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About Republic of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a jewel in Southern Africa’s safari crown. It is one of the five most beautiful countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, a nation which, in spite of years of economic and political strife, remains rich in culture, heritage and pride.

You will meet so many smiling people living there. Throughout, you will feel safe.Â

Like Tanzania, Zimbabwe’s national parks teem with thriving populations of wildlife inclusive of all the Big 5 animals and more: Elephants, lions, buffaloes, cheetahs, hippos, hyenas, antelopes and monkeys. For sheer numbers you can’t miss Hwange National Park. To get a complete picture of Zimbabwe’s wildlife, you need at least a week. Among the places you can’t beat include Matusadona, Gonarezhou and Zambezi National Parks, all of which offer fruitful wildlife viewing all year.

Experiencing the sheer force of nature at Victoria falls is an incredible experience. There aren’t enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe feeling you get as rainbows colorfully light up the place beautiful.

There is something incredible in being among the writhing pods of hippos at Mana pools without a glass between. This can be seen from the comfort of a dug out canoe known as makoro. On the other hand, Chizarra stands out for being exceptionally wild and remote. It is packed with rugged beauty and pure African wilderness vibe. The only thing you will miss seeing is the Big 5.

When to visit

The dry season in June/July is worth a star recommendation for wildlife viewing. During this time, countless groups of larger mammals gather a around rivers and waterholes.

Top Destinations to Visit in Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is the perfect vacation spot since it offers the best overall experience. Africa’s adventure capital offers an abundance of experiences, including world-class adrenaline activities, plentiful wildlife, stunning landscapes, and a vibrant local culture.

The second most visited sight in the area is the Victoria Falls Bridge, which is seen after witnessing the breathtaking Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Even if the Victoria Falls’ breathtaking natural splendor leaves you speechless, what truly astounds you is the human-made feat of creating a bridge that spans a massive gap.

The Victoria Falls Bridge, which links the towns of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and Livingstone, Zambia, was the brainchild of Cecil John Rhodes, who envisioned an uninterrupted railway connecting all of Africa from Cape to Cairo. He gave the order to “build a bridge across the Zambezi where the trains, as they pass, will catch the spray of the Falls,” according to folklore. It is almost astounding to consider that development on this project started in 1903, at the turn of the century.

Hwange National Park is the largest and most popular park in Zimbabwe. It offers excellent wildlife viewing, and most big safari animals can be seen, including the Big Five. Hwange is most known for the impressive concentration of elephant that are attracted to the park’s waterholes during the dry season. Hwange is well known too for its bird watching, the best time to visit for bird watching is from November to April as migratory birds return from Europe and Northern Africa.

Mana Pools National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. Visitors can enjoy walking safaris, canoeing along the Zambezi River, and game drives to see elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of birdlife. The park offers a remote and pristine wilderness experience, with opportunities for camping under the stars.

The park offers opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, and wildlife viewing, including the chance to see rhinos and other species. Visitors can explore the rocky landscape, visit the gravesite of Cecil Rhodes, and experience the spiritual ambiance of the area.

Great Zimbabwe is an ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, dating back to the 11th century. It was once the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe and is famous for its impressive stone structures, including the Great Enclosure and the Hill Complex.

  1. Game Drives

Game drives are the quintessential safari experience in Zimbabwe. Led by experienced guides, these excursions take you deep into the heart of Zimbabwe’s national parks and private reserves, where you can encounter a breathtaking array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos, and an assortment of antelope species. Whether it’s the iconic Hwange National Park or the remote wilderness of Mana Pools, game drives offer an unparalleled opportunity to observe and photograph Africa’s majestic animals in their natural habitat.

  1. Walking Safaris

Walking safaris are a must-do activity in Zimbabwe if you’re looking for a more personal and authentic experience. These safarisÂprovide you the opportunity to walk through the African bush with armed rangers and knowledgeable guides leading you, giving you a closer relationship with the natural world and an appreciation for the finer points of the ecosystem. Walking safaris give up close interactions with smaller animals like birds, insects, and plants. You can also experience an incredible sense of adventure following wildlife as it moves through the forest.

  1. Canoe Safaris

Famous rivers in Zimbabwe, such the Lower and Zambezi, present exceptional possibilities for canoe adventures. Experience the best of a traditional dugout canoe, also called a mokoro or a robust inflatable canoe, as you glide along the canals and admire the fauna that gathers along the shores and the beautiful luxury of the riverbanks. Elephants, crocodiles, hippos, and many bird species can be spotted from a unique vantage point on canoe safaris, which offer a peaceful and engaging approach to observing the bush.

  1. Walking with Elephants

Elephant encounters in Zimbabwe are well-known, offering guests the chance to stroll along these kind giants in their native environment. These encounters, which take place in private concessions and sanctuaries, provide a unique chance to get up close and personal with elephants while learning from knowledgeable guides about their behavior, biology, and conservation issues. An incredible and life-changing wildlife experience, walking with elephants helps people develop an unparalleled respect for the enormous creatures and the significance of their survival.

  1. Bird watching

Zimbabwe is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 670 species of birds identified. Bird watching enthusiasts can enjoy a wide variety of avian species, such as fish eagles, kingfishers, herons, storks, and other migratory birds, from the wetlands of Mana Pools to the woodlands of Matobo National Park. The opportunity to see rare species, gain knowledge of bird behavior and habitats, and participate in citizen science projects that aid in Zimbabwean bird conservation are all provided by guided birding excursions.

When summed up, Zimbabwe is a top safari destination that captures visitors with its incomparable natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and real cultural experiences. Zimbabwe provides a patchwork of landscapes abounding with iconic species, from the huge plains of Hwange National Park to the meandering rivers of Mana Pools. This makes Zimbabwe a refuge for nature lovers and safari enthusiasts alike. Zimbabwe guarantees that tourists, in addition to taking in the splendors of its wildness, also contribute to conservation efforts and the economic advancement of local communities through its dedication to sustainable tourism practices and community participation. Satisfying game drives, engrossing walking safaris, and intriguing cultural interactions are just a few of the adventures, discoveries, and profound connections await travelers visiting Zimbabwe.

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