Zimbabwe, among other things, is without a doubt the best known gateway to witness the majestic Victoria Falls.
When To Go
Zimbabwe has a pleasant year round climate with blue skies and pleasant temperatures. For game viewing, the winter months, from May to October, are generally considered the best time to visit Zimbabwe.
The winter is characterised by mild temperatures, no rain and low malaria risk. The nights however tend to be much cooler. However, if you want to see the Victoria Falls, the end of the rainy season between April and May is the ideal time to go, as it can be a particularly dramatic time to see Victoria Falls in peak flow.
This vibrant land is characterised by its dramatic landscapes, rugged mountains, impressive wilderness and warm and welcoming people
What To See
- Victoria Falls showcases the largest uninterrupted sheet of falling water in the world and is a recognised adventure tourism capital, with a host of adrenaline activities on offer
- Lake Kariba, for houseboat holidays, fishing and game drives in the Matusadona National Park
- Hwange National Park is the largest and best known of Zimbabwe’s national parks, particularly known for its elephants
- Mana Pools National Park offers a mix of floodplains, woodlands and riverine forest
- Matopos National Park, a prime wildlife sanctuary home to black and white rhino and Matopos Hills – granite rock formations, ancient rock art and beautiful view points
- Great Zimbabwe Ruins, built between the 11th and 15th centuries, this historical gem is a World Heritage Site
- Gonarezhou National Park, a genuine wilderness area with teeming wildlife, unique landscapes and a self-drive haven for 4x4s
FEATURED ZIMBABWE TOURS
13 Day Ultimate Zimbabwe
Hwange, Matusadona, Mana Pools and Gonarezhou
This 12-night tour is the ultimate Zimbabwean safari, including four of the country's top wildlife destinations with flights in between all included. Hwange National Park, known for its elephant and wild dog populations; the Matusadona National Park on the shores of beautiful Lake Kariba; lush Mana Pools, a World Heritage Site and the spectacular and remote Gonarezhou National Park with its towering sandstone cliffs. Each destination offers its own unique and varied landscapes to enjoy game drives, game walks and bird watching, as well as other activities unique to each lodge.
9 Day Zimbabwe Highlights
Victoria Falls, Hwange and Matobo Hills
This is a journey by road that covers three of Zimbabwe’s top destinations – the wondrous Victoria Falls, a Big Five safari at Hwange National Park and the beautiful Motobo Hills. Victoria Falls is the World's largest curtain of falling water and offers an exceptional array of adventure activities. Hwange National Park has one of the highest concentrations of elephants in Africa and is untouched by mass tourism. The granite domes of the Matobo Hills are among the most majestic rock sceneries in the world.
6 Day Victoria Falls & Chundu Island
Victoria Falls and Zambezi River combo
Experience the best of Victoria Falls on this 5-night itinerary - a combination of thrilling adventure while staying at Masuwe Lodge in Victoria Falls, Africa’s Adventure Capital and peaceful relaxation at the serenely beautiful Chundu Island, in the middle of the Zambezi River. Chundu Island falls within the Zambezi National Park, elephants, hippos and other animals are often seen on the southern bank of the river a few hundred metres from the lodge. The surroundings and construction of the lodge sets a ‘Seychelles meets Zambezi’ mood and the spacious palm thatched suites sheltered by huge riverine trees along the edge of the island overlook the mighty Zambezi River.
7 Day Victoria Falls, Kariba & Hwange
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Lake Kariba & Hwange National Park
Discover the best of Zimbabwe on this highlights tour which includes the mighty Victoria Falls as well as two different but equally exceptional safaris at Hwange National Park and then on the shores of Lake Kariba. The waters of this lake are home to abundant wildlife including: crocodiles, hippos, fish and aquatic birds, while its shoreline and islands are rich with terrestrial game such as elephant and buffalo to name a few.
6 Day Victoria Falls & Chobe Safari
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe & Chobe River Front
One of the greatest safari combinations - Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls. See the world's largest single curtain of falling water and the highest concentration of elephants in Africa. Victoria Falls is one of the great adventure tourism centres with a wide variety of activities to cater for all. Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a wide diversity and an unparalleled concentration of wildlife.
7 Day Zambezi Adventure
Zambezi National Park & Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Spend two nights at the Imbalala Zambezi Safari Lodge, located on the edge of the mighty Zambezi River. Then spend the next two days canoeing on the Zambezi River, spending two nights at a mobile rustic bush camp. The last two nights will be spent in the lap of luxury at the Elephant which has breath-taking views of the Victoria Falls’ spray, and the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia.
FEATURED ZIMBABWE ACCOMMODATION
The Kingdom Hotel
This is a fun-filled resort hotel aimed unashamedly at the tourist who wants to take in the majesty and excitement of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The Kingdom’s fun-filled atmosphere gives guests a unique blend of African tradition and Western leisure.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, The Hide Safari Camp is perfectly situated within Hwange National Park, just two hours by road or 40 minutes by light aircraft from the majestic Victoria Falls. Upto 4 game activities per day included, bush walks, game drives and night drives, ‘hide’ sits.
The Elephant Camp
The panoramic views of the Falls are breath-taking from the central area and the west wing of camp whilst the Batoka gorge yawns before one from the rooms in the east wing. The Elephant camp and The Elephant Camp West are situated only 10 minutes from Victoria Falls in a private concession within the Victoria Falls National Park.