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Why You Should Choose a Tailored Safari in Zimbabwe

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Adelle Bell

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Author: Adelle Bell - 28 April 2023

Last Update: 30 January 2024

Zimbabwe is a country of stunning natural beauty, rich wildlife and diverse culture. It’s home to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the majestic Victoria Falls, as well as several national parks and reserves that offer unparalleled safari experiences.

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

If you’re looking for a unique and memorable adventure in Africa, you should consider a Zimbabwe safari.

Some of the highlights of a Zimbabwe safari include:

  • Seeing the Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world by volume of water and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
  • Spotting the big five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and other wildlife in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s most famous and game-rich national park.
  • Cruising the Zambezi River, which flows through Matusadona and Mana Pools national parks, home to hippos, rhinos, crocodiles and birdlife.
  • Relaxing lakeside at Lake Kariba, the world’s largest man-made lake, which forms part of the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Exploring Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site long famed for its Zambezi canoe trails and first-class walking safaris.
  • Learning from professional and experienced guides who will share their knowledge and passion for Zimbabwe’s wildlife, culture and history.
  • Interacting with local communities and learning about their traditions and way of life.
  • Supporting conservation and sustainable tourism in Zimbabwe by choosing reputable operators who are committed to protecting the environment and empowering the local people

Why take a tailored Safari?

A tailored safari is a custom-made itinerary that suits your preferences, budget and interests. Unlike a standard safari, which follows a fixed schedule and route, a tailored safari gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore Zimbabwe at your own pace and style.

Lioness in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.
Lioness in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

You can choose where to go, what to see, how long to stay and what activities to do. You can also select the type of accommodation, transportation and guides that best suit your needs.

Cheetah in Zimbabwe.
Cheetah in Zimbabwe.

A tailored safari in Zimbabwe has many advantages over a standard safari. Here are some of the highlights and benefits of choosing a tailored safari in Zimbabwe:

  • You can visit some of the most spectacular and diverse destinations in Zimbabwe, such as Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Matusadona National Park, Lake Kariba and Matobo Hills. Each of these places has its own unique features, landscapes and wildlife. You can enjoy game drives, walking safaris, boating safaris, canoeing safaris and cultural tours in these areas.
  • You can witness the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, which is the largest waterfall in the world by volume of water. You can also enjoy various activities around the falls, such as bungee jumping, white-water rafting, helicopter flights and sunset cruises.
  • You can experience the best of both worlds: luxury and adventure. You can stay in comfortable and elegant lodges, camps or hotels that offer excellent service and amenities. You can also enjoy the thrill of camping in the wild and sleeping under the stars in a tented camp or mobile camp.
  • You can learn from professional and experienced guides who will share their knowledge and passion for Zimbabwe’s wildlife, culture and history. You can also interact with local communities and learn about their traditions and way of life.
  • You can support conservation and sustainable tourism in Zimbabwe. By choosing a tailored safari, you can ensure that your money goes to reputable operators who are committed to protecting the environment and empowering the local people.

Some of the animals you’ll see on a tailored safari in Zimbabwe

  • African bush elephant, the largest land mammal and heaviest land animal in the world, weighing up to 6 tonnes.
  • African leopard, a powerful and elusive predator that can climb trees and carry prey twice its weight.
  • Spotted hyena, a highly social and intelligent scavenger that can also hunt in packs.
  • Serval, a slender and graceful cat with long legs and spotted coat that can leap up to 3 meters in the air to catch birds.
  • Sharpe’s grysbok, a small and shy antelope that lives in dense thickets and feeds on leaves and fruits.
  • Black-backed jackal, a cunning and adaptable omnivore that can live in a variety of habitats and form monogamous pairs.
  • Southeast African cheetah, the fastest land animal that can reach speeds of up to 112 km/h in short bursts.
  • Southern African lion, the largest and most sociable of Africa’s cats that live in prides of up to 40 lions.
  • Plains zebra, a striped herbivore that forms large herds and migrates across vast distances in search of food and water.
  • African buffalo, a large and formidable bovid that can weigh up to 900 kg and defend itself against predators with its horns.
  • Black rhinoceros, a critically endangered species that has a prehensile upper lip and can charge at speeds of up to 55 km/h.
  • Southern giraffe, the tallest living animal that can reach heights of up to 6 meters and feed on leaves from high branches with its long tongue.
  • Hippopotamus, a semi-aquatic mammal that spends most of the day submerged in water and emerges at night to graze on grass.
  • Nile crocodile, a fearsome reptile that can grow up to 6 meters long and ambush prey near the water’s edge with its powerful jaws.

Conclusion

A tailored safari in Zimbabwe is an unforgettable journey that will leave you with lasting memories and impressions. It’s a perfect way to discover the beauty and diversity of this amazing country. If you’re interested in booking a tailored safari in Zimbabwe, please contact us for more information and assistance.


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