Zimbabwe was the first country Safari Drive operated in and our first base was set up in Victoria Falls in 1993. The country was by far our favourite to run safaris in until around 2008 when the political situation became impossible for us to do so. We are delighted to now feel secure enough to send our valued clients back to this stunning country. The National Parks campsites are a bit run down but the game is still there as is the stunning scenery. The generally warm and friendly people are so proud to be Zimbabwean. There are some really beautiful lodges and camps dotted around the country and the legendary safari guides will delight in showing you their county and the prolific game.
It is possible to tour the whole country and there is so much to see and do, from Mana Pools National Park on the lower Zambezi River, to Great Zimbabwe¹s extraordinary ruins and Cecil Rhodes movingly beautiful grave on the top of World’s View in the unusual Motobo Hills. Look at Zimbabwe in a refreshed light and visit it again with confidence.
Please watch Michel Vandermeerschen’s lovely video giving a great impression of what you can expect from a trip to Hwange.
Here is a list of just some of our favourite places to visit in Zimbabwe. They are all places that we would recommend for a self drive safari. This is not a comprehensive list and if there are other places you are keen to visit and would like further information please let us know and we’ll be happy to help.
The World Heritage site of the Matopo National park is resting place for Cecil Rhodes and the Zimbabwean Heroes with the spectacular Worlds View. The game in the region is good and has excellent birding.
Vic Falls needs no introduction. At nearly 2km wide and 100 meters tall it is one of the greatest waterfalls in the world. David Livingstone first laid eyes on the 'smoke that thunders' in 1855.
A brilliant introduction to wild camping as its so close to Victoria Falls, but the game is all there including big crocs on the river banks. Amazing river sunsets and views across the river make this park a little gem.
The largest National Park in Zimbabwe at 1.4 million hectares and not to be missed as with its great camping spots, hides and waterholes, is one of the worlds best self drive parks.
CAMPING & LODGING
From £4,919.00 per person
CAMPING & LODGING
From £2,613.00 per person
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