Why go to Zimbabwe

Going on a Zimbabwe safari

A visit to Zimbabwe in southern Africa is a must for any safari enthusiast. The country is nestled between two great rivers – the mighty Zambezi and the languid Limpopo. In between these is a variety of picturesque habitats ranging from granite hills and mountains to lush forests and endless plains.

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Hwange National Park

Visitors to Zimbabwe can enjoy exciting game drives through wildlife-rich National Parks. The country’s largest reserve, Hwange National Park in west Zimbabwe, is home to a myriad wildlife species including lion, zebra, giraffe, wild dog and tens of thousands of elephants. Making it a must on your Zimbabwe Safari.

Hwange is a sanctuary for the endangered species that call its desert dunes, savannahs, rocky outcrops and sparse forests home. A Hwange safari needn’t be limited to the game drive vehicle – visitors can also opt for guided walks or even horseback safaris in order to experience the land and its inhabitants more intimately.

Mana Pools

Another spectacular Zimbabwean National Park is Mana Pools, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in the far north of Zimbabwe that’s become synonymous with the Zambezi River, elephants, lions and remote wilderness. Mana Pools earned its UNESCO status thanks to its beauty, wildness and the wide range of large mammals, bird species and aquatic life that call it home. It’s one of Zimbabwe’s most popular parks, and a nature lover’s dream. Mana Pools is a must in any great Zimbabwe Safari!

Lake Kariba Hippo Zimbabwe

Matusadone National Park

A third must-visit Zimbabwean wilderness expanse is Matusadona National Park on the shores of Lake Kariba. The varied landscapes of Matusadona include the lush lake and shoreline grassland, the thick woodland of the Zambezi Valley floor, and the rugged escarpment that rises above it. Visitors to the park can enjoy sightings of an abundance of elephant and buffalo, with other common species including honey badger, hyena, wild cat, lion, leopard, black rhino, zebra, warthog, a variety of different buck and members of the ape family including vervet monkey and chacma baboon. Significantly, Matusadona has the highest number of lion per square kilometre of any reserve on the African continent! It’s an excellent spot for the walking and boat safaris for which Zimbabwe has become renowned. Being out on the water offers a very different safari experience, allowing visitors to get up close to the wildlife and enjoy an unprecedented birding experience in a very quiet and relaxed atmosphere.

Lake Kariba

The renowned Lake Kariba itself is one of the four largest manmade lakes in the world (and the second largest in Africa). Situated along the Zambezi River and with a shoreline of over 2 000 km, Kariba is a wildlife paradise that’s home to everything from crocodile and hippo to the tiger fish that are many a fisherman’s dream catch.

A visit to the lake is a must for twitchers too, as the area abounds with birdlife. In fact, the most iconic image of Lake Kariba is of the fish eagles that sound their characteristic cries from the fossilized trees on its shores. Boat cruises on the lake are very popular, with visitors soaking in the spectacular flora and fauna whilst watching the sunset with an ice-cold G&T.

Contact us to include Lake Kariba in your Zimbabwe Safari trip!  While visiting Lake Kariba, you can stay at Musango Safari Camp! 

Lake Kariba Musango Safari Camp Zimbabwe
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Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Of course no visit to Zimbabwe would be complete without an experience of the mighty Victoria Falls.Forming the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, Victoria Falls presents an awe-inspiring display of natural beauty that earned it the reputation of ‘the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.’ At the height of the rainy season, over five hundred million cubic metres of water per minute plummet over the edge of the falls into a gorge over one hundred metres below. Watching this take place from the safety of one of the many strategic vantage points is yet another of the many humbling experiences that Zimbabwe has to offer.

FAQ Zimbabwe

When is the best time to go?

With mild temperatures, virtually no rain and a low malaria risk, the dry May to October winter season is generally seen as the best time to visit Zimbabwe for game-viewing, although note that September and October are extremely hot and dry months.

What is the best way to travel around

We will arrange a chauffeur/guide for you to drive you around

How to get to Zimbabwe

Fly to Harare – you get here fast via Addis with Ethiopian Airlines!
Or fly to Victoria Falls, there are many daily flights from South Africa to Vic Falls.

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