Tailor made trips and tours in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Despite its recent troubles, Zimbabwe is a beautiful and relatively safe country for travellers. The people are friendly, their music and arts are world famous, the national parks - which include the spectacular Victoria Falls - are among Africa's finest.

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Trips and tours

The Okavango Delta and Chobe Trail

Explore remote, pristine wildlife areas in an overland vehicle, travelling as part of a small group. This is a camping trip, or you can up-grade and use lodge accommodation. You may travel north-to-south or south-to-north.

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White Water Rafting on the Mighty Zambezi

Running the white-water rapids on the  Zambezi from Victoria Falls to Lake Kariba.

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Zim-Zam circuit (4 days)

Just across the border from Victoria Falls is Hwange National Park, a huge area of prime wildlife wilderness.

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The Bushtracks Express, Victoria Falls

The Bushtracks Express is a vintage steam train that runs at Victoria Falls. It operates on the Zimbabwe side of the falls, and takes you to the centre of Brunel’s bridge for a unique photo opportunity of the Falls, bridge and train. The train consists of three carriages, beautifully restored by Rovos Rail, pulled by a 14a class Locomotive 512. The carriages are fully air-conditioned

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Victoria Falls to the Okavango Delta

This adventure tour starts in Victoria Falls, home to not the highest or the widest, but the largest waterfall in the world. The bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls offers a range of activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline before setting off.

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The Miombo Ride, Hwange National Park

One of the most thrilling rides you can have is alongside Big Game: the horse is alert and ready for your command, the game keeps a watchful eye on you and the air of the game park is alive with excitement. This is a ‘Bucket List’ ride adjacent to Hwange, one of Africa’s finest national parks.

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Bomani Tented Lodge, Hwange National Park

The Ngamo Forest is a pristine wilderness area that adjoins Hwange National Park. There is no fence between the park and the forest and game moves freely between the two.

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The Victoria Falls Hotel

This Edwardian classic is one-of-a-kind. It’s one of those hotels that have the gravitas that comes with over one hundred years of service and is comparable with other icons such as Rio’s Copacabana Palace and Nairobi’s Norfolk Hotel.

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Imbabala Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe

Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge sits of the bank of the Zambezi River, 80 Km upstream from Victoria Falls, where the boundaries of Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge.

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Lokuthula Lodges

Within the grounds of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge surrounded by 80,000 Ha of unspoilt African bush and bordering the unfenced Zambezi National Park are 8 cottages which are luxuriously appointed, spacious, quiet and secure, known as the Lokuthula Lodges.

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Camelthorn Lodge

In the south-eastern corner of Hwange National, nestled in a patch of pristine woodland, is a brand new lodge built (2014) around an ancient Camelthorn Acacia. It is strategically placed to explore the remote and unspoilt south eastern portion of the park and provides a true wilderness experience.Explore further

Elephant Camp Lodge

Just outside the town of Vic Falls, within sight and sound of the falls, this discrete lodge is the ideal way to end a safari. Full of style and atmosphere, close to the African elephant sanctuary and with resident cheetah Sylvester ever-eager to accompany you on walks.

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highlights & hidden gems

Hwange National Park

Wankie Game Reserve was established in 1929 and is the largest park in Zimbabwe (14,500 Km²). It’s roots stretch back to the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi, an off-shoot of the Zulus, who had it as a royal hunting ground. Its change of name is a much more recent occurrence.

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“Moon-bow” or Lunar Rainbow at Victoria Falls

A visit to Victoria Falls is a romantic extension to a safari, but if you plan it carefully you can go when the moon is full and witness one of Africa’s most romantic sights, a midnight moon-bow over the Falls.

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Zimbabwe Weather & Climate

Zimbabwe Seasons

The patterns of weather are becoming less predictable and in southern Africa we’re seeing rainstorms in the middle of the Kalahari Desert and drought when rains should be falling. None the less, here’s our advice:

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