Zimbabwe Safari Ideas
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 a Zimbabwe safari.
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.
Why visit Zimbabwe?
- Superb quality of guiding on a Zimbabwe safari
- Friendly service ethic is pervasive
- High quality of walking safari 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
Getting around on a safari in Zimbabwe
We recommend a combination of relatively inexpensive road transfers with light charter flights to reach the more remote areas of Lake Kariba and Mana Pools. Generally we tailor-make your Zimbabwe safari after discussing where you want to visit.
Best time to visit Zimbabwe
Game viewing is generally at its best during the dry winter season from May/June to early October. This season also gives the most pleasant daytime temperatures with warm sunny days. May to August is also the best time to see the Victoria Falls. Popular parks like Hwange and Zambezi share a similar climate to that of Victoria Falls. See average max and min temperatures, and average rainfall below.
Parks like Nyanga in the Eastern highlands have a much cooler climate however, and a higher average rainfall.