A journey to Zimbabwe will take you through an attractive patchwork of landscapes, from central Highveld and balancing boulders, to relaxed towns, luscious mountain ranges and a network of rivers up north. The country has battled political upheaval for years but still contains some of the world’s natural wonders: Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River. The people of Zimbabwe are extremely friendly and helpful, and the wilderness areas are some of the best in Southern Africa.
A nation of spectacular natural beauty, friendly people and rich culture, Zimbabwe’s status as one of Africa’s leading safari destinations was dampened for years by its political instability. But now that the country is transcending its strife and returning to a state of equilibrium, it is once again emerging as a vacation highlight of the continent. Victoria Falls – known to locals as ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ – is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the sheer power of this massive body of water plunging into the Zambezi Gorge is awe-inspiring and unforgettable.
Lake Kariba, with its game-rich shores and islands, is an idyllic safari spot featuring mind-blowing sunsets; Hwange National Park is known for its huge herds of elephants; and a kayak trip down the Zambezi through the Mana Pools National Park will appeal to the intrepid traveller, providing close encounters with crocodiles, hippos and a host of other wildlife.