Zimbabwe Safari

Zimbabwe - A Wilderness Adventure

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Zimbabwe offers some of the most spectacular wildlife experiences in Southern Africa. See elephants standing on their hind legs searching for marula fruit in Hwange National Park. Watch hippos lolling on the banks of the Zambezi River as you paddle down in a canoe. Feel the sudden spray 100 metres high into the air as another million megalitres of water plunge over Victoria Falls.

Without a doubt, the Falls provide some of the most iconic Zimbabwean experiences. However, it is engaging with the locals that you gain insight into the warmth of this landlocked Southern Africa destination. Bartering at markets, enjoying a Zambezi Lager around a fire and chatting to your ranger while on safari is all part of the experience.

Zimbabwe offers true off-the-beaten-track safari experiences, with off-the-grid tented camps providing the wildest of encounters with Africa’s big game. Far-flung spots like Matusadona, Malilangwe and Gonarezhou take your safari experience up a notch. And Mana Pools National Park offers multi-day canoe trips. Lunch on the river anyone?

From the incredible aerial vistas of Victoria Falls in full flood to the dawn marches of elephant herds making their way to the river in Hwange, Zimbabwe is the ultimate Southern Africa safari destination.

When to Go:

Like Botswana and Zambia, the best time to visit Zimbabwe for game viewing is during the dry season (between May and October). Birders often prefer to visit in the Green Season (December to February). However, be aware: it is hot and humid at that time. Victoria Falls, however, is at full flood between March and April and is rather spectacular from the air. If you are keen to hit the rapids on a white water rafting trip, instead go in low-season (September through December).

 

highlights

Set sail on the tranquil upper reaches of the Zambezi River just before sunset and enjoy sundowner drinks on the de

Take a guided tour of thundering Victoria Falls, the largest sheet of falling water in the world.

Head to Hwange National Park for exceptional guided walking safaris and big elephant herd encounters.

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