This Travel Guide to Zimbabwe offers information on an impressive safari destination, popular for its remote wildlife experiences and excellent game densities. Zimbabwe’s authentic and heart pumping safaris can make other destinations pale into insignificance.

Travel Guide to Zimbabwe – 5 Highlights

Canoeing & walking safaris in Mana Pools

Mana Pools is one of the world’s wildest and best preserved natural ecological areas. It is a wildlife paradise with one of Africa’s largest hippo and crocodile populations and a high concentration of large land mammals during the dry season.

Canoeing is a fantastic way to view game; watch buffalo wandering along the river banks and elephant casually splashing in front of your canoe. Alternatively you can join an expertly guided walking safari giving a unique and unforgettable way of being at one with nature.

The lioness and my bacon

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, draws visitors from all over the earth. It also one of the world’s largest waterfalls with a width of 1,708m. Victoria Falls can be visited all year round with varying water levels making each visit unique; from mist rainbows to exposed cliff faces and the roar of water to the tranquil chirping of the rainforest, it is astounding. Victoria Falls town is Africa’s adventure capital, with a host of adrenalin fuelled activities as well as gentler options.

Bungee Jumping at Vic Falls

Gonerezhou National Park

Gonarezhou National Park is an inspiring reserve and fantastic for the Big 5. Spot rhinos, elephant, buffalo, some of the big cats, wild dogs, and witness amazing birdlife. It is known for its unique wilderness character and secluded location, set far away from the busy hot spots in Africa. It is a premier destination for quality wildlife sightings and worth the extra mile to get there.

Great Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe is the stone ruins of an ancient city which was functional from around 1100 C.E. to the 15th century. It was part of a huge trading network from China, Persia and Arabia and probably a royal residence. Walk amongst the impressive granite walls which seem to impossibly continually curve back on themseves. Explore the embellished turrets, towers, and elegantly sculpted stairways. Journey back in time hundreds of years.

Hwange National Park

Hwange has some of the best wildlife viewing in the country and is reputed to have the highest mammal diversity of any national park in the world. It is famous for its huge population of elephants, large prides of lion and vast herds of buffalo as well as 400 bird species. Game viewing is excellent around the waterholes all year round, and momentous predator prey interactions are seen on a regular basis.

Travel Guide to Zimbabwe – About the Destination

  • Capital: Harare
  • Area: 390,757 km²
  • Languages: Shona, Ndebele and English
  • Where to visit: Victoria Falls, Hwange, Mana Pools & Lake Kariba.
  • Wildlife to spot: elephant, wild dog, sable antelope and carmine bee-eater.

Some of the most qualified safari guides in southern Africa operate in Zimbabwe. So don’t be surprised if you are invited to get out of your vehicle to approach the Big Five on foot.

Journey through Zimbabwe’s diverse landscapes, with uncrowded safaris and an earthy experience.

Zimbabwe has a unbelievable four UNESCO sites; the secluded and inspiring Mana Pools National Park, balancing boulders of Matobo Hills, the great archaeological cities of Khami and Great Zimbabwe and lastly, Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world.

The world’s largest artificial lake, Lake Kariba, is also found in Zimbabwe and spending time on a houseboat there is idyllic. Let the world float by as you game view from the deck.

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