• Lake Kariba Sunset
  • Lake Kariba Amazing Sunset

DESIGNER HOLIDAYS & HONEYMOONS IN Zimbabwe

A landlocked country with more thrills and spills than you can shake a stick at, Zimbabwe is every holiday makers dream. Despite its socio-economic woes, the country’s tourism industry is steadily gaining ground. Zimbabwe is opening up as a destination hot spot and wild life viewing mecca. With some of the best guides in Africa, it’s no wonder to see why people are slowing coming back.

  • Home to a series of mountainous areas with the highest peak standing at a staggering 2,593m
  • Zimbabwe plays host to some of Africa’s exclusive wildlife
  • Discover species that are unique to Zimbabwe, or found in only limited ranges elsewhere, including the king cheetah in Gonarezhou, and the samango monkey in the Eastern Highlands.
  • The country boasts a large number of mediaeval era relics built in a distinct dry stone style
  • Nearly all of the 8 parks are home to the Big 5

TOP 5 ZIMBABWE HIGHLIGHTS

  1. THE SMOKE THAT THUNDERS   Discover one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the majestic Victoria Falls! The largest waterfall in the world, this natural landmark was deservedly declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  2. SOUTHERN ZIMBABWE   Enrich your African safari experience with a trip to Southern Zimbabwe. Be drawn to the magical allures of glorious scenery, astounding wildlife and the enigmatic remnant-kingdom of Great Zimbabwe, the largest historic man-made structure south of the pyramids.
  3. MANA POOLS NATIONAL PARK   Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of one of nature’s wildlife sanctuaries. Fantastic photographic opportunities and superbly romantic ambience for those dream hideaways. Choose this idyllic destination and enjoy canoe safaris, game drives plus a lot more exciting activities.
  4. LAKE KARIBA   Treat yourself to a dreamy lakeside break on the shores of Lake Kariba. Take in the spectacular sunsets and spend your days fishing and viewing wildlife. Go there for the ultimate relaxation and adventure.
  5. HWANGE NATIONAL PARK   The flagship of the wildlife parks in Zimbabwe, Hwange will delight you with its staggering game populations. The largest population of African wild dogs left in the world, large lion prides, buffalo herds plus brown and spotted hyena. The best place for leopard and cheetah sightings.

TIPS FOR TRAVELING ZIMBABWE

CURRENCY   The US Dollar (USD) is currently the main currency in Zimbabwe. Credit card facilities are few and far between with only the major international hotels in cities offering this facility. ATM’s are available in most towns and cities.

CLIMATE   The climate is tropical, although markedly moderated by altitude. There is a dry season, including a short cool season during the period May to September when the whole country has very little rain. The rainy season is typically a time of heavy rainfall from November to March. Temperatures can range from cold to very hot depending on the region and time of year.

WHAT TO PACK   If your safari is in winter, you’ll definitely need a warm fleece or jacket with gloves and beanies, especially in Hwange National Park. Day time temperatures pick up and shorts, t-shirts and light weight clothing is sufficient. Dining in the evening is a casual affair. Pack your swimming costume as most lodges now have a pool. Include sunscreen lotion, a cap and mosquito repellent.

PEAK HOLIDAY SEASON   The cooler winter months of May – October is generally the best time of the year to come on safari.

OUR SELECTION: THE BEST Zimbabwe HOLIDAYS & HONEYMOONS

Over the past 21 years we have booked more than ten thousand custom holidays across Africa.
The selection of designer holidays presented below is based on customer feedback and represents ‘the best of the best’.
If you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for please contact us personally — with more than 1,000 selected partner properties in 16 countries we can and will create your dream holiday or honeymoon.

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Somalisa Acacia Camp

Two nights Victoria Falls, three nights in Mana Pools and three nights in Hwange National Park. This is a quick glimpse into this dawning African destination for the safari goer who is looking at stepping off the beaten path. Experience old Africa charm in Victoria Falls at an iconic hotel. Then having an authentic African experience at two very remote fixed tented camps on a fully inclusive basis.

