Despite its politics, Zimbabwe is a safe and friendly country. While Victoria Falls is the country’s biggest drawcard, Zimbabwe is also one of Southern Africa’s most rewarding big game safari destinations. It borders Zambia and South Africa, so it’s easily accessible, and an all-year-round destination with short, mild winters and long, warm summers.

Besides the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe is home to green gems like Lake Kariba, Hwange National Park, Matopos and Mana Pools National Park. A journey here will show you wide expanses, dramatic landscapes, and diverse wildlife – each different depending on what park you visit. Not only is Zimbabwe a great place to spot the Big Five, it’s also got a rich culture, World Heritage-listed archaeological spots, and natural wonders.

You can combine a visit to Zimbabwe with a luxury houseboat cruise on the Chobe River or a safari in Botswana.

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Highlights in Zimbabwe

  • Victoria Falls
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Hwange National Park
  • Mana Pools National Park
  • Matopos National Park
  • Chinhoyi Caves

Best time to travel

Zimbabwe is an all-year destination with its warm, mild weather.

Winter (May – September)

Winter in Zimbabwe is warm with sunshine in the day, and cold, clear nights. It’s a great time to visit Zimbabwe as there’s little rain and animals congregate around waterholes, making it easier to spot wildlife. Note: September can already be very hot and dry.

Summer/ Rainy Season (October – April)

Zimbabwe’s summer is the rainy season, which is beautiful with sporadic rain and dramatic thunderstorms. Many animals give birth in the rainy season so it’s a good time to see newborns. It’s also the low season, so you will see fewer tourists.

Travel regions within Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

One of the natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls is a majestic and breathtaking sight. It’s raging torrents fall into the Zambezi River’s impressive gorges far below. Situated right on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the waterfall is spectacular any time of year. Also known as Mosi Oa Tunya,…

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Mana Pools National Park

The life-giving power of the Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of Zimbabwe’s most lush and flourishing regions, designated as the country’s second World Heritage Site and known as one of the continent’s premier game-viewing regions. Canoe trips are offered year round and provide a unique and memorable way…

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Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest reserve, and home to a profusion of wildlife including large herds of elephant, buffalo, sable and roan antelope, and plenty of predators too. Hwange’s mix of woodland and grassland makes for productive game viewing all year round, but the best time to visit the park…

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Best of Southern Africa

This Southern Africa safari delivers on beaches, Big Five game viewing and a city-to-bush experience. Kick off your holiday at the Waterfront in Cape Town before heading into to the famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Your journey ends off on a high note at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe….

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Vic Falls, Hwange & Botswana Safari

Experience the incredible sights of Zimbabwe and a Botswana safari. Stay at the charming “Little Mak” in Hwange National Park, a riverside lodge upstream of Victoria Falls, aboard the Zambezi Queen (a floating boutique hotel!) and at a luxurious tented camp on Chief’s Island in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. 

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