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
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A captivating trip visiting some of the gems of Zimbabwe
From £895 to £63958 days ex flights
Integrate conservation efforts with the local community
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From US $39259 days ex flights
Classic lodge & luxury camping safari in northern Botswana
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From £1120 to £192014 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
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A journey through Zimbabwe's most iconic wildlife habitats
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A lodge safari through Kruger, Zimbabwe & Botswana
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From £19959 days ex flights
Discover Zimbabwe's incredible wildlife on horseback
About our Zimbabwe vacations
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 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.