Highlights of Zimbabwe

For many people on a short holiday to Zimbabwe, the town of Victoria Falls and the nearby easily accessible Hwange National Park in the country’s north-western corner make for a perfect combination of a blockbuster natural wonder, stellar landscapes, exciting adventure activities and superb wildlife viewing.

Also located in the north of the country, Lake Kariba is a popular destination for a wildlife-by-water holiday. Stay on a houseboat for a few days to cruise the lake and spot the Big Five on the shores of Matusadona National Park, which lies on the edge of Kariba.

Mana Pools National Park, to the east of Lake Kariba, is one of Africa’s greatest wilderness areas home to an abundance of big game, and a safari destination for more adventurous travellers – you’ll need a 4x4 to explore the park fully. In the park you can camp in the wild and do canoeing and walking safaris that immerse you completely in the bush. enter image description here Granite boulders in Matobo National Park

One of the best places in Africa to see rock art, the scenically stunning Matobo National Park in the southwest of Zimbabwe has 3000 sites which date back more than 13 000 years dotted throughout a magical landscape of towering granite boulders. The park is easy to explore in your own car, and it’s also known for its leopard and white rhino sightings and huge number of eagle species.

enter image description here

Zimbabwe’s second largest city of Bulawayo – close by to Matobo – is an attractive and charming place to spend a few days exploring museums, while the nearby reconstructed Khami Ruins are worth exploring to learn about the country’s ancient past. To the east, the sprawling stone ruins of Great Zimbabwe are a must-see for any history and culture buff: Zimbabwe’s greatest archaeological site is as atmospheric as it is fascinating.

enter image description here The Chilojo Cliffs in Gonarezhou National Park | Credit: zimbabwetourism.net

If you’re up for a 4x4 adventure far off the beaten track in south-eastern Zimbabwe, the little-visited Gonarezhou National Park, which forms part of the Great Limpopo National Park with South Africa and Mozambique, is an untamed and underrated wild area. The second largest park in the country boasts a rich wildlife diversity, abundant birdlife and big herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as growing numbers wild dog, the rare nyala antelope and dramatic scenery of baobab-dotted plains, mopane woodland and towering red sandstone cliffs.

enter image description here Mutarazi Falls, Nyanga National Park

For a totally different climate and landscape, travel to the Eastern Highlands, which stretches along Zimbabwe’s border with Mozambique: a magical region of mountains and forests that is popular for hiking, birdwatching, horse riding, golfing and fishing. In the north of the highlands, Nyanga National Park is home to Zimbabwe’s highest mountain and tallest waterfall and a wonderful five-night hiking trail, while the central Bvumba Mountains is an excellent birding destination, and Chimanimani National Park in the south offers some serious mountain hiking.


Our Recommended Itinerary

Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools

day 1

Welcome to Africa
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools

day 2

Smoke that thunders
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools

day 3

Eco-friendly in Hwange
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools

day 4

Endless waterhole traffic
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools

day 5

Elephants everywhere
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools

day 6

World Heritage site
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools

day 7

"Twitching" anyone?
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools

day 8

Secluded "bath-with-a-view"
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools

day 9

Bon Voyage

View Full Itinerary

You might also like

A relaxing safari holiday in Zimbabwe

There are plenty of ways to take it easy and enjoy Zimbabwe’s natural beauty without breaking a sweat. Victoria Falls is a good place to start: stay at a luxury hotel and spend your days exploring the falls, having afternoon high teas and relaxing massages, and sipping drinks on a boat cruising languidly down the Zambezi as the sun sets. It’s easy to get a road transfer to nearby…

Best time to visit Zimbabwe

Like many other southern African countries, Zimbabwe is best visited during the dry winter months of June to October for optimal wildlife viewing. During this time when water is scarce and the vegetation is sparse, animals congregate around rivers and waterholes, making viewing particularly easy. Out of the winter months, July to September is the busiest period for tourists. The rainy…

Welcome to Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is once again firmly on the southern African safari map, for all the reasons that once made it a prime destination. The landlocked country is home to some of the finest game viewing in exceptionally beautiful wilderness areas, the great natural spectacle of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, as well historical cultural attractions such as the ruins…

Travelling as a couple in Zimbabwe

Intimate camps in beautiful wildernesses, astounding experiences and blockbuster wildlife and sights are just some of the reasons that Zimbabwe is great for couples. If you want to get off the beaten track and as far away from other people as possible, you’ll find your escape in Zimbabwe’s remote corners, where you can either pitch your own tent under the stars or sleep in a luxury…

Wildlife in Zimbabwe

Northern Zimbabwe is the country’s most popular region for wildlife safaris, as it’s home to a number of game-rich wilderness areas. In the northwest, Hwange National Park is the biggest reserve in the country, conserving one of Africa’s largest elephant populations (an estimated 40 000 animals), as well as the other four of the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo), one of…

Big Five safari in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a special wildlife destination that holds much lore in terms of wildlife. More prominently, the Big Five as its affectionately become known as, is prolific throughout certain areas and national parks in the southern african country - making it a prime safari destination for Big Five holidays in Zimbabwe. One of the most important hidden gems in regards to the largest (in…

Popular Zimbabwe Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

 | Combo Offer of Hwange & Matusadona

Combo Offer of Hwange & Matusadona

A Zimbabwe safari offers beautiful landscapes and fantastic encounters with wildlife in the famous Hwange National Park and Matusadona National Park...

 | Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa safari

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa safari

This Southern Africa safari adventure will take you to the tip of the African continent...

 | Victoria Falls and Chobe Safari

Victoria Falls and Chobe Safari

Encounter the smoke that thunders and explore the land of giants in the Chobe National Park...

 | 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe

10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Experience the best of the migration and wildlife in Kenya, then travel to Zambia to witness Victoria Falls, ending your adventure at Hwange National Park....

 | 7-Day Hwange National Park and Mana Pools National Park adventure safari

7-Day Hwange National Park and Mana Pools National Park adventure safari

Spot huge herds of elephants in the Hwange National Park; and enjoy kayak trip down the Zambezi through the Mana Pools National Park...

 | Two weeks in Botswana - a luxury safari itinerary

Two weeks in Botswana - a luxury safari itinerary

The ideal safari to capture Botswana's unrivalled beauty and abundance of flora and fauna through the lens...

 | Luxury Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools

Affordable Vic Falls, Hwange and Mana Pools

Fall under the spell of three prime attractions in Zimbabwe and Zambia – Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and the Mana Pools ...

 | Safari in Zimbabwe and Botswana

Safari in Zimbabwe and Botswana

Explore the thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and the wildlife rich Okavango Delta...

 | Highlights of Southern Africa

Highlights of Southern Africa

Exploring these areas of the Southern African continent should on top of your bucket list...

 | Botswana and Zimbabwe safari

Botswana and Zimbabwe safari

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...

Ready to start your adventure?

Your tailor-made African holiday starts here...

How can we get hold of you?

How many people will be travelling?

Details

Please tell us more about your travel plans?


Discover Africa Group needs the contact information you provide to us to contact you about our products and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at anytime. For information on how to unsubscribe, as well as our privacy practices and commitment to protecting your privacy, check out our Privacy Policy.

Submitting your inquiry

Oops something went wrong.

We couldn't save your enquiry, sorry for that.

Please sent us an email on: info@discoverafrica.com

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Thank you, your enquiry has been received

Reference:

 +27 21 422 3498
   discover.africa
    info@discoverafrica.com
    8AM - 5PM GMT+2