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About Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in southern Africa. The capital and largest city is Harare. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest and Mozambique to the east.

Zimbabwe was occupied by a succession of powerful kingdoms and empires, and was the site of major migrations and trade routes. An ethnically diverse country of roughly 13 million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages. Zimbabwe is a republic with a presidential system of government. The semi-presidential system was done away with the adoption of a new constitution after a referendum in March 2013. Mineral exports, gold , and tourism are the main foreign currency earners of Zimbabwe.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls  is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.  It is classified as the largest, based on its width of 1,708 metres  and height of 108 metres. Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of North America's Niagara Falls and well over twice the width of its Horseshoe Falls.

By the end of the 1990s almost 300,000 people were visiting the falls annually, and this was expected to rise to over a million in the next decade.

Unlike the game parks, Victoria Falls has more Zimbabwean and Zambian visitors than international tourists; the attraction is accessible by bus and train, and is therefore comparatively inexpensive to reach. The two national parks at the falls are relatively small—Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is 66 square kilometres (16,309 acres) and Victoria Falls National Park is 23 square kilometres (5,683 acres).

St George's College, Harare

St George's College is a private Catholic boys school  based in Harare, Zimbabwe. It is arguably the oldest formal school established in Zimbabwe, with its Sister School Dominican Convent High School, laying its claim too. The school is a boys-only school, young adolescents enter – 'Salvete' and leave the college – 'Valete' as young men. In the 1990s, young women from the Dominican Convent were enrolled for the senior years (Lower Six and Upper Six) for Physics classes.

Saint George's College is a competitive School as an entrance examination has to be taken to enter Form One. Students coming from Hartmann House are not exempt from these exams. "A" grades at ordinary Level are necessary to enter the Lower Sixth Form. Those students who do not attain the necessary grades (those already at the school) are not allowed to return into the Sixth Form. Religious Education is compulsory throughout the six years.

Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park  is the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe. It was founded in 1928, with the first warden being by the 22-year-old Ted Davison.

The park is close to the edge of the Kalahari desert, a region with little water and very sparse, xerophile vegetation. The Kalahari woodland is dominated by Zambezi Teak, Sand Camwood (Baphia) and Kalahari bauhinia. Seasonal wetlands form grasslands in this area.

The Park hosts over 100 mammal and 400 bird species. Elephants have been enormously successful in Hwange and the population has increased to far above that naturally supported by such an area. overnight camping is permitted at picnic sites and some of the platforms overlooking waterholes; bookings must be made in advance with the National Parks board. Camping is restricted to one party at a time and during the day, the facilities are open to all visitors.

Zambezi

Zambezi is the fourth-longest river in Africa. The Zambezi's most noted feature is Victoria Falls. Other notable falls include the Chavuma Falls at the border between Zambia and Angola, and Ngonye Falls, near Sioma in Western Zambia.

It is the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. The Victoria Falls are considered the boundary between the upper and middle Zambezi. The river supports large populations of many animals. Hippopotamuses are abundant along most of the calm stretches of the river, and many crocodiles are also present. Monitor lizards are found in many places. Birds are abundant, with species including heron, pelican, egret and African fish eagle present in large numbers. Riverine woodland also supports many large animals, such as buffalo, zebras, giraffes, elephants.


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