A Zimbabwe Safari!
Historically one of the most significant and dynamic safari destinations in Africa, Zimbabwe is again at the forefront of adventure and luxury safaris. Its parks are still considered one of Africa’s most intimate wildlife experiences and the game viewing speaks for itself. Victoria Falls is the gateway to Zimbabwe with easy connecting flights from Johannesburg. The impressive Victoria Falls, Mosi-oa-Tunya, are best viewed from the Zimbabwean side during the months of August through December. The historic Victoria Falls Hotel is the grand dame and even a short visit to the Falls can provide game viewing opportunities with a stay at Zambezi Sands or Elephant Camp.
Hwange National Park is home to massive herds of elephants, wild dog packs, lions, cheetah, leopard and one of Africa’s most important wildlife management stories. The barren landscape lends itself to impressive game viewing centered around man-made waterholes and seasonal swamps. Several of our recommended camps are accessible by the unique Elephant Express, a restored train that makes its way through the park. Mana Pools (the Zimbabwean side of Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park) is a paddler’s haven and a canoe safari in the Pools is a feather in the cap of a safari veteran. On Lake Kariba, luxurious houseboats, like The Matusadona, cruise in search of elephants and the ultimate African sunset. The mysterious and somewhat magical ancient ruins of Great Zimbabwe sit proudly in the countryside and are a worthwhile visit for travelers interested in ancient history, culture or architecture. Malilangwe Game Reserve offer easy access from Johannesburg, but travelers feel a world away when enjoying the luxurious Singita Pamushana. Zimbabwean safari guides are arguably the best in their field with high levels of precise training, the warm and thoughtful Zimbabwean service.