Encircled by the better known safari destinations of South Africa and Botswana, Zimbabwe is regularly overlooked.
However, this beautiful, diverse and dramatic country has plenty to offer those who choose it over its neighbouring rivals. Home to a magnificent seven natural wonder of the world, a fascinating historical legacy and stunning national parks dense with wildlife and qualified guides, a Zimbabwe holiday is a wonderful African experience. The dazzling diversity of Zimbabwe’s wildlife landscape is overflowing with game, from the classic Big Five to cheetahs, hyenas, zebras, crocodiles and eagles.
Zimbabwe safari holiday locations
With our travel experts on hand to organise your tailor-made safari holiday, Zimbabwe’s selection of national parks and wildlife reserves have an atmosphere of privacy and seclusion amongst the wilderness. Share the 100,000 acres of Malilange Wilderness Reserve between just two lodges, our choice the exclusive and elegant Singita Pamushana.
The cheerful and charming Zimbabwean people will welcome you to the camps and lodges, happily sharing their home with you. Many of the lodges hand-picked by our Zimbabwe experts have close links with their local communities meaning your stay will help to build the tourism of this beautiful country.
Zimbabwe holidays and Victoria Falls
The thundering power and splendour of the Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s most iconic and awe-inspiring sights. Named after Queen Victoria, the indigenous name for the waterfalls Mosi-oa-Tunya means ‘the smoke that thunders.’ Exploring the various trails around the falls will take you to some incredible viewpoints of the falls, the scenic vistas bound to leave you astounded.
Learn about the country’s intriguing past at Great Zimbabwe. The sprawling ancient stone ruins are believed to have been built between 1100 and 1450 AD, in its time housing the royalty of the day. During its peak it is believed to have been home to 18,000 and a bustling hub for trading cloth, beads and ceramics from Arbia and China to the rest of East Africa in exchange for gold, ivory and copper.
With the idyllic beaches of Mozambique a quick flight east, it is easy to combine these two countries for an unforgettable holiday or an incredible honeymoon.