Zimbabwe is terribly overlooked as a destination. It’s understandable given its recent political and economic turmoil, but such a pity – because it’s a beautiful country with so much to offer.

"The way Zimbabwe is overcoming its problems is inspirational; its people are so very welcoming (they’re also some of the best guides in all of Africa!). You won’t be disappointed."

The game, for example, is plentiful. And varied – Hwange National Park has a staggering 108 mammal species; more than any other national park in the world (good job there’s a 300-mile network of game viewing roads!). The big five are all present, but Hwange is well-known for its huge elephant herds as well as over 400 species of bird.

Best of all, it’s just two hours’ drive from Victoria Falls: just as awesome here as it is in Zambia…as is the choice of ways to see it.

Further upstream on the Zambezi River is another of the country’s attractions – and would you believe it is man-made? – the enormous Lake Kariba. Adn beyond its dam and into the Lower Zambezi valley is the gorgeous Mana Pools National Park: Zimbabwe’s second World Heritage Site and another brilliant area for wildlife. Walking safaris are popular, but the way to see it is by canoe – expect hippos, crocs, zebras, antelopes and elephants.

So don’t dismiss Zimbabwe – now really is the time to visit. The Zimbabweans still have their sense of humour and their warmth. And with so few tourists, you’re guaranteed a royal welcome.

What you need to know

  • Capital City

    Harare

  • Time Difference

    GMT +1

  • Best Time to Visit

    May-Oct

  • Currency

    US Dollars

Zimbabwe

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Choose from the cream of Zimbabwe's finest lodges

  • The Victoria Falls Hotel Victoria Falls

    Prepare for your jaw to hit the floor with the views of the thundering Falls and famous bridge. The hotel offers a selection of restaurants and afternoon tea on Stanley's Terrace, overlooking the bridge is a must.​​

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  • Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa Lake Kariba

    High above the shoreline, Bumi Hills has breathtaking panoramic vistas of Lake Kariba and its eerie petrified forest shoreline, while sailing and fishing are amongst the activities available. It’s quite a location... and quite a lodge!​​

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  • The Hide Hwange National Park

    Ideally located on the eastern edge of Hwange, The Hide has ten classic safari tented suites, bathing under the stars and with some of the best guiding around.

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  • Davison’s Camp Hwange National Park

    Situated in the Linkwasha concession of the Hwange, this camp – named after Ted Davison, founder of the Hwange – takes a rustic approach, but the year-round game viewing is superb.

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  • Little Makalolo Camp Hwange National Park

    In the heart of Hwange and overlooking a lively waterhole, Little Makalolo is one of the best areas for spotting impressive herds of buffalo and elephant, and bird life is abundant.​​

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  • Ruckomechi Camp Mana Pools National Park

    Ten beautiful en-suite tented rooms make up this camp, although a favourite place with guests is the outdoor ‘bath-with-a-view’ in a secluded scenic spot.

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