Situated in the heart of Matabeleland in southwestern Zimbabwe, Bulawayo is the country’s second-largest city. It is named after the royal kraal of Mizilikazi – founder of the Matabele Nation. This historic city features wide tree-lined avenues bordered by colonial-style buildings. It serves as a gateway to the nearby Matobo National Park – a highlight of the area- home to abundant wildlife and plant life. Visitors can look forward to a variety of museums including the country's main museum, the natural history museum; as well as exploring the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and discover the ancient Kame Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it is one of southern Africa's magnificent Late Iron Age ruins.