Why Zimbabwe? Adventure lovers will feel at home in Zimbabwe, experience a wildlife canoe or walking safari in Mana Pools and the beauty of the Zambezi river is awe inspiring.
~ As one of the major trading and migration routes Zimbabwe was first demarcated by Cecil Rhodes in the late 1800s. The country’s most renowned attraction is Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world and one of the world’s largest waterfalls.
~ Hwange National Park is the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe and home to the late male lion Cecil.
~ Victoria Falls one of the seven wonders of the world and the mighty Zambezi.
~ Matobo Hills in southern Zimbabwe is an area of granite kopjes, hills formed over 2000 million years ago when granite like boulders were forced to the surface then eroded over time. They are a popular attraction due to their interesting shape and local wildlife. Cecil Rhodes was buried here in Matobo Hills.
WHEN TO TRAVEL
Zimbabwe’s climate is influenced by the northern tropical weather of Central Africa and the more temperature climate of southern Africa. Its diverse habitat is seen in the country's flora and fauna.
Dec - Mar
The summer season is primarily when Zimbabwe receives most of its rainfall. The eastern highveld, due to its altitude will receive more than its western counterpart. In the north the rains bring a touch of green to wildlife areas such as Hwange National Park.
Apr - May
By April and May the rains have started to ease with the green grassy wildlife areas starting to dry out and dwindle. The waters of Zambezi have started to rise, the water tumbles to the gorge below, creating a magnificent mist of spray over Victoria Falls.
Jun - Nov
With the dry season in full swing, the best time for wildlife experiences begins. Concentrations of game surround waterholes, the vegetation is sparse with dry grass and lifeless trees. Camouflaged predators are now easier to spot making game viewing photography spectacular. The months of October and November are humid, awaiting the summer rains.
A natural wonder, Victoria Falls is the “smoke that thunders”. Magnificent scenery, and wildlife adventures on the mighty Zambezi river are up close and personal.
Elephants, baobabs and four pools.
In the northern part of Zimbabwe, from Victoria Falls to Lake Kariba flows the mighty Zambezi River. As the river reaches the floodplains of Mana Pools wildlife is abundant, sandy river banks, islands and steep escarpments make a magnificent backdrop.
The summer rains bring a wide expanse of lakes and idyllic river scenery, its magnificent landscapes and extensive wildlife are a photographer’s paradise. The Zambezi floodplains are full of wildlife including buffalos, elephants, zebras, waterbuck and impala. Never to far out of sight and earshot are grunting hippo’s, lions, leopards, wild dogs and hyenas.
Adventure lovers will be in awe of Mana Pools, take part in a walking safari and for those seeking more adventure, a day-long or extended canoe safari. This is a great way to explore the 300km stretch of water finishing at the Mozambique border. Other activities include hiking, game viewing and at night study the stars that illuminate the dark sky above.
Waterholes, a wildlife hide and herds of buffalo.
Edging onto the border of Botswana, this corner wildlife pocket consist’s of Zimbabwe’s most fascinating parks. The Zambezi and Hwange national parks are diverse with their wildlife, and the stunning Victoria Falls is one of the countries famous iconic features.
Hwange National Park isn’t only for elephant lovers, visitors will also see vast concentration’s of buffalos, zebras, rhinos and giraffes. All of Zimbabwe’s protected animals are generally found in Hwange, and it is in this area where brown hyenas are able to roam freely in large numbers.
In Hwange enjoy a range of selected activities including day walks, night drives, or simply just relaxing in camp. Take in the surrounds of Hwange National Park, one of Zimbabwe’s most wild, unspoilt destinations. Your itinerary isn’t complete without a visit to the park.