A nation of spectacular natural beauty, friendly people and rich culture, Zimbabwe’s status as one of Africa’s leading safari destinations was dampened for years by its political instability. But now that the country is transcending its strife and returning to a state of equilibrium, it is once again emerging as a vacation highlight of the continent.
Victoria Falls – known to locals as ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ – is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the sheer power of this massive body of water plunging into the Zambezi Gorge is awe-inspiring and unforgettable.
Lake Kariba, with its game-rich shores and islands, is an idyllic safari spot featuring mind-blowing sunsets; Hwange National Park is known for its huge herds of elephants; and a kayak trip down the Zambezi through the Mana Pools National Park will appeal to the intrepid traveller, providing close encounters with crocodiles, hippos and a host of other wildlife.
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Zimbabwe’s Must-See Attractions
- Victoria Falls: Witness the awe-inspiring power of the world’s largest sheet of falling water, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
- Hwange National Park: Explore Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve, home to over 100 mammal species, including the Big Five, and more than 400 bird species.
- Great Zimbabwe Ruins: Step back in time at this ancient city, the largest pre-colonial structure in sub-Saharan Africa and a testament to the region’s rich history.
- Mana Pools National Park: Discover this UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, and unforgettable walking safaris.
Immerse yourself in Zimbabwe’s vibrant culture by visiting local villages, attending traditional ceremonies, and interacting with friendly locals. The Grown-up Travel Company can arrange authentic cultural experiences that showcase the warmth and hospitality for which Zimbabwe is renowned.
Savour the tastes of Zimbabwe with dishes like sadza (maize porridge), biltong (cured meat), and mopane worms (a local delicacy). The Grown-up Travel Company will recommend the best local eateries to satisfy your taste buds.
Best Time to Visit
Zimbabwe offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities year-round, but the dry season (April to October) is generally considered the best time for game viewing and outdoor activities. The green season (November to March) brings lush landscapes and a more relaxed atmosphere.
Zimbabwe boasts a range of lodging options, from luxury safari lodges and boutique hotels to charming guesthouses and rustic campsites. The Grown-up Travel Company will handpick the perfect accommodations for your stay, ensuring comfort, authenticity, and personalised service.
Day 1-3: Victoria Falls
Day 4-7: Hwange National Park
Day 8-11: Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Day 12-14: Mana Pools National Park
This sample itinerary highlights Zimbabwe’s diverse attractions and experiences. I can of course tailor this itinerary to suit your interests, preferences, and travel duration. I have a range of other suggested itineraries for Zimbabwe like this one.
My first visit to Zimbabwe was also when I had my first ever safari. I was struck by the nation’s stunning landscapes and friendly locals, and this impression has only increased with my many later visits.
Whether it was canoing down the Zambezi River or witnessing a pride of lions in Hwange National Park, the unforgettable moments I shared with Zimbabwe’s people and wildlife have left a lasting impression on me.
Responsible Travel and Sustainability
I am dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices. By choosing to explore Zimbabwe with The Grown-up Travel Company, you’re supporting local communities, wildlife conservation efforts, and sustainable tourism initiatives that help preserve this extraordinary destination for future generations.
Customisation and Personalisation
At The Grown-up Travel Company, I understand that every traveller is unique. I take pride in creating bespoke itineraries tailored to your individual preferences and travel style, ensuring a truly unforgettable Zimbabwean adventure.
Zimbabwe’s stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and diverse wildlife make it an irresistible destination for adventurous travellers. With The Grown-up Travel Company’s expertise and personalised service, you’ll embark on a journey that will leave you with memories to treasure for a lifetime.
Are you ready to discover the wonders of Zimbabwe? Contact me today to start planning your unforgettable adventure in this unforgettable country.