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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s quintessential safari experience awaits with adventure, spectacular sights, and thrilling wildlife encounters.


A WEALTH OF WILDLIFE

Explore a classic Zimbabwe safari

The ultimate adventure awaits.

 

If the word adventure gets your pulse racing, you’re going to love a Zimbabwe safari. Be awed by the mesmerising Victoria Falls, the most expansive curtain of water in the world. Capture cherished family moments along the vast Zambezi, sighting pods of hippos, fish-eagles and bustling antelope herds. Marvel at a ponderous elephant coming to drink from a waterhole nearby – as a fiery sunset illuminates the horizon.

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Wilderness Zimbabwe Wildlife Zebra
Wilderness Zimbabwe Victoria Falls

Mysterious and magically wild

Zimbabwe derives its name from the stone structures of the Great Zimbabwe ruins, a World Heritage Site with an enigmatic origin. The country is home to several other World Heritage sites, including the rugged Matobo Hills, Mana Pools and Victoria Falls. Also, the world’s largest man-made reservoir, Lake Kariba - home to the fierce tigerfish, renowned among avid anglers, while herds of wildlife wander its shores.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Zimbabwe at a glance

Going off the beaten track comes with questions. When is the best season to view wildlife in Zimbabwe? How cold does it get at night and what languages are spoken? To help you prepare for your journey, we have put together a few key facts to inspire your adventurous spirit.

Key Facts

Zimbabwe key facts

Zimbabwe is a fascinating country. Home to iconic wildlife, several UNESCO World Heritage Sites and two exceptionally different wilderness experiences. Explore Hwange, the country’s largest national park, where predators and game enthral. Or venture into the beautiful and wild Mana Pools National Park, along the Lower Zambezi River, renowned for its elephants and abundant game viewing.

POPULATION SIZE

15.2 Million

CURRENCY

Zimbabwean Dollar (ZWD)

GEOGRAPHICAL SIZE

390,757 km²

BEST TIME TO GO

All year round

LANGUAGE

English, Shona, Ndebele

Habitats

Wildlife

Weather

THINGS TO DO

Zimbabwe experiences

And action! Whether it’s a thrilling game drive or watching a lion hunt down its prey; tracking game in the early morning with experienced guides, or surprising yourself on a canoe safari down the Zambezi, serenaded by a chorus of birds. Savour it all. Epic sunsets. Crystal clear night skies. Sharing adventures around a fire while feasting on delicious cuisine. A glorious African luxury safari.
Wilderness Zimbabwe Wildlife Zebra

ZIMBABWE JOURNEYS

Plan your Zimbabwean safari now

Our curated journeys across Zimbabwe offer you a taste of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Filled with intimate encounters, dramatic landscapes and award-winning luxury accommodation in pristine areas. Led by our industry leading guides. Passionate storytellers who look forward to sharing their love of Zimbabwe’s iconic wildlife with you.

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Explore regions & camps in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country, with South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique as neighbours. Two legendary African rivers form its northern and southern boundaries: the mighty Zambezi and the languid Limpopo. Hwange is Zimbabwe’s largest national park. Downriver, you’ll discover Mana Pools National Park, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the purity of its wilderness and beauty.

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JOURNAL

Zimbabwe featured stories

Scroll through our collection of stories to inspire your next luxury safari in Africa. From award-winning photography to on-the-ground wildlife updates from our team in Zimbabwe. Explore Zimbabwe’s iconic wild areas – ready and waiting to welcome you. Coffee hot? Comfortable? Happy reading.
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Wilderness Little Makalolo Newsletter – May 2024

The concession continues to produce exceptional large mammal sightings for our adventurers.

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Methuli Tshuma

22.06.2024

An off-the-beaten track safari in Zambia & Zimbabwe

An off-the-beaten track safari in classic Southern African safari country

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Janine Avery

11.06.2024

6 reasons why game drives are never boring

After 40 game drives, this intrepid traveller gives us her reasons why she’ll never get bored with g...

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Marina Barthez

20.05.2024

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When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.