ZIMBABWE

EXCEPTIONAL SAFARIS

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

 

Zimbabwe is a fantastic safari destination for the whole family. Traditional Big-5 safaris can be enjoyed in Hwange National Park; unforgettable walking safaris in Mana Pools are a highlight; the mighty Zambezi River offers everything from kayak trips and fishing, to birding and peaceful sunset “booze-cruises”; and Victoria Falls is the adventure capital of Africa, with white-water rafting and bungee jumping drawing crowds to this vibrant town each year.

The country’s habitats are as diverse as they are numerous, and a wealth of animal and birdlife is on offer in almost every corner of the country. The main tourist destinations will not disappoint, but there are several, equally-stunning and worthwhile destinations off the beaten track. Gonarezhou National Park is an exquisite park in the far south, it’s truly wild and excellent for walking safaris; and the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe offer an entirely unique safari experience amid rolling green hills and thick indigenous forests.

This diverse, friendly, and exciting country is an absolute must on any African holiday itinerary!

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There is a lot to see in Zimbabwe, and it can get very busy during the peak season, but we can advise you on ways to get off the beaten track and into areas where you can enjoy an authentic Zimbabwe experience! Opt for an exceptional walking safari or Zambezi river canoe trip to get away from the crowds and experience your truly unique African adventure. We believe that less is more when traveling – so to really get to know a country, and not just see it, try to spend longer in fewer places.

VICTORIA FALLS

The main attraction in this fun tourist town is the magnificent Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stretching almost 6,000 feet wide, the “Falls” create the largest curtain of water in the world. It drops between 300 feet and 350 feet into the Zambezi Gorge and an average of 19-million cubic feet of water plummet over the edge every minute.

The falls are surrounded by beautiful “rainforest” and wildlife, and the Zambezi River itself is a dramatic and beautiful sight with a healthy hippo and crocodile population. There is so much on offer in “Vic Falls” – from adrenalin sports and zip-lining to fishing and kayaking – there really is something for everyone! We believe that to really enjoy the beauty and authenticity of a place, though, you need to get off the tourist track; so, staying just outside the town in a beautiful bush camp on the Zambezi River is highly recommended.

The Falls are at their most impressive when the river is at its fullest (Feb-July with a peak in March/April), however, any time of year is great to visit the Falls, as there is still so much on offer along the river. Across the Zambezi River is Zambia. They have their own view of and access to the Falls, and this side of the river offers a lovely, peaceful alternative to the busy Zimbabwean side.

HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

This is Zimbabwe’s largest National Park and is the country’s most popular and accessible safari destination, with year-round game viewing. During winter, the many waterholes attract huge herds of buffalo and elephants; and in the summer, the vast grassy plains are home to sable, roan, giraffe, wildebeest, impala, gemsbok, and incredible bird life. There is also a healthy lion and wild dog population in Hwange.

This is the “real” Africa! With little human interference, and vast tracts of unspoilt wilderness, the animals here live as they have for centuries. The mixture of teak woodland, open plains, muddy waterholes and mopane forests provide an array of habitats for the diverse wildlife. Visit in November for excellent birdwatching opportunities!

Many luxury, tented bush camps are located in the Park, maintaining an authentic and truly “African” safari experience that Khaki Fever strives to support, and at most of these camps herds of thirsty elephants come to drink from the fresh-water swimming pools right in front of the lodge!

MANA POOLS

Mana Pools National Park is a truly unique experience. The Park lies on the mighty Zambezi River, over 310 miles east of Victoria Falls. It’s known for its towering forests and several “pools” and floodplains along the Zambezi riverfront.

Famous for walking safaris, visitors are able to walk through the Park with a professional, highly experienced guide and there’s a high chance of seeing the Big-5 on foot. Because of the huge forests there is little grass in Mana Pools, and wild dogs, lions, elephants and leopards are common sightings while on foot, as well as an astounding array of birdlife! Seeing wildlife in this truly “organic” and natural way is the experience of a lifetime.

Mana is a remote destination well off the beaten track, but it’s Zimbabwe’s best kept secret. The Park is seasonal and closes during the high rainfall months (December – March). Several luxury bush camps and mobile safaris offer walking and traditional safaris. If you want something a bit different, a bit more immersive and authentic, then definitely put Mana on your travel wish-list!

VICTORIA FALLS

HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

MANA POOLS

VICTORIA FALLS

HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

MANA POOLS NATIONAL PARK

SAFARIS

Africa’s safaris offer some of the best wildlife experiences on the planet

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