Destination

Zimbabwe Holidays

A world of wonders

Zimbabwe is a world of wonders; home to the thundering Victoria Falls and the majestic Zambezi River.

The iconic falls is what draws most visitors to this beautiful part of Africa; dividing Zimbabwe and Zambia and stretching nearly two kilometres, the spray from Victoria Falls can be seen from miles away, hence its nick name, the Smoke That Thunders. Beyond the falls, there’s so much more to explore, with stunning African plains, tranquil lakes and plenty of national parks, making this the perfect place for any nature and animal lover.

Contrast your Zimbabwe trip with Cape Town, voted the best city in the world countless times, or head to the beautiful beaches of Mozambique

Destination Highlights
  • View the stunning Victoria Falls
  • Cruise down the Zambezi River
  • Safari in the Hwange National Park
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT +2
  • Currency US dollar (USD)
  • Visa Information British citizens will need to obtain a visa for travel to Zambia.
  • Language English
  • Flight Time Approx. 14–16 hours; indirect flights are available from UK airports.
  • Health Information Special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Zambia.

Top Tips from our Experts

Gina

Destination Specialist

“Try to visit Victoria Falls during March and April as the water is in full flow with the spray reaching a height that be seen for miles.”

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“I loved my helicopter ride over Victoria Falls. And then sipping champagne at the Victoria Falls River Lodge in my hot tub while watching the mighty Zambezi River – they’re all experiences I will forever treasure.”

Joanna

Destination Executive

“If you love wildlife then be sure to pre-book a cruise on the formidable Lake Kariba to see hippos, fish, eagles, and elephants.”

Types of Zimbabwe holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Zimbabwe take approximately 13 hours excluding stopover time. There are currently no direct flight options from the UK, however there are indirect flight options from London airports to Bulawayo, Victoria Falls and Harare with airlines such as British Airways, Ethiopian Airways and South African Airways. 

You are required to pay a visa fee of around $20 to enter Zambia from Zimbabwe and around $15 to re-enter Zimbabwe after you have explored the falls. Instead, we advise you buy a KAZA Visa for $50 which will allow you to visit both countries for up to 30 days. 

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Unique Private plunge pool

Victoria Falls River Lodge

Zimbabwe

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Victoria Falls River Lodge

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Zimbabwe

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Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

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