Zimbabwe Express Safari
  • 2 Nights at Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 3 Nights at Zambezi Life Styles, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 3 Nights at Somalisa Acacia Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
8 Nights From $5 842
Per person sharing

Changa Safari Camp

A great tour and in depth exploration of this dawning African safari destination that is Zimbabwe. Start off in Bulawayo and combine Matobos, Hwange, Matusadona, Mana Pools and Victoria Falls. The opportunity to experience an arm chair safari at Kanga Camp in Mana Pools will no doubt rank as a highlight. Sit in comfort on the deck over looking the only water source on the concession. A waiter serves drinks as your guide talks about all the animals coming down to drink.

Zimbabwe Explorer
  • 2 Nights at Camp Amalinda, Southern Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
  • 3 Nights at Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 2 Nights at Changa Safari Camp, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe
  • 3 Nights at Kanga Camp, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 2 Nights at Victoria Falls River Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
12 Nights From $8 446
Per person sharing

The Stanley and Livingstone Victoria Falls

A perfect bolt on safari for those who are pressed for time but looking to add on to an existing holiday already booked. Spend 2 nights at Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world in the old Africa charm of the Victoria Falls hotel. This is then followed by 3 nights in northern Botswana at the secluded Linyanti region on a private concession. An authentic African experience awaits at this fully inclusive tented camp.

Victoria Falls and Linyanti Experience
  • 2 Nights at Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 3 Nights at Linyanti Ebony Camp, Linyanti and Savuti, Botswana
5 Nights From $3 659
Per person sharing

Khwai Tented Camp - Activities

This delightful tour starts out in the world famous natural wonder of the world, Victoria Falls. Soak up old Africa charm in the Victoria Falls hotel, the oldest one in existence. Move on to northern Botswana to stay in the secluded Linyanti Bush Camp, a private concession with great views of the marsh. Finish the tour in the popular Khwai concessions bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. Have authentic African experiences at these two fully inclusive tented camps.

Victoria Falls and Botswana Safari
  • 2 Nights at Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 3 Nights at Linyanti Ebony Camp, Linyanti and Savuti, Botswana
  • 2 Nights at Khwai Tented Camp, Moremi Reserve, Botswana
7 Nights From $5 171
Per person sharing

Shinde Camp Deck and Viewing area

A safari tour for those who want to maximise their game viewing experience by combining the two countries of Botswana and Zimbabwe. This tour allows for numerous scenery changes from the wetlands of the delta to the drier arid regions of Hwange National Park to the flowing rivers of the mighty Zambezi River.

Zimbabwe and Botswana Blitz
  • 2 Nights at Shinde Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • 2 Nights at Okuti Camp, Moremi Reserve, Botswana
  • 2 Nights at Victoria Falls River Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 2 Nights at The Hide Safari Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 2 Nights at Zambezi Life Styles, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
10 Nights From $9 072
Per person sharing

Kanga Camp Zimbabwe

The perfect Zimbabwe and Botswana safari combination for those wanting to see the main highlights of these two countries. A total of 6 regions are visited in this tour. Those interested in fishing are suggested to bring their equipment on this itinerary. 3 camps listed offer opportunities to pursue this activity and catch Tiger Fish.

Ultimate Safari Combo
  • 2 Nights at Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 2 Nights at Changa Safari Camp, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe
  • 3 Nights at Kanga Camp, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 2 Nights at Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 3 Nights at Linyanti Ebony Camp, Linyanti and Savuti, Botswana
  • 2 Nights at Khwai Tented Camp, Moremi Reserve, Botswana
14 Nights From $8 368
Per person sharing

Victoria Falls

Budget travel at its best. Get more than you pay for with this package that takes you and your friends to two of Africa’s prime game viewing countries. Big 5 encounters, leisure and adventure galore. Escape every day’s monotony and enjoy a memorable holiday in nature. Book this package for a romantic retreat where the fun never stops or to bond with friends and family. Thrilling adventure activities and explosive game viewing plus the sensational annual zebra migration all add up to an unforgettable holiday.

