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Zimbabwe

A wild, untamed natural beauty

With the spectacular Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe is the perfect introduction to Africa with magnificent scenery, warm, gentle people and boundless wildlife. The ever-changing landscapes and large number of national parks provide a rich variety of animal, plant and bird life, making it ideal for visitors wanting to combine several different areas and activities in one holiday.

Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest national park with a huge concentration of elephant and large pride of lions. Mana Pools National Park is a haven for wildlife and a magnet for the adventurous, much of it inaccessible to vehicles, and all the better for it: this is a place to explore by canoe and on foot. The fertile ground is dotted with towering fig, albida, mahogany, and baobab trees, with large herds of elephant and buffalo, and plenty of predators, especially wild dogs. Lake Kariba and Matusadona National Park provide a wonderful landscape, great boat trips, birdwatching, and rich history. Zimbabwe’s safari guides are Africa’s best and undergo years of intensive training before qualifying as professionals.

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Malilangwe for bird enthusiasts. The guides and rangers include some of Africa’s most highly respected bird experts who are particularly committed to their conservation cause.

 

Zimbabwe when to travel

Full Name
Republic of Zimbabwe
Population
13 million (UN, 2012)
Capital
Harare
Area
390,759 sq km (150,873 sq miles)
Major Languages
English (official), Shona, Sindebele
Major religion
Christianity, indigenous beliefs
Monetary Unit
Multi-currency system; US dollar and South African rand predominate
Main Exports
Tobacco, cotton, agricultural products, gold, minerals
Flight time from London
10 hours to Johannesburg, 1.10 hour connection to Harare
Time Difference
GMT+ 2
Some of our Zimbabwe Highlights