HOLIDAY TYPE

Zimbabwe Safaris

Land of waterfalls, wilderness and wildlife

Zimbabwe has plenty more to offer, beyond the mighty Victoria Falls. Embrace pure wilderness on a safari – from highland rainforests and rocky outcrops to vast lakes and rolling plains – and an abundance of wildlife. With some of the most prolific game viewing in Southern Africa, many of Zimbabwe’s national parks are so vast that you could drive for hours without seeing another vehicle, making it feel as if you’re the only people there.

Visit Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest park and gaze on huge herds of elephant and buffalo. If you’re lucky, you’ll also see the endangered African wild dog. UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mana Pools National Park is located on a flood plain that turns into a meandering series of oxbow lakes and pools as the seasons fluctuate. With lush vegetation and distinctive baobab trees, keep your camera primed for zebra, impala and antelope.

After a day packed full of game drives and captivating canoe safaris, sunset signals your time to relax and settle into the long balmy evening. Bask in the golden hour as you sip a zesty gin and tonic, watching the sun melt over Lake Kariba in Matusadona National Park.

Top Tips from our Experts

Christie

Destination Executive

"Whether visiting Victoria Falls or going on safari, stow your camera and video equipment in a waterproof bag which also protects from dust and sand when not in use. I'd recommend one that's lighter in color, not black, to keep your tech cool when the temperature rises."

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

"Carry bottled water with you at all times – on safari and on transfers between camps. Bottled water is readily available at all camps and lodges, and some now offer sterilised metal bottles which can be refilled to reduce the environmental impact of plastic water bottles."

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Zimbabwe

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,499 pp

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge