Overview for Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe offers the romance and majesty of the Victoria Falls; the arid but game-rich Hwange National Park; Lake Kariba with its fishing and game viewing lodges; and the beauty of the Eastern Highlands.
Having its banks on both the Zimbabwe and Zambian side of the Falls, the Zambezi River is internationally acclaimed as the best one-day white water rafting trip in the world. Other activities in the area include canoeing, river cruises, flights over the Falls, bungy jumping, walking with lion cubs and elephant back safaris.
Zimbabwe and Zambia also share other highlights: the Lower Zambezi region is abundant with wildlife on both shorelines and lion and leopard are the main predators. Large herds of elephant, buffalo and hippo are also found as well as a fabulous diversity of birds. With the added bonus of game viewing by boat, walking safaris, night drives, canoeing and game fishing, this region is a must for any safari enthusiast.
Best Time to Travel
The drier and cooler months May – September are generally a good time for game viewing, but during the warmer wetter months of October to March the landscape becomes lush and green, and the bird watching is at its best.
November’s rain turns the region into a nursery, as young of all kinds are born and they thrive off the good grazing. The onset of the rains however does make the remote areas very difficult to explore and many
seasonal camps are closed.
When to go
The best time for game viewing is May to August, which is cool and dry. September to October are also great game viewing months but tend to be hotter. The rest of the year is the wet summer months of November to April, not much game to view as they don’t have to concentrate around the waterholes, but a great time for bird watching.