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Zimbabwe Safaris

Zimbabwe‘s diverse landscapes and habitats are easily combined to create fantastic varied itineraries. Outstanding wildlife in Hwange, private safaris with wild dog, fishing at Mana Pools, luxurious accommodation at Victoria Falls...  A Zimbabwe safari has plenty to interest even the most sophisticated safari-goer.
Many years ago Zimbabwe used to be our largest market, and it is fantastic to see interest in this wonderful country rising again.  The dollarisation of the country has made an enormous difference, as has investment in infrastructure - Wilderness Air now flies the routes that Air Zimbabwe used to fly (from the Falls and Harare to Hwange, Mana and Kariba).  We’re delighted once again to be sending guests to Zimbabwe on safari.

Zimbabwe Safaris: Top 5 Reasons to go

1.      Probably Zimbabwe's best safari is to be found in the hidden gem of Mana Pools, which is a quieter version of Zambia's Lower Zambezi.  Game viewing here happens on foot, and also from boats and open-sided vehicles.  The real draw card here is the resident game which includes cheetah, leopard, lion and wild dog.   Show me more >

Some of our Favourite Zimbabwe Safari Lodges

When to go

When to go to on safari in Zimbabwe is a tricky question to answer, there are so many factors to consider.  As a general guide, the best time (and peak season) is from June to September.  This is peak season not only because of school holidays, but also because the rains have passed and the sun is shining, and the land is starting to dry up meaning that game viewing is excellent.  Show me more >


Our top 3 Zimbabwe safari destinations

1.      Mana Pools: some of Africa's finest walking and canoe safaris can be experienced along the Zambezi River in the Mana Pools National Park.   Show me more >

Itinerary suggestions

Our most popular Zimbabwe safari itinerary takes in Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls: 3-5 nights in Hwange spotting the Big 7 (buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard, lion, hippo and crocodile), then on to Victoria Falls for adventure and adrenaline – or just relaxing!
Hwange certainly has enough to keep a safari enthusiast happy.  Wilderness run three great camps here, Davison’s, Linkwasha and Little Makalolo, each in a private concession and all offering Wilderness' usual high standards of accommodation, service and guiding.  However for those wishing to combine parks we recommend starting off in Mana Pools, then heading south west to Hwange and ending up at Vic Falls.
A safari in Zimbabwe can be combined with a beach break by flying to the Tanzania Coast, or indeed over to Mozambique, with great connections departing from Victoria Falls or Lusaka.




Although we tailor-make all our trips we have reproduced a number of popular itineraries here

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Map of Zimbabwe

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