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Zimbabwe’s Best Safari Experiences A curated selection of the finest safari experiences in Zimbabwe

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.

Zambezi Canoe Safari | Drift along the Zambezi shore and see what wildlife you can spot on a canoe safari.

Paddling The Zambezi On A Canoe Safari

Follow Livingstone's epic journey on a canoe safari along the Zambezi in a tranquil bird- and game-watching opportunity like no other. Skirting half-submerged hippo and lurking crocodile, majestic elephant andContinue Exploring…...

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Zambezi sunset cruise | Sunset is a sublime time to be on the Zambezi.

Cruising the Zambezi at Sunset

Board a small river boat and set off on a fabulous Zambezi sunset cruise. Sip on sundowner drinks and nibble on snacks as you slowly thread your way between twoContinue Exploring…...

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The sleepout deck at Ruckomechi Camp in Mana Pools is tucked up in a tree.

Sleeping Above A Waterhole At Mana Pools

Ruckomechi Camp, a Zimbabwe safari lodge on the edge of Mana Pools National Park, offers the experience of sleeping under the stars on a deck overlooking Parachute Pan, a magnetContinue Exploring…...

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Zambezi river safari | When exploring the banks of the Zambezi, it’s wonderful to pause for sundowner drinks and snacks.

Driving Along The Shores Of The Mighty Zambezi

The Zambezi is one of Africa's most powerful and life-sustaining rivers. With many areas along its banks enjoying protected status in Zimbabwe, there are superb game-viewing opportunities to be had.Continue Exploring…...

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Microlight Victoria Falls | If you prefer the enclosure of an aircraft, you can fly over Victoria Falls in a Bat Hawk instead of a microlight.

Microlighting With The Angels Over Victoria Falls

After seeing Victoria Falls on foot, take to the air and view the falls from above. A microlight safari offers an intimate and adventurous encounter with ‘The Smoke that Thunders’,Continue Exploring…...

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Elephant are known to congregate at waterholes in northeast Zimbabwe.

Seeing Big Herds In Zimbabwe

For a spectacular Zimbabwe safari experience in pristine wilderness, visit Hwange National Park and its neighbouring reserves in the northwest of the country. If you go in the dry, winterContinue Exploring…...

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