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Zimbabwe Holidays & Safaris

Home to some of Africa’s finest walking and canoeing safaris alongside the Zambezi river in the Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe is also renowned for having some of the best guides in Africa. A Zimbabwe holiday now provides excellent value and has acquired relatively increased stability, due to the dollarization of the economy.  We are delighted to say that we believe the jewel of Africa is well and truly back on the map. 


Adrenaline adventures at the Falls
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Tiger fishing on the Zambezi
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Zimbabwe Holidays: 5 Top reasons to go

1.      Zimbabwe’s geography – its diverse landscapes and habitats mean that a varied and exciting itinerary can be arranged without too many long journeys, and its location allows easy access to other African countries.
2.      Zimbabwe has unquestionably suffered horrifically in recent years.  However there is a silver lining: Zimbabwe now offers an untouched wilderness with not a tourist in sight (apart from the ones you brought with you). Now that the country is stable once more, we can’t recommend it enough for an exclusive wild adventure.
3.      Hwange’s elephant and lion sightings! A much wilder experience than viewing these majestic beasts in Tanzania’s Serengeti or Botswana’s Chobe…
4.      Whether or not you are a keen fisherman - fishing for tiger fish in Lake Kariba.  Over 140 miles long and 20 miles wide, the lake itself lends itself to wonderful game viewing by canoe and is superb for big game fish.
5.      Victoria Falls. Accessible as easily from the Zimbabwe as the Zambia side, the Falls are a formidable sight and this is a great spot for a host of adrenaline (and non-adrenaline) activities including bungee-jumping.

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Zimbabwe: some background

Sharing its history with much of Zambia, Zimbabwe was inhabited for hundreds of thousands of years by hunter-gatherers and early farmers. Europeans arrived in the mid 1800’s, and in the late 19th Century Cecil Rhodes spearheaded the colonisation of Zimbabwe for the British.  Show me more >

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Our favourite Zimbabwe parks

Our favourite Zimbabwe lodges

Zimbabwe: when to visit

Zimbabwe’s climate follows the ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone), with  rains during November – March, however the altitude of much of Zimbabwe has an effect on the standard ITCZ climate pattern.

Zimbabwe: where to stay

Hwange is Zimbabwe’s premier game viewing location.  A huge park (15,000 sq. kms) with one of the greatest elephant populations in Africa.  The absence of permanent surface water means that game viewing is exceptionally good around the waterholes.  The park is blessed with large prides of lion and buffalo, as well as leopard, rhino, cheetah and spotted hyena.  Along with its prolific mammal species Hwange has about 400 endemic bird species.  Show me more >

Lake Kariba
Lake Kariba was created in the 50s to make one of the world's greatest man-made lakes - over 140 miles long and 20 miles wide.  The lake itself lends itself to wonderful game viewing by canoe and boat as animals (especially elephant) come to the water’s edge to drink.  The lake is also superb for bird life and keen fishermen will be delighted with the lake’s prolific big game fish, particularly Tiger fish.

As well as activities on the lake, the lodges offer drives and guided walks into Matusadona National Park.  The park is a stunning combination of flat plains and rugged mountain country and, has large elephant and buffalo herds.  Show me more >

Mana Pools
Mana Pools is a superb though seasonal park, located on the Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi, opposite the Zambian Lower Zambezi National Park.  It is closed from December to March each year because of the rains and it is famous as a walking park although still offers game viewing from vehicles and canoes. Wildlife viewing is excellent, with large concentrations of buffalo and elephant along the river's edges, while predators such as lion, wild dog and leopard are often sighted. Whilst general game levels are high, it is the up close and personal interaction with elephant, hippo, croc and lion that serve as the real drawcards.  Show me more >

Victoria Falls
Located on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning the 'smoke that thunders' is the world’s largest curtain of falling water and one of Africa's most famous sites.
Justifiably famous the Falls are a must see on any itinerary to Southern Africa.  The Falls are best viewed from the Zimbabwean side, though with the univisa allowing free access to both Zim and Zam it is worth seeing the falls from both sides. As well as the famous adrenaline activities such as white water rafting, bungee jumping and micro-lighting over the falls, there are a number of more sedate and interesting activities including walking with lions or with elephants, and cruises and canoe trips on the calm waters of the Upper Zambezi.  Show me more >
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