Zimbabwe is a beautiful, temperate land of raw African wilderness and ancient mystery. A Zimbabwe safari holiday evokes images of huge, game- rich plateaus such as the majestic Hwange National Park, and the heart-stopping raw power of Victoria Falls - the widest curtain of falling water in the world.
Then there's the mighty Zambezi River which, after crashing over the Falls, winds through deep gorges over world-renowned whitewater rafting rapids; flows into the massive Lake Kariba; then continues its path east through Mana Pools National Park - an incredible wilderness area and World Heritage Site.
Zimbabwe's Current Situation
Zimbabwe used to evoke images of social and political chaos and the image still remains, this leads most potential visitors to think a Zimbabwe safari holiday is unsafe. The reality is quite different - with Robert Mugabe gone the country is relatively stable, Zimbabwe's parks and reserves are also perfectly safe to visit, as they are located far away from the sites of the instability.
Private concessions have been well-maintained and have high concentrations of game. Also, due to Zim's negative news coverage, the low lodge occupancy means you'll have thousands of hectares of pristine game country virtually all to yourself.
Although Zimbabwe safari holidays are extremely competitive in price, Zim is by no means a second-rate destination. Zimbabwe accommodation is luxurious, and lodge locations afford excellent game viewing amid some of the most breathtaking scenery in Africa.
Planning Your Zimbabwe Holiday
Our popular Affordable Luxury Safaris holiday combines a couple of days at Ilala Lodge on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, with safaris in top reserves in neighbouring Botswana. For those with a more adventurous streak - we'd recommend exploring the beautiful Mana Pools Reserve on game drives, guided walks and even canoe safaris on the Zambezi River.
These are just a couple of holiday ideas to whet your appetite. To help plan your perfect safari holiday, read more about the best time to visit Zimbabwe or talk to someone who's been there - our southern Africa safari experts can offer expert, first-hand advice.
Zimbabwe Vacation Packages
We have a selection of Zimbabwe Vacation Packages that caters to families, couples and even solo of group travelers.
10 Day Southern Africa Safari - This 10 day Safari starts in Botswana then to Zambia's Victoria falls the to Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park for 2 nights.
9 Day Southern Africa Safari - This 9 day Multi-Country Safari starts in Maun takes you to the Makgadikgadi pans, Okavango delta, Chobe National Park before heading to Zimbabwe for a Victoria falls safari.
19 Day Botswana Zimbabwe and South Africa - Starting At $ 7,600 This 19 day Safari takes you to the Okavango delta, Makgadigadi Pans, Chobe before heading to Zimbabwe to experience victoria falls for 3 days then heading to South Africa.
Choose from our Zimbabwe safari packages or talk our travel consultants for a tailor-made Zimbabwe Safari.