Zimbabwe safaris, tours & holiday packages
Ancient stone cities, a mile-widewaterfall and top-notch safaris
A highly rewarding safari destination, Zimbabwe is also home to the mysterious ruined city after which it is named, the thundering Victoria Falls and the green and rugged Eastern Highlands
Despite negative international perceptions, Zimbabwe remains a truly rewarding and very accessible travel destination. The country's flagship safari attraction is the immense Hwange National Park, which is renowned for its large herds of elephant (especially in the dry season) and plentiful big cats and other wildlife.
A more singular adventure is offered by Mana Pools National Park, which lies on the southern bank of the Zambezi River below the Kariba Dam, and offers wonderful canoeing safaris as well as the opportunity to walk freely among big game. Also very worthwhile is Matusadona National Park, which overlooks Lake Kariba and is famed for supporting several thousand-strong herds of buffalo, a dense lion population, and one of Zimbabwe’s last black rhino populations.
Popular Zimbabwe safaris
These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates
Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – to the diverse game viewing at the Chobe National Park and ending at the thundering Victoria Falls
per person7 days
Explore the thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and the wildlife rich Okavango Delta
per person8 days
Explore Johannesburg and spot the Big Five in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve as well as enjoy Victoria Falls ‘The Smoke That Thunders’.
per person8 days
This Southern Africa safari adventure will take you to the tip of the African continent
per person19 days
Experience the smoke that thunders and enjoy spotting elephant, buffalo, lion and hippos at the Chobe River
per person7 days
The ideal safari to capture Botswana's unrivalled beauty and abundance of flora and fauna through the lens
per person14 days
Encounter the smoke that thunders and explore the land of giants in the Chobe National Park
per person5 days
Exploring these areas of the Southern African continent should on top of your bucket list
per person13 days
Fall under the spell of three prime attractions in Zimbabwe and Zambia – Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and the Mana Pools
per person9 days
Spot huge herds of elephants in the Hwange National Park; and enjoy kayak trip down the Zambezi through the Mana Pools National Park
per person7 days
Zimbabwe is home to two of sub-equatorial Africa’s most singular and impressive attractions in the form of Great Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls. I'd also rate Hwange and Mana Pools right up there with the region's top safari destinations.
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West of Kariba, the focal point of Zimbabwe's tourist industry is Victoria Falls which, at 1.7-kilometres wide and 100 metres deep, is arguably the single most thrilling natural landmark in Africa.
The area around Vic Falls offers some good wildlife viewing, and a host of adventure activities includes canoe safaris upriver of the waterfall, white-water rafting in the gorge below it, and a 110-metre bungee jump from the bridge facing it.The top attraction in the east is Great Zimbabwe, the most impressive of several stone ruins that dot the country. This site comprises the extensive remains of an indigenous medieval stone city that grew wealthy on the trade of locally extracted gold with Swahili trade ports such as Kilwa.
Its most impressive features are the Great Enclosure – its outer wall comprises almost one million stone blocks – and the fortified hillside palace.In contrast to the rest of the country, the Eastern Highlands offer a cool moist climate, undulating scenery, and a lush cover of montane forest and rolling sub-Alpine heath. The best known locale in this region is Nyanga National Park, a pretty highland landscape dominated by immense onion-shaped granite domes. For wildlife lovers, a must-see is the Chirinda Forest Reserve, which protects Africa’s most southerly true rainforest and a host of rarer forest wildlife.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zimbabwe
Tipping is not compulsory, and the amounts that you tip each person is also not set. Do remember, when tipping large amounts (eg. to the guide at the end of a 10-day safari), place the tip in a sealed envelope - and hand it directly to the… go there.
Yes, because Zimbabwe is a malaria area and the use of malaria prophylactics is highly recommended. You will need to take prescription medicine before, during and after your trip to prevent malaria. Your doctor can help you decide when… go there.
The best time to visit Chizarira National Park is during the middle and end of the dry season (July to October). The wildlife is more easily seen at this time, because the vegetation is thinner and animals gather around the waterholes.… go there.
April up to October is the best time to visit Hwange National Park - Wildlife viewing in the dry season is better since the waterhole becomes a place where animals gather. go there.
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Reviews on our Zimbabwe safaris
Discover Africa delivered the dream trip! It was a pleasure dealing with Matthys at Discover Africa from start to finish. He made everything as simple and easy as possible. Our trip was tremendous and we would fully recommend anyone planning…
Thank you for the way you organised the trip for us. It was a pleasure dealing with Discover Africa and Matthys in particular. From start to finish, everything was simple and easy. Our trip has been tremendous and we would fully recommend…
Craig and Sue Wood
Nestled on the shore of Lake Kariba, Changa Safari Camp is a luxurious and intimate lodge in the jaw-dropping setting of Matsudona National Park in northern Zimbabwe. Blending into its surroundings with an unobtrusive charm created by the… read more
Sit back, relax and learn from our professional guide Bruce. He is a ranger at Changa Safari Lodge, Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe. read more