The best things to do in Zimbabwe
In Zimbabwe you find one of the world’s most famous waterfalls, the ancient historical site of Great Zimbabwe, a vast reservoir (Lake Kariba), huge granite boulders with ancient Bushman rock art, and, of course, superb wildlife reserves for your safari. Time to explore!
When to go to Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is considered a year-round destination, however, wildlife viewing is best in the drier months of June to October. Be warned, though, October is usually stiflingly hot. Read on for more detail, but do consider calling us for personal help with when it might be best for you to go to Zimbabwe.Read more
Places to go in Zimbabwe
Read about the highlights of the wonderful country of Zimbabwe in our short summary guides to the main places to go.View more
Known as ‘the smoke that thunders’, Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River forms a staggeringly beautiful natural border between Zimbabwe and Zambia
Hwange National Park
With abundant wildlife and a huge elephant population, Hwange delivers a great safari experience.
Mana Pools National Park
A unique park offering both a river and inland safari experience. Wildlife concentrations increase in the drier summer months.
Lake Kariba & Matusadona National Park
Experience a safari by the water and see how nature thrives in this beautiful, rugged part of the country.
Places we love to stay in Zimbabwe
Here you’ll find a small collection of our favourite places to stay in Zimbabwe, though as an independent tour operator specialising in tailor-made holidays, we actually sell a much wider choice of Zimbabwean properties than we show.View more
Bumi Hills Safari Lodge and Spa
Victoria Falls River Lodge
Victoria Falls Hotel
Facts and information
Flights from UK to Harare or Victoria Falls are usually via Johannesburg and can take 12+ hours, although once the new Victoria Falls airport is fully operational there may be an option of direct flights – watch this space.
English is the official language of Zimbabwe. Shona or Ndebele are also widely spoken by the majority of the population.
GMT + 2 hours
Visas are required for UK passport holders and can be obtained on entry into Zimbabwe.
Malaria is a risk in many areas of Zimbabwe.
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