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Zimbabwe – Tours

Tours in Zimbabwe

Home to sweeping plains populated by a plethora of game, immense mountain ranges and thriving wetlands, Zimbabwe’s contrasting landscapes make for an unforgettably scenic safari adventure.

One of the main draws of this stunning country is the enormous Victoria Falls. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the sheer power of this force of nature is truly something to behold as you feel it thundering beneath your feet. Wander through the fascinating ecosystem of the nearby Victoria Falls Rainforest, spotting bushbuck, vervet monkeys and baboons, before ascending high above the ground for a breath-taking and unique perspective of the Falls by helicopter. If you’re feeling bold then you can choose from a range of adrenaline-fueled activities, such as white-water rafting and bungee jumping.

An African adventure wouldn’t be complete without witnessing the iconic Big Five. Combining the world’s largest waterfall with the excitement of game viewing, our Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park Safari tour will see you embarking on exhilarating 4x4 game drives through Zimbabwe’s largest national reserve. Track lions, rhino, cheetah, brown hyena and gemsbok, witnessing the majesty of Hwange’s elephant ‘super herds’, before cruising down the winding Zambezi River on a peaceful sundowner cruise with cocktail in hand.

Alternatively, our Best of Zimbabwe tour will take you on a journey through the vast Matobo National Park and its curious balancing granite formations, giving you the chance to see 2,000-year-old cave inscriptions left by San bushmen, before observing the towering red and orange Chiloji Cliffs of Gonarezhou National Park.

4 days

Rovos Rail

Guide Price £1,739 pp  

Founded in 1989, this truly elegant train transports its passengers past the landscapes of South Africa, through the plains of Namibia, across the majestic Victoria Falls. Experience a safari adventure in wonderful places like Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania or...

Couples Holidays

Rovos Rail
7 days The Royal Livingstone and Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, Chobe & Okavango Delta Safari

Guide Price £2,589 pp  

Explore the magnificent Victoria Falls and enjoy game viewing in Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta in Botswana on this comprehensive tour. The wetlands area of the Okavango Delta is unique to Southern Africa and is a labyrinth of...

Escorted tours

Victoria Falls, Chobe & Okavango Delta Safari
5 days

Victoria Falls & Hwange National Park Safari

Guide Price £1,439 pp  

Discover the wild side of Zimbabwe on this spectacular itinerary. Starting in Victoria Falls, this safari allows you to experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world, before heading into the wild and discovering Zimbabwe's largest game reserve,...

Safari holidays

Victoria Falls & Hwange National Park Safari
5 days

Victoria Falls & Mana Pools Safari

Guide Price £2,419 pp  

For the discerning travellers in search of an unforgettable African safari experience, this safari is the one for you. Starting at the mighty Victoria Falls, this safari allows you to experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world...

Safari holidays

Victoria Falls & Mana Pools Safari
6 days Elephant in Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls & Lake Kariba Safari

 

Starting at the mighty Victoria Falls, this six-day escorted tour combines adventure and luxury for a truly unforgettable safari experience. Gaze up in awe at the towering torrents of the falls and its seemingly impenetrable curtains of mist, taking in...

Wildlife holidays

Victoria Falls & Lake Kariba Safari
10 days

The Best of Zimbabwe

Guide Price £4,549 pp  

Embark on a journey around Zimbabwe on our thrilling 10-day escorted tour, visiting the stunning reserves this often overlooked country has to offer. Explore incredible contrasting landscapes – from the expansive grasslands and watering holes of Hwange National Park, to...

Safari holidays

The Best of Zimbabwe

Expert Tips

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“I recommend visiting the lesser-known parks, such as Gonarezhou National Park, for an alternate but equally spectacular contrast to Hwange. In addition to spotting the rare sable and nyala antelope, the Big Five are also present, with the potential to see the elusive king cheetah.”

Christie

Destination Executive

“The flood plains of Mana Pools National Park offer some of the best game-viewing opportunities across Zimbabwe. The wetlands attract fauna from all over Zimbabwe in search of water, and you’ll even see crocodiles and hippos here.”

Martyn

Destination Executive

“Visit Matobo National Park for a captivating insight into the lives of San bushmen tribes, with over 3,000 registered rock art sites to explore, as well as the opportunity to snap stunning photographs of the unusual Mother and Child Kopje sculptural rock towers.”

Frequently Asked Questions

In a country known for having no official currency, it can be difficult to know what currency to bring with you. As of 2016, Zimbabwe introduced the US dollar as legal tender here, and as such we recommend using that. While many businesses accept a range of currencies – including the South African rand, the euro, Japanese yen and even the British pound in some cases – the US dollar is among the most widely accepted here. Hotels, restaurants and bars may accept credit and debit cards. Outside of the capital and more populated towns, you might have difficulty locating ATMs.

Despite there being no official census, English, Shona and Ndebele are the most commonly spoken languages in Zimbabwe. While as many as 16 different languages are recognised here, for the most part you will be able to communicate in English with tour operators, hotel and restaurant staff.

Victoria Falls experiences ‘high season’ from February through to May every year, with the summer rainfall massively increasing the volume of water flowing over the Falls, thus making for a more impressive view. The water flows faster, and the resulting plumes of mist are far denser, travelling further afield – some visitors report seeing the mist from miles away.

The expansive wildernesses of Zimbabwe sustain an astonishing variety of wildlife, including some of the largest gatherings of elephants across the whole of Africa. Whether you’re here for an exciting safari expedition, a pulse-pounding white-water experience, or simply to take in awe-inspiring panoramas of African landscapes, Zimbabwe must be seen to be believed.

Why you'll love Zimbabwe...

• Taking in incredible views of Victoria Falls by helicopter
• Capturing magical photos of the rainbows which appear from the dense spray surrounding the cascading Falls
• Braving a white water rapid experience
• Cruising down the Zambezi River with a sundowner cocktail as dusk falls
• Tracking the world famous Big Five game at Hwange National Park
• Spotting rare and lesser-known fauna, such as sable antelope and brown hyena
• Marvelling at 2,000 year-old cave paintings and inscriptions at Matobo National Park
• Interacting with local Shangaan tribes at Gonarezhou National Park
• Observing the vibrant reds and oranges of the Chiloji Cliffs
• Witnessing Hwange’s Presidential Elephant Herds
• Sleeping under the stars at Somalisa Camp

Did you know?

• Despite being a landlocked country, there is a very real fear of mermaids throughout Zimbabwe.
• During 2008, Zimbabwe issued $100,000,000,000,000 (one hundred trillion) dollar notes.
• More than half of the population of Zimbabwe are under 21 years old.