Destination

Zimbabwe Holidays

A land of contrasts

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
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.”

Tina

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
Elephant in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Tours

Tours

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. 

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

Guide Price

£1,519 pp

Victoria Falls River Lodge

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Zimbabwe

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,499 pp

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

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