Zimbabwe is high ranked in the international lists when it comes to the most beautiful places to visit in Africa. Victoria Falls is the best known attraction. Zimbabwe is a beautiful country with stunning landscapes consisting of pure nature. This also applies to the areas where Phundundu Development Trust takes care of.
Tourism is still in its infancy and development is needed here. Both the local population and the wildlife can benefit enormously from well-organized hospitality. It offers ample employment and income flow back to the wildlife conservation.
The area Phundundu also has a unique ecology and in such offers a wide range of habitat and species which is not found in other nearby locations. Of particular interest are the raptors and other crossover species found within the Zambezi Escarpment. With developments such as the dams and road networks we could cover all the different markets within this sector and in such an area. There is no hunting in Phundundu. This is in order to keep the wildlife habituated to human interference so that clients can view them with ease.
Phundundu is on the border of Mana Pools National Park as well as on the road from Harare to Lusaka. All vehicles traveling to Zambia, Kariba, Mana Pools and the rest of the Zambezi Valley pass through the area. This lends itself to being a convenient stop and resting place for travelers and offers easy access for tourists and day visitors as well as people who want to stretch their legs and have a bite to eat. Historically, Makuti Hotel offered a convenient stopover and a resting place. This hotel has now dilapidated and needs to be renovated.
Eco-culture tourism will provide the opportunity for the tourist to learn about the Shona culture. Helping on the land, traditional cooking with farm-fresh biogical products, together. A visit to the traditional healer and spending the night in a rondavel are among the possibilities. The extremely hospitable community welcomes everyone with open arms and will show you all aspects of their culture.
Volunteer programs are possible in the field of breeding and scientific research programs and offer an excellent opportunity for veterinary and biology students to increase their knowledge. In addition, there is a possibility to work as a ranger with the anti-poaching team. The volunteer program makes it possible to participate for a certain period in the desired field. The volunteer pays for accommodation and participation in the program. The profit obtained flows directly back to the project.