Masvingo, formally Fort Victoria is one of the oldest towns in Zimbabwe having been found in 1890. Mostly populated by the Karanga people, the town is located in south-eastern part of the country bordering Mozambique on its eastern border and Matabeleland South to the south, Midlands to the north and west and Manicaland to the north east.
Geography and Climate
Masvingo stands at coordinates 20°3'S, 30°52'E. The city has a mean temperature of 19.4 degrees Celsius and total annual precipitation that averages 614.4 mm. The sun in Masvingo averages 2991 hours annualy.
- Great Zimbabwe Monument
The ruins are one of the oldest in Africa having been built without motor around 1250 AD.
- Lake Mutirikwi
This is the largest man-made lake within the country that offers fishing and boating activities.
- Bondolfi, Serima & Driefontein missions
- Bushman Paintings
- Civic centre and gardens
- Copota school for the Blind
- Kyle Recreational Park
The area has superb mountains
- Italian Chapel
This magnificent site was built by Italian prisoners of war during World War 2.