Between Two Rushing Rivers

Zimbabwe sits between two great rivers – the mighty Zambezi and the languid Limpopo. With the crash of rivers on either side, the in-between offers a variety of picturesque habitats ranging from granite hills and mountains to lush forests and endless plains.

Zimbabwe Elephants by the pool Hwange

A Wildlife Haven

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. 

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 and even horseback safaris in order to experience the land and its inhabitants more intimately.


Mana Pools National Park, resting in the far north of Zimbabwe, earned its UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site status as a result of its unique beauty, remote wilderness and the wide range of large mammals, bird species and aquatic life that call it home. 

Synonymous with the Zambezi River, elephant and lion sightings and secluded wilderness, Mana Pools is a must-see during any great Zimbabwe safari!

Lake Kariba Hippo Zimbabwe

A World of Diverse Landscapes

Matusadona National Park, situated on the shores of Lake Kariba, offers varied landscapes including the lush lake and shoreline grassland, the thick woodland of the Zambezi Valley floor, and the rugged escarpment that rises above it. 

Significantly, Matusadona has the highest number of lions per square kilometre of any reserve on the African continent! 

Moreover, visitors to the park can enjoy an abundance of elephant and buffalo sightings, as well as spotting other wonderful wildlife like honey badgers, hyenas, wild cats, leopards, black rhinos, zebras, warthogs, a variety of different buck and members of the ape family including vervet monkeys and chacma baboons.

Matusadona is an excellent spot for walking and boat safaris, which allow visitors to get up close to wildlife and enjoy an unprecedented birding experience in the quiet that comes with an engine free safari. 


Situated along the Zambezi River, with a shoreline of over 2 000 km, the renowned Lake Kariba is one of the four largest man-made lakes in the world, and is the second largest lake in Africa.

Lake Kariba is home to a great variety of wildlife, including crocodiles and hippos, as well as tiger fish (a fisherman’s dream catch). 

The Lake is also a must visit for twitchers, who can look forward to catching sight of the area’s abundance of birdlife, including fish eagles which can often be heard from their perch in the fossilised trees along the shore.

Boat cruises on the lake are very popular, with visitors soaking in the spectacular flora and fauna whilst watching the sunset, an ice-cold G&T in hand.

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Combine your fly-in Namibia with Victoria Falls


Of course, no visit to Zimbabwe would be complete without a mighty Victoria Falls visit.

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.

Zimbabwe Safari FAQ

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, September and October are extremely hot and dry months.

We will arrange a chauffeur/guide to drive you to each experience and lodge. 

We suggest flying into Harare, via Addis with Ethiopian Airlines. Alternatively, you can fly to Victoria Falls, as there are many fights from South Africa to Victoria Falls daily. 


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