Often referred to as the garden of Africa, Zimbabwe is superbly good looking with a rich and fascinating history. The hospitality and warmth of the people, the variety and sheer numbers of game, the vast areas of wilderness, the spectacular landscapes and the legacy of its ancient civilisations all contribute to a truly evocative Zimbabwe holiday experience that will remain with you long after your return home. No wonder it has been ranked in the top 40 of the world's most beautiful habitats making it an exceptional safari destination.
One of Zimbabwe's most famous landmarks is the majestic Victoria Falls, locally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders), believed to have been first sighted in 1855 by David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer, when he stood on the only accessible land in the middle of the Falls on the Zambian side, now known as Livingstone Island. Other famous landmarks to experience on your holiday to Zimbabwe include the mighty Zambezi River, the fourth longest river in Africa, which offers an outdoor playground for white water rafting and canoeing, not to mention bungee jumping the 111 metre drop from the Victoria Falls Bridge. And the mystique of the Eastern Highlands, said to be filled with the voices of the ancestors, will capture your imagination with its rugged mountains that form a natural border with Mozambique, offering peace and beauty, safari trout fishing, golf, hiking and horse riding. All components make for an unforgettable Zimbabwe holiday.
One of the country's better kept secrets is The Great Zimbabwe, a ruined city that was once the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe; a wonder in itself, built from granite blocks with no mortar or adhesive, it captures the interest of local and international architects and is deeply atmospheric.
Zimbabwe holidays would not be complete without a safari and the diverse ecology of the country ensures fabulous game viewing year round.
Contact our Africa travel specialist, Chris Evans, to arrange your tailor-made Zimbabwe holiday on: +44 (0)1242 787806.