the ones in Zimbabwe? Where serenely beautiful landscapes, wildlife and waterfalls are illuminated by the gentle sun as it spreads its largess into a grateful sky.
Here are the best places to view a sunset in Zimbabwe:
1. AT THE TOP OF A HILL IN CHIMANIMANI
Chimanimani Naional Park is a gem found in the Eastern highlands of Zimbabwe. The park has staggering attractions such as the Bridal Veil Falls, Tessa’s Pool and the stunning mountains.
2. ON THE ZAMBEZI RIVER IN VICTORIA FALLS
A leisurely cruise along the mighty Zambezi River is a double delight. A superb way to relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the River and the golden sunset.
3. FROM THE SUMMIT OF WORLD’S VIEW IN THE MATOBO HILLS
World’s View or Malindidzimu Hill provides a panoramic view of the Matobo National Park. The view is nothing but magical at sunset.
4. ON A BOOZE CRUISE ON LAKE KARIBA
Lake Kariba is Zimbabwe’s most iconic sunset destination. It’s just the perfect place for sundowners, bird and wildlife photography.
5. ON A LOFTY PERCH AT GREAT ZIMBABWE RUINS
The Hill complex at Great Zimbabwe ruins is the perfect spot to view a sunset, not forgetting the extraordinary view of the ancient city too.