Home of the Smoke that Thunders

Home to the thundering majesty of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe is often seen as synonymous with this natural wonder. But there is far more to this complex country.

Beyond the falls lie a wealth of national parks, each one rich with wildlife, decorated by unique landscapes and home to some of Africa’s best guides. From Hwange in the north to Gonarezhou in the far south, the country is carpeted with wilderness areas to explore.

And, of course, the jewel in the crown is the magnificent Victoria Falls, where the Zambezi River crashes down into a deep gorge with unrivalled power. Here, adventure is never in short supply, with everything from heli flips over the falls to ziplining on offer.

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Why Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe offers a surprising diversity of experiences for a country mainly renowned for safaris. From adrenalin-filled adventure at Victoria Falls and archaeological wonders at Great Zimbabwe to cultural celebrations in Gonarezhou and temperate tea estates in the Eastern Highlands, the country is packed with reasons to visit.

When to Go

For those heading out on safari, Zimbabwe is best visited between July and October. This is when the dry season reaches its peak, and large numbers of animals flock to the few remaining water holes. But if you want to see Victoria Falls at its most impressive, the best time to go is between April and June, when the volume of water is unrivalled.

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Our Suggestion

Zimbabwe Safari

Mana Pools, Hwange & Victoria Falls

Three Places to Visit in Zimbabwe

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Victoria Falls

One of Africa’s great natural wonders, these thundering falls have also become a hub for adventure, with countless activities on offer.

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Hwange National Park

Roamed by vast herds of elephants, this open expanse offers fantastic game viewing and an array of exceptional safari camps.

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Mana Pools National Park

Fed by the waters of the Zambezi, this verdant wilderness is alive with wildlife. The vast floodplains are perfect for exploring on foot.

Three Things to Do in Zimbabwe

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Chase Painted Wolves

Mana Pools is one of the best places in Africa to spot wild dogs, often called “painted wolves”. These endangered animals hunt in large packs.

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Take a Walking Safari

The varied landscapes of Zimbabwe are best explored on foot, with some of the continent’s finest walking guides residing here.

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Try White-Water Rafting

For the ultimate adrenalin thrill to start or end a safari, try taking on the whitewater of the Zambezi in an inflatable raft.

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All our holidays are bespoke. Each one is designed with an individual in mind. Planning begins with a conversation, so that we can understand what matters to you on your holiday.

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