Zimbabwe lies in southern Africa and borders in the south with the Republic of South Africa and is bounded on the southwest and west by Botswana, in the north by Zambia, and in the northeast and east by Mozambique.
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa known for its beautiful landscapes and diverse wildlife. The country is mostly savannah, with the mountainous eastern highlands supporting areas of tropical evergreen and hardwood forests. Film locations of note include rivers, waterfalls, forests, national parks, British colonial architecture, and a small city skyline.
Agricultural film locations include plantations of sugarcane, cotton, tobacco, coffee, peanuts, wheat, and corn. Industrial locations include chromite, asbestos, coal, copper, gold, nickel, and iron ore mines.
Harare is the capital and largest city with its small city skyscraper, jacarandas trees, colonial buildings, city parks ,the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and The National Heroes’ Acre . 30min from the city centre, Mukuvisi Woodlands are home to zebras, giraffes and antelope. Wild Is Life is a sanctuary for elephants, giraffes, and pangolins. Haka Camp Game Park is home to zebra, wildebeest, impala as well as a variety of bird life. Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary is a recovery centre for a range of sick and injured animals.
Bulawayo in the southwest of the country known for colonial facades, green and bougainvillea coloured spaces.
Located on the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls National Park, Victoria Falls are one of the world’s largest and most spectacular waterfalls. Victoria Falls also has a steam train that crosses a bridge over the Zambezi River.
Hwange National Park located in the west of the country is known for lions, elephants, hyenas, wild dogs, leopards, cheetahs, and a variety of birdlife.
Matobo National Park located in the southwest of the country is known for its granite kopjes ,wooded valleys and white rhinos.
Mana Pools National Park is a Zambezi river flood plain that turns into lakes in the rainy season. The park is home to hippos, crocodiles, zebras, elephants, buffalos, lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, leopards, and hyenas. BBC’s Dynasties: Painted Wolf (2018) episode filmed in Mana Pools National Park.
Matusadona National Park is a landscape of flat plains and rugged mountains home to wildlife including elephants, buffalos, and zebras.
Zambezi National Park is located west of Victoria Falls. Wildlife includes elephants, lions, buffalos, leopards, zebras, and giraffes.
Nyanga National Park is located in the eastern highlands. Known for its green hills, rivers, and waterfalls, the park is dominated by Mount Nyangani, the highest peak in Zimbabwe. Wildlife of note includes lions, leopards, buffalos, and Samango monkeys.
Gonarezhou National Park is located in the south-east of the country. Its vast, rugged terrain could double for Colorado or Arizona. Wildlife of note include wild dogs, elephants, giraffes, hippos, buffalos, zebras, rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas.
Chizarira National Park is located in the north of the country. Wildlife of note include elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, and a variety of birdlife.
Zimbabwe Mutarazi Falls is a spectacular film location.
Great Zimbabwe is a ruined city in the south-eastern hills that was once the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe.