Once upon a time Zimbabwe was the breadbasket of Africa and although much has changed in the past decades, its people are welcoming, resilient, creative and have both a zest for life and a wonderful sense of humor.
Few African destinations can compete with the Victoria Falls for sheer visual drama and is often included in the wish list of first time visitors to Africa. Once the safari bug has bitten, Zimbabwe's safari areas are popular destinations for a second journey, offering an authentic African and off-the-beaten track experience that features classic tented safari camps, wholesome cuisine and the warmest smiles you will find anywhere in the world. The game viewing in the Mana Pools, Hwange and Gonarezhou National Parks is superb and the guiding is of incredibly high standards. If you like slow travel, include the Great Zimbabwe Ruins and the Matobo Hills in your journey. Instead of a beach extension in neighboring Mozambique, why not spend a few days relaxing on Lake Kariba before returning home?
Best time to travel: May - September.