Zimbabwe is a safari paradise. Not only does it offer rewarding game drives in its parks, but all the excitement of Victoria Falls and the Zambezi too. Take to the air with microlighting or a helicopter flip, or get onto the water in canoes or boats. These are just some of Zimbabwe’s best safari experiences.
As long-time safari fans, Zimbabwe is a country we’ve known and loved for many years. We’ve collected together the best Zimbabwe safari experiences – and we’re happy to share.
Zimbabwe has a rich safari heritage and is one of the best places in Africa to experience a riverside safari. The combination of exceptional wildlife, evocative scenery and experienced guides makes this an unmissable experience.
Wherever you go in the northern part of the country seeking Zimbabwe’s best safari experiences, you’ll find that the Zambezi River casts a long shadow. Watching in amazement as it tumbles over Victoria Falls definitely counts as an activity, and you can emulate the river with a bungee jump from the town’s historic bridge or soar above it on a microlight flight over the plume of spume.
Below the falls, the river is quite a different beast, and canoeing along it is a wonderfully unobtrusive way to get closer to game. Zimbabwe is, of course, renowned for its prolific wildlife, and game drives let you mingle with the herds – as well as giving you a great chance to spot the predators that tail them.
During the drier winter season, waterholes become key focal points for Zimbabwe’s best safari experiences, and spending the day in a nearby hide – or the night on a secret sleepout deck – gets you closer to the action.