Zimbabwe has a staggering amount of natural resources and pristine wilderness. Geographically it is located at the heart of Southern Africa, landlocked with the Zambezi River forming a natural riverine boundary with Zambia. In full flood (February-April) the massive Victoria Falls the world's largest curtain of falling water. Zimbabwe boasts a variety of natural resources which include coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin and platinum group metals and most recently, large scale diamond mining. Zimbabwe boasts several major tourist attractions, most notably Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River, which is shared with Zambia, located in the north west of Zimbabwe. The Victoria Falls National Park is also in this area and is one of the eight main national parks in Zimbabwe, largest of which is Hwange National Park.

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Must do’s in Zimbabwe

  • Canoe Safari along the Zambezi
  • Explore the Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Watch the sunset at Matopos
  • Interact with nature in Mana Pools
  • House Boat safari on Lake Kariba
  • Victoria Falls – the adventure capital of Africa (bungee jumping, white water rafting, bridge swinging….)

Parks and Reserves

Hwange National Park

Hwange became a national park nearly 100 years ago and as such hosts some of Africa’s finest pristine wilderness. This is where large herds of elephant, zebra and buffalo roam.…

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Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park is one of Zimbabwe's most popular parks. It is located inland of the Zambezi River. The word "mana" means "four" in the local Shona language, referring…

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Matobo National Park

Matobo National Park is home to the Matobo Hills, which are classed as a World Heritage Site and a highlight of any trip to Zimbabwe. The area has a profusion…

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Tours and Trips

Best of Zimbabwe Tour

This varied and exciting 5-day safari tour combines culture and wilderness to provide a unique safari tour experience. On this tour, you will first visit two of Zimbabwe's National Parks.…

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Duration: 5 Days, 4 Nights
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Overland Tour

This classic and affordable overland tour links Cape Town to Victoria Falls (and vice versa). This 20 Day tour highlights Southern Africa’s most incredible sights. StartiIt starts in the shadow…

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Duration: 20 Days, 19 Nights
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

East Africa Overland Tour (Vic Falls-Nairobi)

The classic and affordable East African overland camping tour starts in the fun-filled adventure town of Victoria Falls and ends in Nairobi, Kenya. The trip goes through 5 countries and…

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Duration: 21 Days, 20 Nights
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

Lookout for

Elephant
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Spotted Hyena
African Wild Dog
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Sable Antelope
Roan Antelope
Waterbuck
Warthog
Baboon

Key Species

MAMMALS
Lion
Elephant
Buffalo

BIRDS
Martial Eagle
White-backed Vulture
Bateleur Eagle
Marabou Stork
Ground Hornbill

REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
African Rock Python
Puff Adder

TREES
Baobab
Marula
Mopane

HABITAT TYPES
Savannah Woodland
Rocky Outcrops
Open Grassland
Riverine
Thornveld

Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 8.5
Mammals: 9.5
Birds: 9
Reptiles: 8
Trees: 8.5
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