Zimbabwe

Despite its politics, Zimbabwe is a safe and friendly country. While Victoria Falls is the country’s biggest drawcard, Zimbabwe is also one of Southern Africa’s most rewarding big game safari destinations. It borders Zambia and South Africa, so it’s easily accessible, and an all year-round destination with short, mild winters and long, warm summers. Besides the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe is home to green gems like Lake Kariba, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools and Matopos National Park. A journey here will show you wide expanses, dramatic landscapes, and diverse wildlife – each different depending on what park you visit. Not only is Zimbabwe a great place to spot the Big Five, it’s also got a rich culture, World Heritage-listed archaeological spots, and natural wonders.

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Highlights in Zimbabwe

  • Victoria Falls
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Hwange National Park
  • Mana Pools
  • Matopos National Park
  • Chinhoyi Caves

Best time to travel

Zimbabwe is an all-year destination with its warm, mild weather.

Winter (May – September)

Winter in Zimbabwe is warm with sunshine in the day, and cold, clear nights. It’s a great time to visit Zimbabwe as there’s little rain and animals congregate around waterholes, making it easier to spot wildlife. Note: September can already be very hot and dry.

Summer/ Rainy Season (October – April)

Zimbabwe’s summer is the rainy season, which is beautiful with sporadic rain and dramatic thunderstorms. Many animals give birth in the rainy season so it’s a good time to see newborns. It’s also the low season, so you will see fewer tourists.

Travel regions within Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest reserve, and home to a profusion of wildlife including large herds of elephant, buffalo, sable and roan antelope, and plenty of predators too. Hwange’s mix of woodland and grassland makes for productive game viewing all year round, but the best time to visit the…

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Mana Pools National Park

The life-giving power of the Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of Zimbabwe’s most lush and flourishing regions, designated as the country’s second World Heritage Site and known as one of the continent’s premier game-viewing regions. Canoe trips are offered year round and provide a unique and memorable…

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

One of the natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls is a majestic and breathtaking sight. It’s raging torrents fall into the Zambezi River’s impressive gorges far below. This is the place for slow sunset cruises down the Zambezi River, white water rafting if you’re feeling adventurous, or exploring The…

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Best of Southern Africa

Best of Southern Africa

This Southern Africa safari delivers on beautiful beaches, Big Five game viewing and a city-to-bush experience. Kick off your 11-day stay at the Waterfront in Cape Town before heading into the bush to the famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Timbavati shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park, and game drives are mesmerising. From the Lowveld, your journey ends off on a high note at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

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Magical Zimbabwe & Victoria Falls

Magical Zimbabwe & Victoria Falls

Experience the sights and sounds of Zimbabwe on this 10-day African safari. You’ll start your trip off in Zimbabwe’s most remote national park, Mana Pools National Park, before heading to the country’s biggest park, Hwange National Park, for fantastic game viewing. Your journey will end in Livingstone with the wet spray of the mighty Victoria Falls.

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Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Botswana

Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Botswana

We curated the experiences and lodges in the 3 top safari destinations of Southern Africa. In just under two weeks, you’ll explore the much-loved city of Cape Town, Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta. Add a couple of days of the floodplains of Botswana’s beautiful Linyanti Region, and a few more on the moon-like Makgadikgadi Pans – and you’ve got a diverse safari with luxurious accommodation, unforgettable activities and plenty of big game too. Have you packed your bags yet?

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Zimbabwe & Botswana Highlights

Zimbabwe & Botswana Highlights

Explore the most beautiful places in Zimbabwe and Botswana, experiencing safari lodges and a luxury houseboat. This 10-day African safari covers three important areas in Botswana, you will see the lush Khwai and Linyanti area – famous for its predator-prey interactions. Then you’ll meander down Botswana’s Chobe River on a houseboat for two nights for exceptional river game viewing. Ending of your at the impressive Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

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Ultimate Luxury in Southern Africa

Ultimate Luxury in Southern Africa

Indulge in the best that Southern Africa has to offer on this tailor-made 14-day luxury safari. This superior itinerary will let you experience beautiful scenery and incredible experiences as you journey from Cape Town to the Cape Winelands, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Escape the hustle and bustle of life – and delight in an exclusive safari experience.

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Wilderness Walking Expedition in Zimbabwe

Wilderness Walking Expedition in Zimbabwe

Discover Zimbabwe’s biggest national park, Hwange National Park, on a walking safari. Over 7 days, you get a real feel for Africa on a trail experience, that’s combined with roaming further afield by game vehicle. At night, you’ll relax at luxurious tented camps. The last 2 days of this walking safari are spent at Hwange’s most exclusive tented camp – soaking up the African wilderness.

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Railway Romance in Southern Africa

Railway Romance in Southern Africa

One of the most romantic and relaxing ways to explore a destination is by train. Rovos Rails is one of South Africa’s finest and most luxurious trains that travels through Africa’s most magnificent scenery. See the best highlights of Cape Town before heading on two luxury train journeys. First from Cape Town to Pretoria, which is followed by a train journey out of South Africa to the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. This 13-day adventure will take you through spectacular South Africa, ending at the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

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