Zimbabwe

Location: Southern Africa, between South Africa and Zambia

Total Area: 390,580 sq km

Border countries: Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia

Climate: tropical; rainy season (November to March)

Popularity rating:

9/10

Zimbabwe is located in Southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers with amazing tourist attractions located in almost every part of the country. Most famous are the Victoria Falls in the far west of the country, the adventure capital with abundant activities to enjoy during your stay. The famed Hwange National Park offers great elephant herds, bountiful predators and wonderful safari experience. The sacred Matobo National Park is dominated by large boulder rock formations – many of which sport ancient San rock art. The park is also well known for the rare opportunity to track rhino on foot – an amazing and unforgettable experience. In the north, the magnificent Lake Kariba dominates with Mana Pools National Park and Matusadona largely untouched by tourists, giving a remote, and adventurous safari encounters. Explore the world wonders, warm people and magical feel of Zimbabwean hospitality.

Victoria Falls

The town of Victoria Falls has a rich colonial past that has grown over the years to offer visitors today a quaint town with local craft markets, an array of excelling dining options, and a variety of exhilarating activities to explore around the Victoria Falls themselves.

Matusadona National Park

Located within Matusadona National Park is Lake Kariba which attracts all kinds of animals ranging from herds of elephants to crocodiles. The big five live within the park and predatory cats also frequent the park.

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Destinations

Hwange NP

The Hwange National Park – previously known as the Wankie Game Reserve – is the largest of its kind in Zimbabwe. Home to one of the worlds last great elephant sanctuary it has a greater variety of species than any other park in the country.

Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools is a hidden gem in Zimbabwe. Found in the lower section of the world-famous Zambezi River, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the pools offer a variety of wildlife. From walking and canoeing sadaries, there’s something for everyone.

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Matobo NP

The Matobo Hills are located below Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second-largest city. Nestled into the hills is Matobo National Park. The small park is home to the regions most arresting scenery. A high rainfall throughout the year allows for rich lush vegetation.

Gonarezhou National Park

Gonarezhou National Park is located in the south-east lowveld. It spans over 5000km² and offers some of the most incredible views of the country. It encompasses the Chilojo Cliffs, rivers and woodlands. Home to over 11,000 elephants, it is popular for its abundance of wildlife sightings.