Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is blessed with some of the most iconic safari and tourism hot spots in Africa. Victoria Falls, Mana Pools, the Matopos National Parks and the ruins of Great Zimbabwe are UNESCO World Heritage sites. With improved economic stability, and through the hard work of a small number of dedicated Zimbabweans, a savvy group of travelers are heading back to Zimbabwe, returning with rave reviews.

Zimbabwe, a landlocked country in southern Africa, has borders with South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. It is a beautiful country with a wide range of diverse environments ripe for exploring. The stunning Eastern Highlands run down the border with Mozambique, this area itself contains a rich diversity of habitats: from rolling grassy hills, to valleys of rainforest and drier woodland at higher altitudes. The mighty Zambezi River forms the border with Zambia. This powerful river is one of the continent’s largest and forms the planet’s greatest curtain of falling water where it spectacularly plunges over the Victoria Falls in the north-west corner of the country. The Zambezi was damned at Kariba in the late 1950s, forming the largest man-made lake in the world by volume: Lake Kariba. Visitors can experience the lake on live aboard houseboats, cruising the shoreline on the hunt for the hard fighting tiger fish, or game viewing into Matusadona National Park from the deck. On the banks of the Lower Zambezi, Mana Pools National Park is an iconic safari destination high on the list for any avid safari-goer and often regarded as the number one walking safari destination in Africa. Founded in 1928, with Ted Davison as its first warden, Hwange National Park is the country’s largest, playing host to the greatest elephant population in Africa, as well as over 100 mammal and 400 bird species. Further afield, on the southern border with Mozambique, Gonarezhou is one of the most rugged, beautiful and unexplored parks in Southern Africa with a number of mobile operators offering fantastic walking safaris. Zimbabwean guides have long been regarded as the best in the business. Rigorous training and extensive examination result in often more than 95% of trainee guides failing to pass the qualification exams. The final 5% are able to offer visitors to Zimbabwe an experience that will leave them desperate for more. Since the 1990s when the country was considered the number one safari destination, it has suffered immeasurable hardship through dramatic political and economic instability. However, with a degree of stability returning, and through the hard work of a few dedicated individuals, Zimbabwe is ready to once again welcome visitors to experience this incredible country.

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A Week in Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls & Hwange National Park

This week long itinerary combines two of Zimbabwe’s major highlights, the raging waters of UNESCO world heritage site Victoria Falls and the wildlife rich Hwange National Park. Explore the Zambezi river by canoe or motorboat, visit the awe-inspiring falls, go in search of wildlife on 4x4 game drives and jump aboard the elephant express on a unique train journey through Hwange National Park.

Best for: Honeymoon, Adventure, Beach, Couples

Botswana for Teenagers

Makgadikgadi Pans, Linyanti & Victoria Falls

This thrill seekers safari through Botswana is perfect for families with teenagers. With activities galore, the whole family will get out and about on an active exploration of some of the most incredible and scenic areas that Botswana has to offer. Watch wildlife from a canoe or by foot, gallop on horseback through the beautifully eerie Makgadikgadi Pans before rounding off your adventure at the mighty Victoria Falls for a grand finale.

Best for: Adventure, Off the beaten track, Riding, Couples

Grand Tour Of Southern Africa

Cape Town, Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Okavango Delta, Linyanti and Victoria Falls

Perfect for families, couples or groups this epic journey will take in iconic destinations in Southern Africa and its most interesting and beautiful scenery. Begin your journey in the lush Okavango Delta and visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, then travel through the mind-blowing landscapes of Namibia before ending in Cape Town.

Best for: Couples, Family, Honeymoon

Wild Zimbabwe

Mana Pools National Park & Victoria Falls

Explore the highlights of Zimbabwe with Great Plains Conservation. Spend six nights exploring remote corners of the Mana Pools region staying in luxurious mobile camps and a magical star bed platform. Canoe down the Zambezi or explore Mana Pools on foot, all in the company of the best guides on the continent. Finally head to Victoria Falls to marvel at the mighty ‘Smoke that Thunders’ and stay in

Best for: Wildlife, Couples, Off the beaten track, Eco/ethical tourism

Zimbabwe by Canoe & Victoria Falls

Mana Pools National Park & Victoria Falls

Embark on a unique journey through the heart of the wildlife rich Mana Pools National Park, with the Ruwesi Canoe Trail. This canoe safari covers a distance of 40 miles over four days, camping at remote spots on the riverbank along the way. After your Mana Pools adventure, head over to Victoria Falls and visit the awe inspiring 'smoke that thunders'.

Best for: Adventure, Wildlife, Off the beaten track

Zimbabwe for Teenagers

Victoria Falls, Mana Pools & Hwange

Zimbabwe is a fantastic destination for a family vacation to Africa with your Teenagers. This stunning country offers fantastic safari, highly qualified guides, as well as exhilarating activities such as canoeing on the Zambezi or visits to the the awe-inspiring smoke that thunders, the famous Victoria Falls. This action-packed itinerary will cater to a family looking to experience a true African a

Best for: Adventure, Family, Wildlife

Zimbabwe in Ultimate Luxury

Victoria Falls, Lake Kariba & Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Zimbabwe has attracted vast amounts of attention within the luxury travel market in very recent years. This itinerary combines some of the most luxurious accommodation options on offer, which boast stunning facilities as well as impeccable service. Not only are the properties highly luxurious but they are also in regions not typically visited by the general public giving you a feeling of exclusivi

Best for: Adventure, Family, Wildlife, Eco/ethical tourism

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Zimbabwe

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Zimbabwe

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