Get To Know Binga And Breath Taking Places To Visit
Binga District is located southeastern shore of Lake Kariba in the province of Matabeleland North. It was established when the BaTonga people whose homelands were flooded when Lake Kariba was created.
According to the wild Zambezi
Binga is a fishing, boating and cultural centre towards the western end of Lake Kariba’s southern shore. It is reachable via tar and gravel roads from a turnoff along the main Bulawayo-Victoria Falls road near Dete/Hwange. Binga has a servicable tarred airstrip accessible by small charter aircraft
What People Need To Know About Binga
It is only the only District in Zimbabwe with a sand beach, Hot springs, fishing, crocodile farm, game reserves, Chijalile Pass, and Swamps in the Simatelele Ward area, several stunning gorges, and natural rock outcrops.
The BaTonga people of Zimbabwe are found in Binga District, the Kariba area, and other parts of Matabeleland. They are mostly subsistence farmers who grow crops such as millet (nzembwe), sorghum (mayila) and they supplement this in a large part with wild plants, animals, and fish. Their crafts and hobbies are pottery, carvings, baskets, and mats crafted by older men and women daily.
Pots are made in various sizes for drawing water, cooking, brewing beer, and storing grain and other foods. Married women are expected to respect and cook for their husbands, observe traditional female etiquette such as looking downward and behaving humbly, while men are expected to take care of their wives
Places To Visit & Activities To Do According to ZimTravel:
Tonga Cultural Tour
- Whenever you visit a destination, take time to understand the people living in that place, their stories will enrich your travel experience. In Binga, you’ll meet the BaTonga people, they were moved from their traditional home decades ago when Lake Kariba was being built. They have many stories, including that of their displacement, the legendary Nyaminyami and their values and simple way of life
Tonga Crafts Centre
- The Tonga people are very good at craft works, from weaving to sculpting. There are various artworks available at the Tonga Crafts Centre, you can visit and experience another dimension of art. You can also buy some as your souvenirs.
- You can enjoy the waters of the Zambezi River on a boat cruise. If you love sunsets, then a sunset cruise will be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll have. Enjoy taking ‘sunkissed’ pictures too!
- The most popular sighting in Binga is the sand beach. On the shores of the Zambezi, there’s a sand beach where you can enjoy sitting and watching the waves, feeling the breeze and experiencing tranquillity
- Another area of interest is the hot springs Binga. Visitors to Binga are treated to the wow factor of the springs, some located within the town, and others distributed around other parts of Binga
- The Zambezi River is infested with crocodiles, you can see them basking in the sun. There also is a crocodile farm where you can watch the huge, fascinating reptiles, and get to understand them a little bit more