Sadly, owing to a handful of power hungry politicians until fairly recently, Zimbabwe was one of Africa’s top safari destinations providing many people with the perfect introduction to Africa and its capital, Harare still remains one of the safest and cleanest cities in Africa.
Singularly most well known for producing the best guides on the continent, so good are Zimbabwe’s guides that many people continue to travel to Zimbabwe for some of the most authentic and intimate wildlife experiences possible.
Lodges and camps of every imaginable level provide a diverse mix of accommodations whilst activities on offer range from game drives, walking and canoeing to hiking, horse riding, white water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, fishing and hunting.
Not too sophisticated yet not too rough, its infrastructure is sound and its friendly people combined with breathtaking scenery, well managed national parks, huge wilderness areas and a surprising variety of wildlife makes it a country not to be missed.
BEST TIMES TO VISIT
For safaris: May to October
Hottest time: September/October
- Victoria Falls
- Canoeing the Lower Zambezi River
- Doing a hiking safari in Matusadona, Chizarira or Gonarezhou National Parks
- Climbing the granite outcrops in Matopos National Park
- Exploring Great Zimbabwe Ruins