Travel to Mutare and Manicaland Zimbabwe
Mutare City is the provincial capital of Zimbabwe’s Manicaland Province. Surrounded by ever misty mountains in the beautiful Eastern Highlands, it is closely linked to Chrismas Pass, Nyanga, Vumba, Chimanimani Mountains and Honde Valley. Home to Mutare Bottling Company, Mutare Polytechnic College and Africa University, the city is a very convenient place for travellers as it is very close to the region’s top tourist resorts pictured above.
Nyanga Mountains are among Zimbabwe’s Major Safari Areas. About 110 km from Mutare City, here you experience the country’s highest point of elevation. The main attractions are the mountain peaks, wildlife, Troutbeck Resort, protea flowers and spectacular waterfalls. Nyanga Tourist Resort is home to Mutarazi(Mtarazi) Falls. It is about 762 metres (2500) feet high making it 7 times higher than the mighty Victoria Falls which stands at 108 meters (354 feet) high. There are many other spectacular falls like Nyangombe, Muchururu, Pungwe Falls and Gorge.
Chimanimani Mountains are a quiet and rarely visited Eastern Highlands resort. The place has beautiful granite mountain ranges on Zimbabwe’s border with Mozambique. Just Some 2 hours drive from Mutare you have the opportunity to see one of Zimbabwe’s most treasured tourist resorts. From the mountain tops you have panoramic views of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.The scenic mountains are home to Outward bound, Bridal veil falls and the famous Tessa’s pool and waterfall.
Vumba Mountains are very close to Mutare City. Also known as Bvumba, the scenic mountains have a lot of interesting things to see and do. It is home to Leopard Rock Casino and Golf Resort.Vumba’s botanical gardens have a number of indigenous and rare plants to see.
The Scenic Honde Valley is on the borders of Nyanga National Park. It is one of the Eastern Highlands’ main attractions.This is Zimbabwe’s best place for bird watching. The area has a number of rare bird species that you may not see anywhere else in Southern Africa. There is Anchieta’s Tchagra, Red-winged Warbler, Black-winged Bishop, Singing Cisticola, Twinspot Indigobird, Pallid Honeyguide, Sunbirds, Grey Waxbill and many others. They are seen in areas around Aberfoyle Club,Gleneagles Nature Reserve, eastern Highland Tea Estate and Katiyo Tea Estate. Hauna Growth Point is the service area for Honde Valley. There are hotels, lodges, guest houses, schools, a hospital, shops, an air strip and other services.
Here you see cars used many years ago. There are also some weapons that were used during Zimbabwe’s past wars among other things. It is located in Mutare city centre on Aerodrome Road.
This is a memorial site for Zimbabwean African servicemen who lost their lives in the first world war.
Mutare Courtauld Theatre
The theatre hosts performing arts and the city’s entertainment activities. It is used by local and visiting tour groups.
Thompson’s Vlei & Cecil Kop
This is the place to see rhinos and elephants in Eastern Highlands. There are other smaller wild animals to be seen. The place is just some 4 km outside Mutare City.
Here you experience a very scenic outdoor place near the city of Mutare. Many people are attracted to do their family and private functions in Manicaland where the scenery is beautiful.
Mutare National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe
The gallery showcases Zimbabwe’s visual and contemporary arts.Some of the country’s top artists have their work on display.