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 & 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 Grand Tour of Zimbabwe 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.
Victoria Falls To Chobe National Park
Grand Tour Zimbabwe
“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.”
“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.”
“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
What’s the official currency of Zimbabwe?
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.
What language is spoken in Zimbabwe?
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.
When is the best time to visit Victoria Falls?
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.
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