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Craig Kaufman

I’d love to create your perfect destination experience to Zimbabwe . Give me a call and I’ll share my first-hand expertise so you get the most from your trip.

Travel Specialist

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To me Zimbabwe is the forgotten gem of Africa. People are put off by the politics but that is not necessary. Victoria Falls has to be one of my favourite places in the world, it has to be seen to be believed. The people in Victoria Falls Town are incredibly friendly. You can walk down to the falls from the town, it’s not unusual to come across a random elephant, buffalo, baboon or monkey on your journey there, just randomly walking down the road! Hwange National Park is home to not only the Big 5 but also many protected species such as the African Wild dog, the aardvark and the Serval to name a few.

's Top Tips

  1. Spot the endangered African Wild Dogs (painted dogs/wolves) in Hwange National Park.
  2. Sundowners and the Boma dining experience at Victoria Falls Safari lodge is a must for a great drumming and meat extravaganza!
  3. Watch out for the Vervet Monkeys at Victoria Falls, they can be very cheeky!

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Quick Country Facts

Time Zone:GMT +2 hours


Currency:South African Rand

Why visit Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe’s widely celebrated natural wonders include a handful of national parks, home to a range of mighty mammals, stealthy reptiles, and swooping birds, which are difficult to catch sight of elsewhere. There’s also Lake Kariba, the largest artificial lake in the world, provoking very real effects on its viewer – enchantment, and a burning desire to explore its deep blue waters. On land, you can explore Zimbabwe’s rocky hills and cavernous ravines, some of Africa’s most stunning details, along with its ancient city ruins and the majesty of Victoria Falls’ endless outpour.

Craig Kaufman

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

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.


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.

Zimbabwe Holiday types

Whether you want to explore the natural world with the whole family or encounter rare species with just a few other travellers.

Choose the tailor-made itinerary that's right for you.

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Why Choose Us?

Passionate travel experts

  • We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
  • Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
  • We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences

Personal & tailor-made

  • You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
  • We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
  • Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love

Responsible by nature

  • We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
  • For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
  • We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours
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