Zimbabwe Holidays & Travel Facts

By far the greatest falls in Africa, and a natural wonder of the world, Victoria Falls links Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. Described by explorer Dr. David Livingstone as “scenes so magical they must have been gazed upon by angels in flight”, the Falls have been a major tourist attraction for over 100 years.

  • Victoria Falls

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.