You’ll journey through an appealing patchwork of landscapes from flaming msasa trees to lush mountains, laidback towns with friendly locals and flowing rivers. Spot the “Big Five” in national parks such as Hwange with over 100 mammals and 400 bird species. Traverse rainforest valleys, drier woodlands, grassy hillsides and the mighty Zambezi river flowing alongside the country’s border. A must-do is to combine your Safari with time at one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the spectacular Victoria Falls. Zimbabwe is a beautiful country with many contrasting environments, all beckoning to be explored.
Let us show you the unique landscapes that are Zimbabwe.
Great waterfalls and rivers – The powerful Victoria Falls, known as the “smoke that thunders,” is one of the most visited sites in Africa. More than just a waterfall, you can swim in the Devil’s Pool looking over the top of the falls, dine on a delicious 3 course meal or even a high tea on a private island in the middle of the Zambezi or hear the thunder of the water from your boat with a rainbow in the distance and an unforgettable sun setting in front of you.
An intimate, untouched feel – Feeling far removed from everyday life, you will have picturesque and diverse landscapes, the chance to explore in isolation with very few other vehicles in sight and only the sounds of nature surrounding you.
Luxury lodges at their best – In Zimbabwe, your lodge is just as important as your daily activities. A place to wind down each evening after an eventful and exciting day. Think beautiful lodges and colonial old-world-charm hotels, dining under the stars and serviced by fantastic staff with attention to detail and impeccable service. From luxury camps with private plunge pools to stunning remote camps set in wilderness regions, or camping under the stars, this country has it all.
Where to Go?
Victoria Falls – One of the most spectacular natural wonders and the largest curtain of water in the world, the falls pour into the Zambezi Gorge and river at an average of 300,000 gallons of water every second. Vantage points include the Knife-Edge Bridge and the Boiling Pot.
Hwange National Park – Zimbabwe’s largest national park, it protects populations of all of Zimbabwe’s endangered animals and is thought to hold one of the largest populations of African wild dog left in the world. A significant feature of Hwange is the absence of a permanent water source. Animals rely heavily on a series of waterholes, many of which dry up completely during drought years.
Matopos Hills & Matobos National Park – Granite outcrops and green valleys, close to the lively city of Bulawayo. The area has dramatic scenery and is home to black and white rhinos. Here you’ll find Stone and Iron Age archaeological sites and ancient rock art paintings from over 2000 years ago.
Mana Pools – Located along the Zambezi River in the Lower Zambezi Valley. The river emerges from a deep gorge to spread across a flattened, fertile floodplain. Four main pools and several smaller pools are scattered along the river course and the cliffs hanging over the river and floodplains provide shelter to a large and varied wildlife population.
Pamushana Region – Located in the South Eastern corner in the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve with fantastic game sighting. Experience local culture on a community visit, witness rock art from thousands of years ago, or stay at the most luxurious lodge in Zimbabwe – Singita Pamushana – equipped with Swarovski Telescopes to spot game along the lake shore below, with its incredible views.
When to Go?
Weather in Zimbabwe can vary through the months. Speak to one of our travel designers for recommendations on the best time to travel, based on your Safari itinerary.
Victoria Falls: June – September is the best time to visit.
Wildlife: July – October is the dry season and when wildlife is at its most active, congregating around waterholes and rivers. December – March is the rainy season and wildlife tends to disperse more and sightings not as plentiful.
The design of your trip is very important. We put great time and care into the order and logistics of your you travel. A typical transit day on Safari might include a game drive in the morning followed by a mid-morning shared scenic charter flight, arriving at your next camp in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. We are prepared with expert advice and first-hand experience on the most comfortable and convenient way to travel between locations so that you have minimum stress and maximum time on the ground.