Our Top 5 Touring Destinations in Zimbabwe!
Zimbabwe is a classic safari destination and with mighty Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and an impressive population of elephant, buffalo, zebras and giraffe. The country boasts impressive geography and numerous sites of historical importance from the ancient rock art of the Matobo Hills to World Heritage listed Great Zimbabwe Ruins. Even better it has a well-maintained network of tar roads, friendly and welcoming people and a wealth of places to stay.
We can offer tailor-made self-guided or guided tours through Zimbabwe. The only question is where to go? To get you started here are our top 6 easily accessible destinations for touring Zimbabwe, in no particular order:
Matopos or the Matobo hills are an extensive granite outcrop which was formed thousands of years ago. Impressive balancing rock formations stretch for over 30 kilometres and are of historical and cultural significance to local people. They are dotted with ancient rock paintings and a National Park within the hills is rich in wildlife including, sable, giraffe and white Rhino. Enjoy a horseback safari, or a historic tour of the cave paintings, or simply enjoy hiking in magnificent scenery.
Rolling hills, gurgling mountain brooks, waterfalls, and green valleys greet visitors to the Eastern Highlands which border with Mozambique in the East of Zimbabwe and boast a cool climate almost all year round. The ideal spot for hikers with stunning valleys, mountain views and awesome hiking trails through lush forests. Many rare species of trees such as wild orchids and cycads occur in this unique biosphere.
The World Heritage listed Great Zimbabwe Ruins were built in the 11th century and consist entirely of stone with no mortar and are one of the oldest ruins in Southern Africa. The country of Zimbabwe was named after the stone structures which are known as ’dzimba dzamabwe’ which translates to the house of Stone. Great Zimbabwe is located close to the town of Masvingo.
HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
Hwange is the largest wildlife Park in Zimbabwe. The park houses over 100 mammal species and 400 bird species. Hwange also has the largest elephant population in Zimbabwe. With easy access from Victoria Falls and Bulawayo and a wide range of accommodation options, this is the perfect addition to any tour of Zimbabwe.
Lake Kariba is the world’s largest man-made lake and an area known for its extraordinary natural beauty and prolific wildlife. The best way to experience the beautiful Lake Kariba is on a houseboat, a unique way to relax and enjoy the wildlife at the waters edge up-close. Parking every night in a different spot to view the game the luxurious houseboats also come with small ‘tender’ boats for fishing during the day.
High on many a travellers bucket list and for good reason, it is always a thrill to see the great curtain of water cascading dramatically off black cliffs in plumes of steam and mist. The town of Victoria Falls also offers many attractions including white-water rafting, bungee jumping, safaris, helicopter rides, river cruises, local village visits, steam trains