Zimbabwe Safaris

Visit the 'heart of Africa' and prepare to be spellbound by the drama of Zimbabwe's untamed beauty and diversity.

An elephant crossing on boat safari Shearwater Adventure's Flight of Angels Pride of lions on safari near Davison's Camp - Photo by Mike Myers

Zimbabwe Highlights

  • One of the world's best climates
  • A huge diversity of scenery
  • Excellent game densities in the national parks
  • Most qualified safari guides in Africa
  • Excellent range of safari accommodation
  • Great for self-drive safaris
  • Family friendly

With one of the world's best climates; wonderful scenery and diverse habitats; excellent game densities in the national parks; a rich history and safari guides who are some of the most qualified in Africa, holidays to Zimbabwe have plenty to offer.

Zimbabwe is home to some rare and unusual places, from the granite boulders of the Matobo Hills to the world's largest artificial lake, Lake Kariba and the Victoria Falls Rainforest; the only place on earth where it rains all day.

The rainforest lies just across from the magnificent Victoria Falls itself - a welcome addition to your bucket list. The falls are full of adventure activities; soar over the 108m drop with helicopter rides or tackle the rapids of the mighty Zambezi River.

Travel downstream to best explore the river's lush waterways in the Mana Pools National Park - watch out for crocodile and one of Africa's largest hippo populations as you canoe along the channels. It's a wildlife bonanza with buffalo lining the river banks and elephant casually wading right in front of your canoe.

You'll find thousands of these gentle giants across Zimbabwe but especially in Hwange National Park, famous for its massive herds of elephant. With a stunning landscape of Kalahari desert sand, sparse woodland, grassland and granite outcrops, Hwange is home to over 100 mammal species, some of the highest mammal diversity for any national park in the world.

But it's not all about the wildlife. Get to know the fascinating history of the country with visits to early rock art sites and the remnants of an ancient civilisation at UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Great Zimbabwe Ruins.

Zimbabwe's diversity can offer a holiday with many facets but if you still want more, our expert consultants can combine Zimbabwe with the likes of South Africa, Mozambique or Mauritius to create a fun twin-centre holiday, perfect for an entirely different honeymoon or family holiday.

British colonialism remains sewn into the fibre of the country but local traditions are visible everywhere and Zimbabwe is famous for the hospitality and friendliness of its people.

One of Southern Africa's most beautiful countries and premier safari destinations, we are utterly passionate about Zimbabwe.

Let Mahlatini tailor your Zimbabwe safari and Contact our specialists today.

Quick Facts

  • Arrival airports: Harare, Victoria Falls & Bulawayo
  • Time difference: EST +7 Hours
  • Travel time: approx. 18 hours from New York
  • Visas: Visa issued on arrival for United States citizens

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Read what our previous clients thought of their Zimbabwe Holiday

Holiday to South Africa & Zimbabwe

Jasjeet & Nevdeep Sidhu

The trip was amazing! Best trip my husband and I have ever taken. The trip was perfectly planned and we enjoyed every hotel/lodge we stayed at. The trip was well organized and we never had to think twice about anything planned.

13/09/2018 Read full trip review

Honeymoon to South Africa, Tanzania & Zimbabwe


Honestly, if I could get closer to 5/5 I would, perhaps somewhere in the 4.5/5 range, close to perfect, with some hiccups. We really appreciated how much Mahlatini did setting up this crazy adventure we went on, the sights, the experiences, etc.

10/09/2018 Read full trip review

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