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Zimbabwe

About Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe holidays are truly spectacular, thanks to the beautiful scenery, exotic wildlife and relaxed culture that can be experiences here. Zimbabwe is a unique holiday destination; it is a landlocked country, which is often described as the most beautiful in all of Southern Africa.

Bordered in the North West by the great Zambezi, and in the south west by the Limpopo, Zimbabwe is home to the awe-inspiring majesty of Victoria Falls, regarded as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. From the swathes of wild savannah, to the magical wilderness of Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe holidays include something for every traveller, whether you’re looking to relax or seek out adventure.

The Matusadona National Park and Lake Kariba offers an experience of water wilderness, while the Matobo National Park is the place to be, to view 20,000-year old San paintings. For bird-watchers, it is as near to heaven as possible, being home to one third of the world’s species of eagle. Nature’s largesse also knows no bounds when it comes to the Hwange National Park, for here some 30,000 elephants are free to roam, while the Matobo National Park remains a sanctuary for rhino.

Witness beautiful elephants roaming around, cheetahs and their adorable cubs leaping across the exotic landscapes and hear the sound of buffalo herds. Rare animals also take home in Zimbabwe, particularly the Sable who enjoys climbing up the tall, swaying trees and lush forests that can be found in this idyllic country.

Zimbabwe is a country so rich in nature’s gifts, thanks to its super abundance of flora, fauna, game and wondrous wildlife. With its great evergreen forests and acres of bush, come 60 different species of mammal, as well as more than 500 different species of birds. There is also well over 130 different types of fish which can be seen peacefully swimming under water.

All of these perks make Zimbabwe holidays a naturalist’s idea of heaven, because the landscapes and forests are still almost unspoilt.

For more information, why not speak to one of our experts on +44 (0) 20 7843 3500 or email info@africatravel.co.uk

Experiences

  • Gazing at the majestic Victoria Falls
  • Experience the bushveld led by the renowned Zimbabwean Safari Guides
  • Catching a dramatic sunset over Lake Kariba
  • Canoeing along the Zambezi
  • Watching elephants in Hwange National Park
  • Walking through the bush in Mana Pools
  • Exploring the San rock art at Motopos
  • Bird watching in the Gonorezhou with over 500 species to discover

Wildlife

  • Big Five, antelope including the rare Sable & Roan, zebras, giraffe, wild dog, hippo, crocodile, cheetah and elephant in large numbers in both the Hwange and Mana Pools National Park.
  • Abundant bird life with over 500 species recorded across the regions

Seasons

  • Dry - May to September
  • Green - November to March

In The Know

    • Capital – Harare
    • Currency – US Dollar
    • Point of Entry – Victoria Falls, Harare, Bulawayo
    • Airlines – British Airways & South African Airways via Johannesburg, Kenya Airways via Nairobi,Emirates via Dubai
    • Flying Time – 1 hour 30 minutes from Johannesburg
    • Time Zone – GMT +2
    • Visa on arrival
    • Medical Requirements – Malaria prophylaxis recommended

Insider Tips

    • Try not to get to Victoria Falls airport too early - there is not a lot on offer at the airport
    • For a real thrill, stay in the open-air Doves Nest tree-house at The Hide Safari Camp in Hwange
    • Do engage with the locals – Zimbabweans are the friendliest people in Africa
    • Walk across the bridge to the Zambian side for a different view of the Victoria Falls.
    • Drink the local Zambezi beer – it is far better than most overseas brands

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