Botswana and Zimbabwe Overland
  • 1 Nights at Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 2 Nights at Muchenje Safari Lodge, Chobe National Park, Botswana
  • 2 Nights at Planet Baobab, Makgadigadi Pan, Botswana
  • 2 Nights at Khwai Tented Camp, Moremi Reserve, Botswana
  • 1 Nights at Chobe Marina Lodge, Chobe National Park, Botswana
  • 1 Nights at Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
9 Nights From $2 535
Per person sharing

Couple on camp chairs with sunset

Explore the beauty and old Africa charm of this fascinating country. Spending 3 nights at the romantic Victoria Falls will definitely get your honeymoon off on the right track. A total of 6 night’s game viewing in Hwange and Mana Pools National Parks will heighten your enchantment of the romance and beauty of the bush.

Zimbabwean Enchantment
  • 3 Nights at The Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 3 Nights at The Hide Safari Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 3 Nights at Ruckomechi Camp, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
9 Nights From $6 885
Per person sharing

kanga-camp

The life-giving power of the Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of Zimbabwe’s most lush and flourishing regions, designated as the country’s second World Heritage Site and known as one of the continent’s premier game-viewing regions. Canoe trips are offered year round and provide a unique and memorable way for visitors to experience the area’s striking scenic beauty and diverse fauna, while guided walks are a great way to take its pristine riverside forests. Spend 5 nights in the park at two camps with this fantastic fly in package.

Mana Pools Explorer Fly In
  • 2 Nights at Kanga Camp, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 3 Nights at Zambezi Life Styles, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
5 Nights From $3 285
Per person sharing

Victoria Falls

Combine adventure and dramatic wildlife encounters with this multi faceted safari in one of Zimbabwe’s most productive game viewing locations and the adventure capital of southern Africa. Enjoy exhilarating water sports and witness the might Victoria Falls.

Victoria Falls and Canoeing Fly In
  • 2 Nights at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 1 Nights at The Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
3 Nights From $1 453
Per person sharing

Chobe National Park

This packages is idea for those looking for the ultimate safari but with little time on their hands. Explore the game-rich Zambezi National Park for rewarding wildlife encounters. Enjoy game drives and river safaris in Chobe and a relaxed tour of the mighty Victoria Falls.

Victoria Falls and Chobe Fly In
  • 3 Nights at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
3 Nights From $1 008
Per person sharing

Somalisa Camp

Take advantage of out of season rates with this safari package. A nation of spectacular natural beauty, friendly people and rich culture, Zimbabwe’s status as one of Africa’s leading safari destinations is growing. Hwange National Park is known for its huge herds of elephants; and a kayak trip down the Zambezi through the Mana Pools National Park will appeal to the intrepid traveler, providing close encounters with crocodiles, hippos and a host of other wildlife. Finish off at the spectacular Victoria Falls.

Zimbabwe Shoulder Season Special
  • 2 Nights at Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 3 Nights at Kanga Camp, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 2 Nights at Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
7 Nights From $3 915
Per person sharing

Camp Amalinda

An east to west exploration of Zimbabwe taking in Hwange, Matobos and Gonarezhou National Parks. With no flying involved, this road trip private tour is ideal for those who like to see more of the open countryside and explore areas off the beaten path. Highlights of this tour include Victoria Falls, elephants of Hwange, cave paintings at Matobo and the largely unexplored Gonarezhou National Park.

East to West Zimbabwe Safari Road Trip
  • 2 Nights at Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 2 Nights at Ivory Lodge, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 2 Nights at Camp Amalinda, Southern Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
  • 3 Nights at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, Southern Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
9 Nights From $4 953
Per person sharing

Chobe Elephant Camp Room view

For the budget conscious traveller, this package is ideal for those who want to see the iconic natural wonder of the world, Victoria Falls and go on safari in the wild life rich Botswana.

Focus On Botswana Safari
  • 2 Nights at Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 2 Nights at Chobe Elephant Camp, Chobe National Park, Botswana
  • 2 Nights at Machaba Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • 2 Nights at Gunn’s Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
8 Nights From $2 980
Per person sharing