Zimbabwe Safari Ideas
For many visitors it would be inconceivable to visit Africa without experiencing the Victoria Falls, the vast curtain of surging water that plunges into the Zambezi gorge below. Yet a safari in Zimbabwe has far more to offer. Between the two great rivers of the Zambezi in the north and the Limpopo in the south lies superb wildlife sanctuaries, remnants of ancient civilizations, mysterious mountain refuges, 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 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 a safari in Zimbabwe after discussing where you want to visit however we give some Zimbabwe safari ideas below.
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.