The quality of experience and diversity of habitats makes Zimbabwe special. The game-viewing in the dry months is on par with other, perhaps ‘more fancied’ African destinations. When the game-viewing experience is combined with price, Zimbabwe is hard to beat.
The Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty with the Zambezi River forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘the Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms, Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic metres of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometres, into a gorge over one hundred metres below.
Apart from the falls, the two ‘must-do’s’ on a safari to Zimbabwe are Hwange and Mana Pools National Parks.
Game rich Hwange National Park is a short flight away from the Falls and is the largest park in Zimbabwe at over 14,000 square kilometres. The variety of habitats means that game-viewing is productive year-round.
Mana Pools is one of the icons of the safari world is. Located on the mighty Zambezi below Kariba Dam, Mana is recognized as one of Africa’s best parks. When you mention Mana to any experienced safari guide they will immediately attest to its legendary status and speak of it in revered tones. It is an incredible place to walk and canoe and is undoubtedly one of the best choices in Africa for an active safari.
To take in both Hwange and Mana you would need to allow a minimum of 6 nights.
Zimbabwe has undoubtedly faced some challenges in recent times given its political unrest. We are pleased to say that things are well and truly on the improve. We have conducted a number of safaris in Zimbabwe in recent years to rave reviews.