Zimbabwe is a safari goer’s delight! This land locked country is approximately the size of California and offers an exceptional wildlife safari experience with a great sense of wilderness. Two major rivers, the mighty Zambezi and the more languid Limpopo, make up the northern and southern border of the country. The benefits of Zimbabwe tourism is the low numbers of visitors and the best value for money compared to other African safari destinations.
Zimbabwe’s safari areas offer stunning wildlife diversity and many of the National Parks such as Hwange, Mana Pools, Matusadona and Victoria Falls are renowned worldwide. Hwange National Park only follows the Kruger Park in South Africa for its amazing range of species – including the famous ‘Big five’. Camp accommodation in these wildlife areas is typically in luxury tents and camps are pleasantly small and intimate.
Zimbabwean guides undergo the most stringent training and licensing on the subcontinent and are arguably the best in the business. Typically very articulate and extremely knowledgeable, they add immeasurably to the overall safari experience.
The Victoria Falls are jointly shared with Zambia however the view from the Zimbabwean side is by far the most spectacular. Zimbabwe’s scenic beauty is stunning to say the least and is a high contender for the “Garden of Eden” in our opinion! Victoria Falls is also the adventure capital of Africa and a vast range of exciting activities are available for adrenaline junkies – bungee jumping, gorge swing, walk with lion or elephant, white water rafting and helicopter flights. Victoria Falls has a diverse range of accommodations with all typically being hotel style with a very definite African flair.
We’ve done our best to put together Zimbabwe tour packages that offer the best value for money and include excellent accommodation, activities and game viewing experiences based on our own personal encounters. If however, you’d like to travel for a longer or shorter period of time, or visit specific safari camps, hotels or game reserves, we’d be delighted to tailor a customized Safari package to your specific requirements.
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Zimbabwe’s largest ethnic group is the Shona people and a smaller minority is made up of the Ndebele. English is the official language and it is extremely easy to get around in Zimbabwe as the majority of people in the tourism industry are very well educated and exude a warm hospitality towards guests in their country. The Zimbabwean’s are very creative people and art features strongly in their culture – sculptures of wood and soapstone are for sale in most parts of the country as are hand woven baskets, painted or crocheted textiles, jewelry and pottery.
The weather is typically warm and pleasant throughout the year but winter months can experience very cold mornings – especially in some safari destinations. Rainfall in the winter months is rare but summer showers can deliver an average of around 6 inches between November and February. Rainfall is usually in the form of short but spectacular thunder and lightning storms providing fantastic photographic opportunities.