Think of Zimbabwe and think of one of the best places for seeing wildlife in Africa.
The landscapes of Zimbabwe are truly beguiling, from the lush Eastern Highlands and the ethereal rock paintings in Matobo National Park. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest with over 100 different species of mammal and over 400 species of birds should not be overlooked.
There is also Mana Pools – a vast area of rock pools, streams and forests hollowed out by the Zambezi River and packed with wildlife. Indeed Manu Pools National Park, during the winter months has the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa and is a great place to go on safari. Another is Lake Kariba, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, the shores of which are populated by buffalos, impalas, zebras and elephants.
And of course, the spectacular Victoria Falls, the largest curtain of falling water in the world is one of those must-see sights. Its indigenous name, Mosi-oa-Tunya, literally translates as ‘the smoke that thunders’ – visit it and you’ll find out why. While you’re in the area you can cross over into Botswana and combine your trip with a visit to the unspoiled watery wilderness of the Okavango Delta.
Culturally speaking, Zimbabweans are warm and welcoming and there is a wealth of arts, crafts and music to enjoy. There is also the Great Zimbabwe National Monument – sub Saharan Africa’s most significant set of ruins – providing evidence of a great medieval civilization in this region.
Zambia shares the Victoria Falls with Zimbabwe. A visit to Livingstone should not be left off the itinerary either. This historic town on the Zambezi offers everything from fine dining to adrenaline adventures and is an ideal place to stay if you are visiting the Falls.
Below are some of the set tours we offer in Zimbabwe but please contact us if you would like us to arrange a tailor-made itinerary to some of this country’s many highlights. If you want to see it, we can arrange it!