Why Zimbabwe safari holidays are truly unique

Plagued until recently by instability and unrest, Zimbabweans are warm and friendly people who openly welcome tourists to visit on a Zimbabwean safari holiday. The list of attractions remains undiminished and includes no less than two World Heritage sites - the majestic Victoria Falls and Mana Pools, located on the floodplains of Africa's Great Rift Valley - as well as countless other areas of natural beauty. Mostly blanketed with savannah grassland in its central and western parts, with some tropical evergreen forests around the eastern highlands and rock formations to the north, Zimbabwe has terrific variety which has seen it rank amongst the top 40 most beautiful habitats in the world.

Located between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers, this landlocked country is one of Africa’s most stunning and borders with Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique and South Africa. 

Zimbabwe safari reviews

  • Fantastic. The connections between the four safari lodges and all the connecting flights were flawless. The camps we stayed in were superb. This was our third trip with NWS because we know we will have a great itinerary put together for us, and have everything arranged perfectly for an amazing trip.

    Tailor-made Zimbabwe Safari

    5 out of 5
  • We couldn’t have had a better Destination Specialist than Arabella. She put together the trip I was looking for, did not overpromise anything and was very honest! Her suggestions were on point! Thank you! Furthermore, she was always available and dealt with any request very quickly!

    Tailor-made Zimbabwe & South Africa Safari

    5 out of 5
  • A most EPIC adventure that consisted of wildlife sightings and amazing fauna. Perfectly planned and executed with not one hiccup. I’m still in awe over what I just experienced!

    Tailor-made Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe Safari

    5 out of 5
  • Incredible. Don't think we could have done anything to make it better. Oliver's attention to detail was very good and every day we had a new highlight. From our helicopter ride over Victoria Falls and the animal reserve, to our amazing safari camps in Botswana where all our needs were taken care of and we saw every animal possible in those areas, to our winery tours and museums in Cape Town. I've been asked how we will top this trip and I can honestly say I don't know how.

    Tailor-made Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe & South Africa Safari

    5 out of 5
  • Very varied and interesting trip, starting with the whaleback dwalas and kopjes at Matobo National Park, on to the baking heat and wildlife waterholes at Hwange, and ending with a sundowner at the glorious Victoria Falls. A great experience, all very well organised and everything worked out to plan, which is exactly what you want on a safari holiday.

    Tailor-made Zimbabwe Safari

    5 out of 5
  • Excellent. All camps were different but exciting in their own way. Our guides were amazing. All transfers were perfect with a representative waiting for us at every stop along the way.

    Tailor-made Botswana & Zimbabwe Safari

    5 out of 5
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The mighty Zambezi cuts along the northern frontier, starting its journey by plummeting over the Victoria Falls, before eventually flowing into Mozambique and the Indian Ocean. The falls are a great base for adventure holidays, with adrenaline pumping activities available, from canoeing and rafting to abseiling, horse safaris, tiger fishing, elephant rides, bungee jumping and even walking with lions - the list is seemingly endless! The Falls are also a starting point for safaris into Hwange National Park, the country’s largest game reserve, but not only is it famous for its size. Home to over 100 mammals, you will find the world’s largest elephant population, all of the big cats, zebra, giraffe, hyena and, if you’re lucky, the elusive African wild dog.

The Great Zimbabwe is another of the area’s more secret gems, sometimes overlooked by the more avid wildlife fans. Once the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe, this ruined city is believed to have existed during the country’s Iron Age and it’s monument, the most famous stone building in Southern Africa, stands crumbling over 150 miles from Harare, 1,100km above sea level. Holding major archaeological interest, the site is swathed in history and inspires to imagination to work over time on the people who once ruled and lived here, a time when cattle production and gold were the countries major wealth.

Mighty waterfalls and great ruins; discover some of zimbabwe's top attractions, aside from the wildlife.

Why book with us

We are destination specialists

Our team of specialists have extensive on-the-ground knowledge and have all lived, guided or explored in great detail the destinations that they sell. They will design your journey around you, at the right place at the right time.

We are wildlife specialists

As a leading specialist operator we have excellent partnerships with naturalists and conservationists. We know our wildlife and do what we can to preserve its natural habitat.

We really care about our destinations

At Natural World Safaris we frequently monitor the social, economic and environmental impact of our travel operations to ensure we are at the forefront of a sustainable and ethical tourism industry. 


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