Zimbabwe, South Africa’s northern neighbour, may be landlocked, but two of its most spectacular sights are of the watery kind.
The first is the Victoria Falls, straddling the border with Zambia at the edge of the Zambezi National Park, and surely one of the world’s greatest sights. To behold the majesty of the Falls is to feel some of the awe of Livingstone when he first sighted them in 1855. Twice the size of Niagara, with 935m3 of water per second pounding down a drop of 108m, the power of the Falls is jaw-dropping; a helicopter is the vantage point of choice for the modern explorer. The second is Lake Kariba, northeast of Victoria Falls – an altogether different body of water, created by the damming of the Zambezi in the 1950s. Now, its calm waters lure wildlife such as hippo, rhino and buffalo for hundreds of miles, while skeletal trees stand midwater, silhouetted against the sunset.
The Zambezi has much to draw the visitor. One day, take a cruise, binoculars at the ready for sightings of big game; the next, opt for a more adrenaline-fuelled experience, such as white water rafting.
And this country is, of course, a safari-goer’s paradise, from Hwange National Park, famed for its elephant, buffalo and sable herds, to Mana Pools in the Great Rift Valley, to Matobo, with its granite hills and ancient rock art forming the backdrop for sightings of black and white rhino. Visit the Great Zimbabwe National Monument, a ruined city from the country’s iron age that’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or just look out from the stone-clad hills known as kopjes, to spot cheetah, lion or zebra, and fall in love with this corner of Africa.
OUR SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS OF ZIMBABWE:
Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site, will captivate you with its thundering cascades and misty rainbows. Embark on an exhilarating journey to witness one of nature's greatest wonders.
Mana Pools National Park
Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe, is also a UNESCO World Heritage site where the Zambezi River sets the stage for a raw and captivating safari experience.
Canoeing along the Zambezi River
Feel the rhythm of Africa's heartbeat as you navigate its waters, encountering wildlife and soaking in the breath-taking landscapes.
Lake Kariba, the world's largest man-made reservoir, invites you to a water-bound paradise. Sail along its vast expanse, framed by stunning landscapes and teeming with wildlife.
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SAMPLE ZIMBABWE LUXURY HOLIDAY ITINERARIES:
Victoria Falls / Hwange National Park / Mana Pools National Park
Experience some of the best that Zimbabwe has to offer: the majesty of Victoria Falls, followed by wildlife spotting in two of the country's best national parks.
WESTERN ZIMBABWE HIGHLIGHTS
Matobo National Park / Hwange National Park / Victoria Falls
Waterfalls, wildlife, stunning scenery and history, all wrapped up in one incredible holiday to Zimbabwe.
WILDLIFE & WATERWAYS IN BOTSWANA & ZIMBABWE
Central Kalahari Game Reserve / Okavango Delta / Chobe River Front / Victoria Falls / Eastern Hwange National Park
Camping in the Delta is about experiencing the African wilderness up close. Listen to the call of the animals in the night from your tent, gaze up at the sky and watch the shooting stars, and enjoy being at one with nature in the glorious environment.
Adventure, culture, honeymoon, family
GMT+ 2 hours
When to go:
March to October
Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ)
13 hours approx
Some are recommended or required by the Centres for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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