Why travel to Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe is blessed with an impressive diversity of safari experiences that will keep even experienced travellers happy for weeks at a time – and coming back for more. After many years of political uncertainty, things have settled down somewhat and tourism is now on the rise again – Zimbabwe is edging its way back to being one of Africa’s top safari destinations.
Zimbabwe safaris still have some of the best guides in Africa, which is largely due to the intense and very professional training and qualification requirements for guides. You will find accommodation to suit every taste, from ultra luxury to self-catered camping and everything in-between.
Your Zimbabwe itinerary could be amongst the most varied in Africa, from bush walking and canoeing in Mana Pools to high tea while gazing over the thundering mist of the iconic Victoria Falls. From game-rich safari drives in Hwange or forest bird-watching in the Eastern Highlands, to savouring the remote wilderness of Gonarezhou and rock art in the Matobos – Zimbabwe has it all. Many of Zimbabwe’s safari destinations are easily combined with other prime Southern African spots, so be sure to ask us for add-ons to your Zimbabwe safari.
When to go to Zimbabwe?
Because of the variety of experiences on offer in Zimbabwe, you can visit at any time of year. However, there are of course a few things to bear in mind when choosing your Zimbabwe safari tour dates.
Game viewing is best during the dry winter months from May to October, when the bush is not as thick and animals predictably congregate near reliable water sources. Bird- watching is best during the summer months from November to March, when migrants are around and birds are breeding and generally more active.
Victoria Falls experiences its highest volume of water from March to May and, therefore, the highest mist spray can be seen – adding to the drama and photographic appeal. Water levels are still impressive from April to August.
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