Zimbabwe Safaris

Zimbabwe is a safari paradise, with excellent concentrations of wildlife, and awe-inspiring attractions such as the Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Zimbabwe is a particularly good destination for walking and canoeing safaris.
The world famous Victoria Falls, known locally as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ (‘The smoke that thunders’), is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is a world heritage site. The views of the Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side are simply amazing. A Zimbabwe safari usually incorporates at least a couple of days exploring the Victoria Falls along with a safari in one of the country's great wildlife parks. Zimbabwe also currently offers quite an exclusive safari as due to perceived political instability many tourists have avoided this wonderful country and those that have visited have been afforded a truly exceptional experience.
At Worldwide Tours and Safaris we highly recommend a visit to Hwange National Park which is located in quite close proximity to the Victoria Falls. Hwange National Park is a massive expanse of wildlife rich land and a few nights on safari in this region is well worth it. For the more adventurous we recommend a visit to Mana Pools which is located along the mighty Zambezi River. Lake Kariba and in particular Bumi Hills is a great place to visit and offers a very different safari from the other wildlife regions.
A Zimbabwe Safari can offer an experience right up there with the very best as this magnificent country does have some exceptional wildlife regions and a natural wonder to top it all off!
To take advantage of our expertise, please contact one of our Zimbabwe Safari specialist consultants and start planning your dream safari to Zimbabwe.

Mana Pools

Safari in Mana Pools National Park

The Mana Pools are Zimbabwe’s second world heritage site, and are situated on the Zambezi River.
They consist of four main pools that are scattered along the river. The area also consists of large Acacia trees and open grassy fields. One gets a prevailing sense of “wild and untamed Africa” when staying at Mana Pools as the area is so remote and filled with magnificent wild animals.

Mana Pools Park

 

Accommodation is provided in luxury bush camps and lodges right on the Zambezi River. Mana Pools is all about getting close to the wild and untamed animals that roam this land, with only your fear to protect you. Gliding along the river in a canoe within metres of elephant, buffalo and crocodiles, is the speciality of this region. Game drives and bush walks are also great ways to get right up close to the animals.

 

Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park is situated on the edge of the Kalahari Desert.
The landscape ranges from desert sand to sparse woodland to open grassland. Hwange contains huge herds of buffalo and elephant, and it also shelters one of Africa’s most endangered animals, the wild dog. Hwange does not entertain the tourist masses that you find at other top game parks, thus providing a perfect and exclusive setting to marvel in wonder at the vast numbers and variety of wildlife in the Hwange National Park.
On safari in Hwange National Park
What Worldwide Tours and Safaris says….
Hwange National Park is an excellent safari destination for big game viewing, especially during the dry winter months from June to October. The safari camps in Hwange are also very reasonably priced. Hwange also combines perfectly with a visit to the Victoria Falls.

Hwange National Park offers fantastic Elephant viewing.
In particular a safari to Hwange from June to October can be highly rewarding as this is the dry season and there is no permanent water in the Hwange National Park, game viewing is therefore excellent as the wild animals are forced to congregate near water holes.
Hwange National Park is also just a few hour’s drive from the Victoria Falls and so combining a safari to Hwange National Park with a couple of days viewing the Victoria Falls is highly recommended.

Hwange

 

Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls Overview

The famous explorer David Livingstone, who named the falls after the British Queen Victoria, was so memorized on seeing the falls that he stated “scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in flight”. This has lead to the so-called “Flight of angels”, which is to fly over the falls, and experience the spectacular views from above.
The mighty Zambezi River carves its way through the great African Wilderness and into a beautiful rainforest where it plunges over three hundred metres into a gorge below. The force from the sheer volume of water cascading into the gorge sends a cloud of mist way up into the air. The mist from the Victoria Falls can be seen from over 20 kilometres away and the thundering roar of the falls can be heard long before the waterfalls actually come into sight.

Victoria Falls

 

With its luxury lodges, set romantically along the river edge the Victoria Falls has become a favourite for couples on Honeymoon. The Victoria Falls is an excellent addition to any itinerary covering Southern Africa, whether it be a Safari in Botswana, Zambia or travel to South Africa or Namibia, be sure not to miss this natural wonder.
Most of Zambia’s best safari camps are found in the eastern section of the South Luangwa National Park. Permanent Safari Lodges are the main basis for Safari activities, however, there are numerous seasonal bush camps situated in remote areas that offer an unrivalled safari experience, although it is strongly recommended that only experienced safari goers consider these camps as they are not for the faint hearted.

Lake Kariba & Matusadona

Safari in Lake Kariba & Matusadona

Lake Kariba is one of the largest man made dams in the world, covering an area of approximately 6,000 sq km. Lake Kariba is a place of outstanding beauty, nestled between mountains and tweak forest is a great inland sea that is dotted with islands.

 

Lake Kariba

 

These numerous islands and waterways cause the wildlife, especially elephant, to swim quite frequently which allows for fantastic game viewing from a boat. Lake Kariba is also renowned for good fishing, especially the thrill and fight involved in landing a tiger fish. However, the lasting memories one always has of Lake Kariba, are the breathtaking sunsets.

 

A perfect sunset at Lake Kariba.

Lake Kariba

 

The fabulous Bumi Hills Lodge at Lake Kariba.
Matusadona National Park lies along the southern shores of Lake Kariba. It is a brilliant game viewing park, and with game drives, walking safaris, boat and canoe trips, it makes for an excellent safari location.