Zimbabwe

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Although headline news on Zimbabwe are generally not on the positive side, international visitors choosing Victoria Falls or its National Parks will be pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome and incredible game sightings. Zimbabwe remains one of Southern Africa’s most beautiful countries and Victoria Falls with the most majestic waterfall on the planet and all its adventures should not be missed. Tourists are just starting to come back after years of political upheaval. Your safari will be adventurous, remote and away from the crowds. Zimbabwe is on the top of our list for game viewing in an area that is not overpriced yet and not over run by tourists.

See sample itineraries here that include Zimbabwe.

Hwange National Park

Bordering Botswana, Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest game park with an area of 14,600km². Its sheer size means that its scenery, vegetation and game vary hugely, ranging from the semi desert scrub on the edge of the Kalahari in the south, to forests, granite hills and valleys of mopane woodlands in the north. The national park is home to over 100 mammal species, including lion, leopard and rhino (almost impossible to see tough due to their remote location to protect them from poachers) , and is known for its large population of elephant. This game park is very accessible and all the safari camps here offer day and night game drives and most also offer walking safaris. The highest numbers of animals are spotted in the dry season (August to October) when the wildlife congregates around the shrunken water holes.