In the heart of Southern Africa, land-locked Zimbabwe is a vibrant land with dramatic landscapes, impressive safari parks and welcoming people. In recent years its politics have caused great damage and distress and a decline in the number of tourists, but despite this Zimbabwe still has much to offer and we much recommend a visit.
Zimbabwe is enclosed between two rivers, the Zambezi River to the north and the Limpopo River to the south. In between is an inland plateau filled with kopjes (granite outcrops), beautiful national parks, rugged mountains and lush forests. There is a huge variety of things to see and with relatively few visitors and no mass tourism, plenty of opportunity to find peace and quiet. Don't expect bargain-basement prices though, as these have held fairly steadily – it's just the visitor numbers that have plummeted.
Zimbabwe has something to offer everyone. You can go on a game drive in Hwange National Park, take a canoe safari in Mana Pools National Park, fly over Victoria Falls with a Flight of Angels or view the granite boulders and rock art in Matobo Hills National Park, which are believed to many billions of years old. For many visitors, a trip to Victoria Falls (Mosi-ao-Tunya – the Smoke that Thunders) is a highlight of their trip to Zimbabwe.
It is easy to get around Zimbabwe and most camps and lodges welcome smaller children of any ages and families!