The People

Zimbabweans have a well deserved reputation for their friendliness and visitors to the country are assured of a warm and sincere welcome.

Zimbabwe’s population stands at approximately 13 million with an annual growth rate of 3.5%. By far the biggest percentage of the people belongs to the Shona groups who inhabit the north and east, followed by the Ndebele who mainly live in south-west of the country. Other minority groups include the Batonga, the Venda and Kalanga who live along the south-western borders.

Zimbabwe has sixteen (16) official languages, with English being one of them. Of the two main Bantu-speaking groups; 60% speak Shona and 40% Ndebele.