For a long time Zimbabwe was only known for its political ruin. Now, more than a decade later, tourism is back and the beautiful country can be appreciated for all it has to offer. Visitors are returning in large numbers, not only to visit the world famous Victoria Falls, but also to discover the wildlife in the national parks and the World Heritage-listed archaeological sites.
Zimbabwe is a country rich in natural beauty, landscapes are diverse and vast, and the local people are friendly and welcoming.
Ideal to combine with:
It’s neighbour, Botswana. Combine a visit to the majestic Victoria Falls with a safari experience in Botswana.
Our top experiences:
Victoria Falls | Mana Pools National Park | Hwange National Park | Matobo National Park
April – Oct:
Nov–Apr: The rainy season is beautiful, with only sporadic rain and dramatic afternoon electrical storms.
Jul–Sep: Peak season brings prime wildlife viewing, white-water rafting and canoeing the Zambezi. Great time to view the falls and to combine with a Botswana itinerary.
High Water vs Low Water:
'High Water' occurs between February and July, and peaks between March and April. During the high water period, there is a massive spray. In fact, for every one metre rise in the level of the Zambezi River, there is a 5 metre increase in the level of water forced through the gorge.
‘Low Water’ period runs between August and January and is at its lowest between November and early December. During this low water time, there is not a lot of spray but guests are able to fully appreciate the geological formation of the falls.