In the heart of southern Africa, Zimbabwe has reemerged as a top safari contender with much to offer the wildlife enthusiast. It is home to the “must see” Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the adventure capital of the region. Its game rich national parks serve up breathtaking sunrises, up close encounters with wildlife and star studded night skies.
Described as the world’s largest curtain of falling water, Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage site. After experiencing awesome Victoria Falls and its plentiful adventure activities, visitors to Zimbabwe have a wealth of safari opportunities. Take a short flight to diverse Hwange National Park. An extensive network of waterholes draw large herds of elephant and plains game to the park and surrounding private reserves. Or visit Mana Pools, the country’s second World Heritage Site, to walk and canoe in a wildlife-rich and scenic region. Spectacular views of the Zambezi River, floodplains, the rift valley escarpment and tree canopy make this a wildlife photographer paradise.
Accommodations: Small lodges and tented camps, some larger hotels in Victoria Falls.
Gameviewing: Open vehicles, canoes and boats, walking safaris.
Getting Around: Ground transport, small regional flights
Other Attractions: Victoria Falls offers a diversity of activity. Visit a local community for insight into the local culture, take a helicopter flip over the falls for a birds eye view and shop the curio markets for unique African gifts from intricate wood carvings and stone work, to jewelry and other trinkets.