Victoria Falls waterfall with bright blue skies and a rainbow over the falls

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.

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When is the best time of the year to visit?

If you are looking to visit Zimbabwe to do safari then the best months are July through to October as this is when the bush is less green and it is much easier to spot the wildlife, as there are less places to hide. This is also dry season and the weather is a more bearable temperature. You will find that some lodges in the safari regions are closed outside of these months as they are in remote areas that simply can not be accessed in the other months due to flooding. If the main reason to visit is for Victoria Falls then they are most spectacular between January and April as this is wet season and this is when the most water is flowing over this impressive waterfall - but you are restricted on adventure activities during this time due to high water levels. Our favourite months to visit are April and May as it offers a good compromise of strong water flow at the falls, and a bush turning from lush green to dry.