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Who are we?
Zimbabwe is a land-locked country of some 390 580 square kilometres with
altitudes of between 300 and 1500 metres. South Africa borders us in the
south, Mozambique to the east, Zambia to the north, Botswana and Namibia
to the west.
Hunting is conducted on private concessions, ranches and state land. The main areas include the Zambezi Valley, Lowveld, the famous Matetsi area, Matabeleland, Mashonaland, West Nicholson and Midlands regions.
As Zimbabwe is south of the Equator, the seasons are the reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere. Our mid-summer is in December and winter runs from May to August. The lower lying areas (Zambezi Valley and Lowveld) are generally much hotter than the more moderate higher lying regions. In winter, days are generally dry and temperatures average 15 to 25 degrees Celsius (59 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit) while at worst, night-time temperatures can drop to freezing. (Temperatures in the low-lying areas rarely fall below 15 degrees Celsius.) Summer temperatures range from 25 to above 30 degrees Celsius (77 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit), while in the lower areas day-time temperatures can be as high as 38 (100 Fahrenheit). Daytime temperatures in the Zambezi Valley during October and November frequently reach mid 40's (110 Fahrenheit). Our rainy season is generally from November through to April when bush cover is at its thickest and access to certain hunting areas is limited.
Our country also has a rich African heritage full of folklore and legends. For more information go to "The Zambezi Safari and Travel Co." or "African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania".
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