This Is Africa: Zimbabwe’s Own Binga Sand Beach
While for centuries it has been written on most blogs that there are no beach relaxation options in Zimbabwe, this is not true!
391km from Harare lies Zimbabwe’s remote Binga district, which is home to the Batonga people. It was set up in the late 1950’s to re-house those whose homes were flooded when the country’s Lake Kariba was built and filled, but it’s been marginalized since independence in1980 with few schools and fewer health centres.
A one-of-a-kind sandy beach, warm weather and wildlife are touted as major attractions but residents feel not enough is being done to put these tourist features on the world map.
The Binga sand beach is located on the Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi River between the mountains. It stretches for about 200 metres from the current edge of the water to the river bank at the foot of a hill, and is bounded by rocky parts on the eastern and western sides, where it stretches for about 300 metres.
One has to endure walking down the steep slope along a meandering rough and rocky road, with some portions surfaced with concrete as no vehicle can reach the river bank unless the path is rehabilitated.
Below are some of the pictures of the beach:
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