In its heyday one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations, Zimbabwe is luring travellers once more with wildly beautiful landscapes, exceptional guides and a richness and diversity of wildlife to rival its better-known neighbours.
Perhaps the most breathtaking of all its natural spectacles is the Victoria Falls. A curtain of water over a mile wide, you can hear the roar of the mighty cascades from quite a distance. Over 550,000 cubic metres fall every minute over the gorge, causing a billowing mist that rises dramatically above the falls. Whether you’re viewing it from below in a boat or from above in a helicopter, the Victoria Falls are reason enough to take a luxury, tailor-made holiday to Zimbabwe.
Talk to our Zimbabwe consultants and they’ll tell you about national parks like Hwange; founded in 1928 and renowned for its game viewing. Expert local guides will show you elephants, lions, leopard, eland and sable, as well as many of the 500 species of birds, 115 reptiles and countless amphibians and fish. In fact, it is the knowledge and skill of the guides that make Zimbabwe’s wildlife so accessible.
You could also try tiger fishing and canoeing in Mana Pools, a UNESCO World Heritage Site fed by the waters of the Lower Zambezi. Or – if big cats aren’t your thing – go birding beside Lake Kariba in Matusadona National Park. Or discover Matobo’s fascinating collection of ancient rock paintings.
Whatever your interests, Zimbabwe is very definitely back on the list of must-visits.