Home to some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world, Zimbabwe’s appeal is timeless. The country offers a range of breath-taking World Heritage Sites and scenic locations, including Victoria Falls, Mana Pools National Parks and Lake Kariba; not to mention the vast array of species there is to see.
Each park has a unique experience waiting for you, visit Gonarezhou for large elephant herds; Matopos for rhino, black eagles and leopard. Mana Pools offers fantastic boating, walking and canoeing safaris with sightings of hippo and waterbuck, big cats, buffalo and elephant. Hwange National Park is home to over 100 mammals and 400 bird species – including each of Zimbabwe’s specially protected animals – and is the only place in Zimbabwe where brown hyena and gemsbok survive in numbers.
Aside from safari holidays, Zimbabwe is a great option for indelible culture and history, take a trip to the greatest medieval city on the continent - Great Zimbabwe, as well as Khami Ruins National Monument – capital of the Torwa dynasty between 1450 and 1650. At Matobo Hills, mesmerising rock paintings document the relationship between man and environment over 100,000 years. The hills are also home to the grave of Cecil Rhodes, founder of Rhodesia, and the area still acts as a sacred place for Zimbabweans to this day.
Lake Kariba is a 25-mile-wide man-made lake and has
over 1,200 miles of shore line. The lake is known for its stunning sunsets and excellent tiger fishing, as well as the large herds of animals that come to drink from its waters.
There are a variety of lodges which overlook the lake or
you can sleep on board a luxury motor cruiser.
You can spend your days taking in the stunning views by
private boat, going on a game drive in search of the Matusadona lions, or enjoying on a scenic lakeside walking safari.
Gonarezhou means "Place of the Elephants" and quite
rightly so as the park is home to over 8,000 of them.
The area is one of Africa’s last remaining pristine wildernesses
and the wildlife here is in their most natural state. The presence of over 8,000 elephants is everywhere.
You will also find buffalo gathering at watering holes, big
cats prowling silently in pursuit of painted impala, and hippo wallowing in the water surrounded by flocks of fluttering birds. Visit the wonders of Chilojo Cliffs and Chivilila Falls which reveal the glories of this unique landscape.
Explore the private Sapi Reserve, located on the eastern boundary of Mana Pools National Park. You can experience the reserve on foot or by canoe whilst accompanied by a professional guide, which is a huge adventure. You can also view the wildlife by game drive, however this really is Africa’s dream walking safari destination.
Go on a 6-night expedition which explores the exquisite areas of both Mana Pools National Park and the neighbouring private Sapi Concession, where you will have the opportunity to experience up-close encounters with African Bull elephants, and many species of plains game along with the varied predator species.
A not to be missed opportunity is tracking the critically
endangered black rhino in the Matobo National Park; located in the south-west of Zimbabwe the park is 250 square kilometres and was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2003.
It is well known for its 2-billion-year-old granite hills and is famous for its white and black rhinos, amongst other game. You will track the rhinos with an experienced guide which is a genuinely superb experience, as a walking safari in search of black rhino is one of the most incredible things to do in Zimbabwe.
Victoria Falls, known as ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ is a
stunning natural spectacle and the Falls are considered among
the largest in the world emitting a plume of spray which can be seen for hundreds of miles.
Being one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls is often referred to as the adventure capital of the world, with over 50 adrenalin-fuelled activities available.
There really is something for everyone, from bungy jumping
to white water rafting, zip-lining to kayaking and cycling around Victoria Falls, stopping off for afternoon tea at Victoria Falls Hotel. End the day with a sunset cruise on the Zambezi.
Please contact your Destination Specialist for more information on +44 (0) 1993 824198
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