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Environmental Education

SchoolSchool | Natural Science Zimbabwe

Program Overview

Our program presents students with the opportunity to explore some of the country’s diverse flora and fauna through a series of activities which include field research, data collection and discussion sessions. At the end of their time with us, students will gain appreciation in a variety of aspects of Natural Science, as the program touches on diverse topics and encourages students to get involved and think outside the box. They will be able to compare what they know in their own context from their country of origin with what they are presented here; and have their critical thinking skills sharpened.

Location

The program starts in Harare and journeys down to Gweru and Bulawayo before taking students up to Hwange and Victoria Falls.

Program Highlights

In Harare, students visit The National Herbarium and Botanical Garden which has about 500,000 plant species and at least 900 trees and shrubs. The Education Centre contains information on the plants of Zimbabwe and is the main reference center for research on identifying and naming plants within the Flora Zambesiaca Region.

Antelope Park in Gweru is home to the ALERT program which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the facilitation and promotion of sound conservation and management plans for the African lion.

The Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe is found in Matobo Hills just outside the city of Bulawayo. It has substantial study collections and ongoing research in arachnology and invertebrates, entomology, ornithology, mammalogy, herpetology, ichthyology, paleontology, geology and archaeology.

In Victoria Falls town, students will not only have the privilege of viewing the wondrous and mighty Victoria Falls, but also time to learn about the geological history of the falls which includes many interesting facts.

Program Length

10 to 14 days

Local Experiences

  • Hwange Game Drive
  • Exotic Boma Dinner
  • Harare Cultural Night

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Featured Experiences

Boma Restaurant

Meaning “the place of eating,” Boma appeals to the senses with a variety of local dishes including game meat such as kudu, warthog and ostrich. Guests are welcome to take part in traditional drumming and dancing. You even have the opportunity to eat a local delicacy – mopane worms!

Craft Workshop

Enjoy a cultural evening with Zimbabwean musicians, after which the local craftsmen will be available to teach you how to craft beautiful pieces of jewellery and sculptures. This cultural immersion experience will not only teach you new skills, but give you insight into the cultures and traditions of the people of Zimbabwe.

High Tea at Victoria Falls Hotel

Visit the famous Victoria Falls Hotel, renowned for it’s colonial-era architecture. This five-star hotel is only a ten-minute walk from the falls themselves, and was built in 1904 as a key part of the “Cape to Cairo” railroad dream. Today, enjoying a high-tea on the terrace gives you insight into what life was like over a hundred years ago as you gaze at the Victoria Falls Bridge, mist rising from the thundering waterfall.

Tiger Fishing

These ferocious, predatory fish lurk throughout much of the Zambezi, catching prey with their enormous jaws and needle-like teeth. Add a tiger fish to your repertoire during your sports fishing adventure on the Zambezi.

Flight of Angels

Hover through the pounding mist of Victoria Falls as you explore the stunning landscape from the air. A specially designed helicopter, providing panoramic visibility to every passenger, takes you high into the sky to be truly encompassed by the mesmerizing grandeur of the falls.

Victoria Falls

Known as the “smoke that thunders,” Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The waterfall system is the largest on Earth, about 1.7 kilometers wide and one hundred and eight meters high. Enjoy being awestruck by the sheer magnificence of the falls.


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