Our Zimbabwe safari vacations

Zimbabwe boasts some of Africa’s most beautiful landscapes and flourishing wildlife populations, including huge numbers of elephants. Our small group & tailor made safari vacations in Zimbabwe take you from national parks such as Hwange to Victoria Falls, and sometimes over the border into neighbouring Botswana. And whether you’re tracking rhinos in Matusadona, or visiting a village to purchase unique handicrafts and understand tribal life, there’s no finer companion than a local guide. No one knows Zimbabwe’s landscapes, wildlife, nature and communities better, and equally there’s no one better placed to help you get to know them.

Our top Zimbabwe vacations

Zimbabwe safari vacation, tailor made

From £3530
8 days ex flights
Safari combining some of the most diverse areas of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe tailor made vacation

From £3350
10 days ex flights
A captivating trip visiting some of the gems of Zimbabwe
Tailor made

Zimbabwe national parks safari

From US $8794 to US $12063
13 days ex flights
A unique journey along the Zambezi River
Tailor made

Zimbabwe riding vacation

From £1995
9 days ex flights
Discover Zimbabwe's incredible wildlife on horseback
Tailor made

Zimbabwe family safari, tailor made

From US $3709 to US $4093
9 days ex flights
Discover magnificent Matopos and Hwange National Park
Tailor made

Zimbabwe tailor made vacations

From £5145
13 days inc UK flights
A journey through Zimbabwe's most iconic wildlife habitats
Tailor made

Botswana and Zimbabwe lodge safari

From US $5849 to US $6399
14 days ex flights
Victoria Falls to the meandering waterways of the Okavango Delta
Small group2022: 18 Jun, 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 8 Oct, 5 Nov, 2023: 11 Mar, 8 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 17 Jun, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 4 Nov

Zimbabwe & Botswana game tracker safari

From US $3030
16 days ex flights
A lodge safari through Kruger, Zimbabwe & Botswana
Small group2022: 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 17 Dec, 2023: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 28 Jan, 25 Feb, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 16 Dec

Luxury Zimbabwe vacation

From £8500
13 days ex flights
Explore Zimbabwe from some of its premier locations!
Tailor made

About our Zimbabwe vacations

Zimbabwe safaris

Safari vacations are Zimbabwe’s bread and butter. Hippos wallow in Mana Pools National Park and Lake Kariba, where you can take a boat out to view them… at a safe distance from these 1,500kg beasts. You can drive out to see the elephant herds that still survive in the savannahs, despite years of drought and poaching. The tour specialists we work with quite rightly avoid ‘walking with lions’ experiences like the plague. Instead, track them happily stalking through their natural environment, with expert Zimbabwean guides who’ll also have an eye out for wild dogs, giraffes, rhinos, wildebeest, leopards and hyenas.

Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park has come a long way from its days as a hunting ground for King Mzilikazi Khumal in the 19th century. It’s one of the biggest national parks in Africa, and home to most of Zimbabwe’s elephant population, as well as lion prides, packs of wild dogs and springy antelopes. Famously fantastic guides lead the way, driving you out to grassy plains at the crack of dawn and showing you how to track giraffes safely on foot. Your visit to Hwange National Park will be part of a larger tour of Zimbabwe or Southern Africa; choose a tailor made trip to spend extra time here.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is known as Mosi-oa-Tunya (‘the smoke that thunders’) in the Lozi tongue and Shungu Namutitima in Tonga (‘boiling water’). As you stand beneath its 108m-tall and 1.5km-wide waterfalls, you can see where these evocative local names come from. Victoria Falls straddles the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, but you’ll get the best views on the Zimbabwe side, where four out of five of the cascades crash. All vacations to Zimbabwe will include a trip to Victoria Falls; for more information, read about the best way to see Victoria Falls.

Zimbabwe & Botswana

It almost feels silly not to visit Zimbabwe and Botswana in the same trip. The elephants and lodges of Chobe National Park are just over the border from Zimbabwe, and the Okavango Delta is just a few hours’ drive from there. Botswana has had years to perfect its conservation-based tourism, so expect luxury camps and more visitors, whereas wildlife vacations in Zimbabwe are still in their formative years. The neighbouring countries concur when it comes to rigorous guide training, however: Zimbabwean and Botswanan guides are some of the best in the world.
[Safaris: St John Wilson] [Hwange National Park: Christine Donaldson] [Victoria Falls: Jason Zhao] [Zimbabwe & Botswana: Wynand Uys]
Photo credits: [Page banner: Steven dos Remedios] [Safaris: St John Wilson] [Hwange National Park: Christine Donaldson] [Victoria Falls: Jason Zhao] [Zimbabwe & Botswana: Wynand Uys]