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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Zimbabwe – the recovery and the reawakening

Over the course of the last few decades, Zimbabwe has experienced a number of ill-fated political challenges; in terms of tourism the country has all but lost a decade, with understandably cynical visitors looking to neighbouring Southern African countries to book their African safari and wildlife holidays. Very happily, this somewhat sad situation seems to […]

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My trip to the Zimbabwean side of Vic Falls

It’s really fascinating to try and imagine what went through the minds of those whose first notion of the Victoria Falls was the thunderous plume of mist on the horizon. The sights beheld by David Livingstone and those before him must have prompted befuddlement, bewilderment, fear and awe as they trepidatiously approached source of the […]

The Hide

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Photographic Hides: Our Best Picks

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Victoria Falls

Which Side of the Victoria Falls is Best: Zimbabwe or Zambia?

Mosi-oa-Tunya – the smoke that thunders. That’s the local name for the world’s largest waterfall (measuring roughly double the height of the Niagara Falls), and it aptly fits the impression that David Livingstone would have had in first approaching this remarkable ‘discovery’. It, too, will be your first sight of the Falls – a continuous […]