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 £4530
8 days ex flights
Safari combining some of the most diverse areas of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe tailor made vacation

From £4350
10 days ex flights
A captivating trip visiting some of the gems of Zimbabwe
Tailor made

Rhino and elephant conservation in Zimbabwe

From £895 to £6395
8 days ex flights
Integrate conservation efforts with the local community
Small group2023: 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec, 2024: 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb ...

Botswana lodge & camping safari

From US $3925
9 days ex flights
Classic lodge & luxury camping safari in northern Botswana
Small group2023: 10 Sep, 15 Oct, 19 Nov

Victoria Falls volunteer project, Zimbabwe

From £1120 to £1920
14 days ex flights
Work with Victoria Falls' wildlife and communities
Small group2023: 5 Feb, 19 Feb, 5 Mar, 19 Mar, 2 Apr, 16 Apr, 30 Apr, 14 May, 28 May, 11 Jun, 25 Jun, 9 Jul, 23 Jul, 6 Aug, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 26 Nov, 10 Dec, 2024: 14 Jan, 28 Jan, 11 Feb, 25 Feb, 10 Mar, 24 Mar, 7 Apr, 21 Apr, 5 May, 19 May, 2 Jun, 16 Jun, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 28 Jul, 11 Aug, 25 Aug, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov, 1 Dec

Zimbabwe tailor made vacations

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

Zimbabwe & Botswana game tracker safari

From US $2860
16 days ex flights
A lodge safari through Kruger, Zimbabwe & Botswana
Small group2023: 1 Apr, 13 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 16 Dec

Camping safari in Southern Africa

From US $2230
16 days ex flights
Camping safari highlights of Zimbabwe, Botswana & Kruger
Small group2023: 1 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 7 Oct, 18 Nov, 9 Dec

Zimbabwe riding vacation

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