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History, Arts and Cultural Immersion

SchoolSchool | History, Arts & Culture Zimbabwe

Program Overview

Based largely on the Ubuntu philosophy, the Zimbabwean community is one with a rich cultural heritage of diversity and tranquility. Its history and culture has throughout the ages been captured by astoundingly beautiful ancient attractions and sites. This program will explore the heart of Zimbabwean culture, history and art from the Stone Age era to modern day Zimbabwe. It will focus on the history of the people of Zimbabwe and practical experiences of the various forms of artistic expressions: archaic rock painting, sculpting, and traditional music and dance.

Location

In Harare, students are based at The Team House. This accommodation is situated in the safe and quiet northern suburbs of the city, a perfect location for a group of students to be based. As we travel around the country, accommodation will be at Norma Jeane’s Resort in Masvingo, Antelope Park in Gweru, Big Cave Lodge in Matopos, Hwange Safari Lodge in Hwange National Park and Lokuthula Lodge in Victoria Falls. These are all warm, friendly and reputable facilities that offer enjoyable experiences.

Cultural Highlights

  • Cultural Night: Learn some traditional dances, have a go at playing some traditional instruments and walk away with a beaded souvenir and miniature traditional instrument that you have made yourself!
  • Doon Estate Sculpture Park and Shona Sculpture Centre Visits
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Township Tours
  • Matobo Hills
  • The Victoria Falls Market
  • The Boma Restaurant

Program Length

2-3 weeks

Local Experiences

  • Sunrise/ Sunset Game Drives
  • Victoria Falls Viewing

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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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