Luxury Safaris to Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is once again at the top of the safari list within Africa, boasting some of the best safari guides as well as some of the best wildlife viewing. From iconic national parks like Mana Pools and Hwange to some off the beaten track destinations like Lake Kariba and Gonarezhou. A safari to Zimbabwe is varied in landscapes, wildlife and experiences and is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts, walking safaris, canoeing safaris and more.
Zimbabwe has been through some difficult times due to political unrest, but has again emerged as one of the top safari destinations in Africa. The wildlife viewing is incredible, the safari camps are small and intimate and the guides some of the best in Africa, if not the world. Zimbabwe Safari Guides train for a minimum of 7 years before they become fully qualified safari guides and so their knowledge of the African bush and safaris is second to none!
Zimbabwe is home to world renowned national parks including Hwange and Mana Pools which are legendary amongst safari goers. Hwange National Park is the most accessible national park in Zimbabwe, due to its location close to Victoria Falls. Being on the edge of the Kalahari Desert it offers mixed habitats which attract a variety of wildlife.
Mana Pools National Park is a world Heritage Site and is top of many safari goers. Situated on the lower Zambezi River (opposite the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia), Mana Pools National Park is all about the big game with large elephant bulls that are famous for standing on their hind legs to reach the pods of Acacia trees that are generally out of reach. Safari Camps are situated along the river, although heading inland can offer an amazing wildlife experience. Mana Pools National Park is an adventure playground with walking safaris and canoeing safaris highlights of the national park and your safari to Zimbabwe.
Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s main tourist attractions and forms the border with Zambia. In general the Zimbabwean side is better year round as there is always water going over the edge, even in the dry season. Victoria Falls is very easily combined with safaris to Zimbabwe, Safaris to Botswana, Safaris to Zambia and Safaris to South Africa. It is also the adventure capital of Africa with a host of adrenalin activities including bungee jumping white water rafting and canoeing.
Other areas of interest within a safari to Zimbabwe include the Matopos National Park with its unique landscapes of balancing rocks and one of few places where you can track rhinos. Matusadona National Park and Lake Kariba offer some breathtaking sunsets across the lake with petrified trees forming great silhouettes. Gonarezhou National Park in the very south offers an off-the beaten track safari amongst the Chilojo Cliffs. For some history and culture, The great Zimbabwe Ruins offer some of the most incredible rock structures in the world.