Historically one of the top safari destinations on the continent Zimbabwe offers great safari options with an incredible diversity of habitats, scenic landscapes, remnants of ancient civilisations and great wildlife. Sharing the Zambezi River as a common border with Zambia, Zimbabwe is of course also home to the spectacular Victoria Falls and the Lower Zambezi Valley. The Mana Pools National Park is renowned for its intimate wildlife encounters on foot and by canoe.
Hwange National Park in the west has top-notch game-viewing with large concentrations of elephants and other wildlife, while the granite-strewn landscape of Matopos National Park is breathtaking and offers close-up encounters with white and black rhinoceros. For a journey to past civilisations of Zimbabwe a visit to the ancient stone structures of the Great Zimbabwe Ruins is a must.
While Zimbabwe has suffered from massive drops in tourist numbers over the last decade due to domestic politics and some lodges have closed down it certainly does still offer so much with a great diversity, superb lodgings, an incredibly friendly population and a very low volume of tourists.