Oh Zimbabwe – a country that truly captures your heart right from the first visit. It is well known that Zimbabwe has not been without its problems over the years, however, recent years have really seen a shift in perspective, and safari enthusiasts and worldwide travellers are starting to recognise how truly wonderful the country can be.
Zimbabwe has world class safaris on offer across a number of areas. Mana Pools is home of the elusive wild-dog and Boswell the standing elephant! Lake Kariba offers popular houseboat safaris and unforgettable sunrises in the bordering Matusadona National Park. You can track wild rhinos on foot in Matopos National Park and explore the fascinating and well preserved rock art. Gonarezhou, meaning land of the elephants is Zimbabwe’s still hidden gem with very few visitors yet excellent wildlife spotting in beautiful raw wilderness. Hwange is another star attraction, and by far the biggest national park in Zimbabwe – in fact it is one of the ten biggest in the whole of Africa. In Hwange you can see up to 400 bird species and 100 types of animal including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores, the most famous resident being elephants, as over 40000 are believed to reside here.
The most visited place in Zimbabwe is of course Victoria Falls, for those looking to get a glimpse of one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. It is extremely popular for a 2-3 day stay for those visiting nearby or flight connecting countries such as South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Zambia, and Ethiopia. However, we truly believe people should be looking to stay longer and exploring further as Zimbabwe just has so much to offer.