- Get soaking wet at the Victoria Falls, arguably the most spectacular side
- Watch the game as it comes to you at a waterhole in Hwange
- Canoe along the mighty Zambezi at Mana Pools
- Visit the ruins of a lost civilization at Great Zimbabwe
- Take a game walk with a superb Zim guide
- Have a high tea to rival the ‘best of British’ at Victoria Falls Hotel
Visitors will be spellbound by the sheer beauty, drama and diversity of Zimbabwe. After a decade of fluctuating fortunes and economic and political uncertainty, Zimbabweans are optimistic about the fledgling coalition government and meaningful change. The adoption of the US currency and the relaxation of price controls has ended the spiralling hyperinflation and made it possible to import again: shop shelves are stocked and fuel is readily available.
The areas most tourists visit have been virtually free from political conflict. With a well-planned itinerary booked through an informed and reputable Africa specialist, visitors can be confident of a trouble-free trip and a warm welcome. Its matchless climate, excellent hotels and lodges, highly skilled guides and good transport links, mean Zimbabwe can be a top safari destination once more.
One of the most breathtaking places on the planet, the Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Easily accessible by road, and about three hours south of the Falls, is Zimbabwe’s flagship Big-Five game reserve, Hwange National Park. Both are usually first on the list of any visit to Zimbabwe.
On the main road three hours south of Hwange, and just an hour outside of Bulawayo, you will find the Matobo Hills, an area of such significance it has also been declared a World Heritage Site. This extraordinary landscape of granite kopjes is home to more than 3,000 ancient Khoisan rock art sites and the tomb of Cecil John Rhodes.
In the east of the country at Masvingo are the imposing stone ruins of Great Zimbabwe, the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe, which existed from 1100 to 1450 AD, and which are included on our small group tour.
Lake Kariba, on Zimbabwe’s northern border, is accessible by regular scheduled flights from Harare or Victoria Falls, and is an ideal family holiday destination as it offers sunshine, wildlife and water sports. A canoe safari at Mana Pools National Park, about 100 km along the river, is an exciting option if you are reasonably fit and enjoy exploring true wilderness.
Many of the lodges we use in Zimbabwe have close links with their local communities which benefit from lodge revenues. Make a real difference, travel!