Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has long been regarded as Africa’s Jewel. It is one of Africa’s best safari destinations, with the Big Five promised to rekindle your passion for the continent.  Zimbabwe safaris are unparalleled!

Zimbabwe has national parks in all four corners of the country.  These national parks showcase Zimbabwe’s natural wonders.  The mighty Zambezi River runs from the north, near the Zambian border. The area is home to not only Victoria Falls, perhaps Africa’s most popular natural wonder, but also Mana Pools National Park and Matusadona National Parks.

The idyllic riverine ecosystem of Mana Pools hosts a vast variety of predator and prey species, including hippo and crocodiles. From elephant to waterbuck and Cape buffalo The grassy plains that abut Lake Kariba in Matusadona National Park attract an equally impressive list of big game animals.

The granite boulders of Matobo National Park can be found in the drier southern regions.  In addition, the centuries-old Great Zimbabwe ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

At about 15,000 km2, Hwange National Park, the country’s largest national park, is located to the west.  Starting as a game reserve in 1928, it was upgraded in 1949 to a National Park. Hwange’s habitats alternate between grassland, mopane forests, and semi-desert. Together these draw massive elephant populations as well as lion, leopard, and rhino to its waterholes.

The best Zimbabwe safaris combine Victoria Falls, Mana Pools National Park, Matobo National Park and Hwange National Park.

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Tours

2-3 Star Accommodation

Our 2 to 3 star accommodated safaris and tours use comfortable accommodation that is booked on a twin share basis. The majority of rooms have en-suite bathrooms and very occasionally they will have shared ablutions. All linen and bedding is provided.

3-4 Star Accommodation

Our 3 to 4 star accommodated safaris and tours use a variety of  value-for-money accommodation.  Accommodation varies from chalets, bungalows, traditional huts, permanent tents and hotels, all with private en-suite facilities and comfortable beds to ensure you’re re-charged and ready to go for the following days adventure!

Adventure Camping

Adventure camping requires participation. Your guide and assistant do all the meal preparation, however, we ask guests to help (on rotation) with the washing up.  You will also need to assist with putting up your tent and packing the vehicle.  There are some long travel days which means early morning starts, so we all need to get involved to make the day run efficiently.

Family Safaris

When it comes to a family holiday, an African safari is an incredibly rewarding and exciting experience. As a company, we recommend your children are at least 10 years old, so that everyone can enjoy and get the most of of this amazing experience. Most family friendly camps/lodges have family tents/rooms, meaning you can all be under the same roof.  Child rates are often applicable at these camps/lodges, but do depend on the age of your children.

Fully Assisted Camping (en-suite)

Fully Assisted Camping (en-suite) is the modern-day version of the ‘traditional’ safari - like the gentleman explorers Baker, Stanley and Baines. Today, the ox-wagons and bearers have been replaced with custom-made 4WD safari vehicles, a professional guide, chef, waiter and support crew.

Fully Assisted Camping (non en-suite)

Fully Assisted Camping (non-ensuite) means you will not have to lift a finger as we take care of all camping chores: cooking, cleaning, pitching and packing tents.  You have a 3-man crew of experienced safari staff (including a cook) who are dedicated to making your trip memorable and rewarding.

Hosted Safaris

We offer a couple of safaris each year that are hosted by either Claire and Tracy, along with highly qualified local guides.  Both Claire and Tracy have tremendous experience in Africa, collectively spending between 2 and 3 months on the continent.

Lodge and Fully Assisted Camping

These safaris combine Fully Assisted Camping (en-suite) with lodges and/or tented camps.  These combination itineraries combine the authentic under canvas feel with a lodge/tented camp experience - giving you the best of both words on safari!

Lodges and Tented Camps

Safari lodges are permanent accommodation built out of stone, wood, thatch, bricks, mortar or a combination of all.  Tented Camps are generally considered the best for a true safari experience. All lodges and tented camps feature real beds and private, en-suite bathroom facilities.

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