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Nyanga, Zimbabwe

Mount Nyangani is the highest mountain in Zimbabwe; at 2,595m high it is just under half the height of Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kibo.

Nyanga National Park is Zimbabwe’s oldest national park and was originally owned by 19th century businessman and politician, Cecil Rhodes: the founder of the colonial territory of Rhodesia.

Mutarazi Falls, or Bridal Veil Falls, is the highest waterfall in Zimbabwe and one of the highest in Africa, falling 791 metres.

The Eastern Highlands forms a link in the chain of mountains that forms Africa’s spine, stretching from South Africa’s Western Cape to the Ethiopian Highlands.

Ziwa National Monument contains some of the most extensive and well-preserved ancient stone buildings in Africa.

Ziwa is under consideration as a World Heritage Site for its archaeological importance in revealing evidence of each aspect of Zimbabwe’s early human history.

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