Zimbabwe

The long song of Zimbabwe is one that includes as many highs as it does lows, although once heard, it is a song not easily forgotten. Those who have travelled to this beautiful but fragile land and who have been welcomed by its resilient but friendly people will attest to its ability to cast a spell on all who have been here. It is a land rich in diversity ranging from low-lying semi-desert to lush highlands strewn with forest and lakes. From hilltops that undulate unending to rivers that forge ever deeper gorges, it is a beautiful land, home to friendly people who have not lost their sense of humour, despite all that they have had to endure. Its wildlife reserves are home to an assortment of animals that can be found in high concentrations, from the ponderous elephant that moves gracefully through the tall grass, to a lithe lion clawing stealthily in pursuit of its prey and everything off Noah’s Arc in between.

Victoria Falls is undoubtedly the jewel in Zimbabwe’s crown, the smoke that thunders is the largest curtain of falling water in the world and is arguably the most beautiful and grandest of all waterfalls. It is a magical and mystical place where the mists that swirl up as the waters plunge down cast rainbows by day and moonbows by night. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also the home of the Adventure Capital of Africa and if you’ve ever wanted to experience the thrill of: bungee jumping, elephant back safaris, helicopter flips over the falls (aptly named the flight of the angels), the largest commercial white-water rafting in the world, etc, etc etc … there can be no finer place to do it all than right here!      

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Regions of Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park

Zimbabwe’s largest National Park, has a variety of landscapes  and is one of Africa's premier conservation areas. The park has a great elephant sanctuary and many herds of elephants can be seen. The Park is not only home to the Big Five but also to over 400 species of birds.

Lake Kariba

This massive inland-sea is located on the Zambezi River. There is a diversity of game and the lake is home to crocodiles and hippos. Lake Kariba is famous for its fishing and also the birdlife is amazing. Join a walking safari or do your game viewing by boat and enjoy the beautiful sunset afterwards.

Mana Pools

Located on the banks of the Zambezi River in Northern Zimbabwe. It is one of the most remote reserves in Africa. It has spectacular views of the river and large concentrations of elephants, hippo and buffalo are not rare. Mana Pools is the place to be for those who are looking for an authentic African experience.

Matobo Hills

This UNESCO World Heritage site has earned this title by the ancient rock art of the San Bushmen that can be found in the Matobo Hills. There is impressive game viewing, were you will most likely to spot the endangered white and black rhino.  Also in the Matobo Hills there is one of the highest concentrations of black eagle and leopard in the world.

Matusadona National Park

Situated on the shores of Lake Kariba and 1.400 square kilometres offering diverse flora and fauna. Also the landscapes are diverse and range from mountains to flat plains. Matusadona is home to several  hippos, waterbucks, elephants, roan antelopes and sables. The park is also an Intensive Protective Zone and therefore it is also possible to spot some relocated rhinos.

Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls is the most well-known destination in Zimbabwe. The largest waterfall in the world is located at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe and it has one of the most spectacular views of Southern Africa. The Falls are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and Victoria Falls town is within walking distance.

When to Travel

An excellent year round destination to explore. Mana Pools is only operational during the dry season from April to November. Wildlife, however, can be found throughout the whole year. Just after the rainy season, in April and May, the Victoria Falls are at their most mighty. Also in the dry season you have a magnificent panoramic view of the Falls.

Our Bucket list of experiences in Zimbabwe

Bungee Jumping

Certainly not for the faint-hearted or for those with a crippling fear of heights! Located half way between the verdant greens of the Garden Route and the rich Eastern Cape safari reserves, you will drive over a modern marvel of engineering, a bridge that spans a gorge 216m from the ground. Many years ago, with true South African spirit and a sense of adventure, a company realised the potential of this bridge and set about creating the world’s highest commercial bungy jump. With decades of experience and a 100% safety record, you will be in good hands as you plummet off the side of the bridge in what could potentially be the most terrifying and equally thrilling few minutes of your life.

In the Heart of the Bush camping

The African bush is one of those places where you can feel its magic and beauty in your soul. And its alluring pull will tug at your heart even more so at night when it reveals its true power and mystery. What better way to experience the call of the wild than to spend the night in the heart of the African bush in the ultimate bush bedroom? A tree house room is a totally secure and lavish platform out in the open under the African stars, with all the comforts that you can expect from a five star safari lodge. You will be taken to your private and exclusive tree house at sunset, where drinks and a delightful picnic dinner await you. The hours of African dusk can be enjoyed relaxing and absorbing the vastness of the bushveld as it transforms from day to night, before turning in for slumber beneath the vast and incredible night sky. Your will spend the night completely immersed in the sounds of the bush from the roar of a pride of lions to the haunting cry of the hyena, taking it all in from the safety and comfort of your very own private kingdom in the heart of the African bush.

Our Itineraries in Zimbabwe

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