Stunning Zimbabwe Holidays
Are you looking for a great safari destination in a really beautiful place? Zimbabwe fits that description perfectly. It also has warm and friendly people, great accommodation and exceptional value for money. All this and far fewer visitors than most similar places.
Of course that is because it has suffered bad publicity over the past few years related to its politics. And, as a result, some of its infrastructure has deteriorated and there are places that were great to visit thirty years ago that aren't so good now. But there are still fantastic game reserves teeming with wildlife and with excellent lodges, bush camps and hotels.
They still offer stunning holiday experiences and they do so at excellent prices.
With years and years of experience in Southern Africa, we can advise you on where to go for the holiday experience you want, and how to get there safely. With access to all the best tour operators, lodges, camps and hotels, at the best rates, we can make sure that you're well looked after in comfort and style. It is our job to make sure that your holiday is relaxing, exciting and rewarding.
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Stunning Zimbabwe Holiday Options
There are lots of options for a great holiday experience in Zimbabwe...
One of the natural wonders of the world and certainly one of the most spectacular sights in Africa, no holiday to Zimbabwe would be complete without a visit to the Victoria Falls. Zimbabwe is just as good a base for this as Zambia is.
Hwange National Park
Zimbabwe's biggest national park and great place to see the 'big 5' (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) is Hwange National park.
It is on the western side of Zimbabwe, very close to the Victoria Falls, and it is specially known for huge herds of elephants and buffalos. It also has the highest species diversity of mammals of any game reserve in the world, with over 100 species. Included in this is a full range of predators, including African wild dogs (also known as painted wolves) and cheetahs. As well as large areas accessible to sellf-drive safaris, there are big private conservancies served by top quality exclusive lodges.
Lake Kariba & Matusadona National Park
On the Zambezi River, downstream of the Victoria Falls is the huge man made lake, Lake Kariba. With the Matusadona National Park along its shores, Kariba is a wonderful place for water based game viewing as well as tiger-fishing. There are great tours available to Kariba, as well as lodges along its edge and houseboats to hire on the lake.
Mana Pools National Park
One of the best known wildlife areas in Zimbabwe is the Mana Pools national park on the Zambezi River below Kariba. Together with the Lower Zambezi National park, on the other side of the river in Zambia, this makes up a huge game conservancy and it is an excellent wildlife viewing area.
Gonarezhou National Park
In the south east of Zimbabwe, much further from the main centres and relatively rarely visited, is the stunning Gonarezhou National park, which forms part of the Limpopo Trans-frontier Park with the Kruger Park in South Africa and the Limpopo Park in Mozambique.
This area was severely degraded by poaching and neglect during the civil wars in the area, but it is shaping itself into one of the great regeneration stories of African wildlife conservation. It offers a very special and exclusive experience in an exceptionally beautiful and increasingly game-rich area.
Throughout Zimbabwe the diversity of bird-life is spectacular. All the wildlife areas offer fantastic birding opportunities, but anywhere you travel in Zimbabwe you will see beautiful and unusual birds. Lake Kariba and the areas along the Zambezi are particularly good for water birds.
Scenery and History
No mention of Zimbabwe would be complete without reference to Great Zimbabwe, the ruined remains of the capital of a great regional medieval kingdom. These are well worth a visit for those interested in history.
The country is also full of beautiful landscapes from the Matopos, a wonderful and strange range of rocky mountains, to the lush eastern highlands.
Zimbabwe can easily be included in Holidays to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia or Mozambique.
This beautiful country offers extraordinary opportunities for wonderful holiday experiences. Tell us what you are looking for, what you dream of in an African adventure, and we will help you find it and make sure that you are able to enjoy it to the full!
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