Welcome to the Zimbabwe safari experience. While Zimbabwe might not be the most well known African safari destination, Hwange National Park and the private reserves and national parks near Victoria Falls offer a good wildlife safari with excellent mammal diversity.
Zimbabwe is a captivating land of teak woodlands, granite outcrops and diverse wildlife and is home to the legendary Victoria Falls. It is a country steeped in human history, telling of the developement and conflict of the human race. From ancient cities to pristine wilderness areas Zimbabwe will capture your soul.
Best Zimbabwe Safari Destinations
Hwange National Park
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Hwange National Park was first founded in 1950 and lies in the far north-west of Zimbabwe. It has one of the largest varieties of animal life to be seen in one area in the world and is one of the finest Elephant conservation areas in Africa. Hwange National Park is the largest national park in Zimbabwe and the third largest in Africa. The park is a vast grassland area of shrub and woodland with shallow pans and natural salt licks which attract the wildlife, making it ideal for a Zimbabwe wildlife safari.
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One of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls is Africa's adventure capitol. Some of the best views of the Falls are from the Zimbabwean side. Explore the unique rain forest ecosystem created by the spray from the Falls, which boasts rare orchids and pretty pink wild ginger. Thrill seekers can enjoy one of the world's highest bungee jumps from the Victoria Falls Bridge. Or get wet, white water rafting in the gorge. Thrilling flights such as the 'Flight of the Angels', offer fantastic aerial views of the falls. Combine a Zimbabwe wildlife safari with Victoria Falls activities.
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve
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Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve is a 130,000 acre reserve run by the Malilangwe Trust (a Zimbabwean, non-profit organization) in south-eastern Zimbabwe, bordering the Gonarezhou National Park. Malilangwe is a diverse and beautiful piece of Africa, boasting geological diversity, habitat variability and a wide variety of plant and animal species including one of the largest populations of endangered black and white rhino in Zimbabwe. Other wildlife include lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena and wild dog, as well as giraffe, zebra, impala and wildebeest.
View Mana Pools National Park Safari Lodges
Mana Pools National Park is a World Heritage Site located in the far north of Zimbabwe. Mana Pools National Park includes the south bank and islands of the Zambezi River and offers game viewing by game drives, walking safaris and boat safaris and canoeing.
View Matobo National Park Safari Lodges
Matobo Hills near Bulawayo is home to the White Rhino, Sable antelope, Leopard and Klipspringer and has greatest concentration of Black Eagles in the world. Bushman rock art dating back several hundred years can be discovered, and some of the finest examples of this ancient rock art are found in the caves of the Matobo Hills.
Matusadona National Park
The Park lies on the shore of the Lake Kariba and offers a wide variety of wildlife. Game viewing safaris by boat, open safari vehicle and on foot are conducted on the the shoreline. There is a small but important population of the endangered Black Rhinoceros, with Lion, Leopard, Hyaena and other predators occurring in good numbers throughout the Park.