What is the geography and climate like in Zimbabwe?

What is the geography and climate like in Zimbabwe?

Although located in the tropics, temperate conditions prevail all year, as the climate is moderated by altitude and the inland position of the country. The hot and dry season is from August to October, and the rainy season from November to March. The best months to visit are April to May and August to September.

What are the geographical features of Zimbabwe?

The landscape can be divided into three geographical regions: the inland plateau, the Highveld and the Escarpment. The 1,200 m high inland plateau takes up the majority of the country. The peneplains extend between the cities of Harare and Bulawayo. The landscape sinks to the west into the Kalahari basin.

What type of climate is Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe enjoys a lovely, temperate climate. The central highveld plateau has temperatures up to 28°C/82°F. Lower-lying parks such as Hwange and Zambezi NP are warmer year-round. Mana Pools, Matusadona and Gonarezhou are even lower and get hot, with temperatures soaring to 35°C/95°.

What is unique about Bulawayo?

Bulawayo is one of the country’s most attractive cities, with a pleasing mixture of Victorian and modern architecture which gives it a unique character. The National Art Gallery is located in a Victorian era building which also houses a crafts shop, restaurant and several artists’ studios.

How does the climate affect Zimbabwe?

In Zimbabwe, climate change will cause average temperatures to rise by about 3°C before the end of this century. Annual rainfall could decline by between 5 % and 18%, especially in the south. Rainfall will become more variable. There will be an increase in droughts, floods and storms.

What type of terrain is Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe Geography

Geographic Location Africa
Terrain mostly high plateau with higher central plateau (high veld); mountains in east
Highest Point 2,592 Meters
Highest Point Location Inyangani 2,592 m
Lowest Point 162 Meters

What is Zimbabwe’s terrain?

The topography of the country is a mix mountains and valleys providing habitat to a variety of wildlife. The landscapes range from grasslands, to floodplains, mountains, to a variety of types of woodlands including evergreen forests, rainforest, and acacia woodlands among others.

Why is Zimbabwe vulnerable to climate change?

Zimbabwe is vulnerable to climate change principally through shifting rainfall patterns and extreme events. Increased incidence of drought is expected to be a particular problem. Other vulnerable sectors include biodiversity, tourism and infrastructure.

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