There is a singular beauty about Zimbabwe; it is a land-locked country blessed with fertile soils, mineral wealth and wonderful scenery.
Two major rivers form its northern and southern boundaries: the great Zambezi River cuts along its northern frontier, while the languid Limpopo forms the southern border with South Africa. In between, the country has a variety of habitats, from the granite hills of the Matopos to the majestic mountains, lush forests and beautiful rivers of the Eastern Highlands. As such, there is much to attract the traveler who wishes to learn more about Zimbabwe, from wildlife viewing and adrenalin adventures to encountering the history of the Zimbabwean people going back thousands of years.
The Zambezi has an exceptional variety of spectacular scenery as well as one of the world’s natural wonders: the Victoria Falls, which is included on our Zimbabwe safari tour. Then National Parks along the Zambezi are legendary, offering superb wildlife viewing.
Along the Botswana border the easternmost tongues of the Kalahari sands creep into the country and mix with the teak forests of the interior, so that desert-adapted animals share the same habitat with woodland species. Hwange National Park is home to some of southern Africa’s last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds. This area also offers Zimbabwe’s best summer game viewing.
This magnificent safari incorporates some of the highlights and best game viewing regions of Zimbabwe including the spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a superb sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River above the falls. Hwange National Park is the country’s biggest reserve, home to a profusion of wildlife, including giraffe, lion, zebra and approximately 40 000 elephants. It provides a sanctuary for all the country’s endangered species, including a population of wild dogs thought to be among the most sizeable surviving groups on the continent. Matusadona National Park is situated on the shores of Lake Kariba. With this ready water source, buffalo, waterbuck, zebra, and even impala have thrived and with them the predators.
Finally, the life-giving power of the Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of Zimbabwe’s most lush and flourishing regions, designated as the country’s second World Heritage Site and known as one of the continent’s premier game-viewing regions. Canoe trips provide a unique and memorable way for visitors to experience the area’s striking scenic beauty and diverse fauna, while guided walks are a great way to take its pristine riverside forests.
This superb safari concentrates on the spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world as well as the northern and southern regions of the vast Hwange National Park (5,500 square miles) offering vastly different eco-systems with varying terrain and topography. Terrain ranges from desert dunes and savannah lands to rocky outcrops and sparse forests. Hwange is the country’s biggest reserve, home to a profusion of wildlife, including giraffe, lion, zebra and approximately 40 000 elephants. It provides a sanctuary for all the country’s endangered species, including a population of wild dogs thought to be among the most sizeable surviving groups on the continent.