Certainly the best view comes after the hardest climb. This is the story at Mtarazi Falls Sky Walk and Zip line on the northern part of the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe which was officially opened this Friday by the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Honourable Prisca Mupfumira.
Mtarazi Falls is a 762m tiered horsetail waterfall making it Zimbabwe’s highest waterfall, obscuring even the mighty Victoria Falls and second highest in Africa after the Tugela Falls in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
In tourism, such an outstanding feature is essential in boosting the potential of a destination to lure visitors. Tourists are becoming increasingly demanding about the range and quality of tourism products provided when choosing their destination and such innovation is highly commendable. No destination can grow its tourism sector without a stream of new tourism product development.
“After my experience on the skywalk , I can confidently market Zimbabwe with my testimony of adventure tourism. As you noticed last month we had the Chinese tourists and we are planning on bringing them to Mtarazi since we will be receiving such groups every month. We have so many God given natural resources which many thought was for the international traveller but now we are encouraging the domestic tourist to take part in sampling the products”, said Senator Mupfumira
The Sky Walk and Zip Line is a brainchild of a local investor ,Bernard Craig under his company Far and Wide. The Sky Walk is exceptionally made up of two bridges, the first one being 30m that takes you over part of the Falls and the other 90m that is above the entire Falls. The two suspension bridges are designed to allow for a full panoramic view of the Mutarazi Falls .
The Sky Line depending on the day, ,one may find themselves flying through clouds or crystal-clear skies over the 2nd highest waterfall in Africa. As Hunter Thompson articulates, “anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” The sense of adventure at Mutarazi allows you to connect to the natural world, waterfalls and the blue skies with adrenaline pumping through your veins.