Zimbabwe Holidays

A world of wonders, Zimbabwe is home to the roaring Victoria Falls, the winding Zambezi River, and a plethora of expansive national parks covering a whole host of dramatic landscapes. From the vast plains, rolling hills and lush forests of Hwange National Park, to the extraordinary rock formations of the lesser-known but equally spectacular Matobo National Park – Zimbabwe’s national parks are teeming with fascinating flora and fauna, including the mighty Big Five.

Nicknamed ‘The Smoke that Thunders’­, Victoria Falls is arguably the main attraction here in Zimbabwe. Known as the world’s largest waterfall, its thick plumes of mist can be seen from miles away. View this wonder of nature from above as part of a breath-taking helicopter ride over the falls and the Zambezi River, or take in unforgettable panoramic vistas on foot while lovers of adrenaline enjoy an intense white-water rafting experience. But this beautiful country has so much more to offer.

Track lions, rhinos, hippos and crocodiles on a thrilling game drive through the pristine wilderness of Mana Pools National Park, observe the peculiar balancing rocks of Matobo National Park and its 2,000 year old rock inscriptions, or discover the deep oranges and reds of Gonarezhou National Park and its towering Chilojo Cliffs. Known as ‘the place of the elephants’, Gonarezhou is home to around 8,000 elephants – the lucky few may even spot the rare king cheetah.

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

Destination Highlights
  • Witnessing the sheer power of the mighty Victoria Falls
  • Cruising down the Zambezi River at sunset
  • Enjoying a thrilling game drive through the Hwange National Park
  • Observing Zimbabwe from above by helicopter

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

H&J Rating
Victoria Falls River Lodge

Time Zone

GMT +2

Flight Time

Approx. 14–16 hours; Indirect flights are available from UK airports.

Currency

US dollar (USD)

Visa Information

British citizens will need to obtain a visa for travel to Zambia.

Language

English

Health Information

Special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Zambia.

Prepare to be stunned by the beauty of Zimbabwe, its staggering variety of wildlife, the great Zambezi River and spectacular highland mountains. You’ll tick off one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders when you witness the mighty Victoria Falls and you also have a great chance of spotting Africa’s famous Big Five while on safari.

  • Hwange National Park

    Hwange National Park is home to a vast array of wildlife. In addition to Africa’s famous Big Five, they have one of the largest surviving groups of African Wild Dogs in the continent. Predators within the reserve include lion, leopard, spotted hyena and cheetah. Plus, a huge population of elephants, 30,000 to be exact, can be found here making it one of the few great elephant sanctuaries left in Africa.

  • Mana Pool

    Mana Pools National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its undeniable beauty and remote wilderness. The park has a wide range of large mammals and over 350 bird species and aquatic wildlife, and it's not hard to see why Mana Pools is such a popular attraction.

  • Victoria Falls

    Otherwise known as the Smoke That Thunders, Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, bordering Zimbabwe and Zambia.

  • Lake Kariba

    Offering picturesque scenery, breath taking sunsets and amazing fishing opportunities, Lake Kariba is Zambia’s hidden gem.

Select month

Average weather in January

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Zimbabwe
21ºC
191mm

Average weather in February

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Zimbabwe
21ºC
176mm

Average weather in March

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Zimbabwe
20ºC
99mm

Average weather in April

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Zimbabwe
16ºC
37mm

Average weather in May

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Zimbabwe
16ºC
8mm

Average weather in June

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Zimbabwe
14ºC
2mm

Average weather in July

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Zimbabwe
13ºC
2mm

Average weather in August

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16ºC
3mm

Average weather in September

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19ºC
7mm

Average weather in October

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22ºC
39mm

Average weather in November

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22ºC
93mm

Average weather in December

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Zimbabwe
21ºC
183mm
  • Gina, Destination Specialist

    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.”

  • Robert, Destination Specialist

    Robert

    Destination Specialist

    “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.”

  • John

    Destination Specialist

    “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

Zimbabwe Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Zimbabwe Safaris

Zimbabwe Safaris

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. 

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