Often overlooked due to its turbulent political situation, Zimbabwe is now re-emerging as a worthy contender on the safari circuit. Steeped in history, with no fewer than 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites, the scenery is both beautiful and awe-inspiring with plenty of wildlife to boot. The varied and dramatic landscapes never fail to deliver, be it flying over the mighty Victoria Falls or enjoying a walking safari in Mana Pools.
This landlocked country comes complete with a host of diverse environments for you to explore and it is a nature and wildlife enthusiast’s playground. As well as the obvious Victoria Falls, the famous Hwange National Park and the beautiful Mana Pools with its stunning landscapes, other areas are emerging as popular destinations for both old and new travellers to Zimbabwe. Gonarezhou, a relatively unexplored, rugged yet beautiful area is emerging as a sought after destination for those wanting something a little more challenging and off the beaten track. Zimbabwe has it all to offer.
If you are unsure about spending your entire holiday in Zimbabwe, why not opt for a multi destination trip, it combines easily with both Zambia and Botswana, or even South Africa, we love Zimbabwe and don’t think you will be disappointed.
Zimbabwe is ready for you, just ask one of our consultants and they can put together the perfect trip, tailor made just for you.
This itinerary includes a bit of everything that is beautiful about Zimbabwe and shows you some of the country's best bits!
Enjoy the highlights of Zimbabwe at the iconic Victoria Falls then marvel in the wildlife at Hwange National Park before exploring UNESCO's Mana Pools.
Explore beautiful Zimbabwe from some of the country's premier locations.
Enjoy the freedom of a self-drive holiday through the countryside and parks of Zimbabwe
There's more to see here than the Falls alone, spend a few action packed days here.
Read about some of the inspirational experiences you could have in Zimbabwe
Below you'll find some of our very favourite places to stay in Zimbabwe. However you can also see our full directory of properties by clicking the "All Places to Stay" button.
A high quality hotel on the Zambezi River a short distance from Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side of the river.
In a stunning setting above a dramatic gorge, Gorges Lodge is just 22kms from Victoria Falls and offers various excursions and activities.
A charming, well equipped hotel with uninterrupted views of Victoria Falls and a choice of rooms and suites.
Kanga Camp is in a private concession in the Mana pools region, built around a waterhole so you'll have 24 hour wildlife viewing on your doorstep.
A small, intimate camp nestled in the shade of acacia trees in the heart of Hwange National Park.
This upmarket tented lodge offers access to Victoria Falls and the chance to see African elephants up close.
A beautiful shady location on the banks of the Zambezi River. A private concession with a good wildlife population.
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Time: GMT + 2 hours
Flight time: 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.
Language: English is the official language of Zimbabwe. Shona or Ndebele are also widely spoken by the majority of the population.
Visas: Visas are required for UK passport holders and can be obtained on entry into Zimbabwe.
Health: Malaria is a risk in many areas of Zimbabwe.