Zimbabwe

This land locked country is undoubtedly one of Southern Africa’s most stunning. Visitors here will be treated to exceptional guiding, magnificent wilderness and a bounty of natural and cultural riches. Whether you seek languid pools hosting vast herds of wildlife along the Zambezi, the thrill and adventure of booming Victoria Falls, or to wander amongst the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, looking beyond the headlines will reveal a country of immeasurable depth and beauty.

You'll find a useful guide to Zimbabwe and its attractions at the bottom of this page, along with some sample safari journeys with guide prices. These journeys are there to inspire you and give you a starting point. It is important to emphasise that all our private safaris are tailor-made and can be designed around you and your preferences - please do ask us for a quote.

Why Real Africa? We remain true to our roots - small, specialist and committed to conservation. We're dedicated to offering you a personal service and all-round quality experience - something we've been doing for over 16 years now. You won't find the same expertise on the high street.

10 days
From £3,055
Chobe, Victoria Falls and Hwange

Safari in Botswana's Chobe, Zimbabwe's Hwange and relax at wonderful Victoria Falls all in one holiday.

6 days
From £1,590
Classic Botswana: Chobe & the Falls

This classic short Botswana safari to Chobe National Park works perfectly with Victoria Falls

10 days
From £3,165
Classic Zimbabwe

This trip has it all - see Victoria Falls, stay in a tented safari lodge in Hwange and explore the shores of Lake Kariba

12 days
From £3,100
Highlights of Southern Africa

This leisurely holiday gives you the chance to see Cape Town, a private safari in the Kruger and visit the spectacular Victoria Falls

14 days
From £6,195
Ultimate Zimbabwe

This fly-in safari combines Zimbabwe's most iconic safari destinations with stays in authentic camps and Victoria Falls

15 days
From £4,870
Zimbabwe Explorer - History and Wildlife

From the ruined city of Great Zimbabwe to the wilds of Hwange, this is one for lovers of history and wildlife

Attractions in Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park

Zimbabwe’s largest park stretches from the arid Kalahari sandveld in the south to the stony hills, rivers and woodland of the north. Wildlife includes imposing herds of elephant and buffalo as well as wild dog and leopard. Hwange’s lions are famous. You will not see Cecil, but you may encounter his offspring.

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Attractions in Zimbabwe

Matusadona National Park

The park was created during the 1950s when the Kariba Dam was built, flooding much of the Middle Zambezi Valley and forming Lake Kariba. Game levels on the islands and shore have remained buoyant and several excellent lodges thrive here with the Matusadona Mountains as their backdrop. The rare black rhino can be seen here as well as varied wildlife from crocodiles to fish eagles

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Attractions in Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls

One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, the UNESCO World Heritage Victoria Falls, shared by Zimbabwe and Zambia is an absolute must-see.

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When To Go

The dry winter months between May and September offer warm days of around 23-28 degrees, and cold nights. Increasingly, animals congregate around water sources while vegetation is reduced. Victoria Falls is majestic at this time with mid to low water levels ensuring spray does not obscure your view. The hottest month is October with highs of 33 degrees. The wet summer season which peaks December to February sees the landscape transform to a lush green with many young being born and wonderful birding.

What To Do

Zimbabwe’s guides have the reputation for being among the best in Africa – accreditation is incredibly hard to achieve with years of study and field experience required. Access between parks is often by light aircraft, with camps and
lodges in remote areas. Camps tend to be less luxurious. A safari here is all about the immersive experience; walking in the bush,paddling a canoe, and letting your guide reveal Zimbabwe’s culture and wildlife to you.

Why We Love

Zimbabwe (or Zim as it’s affectionately known!) is slowly opening up its doors to tourists once again. This used to be one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa and rightly so. It is a fascinating country with a huge abundance of wildlife, beautiful scenery, some historic sites such as Great Zimbabwe and a wonderful range of accommodation. 
The people of Zimbabwe are famous for being warm and welcoming and are keen to restore the reputation of their country as a fantastic holiday destination. Zimbabwe is still a relatively quiet destination with some diverse landscapes providing excellent safari destinations. 

You won't find better more dedicated guides anywhere else in Africa and if you're happy to surrender a bit of panache at your lodge then Zimbabwe will be hugely rewarding. Try a mobile camp in Mana, get out in a kayak on the great Zambezi River, walk in the bush and get close to elephants or stake out a waterhole in Hwange. We love the range of activities and the off the beaten track feel of Zim. We hope the new Vic Falls International Airport will result in better value flights to this region.