Zimbabwe

Once the breadbasket of Africa, Zimbabwe still has so much to offer.

About Zimbabwe

A PLACE NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN

As the magnificent Victoria Falls washes down onto a country who’s political reputation should not deter any traveller from seeing its incredibly beautiful landscapes, Zimbabwe should be a tick on everyones bucket list! The Falls are just a marvellous gateway to some amazing wildlife safaris. Hwange National Park offers some of the best wildlife experiences on the continent, while further down the Zambezi, Mana Pools is an ancient wilderness – and a world heritage site – paved with enormous trees and exceptional wildlife viewing.
Zimbabwe is a memorable safari experience from North to South!



Zimbabwe is a landlocked country situated between two great rivers: the mighty Zambezi cuts along its northern frontier, forming the border with Zambia, while the languid Limpopo forms the southern border with South Africa. In between, the country has a variety of habitats, from the granite hills of the Matopos to the majestic mountains, lush forests and beautiful rivers of the Eastern Highlands. As such, there is much to attract the traveller, from wildlife viewing and adrenalin adventures to encountering the history of the Zimbabwean people going back thousands of years.

Zimbabwe is once again coming into its own, combining a wealth of scenic landscapes, remnants of ancient civilisations, incredible wildlife and adventures galore.



Climate

Generally, the days are bright and sunny and the nights clear and cool. November to April are the summer months (which is also the rainy season) while winter is from May to August (which usually has dry weather). September and October are very hot and very dry. The winter months from May to August inclusive, can bring freezing temperatures (below 0°C sometimes) in the early morning and evenings.

Seasons

JANUARY (Green Season)
FEBRUARY (Green Season )
MARCH (Green Season)
APRIL (Shoulder Season)
MAY (Shoulder Season)
JUNE and JULY (High Season)
AUGUST (High Season)
SEPTEMBER and October (High Season)
NOVEMBER (Start of Green Season)
DECEMBER (Green Season except 20 Dec – 10 Jan)





Its more than 5 000 species of flowering plants and ferns are testament to the diversity that is possible in a relatively small country at such a meeting place. The Zambezi River traces the northern border of the country flowing into Lake Kariba and then through the hot low-lying Zambezi Valley and the World Heritage Site of Mana Pools National Park, providing water year round for all manner of wildlife and waterfowl in the dry season.Large concentrations of buffalo and elephant are found along the river’s edges, while predators such as lion, wild dog and leopard are often sighted. Kudu, zebra, impala and waterbuck feed on the surrounding plains and hippo and crocodile are also numerous.
Zimbabwe’s largest national park, Hwange, is home to some of southern Africa’s last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds and plays an integral role in a network of southern African conservation areas. The large numbers of animals all year round – elephant, buffalo, sable, roan, giraffe, wildebeest, impala and even gemsbok – are followed by their predators: lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah, along with African wildcat, serval, honey badger, civet and spotted hyaena.



Morning and Afternoon Safaris
Bird Watching
Walking
Boat Trips
Night Safaris
Cultural visits
Hot Air Ballooning
Beaches
Private Charters
Fishing



16.15 Million People
Harare
US Dollar
English and Setswana
Tobacco and Tourism




OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

We have first-hand experience of the camps and accommodation in this magnificent safari paradise