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  • an elephant with tusks walking in tall grass

Bringing off-the-beaten-track safari experiences that’re just as active as its dramatic Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe is no stranger to a thrilling escapade.

Bringing off-the-beaten-track safari experiences that’re just as active as its dramatic Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe is no stranger to a thrilling escapade.

Suffused with colour and rich in culture immortalised by ancient cave paintings and ruins, Zimbabwe’s terrain encompasses endless plains dissected by majestic rivers, soaring granite kopjes, forested valleys and stretches of absolute wilderness. Sheer remoteness adds to the adventure, rising in the misty dawn to feel closer to nature than you could ever dream.

In a nation of free spirits represented by the iconic golden bird that adorns their flag, its hidden gem adventures are only second best to its loveably welcoming atmosphere.

a tree in a field with the sun setting behind it
Zebras drinking water
a bird sitting on a branch
a tree in a field with the sun setting behind it
Zebras drinking water
a bird sitting on a branch

In pursuit of...

Victoria Falls and a bridge over a ravine
… a freedom that’ll take your breath away

Bringing all the twists and turns you’d expect along the meandering Zambezi River, adrenaline junkies get their fill riding unforgiving rafts downstream. While up-close and extra-thrilling walking and canoe safaris mean that all the best action is happening at eye level. Add in the thundering Victoria Falls, and it’s almost a surprise that even the pockets feel the light touch of Zimbabwe’s salt-of-the-earth soul.

Zimbabwe’s hidden gem adventures are only second best to its loveably welcoming atmosphere.

A sense of place

Get to know our favourite spots in Zimbabwe, from the home of the largest population of elephants in Hwange National Park to the adrenaline-filled rafting waterways of the Mana Pools National Park.

  • Lion cubs and lioness looking towards the camera
    Hwange National Park

    Pronounced Wang-ee, this largest national park in Zimbabwe is the (rightful) home to one of the world’s largest populations of ‘gentle giants’. With a sheer mix of family structures and herds stomping around, there’s a great chance of seeing a calf following in their matriarch’s shadow. And in being fair to the furry things in life, sightings of lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and wild dogs are never too far away.

  • a group of people in canoes on a lake
    Mana Pools National Park

    Literally meaning ‘four pools’ in Shona, the middle of the Zambezi River is the perfect attraction for wildlife, and an even better one for aquaphiles. With everything from canoe safaris to adrenaline-filled rafting courses (with several rapids along the way) there’s always more fun waiting just around the river bend.

  • Hippo walking near water with its head near the ground
    Zambezi National Park

    Bringing all the best bits of a safari bush experience within a manageable park boundary, this quieter, stripped-back land is an ideal access point to Victoria Falls; so when all your favourite snapshots have been stored away (we’re talking cameras, too), you can head straight back into the heart of it all.

  • Aerial view of Victoria Falls and nearby bridge
    Victoria Falls

    Locally known as the ‘smoke that thunders’, the falls needs no introduction; but what makes this seventh wonder of the world so great, is the different ways you can approach it. With access provided from Zimbabwe and Zambia, the bonus in Zimbabwe is the better visibility of the falls, for the ultimate photographer’s dream shot.   


Its essence...

Destination essentials
  • Jul - Oct
  • Dec - Mar
  • 12hrs 35min
    LHR - JNB - BUQ
  • 13hrs
    LHR - JNB - VFA
  • +2hrs
Time difference
  • USD
  • 16
Currency / Language
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  • A cheetah laying in the foreground with a safari car behind

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  • A panoramic view of cape town at sunset
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