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Great Zimbabwe

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Grubs for sale on the roadside. Yes, they’re for eating. No, I didn’t eat any!

The ruins of Great Zimbabwe lie in the South of the country, and are well worth a visit. This medieval city was built from the 11th to 15th centuries, and marks the only known rock construction of this scale in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Wild camping at a lake nearby

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Looking from the king’s high compound down to the main compound

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The walls up high are built into and on the natural rocks from the mountain

For a few dollars we take a tour with a very knowledgeable guide who explains everything and shows us all the corners and hidden fascinating details.

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The construction is impressive

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View from up high

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The famous central spire

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The security wall around the main compound

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Em checking out a monster wall

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The walls are immense, and constructed without mortar

The ruins are simply stunning and there is virtually nobody here!


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3 Responses

  1. I just found you on youtube. I watched a bunch of videos and started to read your blog. Fascinating stuff. Good luck and keep up the good work. :)


  2. Forest says:

    I was wondering if you would visit the ruins. You don’t dissapoint! Thanks for sharing the photos!

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