Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwe safari has far more to offer beyond the excitement of the Victoria Falls: superb wildlife sanctuaries, mysterious mountain retreats, open plains and lush floodplains...

Overview

For many visitors it would be inconceivable to visit Africa without experiencing the Victoria Falls. This vast curtain of surging water plunges into the Zambezi gorge below, and is a remarkable sight. Yet a safari in Zimbabwe has far more to offer than just the Victoria Falls. Between the two great rivers of the Zambezi and the Limpopo lies superb wildlife sanctuaries, ruins of ancient civilizations, and mysterious mountain refuges. Plus scenic landscapes and the watery paradises of Lake Kariba & Mana Pools. All demonstrate the variety and charm of Zimbabwe.

In recent years this beautiful, but troubled country, has experienced much political instability, hardship and poverty. However this is now a good time to enjoy a Zimbabwe safari. Visitor numbers are low, the safari lodges have reinvested and refurbished and are offering great value for money. Furthermore vital tourism revenue ensures that Zimbabwe’s wildlife continues to be protected.

Features

Why you may love it

  • Superb quality of guiding on a Zimbabwe safari.
  • Friendly service ethic is pervasive.
  • High quality of walking safaris in Zimbabwe.
  • Small intimate camps in remote locations.
  • Focus is on the game-viewing experience not the interior design!
  • Easy connections by air to the main safari destinations.

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When to visit Zimbabwe

Mid November to March

Summer in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has a summer rainfall so this is not an ideal time to visit and some areas, such as the Mana Pools, actually close due to seasonal flooding. Nor is it an ideal time for Victoria Falls, especially in November and December, as the flow of water over the Falls is at its lowest. But if you are visiting at this time, the Zimbabwean side has the most water. Plus, as the summer rains continue, the flow increases dramatically.
AVG RAINFALL 156 mm
MAX TEMP 29.4 ℃ / 85 ℉
MIN TEMP 18.6 ℃ / 66 ℉

April to May

Autumn in Zimbabwe

The summer rains stop leaving behind a lush and green landscape. Some of the camps start to open again in the Mana Pools. And it’s traditionally the time of more reasonable safari prices in Zimbabwe. The flow of water over the Victoria Falls is at its maximum which means exciting viewing experiences but not great photos as your camera can get soaked!
AVG RAINFALL 53 mm
MAX TEMP 28.4 ℃ / 83 ℉
MIN TEMP 14 ℃ / 57 ℉

June to August

Winter in Zimbabwe

Traditionally this is the best time to visit as the dry season continues. During the dry season the bush is less dense and the animals flock to the rivers for water. It’s also the best time to see Victoria Falls.
AVG RAINFALL 3 mm
MAX TEMP 24.8 ℃ / 77 ℉
MIN TEMP 7.4 ℃ / 45 ℉

September to mid-November

Spring in Zimbabwe

This is still an excellent time for a safari as the dry season continues. Temperatures heat up quickly in September and October prior to the start of the summer rains. And the flow of water over the Victoria Falls starts becoming noticeably less.
AVG RAINFALL 45 mm
MAX TEMP 33.2 ℃ / 92 ℉
MIN TEMP 18.8 ℃ / 66 ℉

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"We really enjoyed the Zimbabwian people, very gentle, smiley people who wish you a good time and want you to love their country. Felt totally safe at all times. The abundance of activities – Walking safari. Canoeing the Zambezi. Fishing on the Zambezi. Sunset cruise. Bird and Butterfly drives. Private breakfast on the banks of the river – Tailor make it all to suit. " Mr & Mrs Leake, UK

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  • SizeZimbabwe's is three times the size of England.
  • NamePreviously known as Southern Rhodesia

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