Zimbabwe

Home to the spectacular Victoria Falls – the Seventh Wonder of the World – Zimbabwe is an appealing destination for both adventure and classic safari travellers. Although Southern Destinations does not condone the current political climate in Zimbabwe, we believe that its tourism sector warrants support during these difficult times and as such we encourage visitors to explore the myriad of attractions in the landlocked country.

Gaze in awe and wonder at the incredible Victoria Falls – the legendary ‘Smoke that Thunders’. Go on fascinating game-drives in the Hwange National Park, the wild and remote Matusadona National Park and the exquisite, game-rich Mana Pools National Park, which is situated along the banks of the Zambezi River. Home to four World Heritage Sites, Zimbabwe also boasts one of the largest man-made lakes in the world in Lake Kariba.

With the current political climate, there are fewer tourists visiting Zimbabwe than before. This means that you will enjoy your safari away from the crowds and get to experience Africa without the masses experienced in other popular safari destinations. Zimbabwe is a safe destination that welcomes tourists with open arms. We’ve been several times and we look forward to crafting your perfect Zimbabwean safari getaway!

 

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Hwange

Lying just south of Victoria Falls and bordering Botswana, Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve and one of the last great African elephant sanctuaries, with over 30 000 of the magnificent animals. Over 100 species of mammal call Hwange home with regular sightings of the Big Five as well as buffalo, hyena, giraffe and a variety of antelope. Bird watching enthusiasts will be kept busy by over 400 species, best viewed at one of the park’s many manmade waterholes. Hwange offers the choice between game drives and walking or horseback safaris, so how you experience the rich natural heritage of this African Eden is completely up to you.

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Royal Chundu Zambezi River Lodge

Victoria Falls

Named after the British Monarch of the time by famed explorer Sir David Livingstone, Victoria Falls is one of the best-known natural attractions on the planet. The town of Victoria Falls is known as the adventure capital of Africa and enthralls adrenaline junkies with activities like bungee jumping, white water rafting and river boarding on offer. Local pubs and restaurants are always abuzz and there are plenty of great curio markets to get that special someone a special something. Regular guided walks around the falls provide some fascinating insight and convey the real sense of pride that locals have for ‘The Smoke that Thunders’.

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