Landlocked between the mighty Limpopo and Zambezi rivers, Zimbabwe is a country rich in natural and cultural heritage. From the Great Zimbabwe ruins in the south, to the magnificent Victoria Falls, known locally as ‘The smoke that thunders’ on its northern border, Zimbabwe offers beautiful scenery, wildlife and friendly people.

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Our Highlights

  • View the “Smoke that Thunders”, the spectacular Victoria Falls, from above by helicopter or micro-light! For the very brave, swing over the gorge from the bridge or even bungee jump!
  • Go back in time and enjoy a dinner right on Victoria Falls Bridge in a beautifully restored Steam Train.
  • Go on a Sunset Cruise on the mighty Zambezi River and watch the sun turn to liquid gold as it reflects off the water.
  • Set off on foot in Mana Pools for a walking safari into this untamed wilderness.
  • Try your hand at fishing in the vast and incredibly beautiful Lake Kariba.
  • For huge herds of buffalo and elephant – as well as plenty of other game – there’s nowhere better to go than the vast 15000km² Hwange National Park.
  • Find Cecil John Rhodes’ grave – and 1000’s of Khoi rock art – among the boulders scattered around Matobo National Park.
  • Take a bunch of friends or the whole family, and cruise for a week on a Houseboat on Lake Kariba.

Best Times to Travel

  • July – September: especially for the walking safari enthusiasts, as the temperature is still moderate to make walking comfortable (especially in July and August). Game viewing is excellent.
  • April – May: when the Falls are at their highest.