With expansive natural landscapes and significant concentrations of wildlife, Zimbabwe boldly encapsulates the rich and rugged spirit of life in Africa.
Zimbabwe has been long overlooked for more established safari destinations in Africa, meaning those on a luxury holiday here will have the opportunity to embark on immersive safaris with fewer crowds. On game drives in the Hwange National Park - Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve - travellers can encounter prominent populations of lions, zebras, southern giraffes, and African leopards, with sightings of endangered white and black rhinos possible, though rare. North of Zimbabwe is the beautiful Mana Pools National Park, set within the Zambezi Valley. With much of the park only accessible by foot, it really is an unspoilt wilderness, its several pools making this an ideal habitat for a diverse group of wildlife, including over 350 bird species, and animals such as buffalo, hippos, and elephants.
A luxury holiday to Zimbabwe offers the opportunity to visit Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Straddling both Zimbabwe and neighbouring Zambia, Victoria Falls is one of the most extraordinary natural landmarks of the region; see the majesty of the falls on an exclusive helicopter ride, or go white water rafting at the foot of the falls when the water levels are lower.
Our luxury Zimbabwe holidays are tailor-made to suit you, and our experienced Africa specialists are on hand to design your ideal trip. Whether you’re looking for hand-picked safari lodges, child-friendly game drives for a family holiday, or a romantic honeymoon escape to Victoria Falls, we will create the holiday that's perfect for you. With direct flights between Harare and Cape Town, if you’re looking to explore more of southern Africa then we recommend combining Zimbabwe with a trip to the winelands of South Africa.
The best time to visit Zimbabwe for a safari holiday is between July and October as the dry season attracts large populations of wildlife to certain locations, allowing greater game viewing. However, the majestic Victoria Falls are best observed between April and June due to the greater visibility of the falls.
The best time to visit Zimbabwe is between July and October when game viewing is at its most optimal. To see Victoria Falls in its full flow, the best time to visit is between April and June.
Situated near Lake Mutirikwi, Great Zimbabwe is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site spanning an area of 1,780 acres, believed to be the remnants of a former palace or capital city belonging to an ancient kingdom during the country's Iron Age. Homing approximately 150 major granite stone ruins demonstrating skilful architectural practices, a visit to Great Zimbabwe offers a rare glimpse into Zimbabwe's long and fascinating history.
Located on the Zimbabwean-Zambian border, Victoria Falls is the world's largest curtain waterfall and one of Africa's most iconic and spectacular sites. Standing at 108m with a width of 1,708m, the awe-inspiring waterfall is recognised as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, making the site a must-see for any dedicated traveller.
Zimbabwe's oldest national park, Nyanga National Park is home to breathtaking rolling green landscapes and perennial rivers sprawled across the Eastern Highlands. Undoubtedly one of the nation's most scenic parks, Nyanga hosts a variety of explorative activities to showcase the stunning natural beauty of the region such as zip lining across the Mtarazi falls, hiking Mount Nyangani, Zimbabwe's highest mountain, and visiting the World's View site where travellers can marvel at miles of divine natural scenery.
Visit Lake Kariba and marvel at the world's largest man-made dam spanning a total area of 5,000 square kilometres. The Lake offers a variety of activities to be enjoyed, in addition to supplying spectacular views of the surrounding wildlife.
Widely recognized as one of Africa's top wildlife destinations, Mana Pools National Park is famed for homing large populations of a variety of wildlife, prey and predator alike. The park is also renowned for its spectacular natural beauty with landscapes of rolling greenery, scattered mahogany, fig, ebony and acacia trees, huddled mountains and the majestic Zambezi River.
Located in the southwest region of the country, Bulawayo is one of Zimbabwe's oldest and most historically significant cities. Once known as the City of Kings, the city acts as a gateway to the Matobo National Park, home to the Matapos Hills, a site containing peculiar granite rock formations featuring a vast collection of prehistoric cave paintings estimated to be 13,000 years old.
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