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Discover the top safari Destinations

Travel to Zimbabwe and discover why this country has long had a reputation as a top safari destination.

Our Top Regions to Visit in Zimbabwe:

  • Victoria Falls – Africa’s safari capital delivers everything from adrenalin adventures & wildlife encounters to sunset cruises & scenic flights.
  • Hwange Park – home to Africa’s biggest elephant population after Botswana, this huge reserve is also famous for its predators.
  • Mana Pools – best explored by canoe & on foot, Zimbabwe’s wildest game reserve offers the quintessential off-the-beaten-path safari.
  • Matusadona & Lake Kairba – the lake is famous for its sunsets & wildlife; adjoining Matusadona offers game drives, guided walks, boat trips & fishing.

 

Victoria Falls is on every Zimbabwe travel itinerary and for good reason. This mile-wide world wonder delivers a spectacular visual feast and the best place to soak up the views (and spray!) is the Zimbabwean side. Away from the waterfall, Victoria Falls activities range from game drives and boat cruises to elephant-back safaris and scenic flights while accommodation includes grand hotels, thatched safari lodges and value-for-money lodges. It’s a destination as welcoming to honeymooners as it is to families, adrenalin junkies and wildlife enthusiasts.

Travel a little further afield and a whole new side of Zimbabwe opens up. Home to big cats and wild dogs, Hwange National Park sits a 3-hr drive from Victoria Falls and has Africa’s second biggest elephant population after Botswana’s Chobe. Mana Pools and Matusadona parks offer an even wilder safari experience. Activities include canoeing and walking safaris and you’ll benefit from the knowledge and passion of Zimbabwe’s well-trained and experienced guides.

You’ll find Zimbabwe a safe country to visit. Its people are famously friendly and there are great opportunities to shop at local markets and interact with locals. Good travel infrastructure makes getting around easy enough and accommodation is comfortable without being over-the-top.

Suitable for discerning or second-time around travellers, Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls are easily combined with neighbouring or nearby countries to offer a diverse travel experience. Direct flights link Victoria Falls with Botswana, South Africa and Namibia which means iconic destinations like the Okavango Delta, Cape Town, Kruger and the red dunes of the Namib Desert can be added to your itinerary.

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Top Experiences

THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN ZIM

1. Visit Smoke that Thunders

In full flow from Feb to May, this world wonder never disappoints – best seen from the Zimbabwe side, mile-wide Victoria Falls is where the elements collide.

2. Jump off a Bridge

With a bungee cord of course! It’s a 111-metre drop, set against dramatic scenery & with the Zambezi River frothing below you. Live adventure!

3. Go White Water Rafting

Rated the world’s best one-day rafting destination, Victoria Falls has a long history of safe & professional rafting on the Zambezi.

4. Walk the Wild Side

A guided nature walk gives you the chance to see the smaller details & enjoy some excellent bird watching. For the truly adventurous, multi-day guided hikes are available in the Zambia.

5. Take a Game Drive

Zimbabwe’s parks are home to herds of elephant & buffalo as well as big cats & wild dogs. Private concessions offer night drives too.

6. Cruise the Zambezi River

Whether it’s a bird watching trip, fishing expedition or sunset cruise, the Zambezi River was made to be enjoyed; sit back & let the scenery unfold.

7. Take a Canoe Safari

You can enjoy canoeing at Victoria Falls but head for wild Mana Pools National Park for the real deal – expert guides & thrilling wildlife encounters.

8. MEET THE WILDLIFE

Only at Victoria Falls can you enjoy an elephant-back safari & meet playful lion cubs on the same day – you can even feed baby elephants!

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Reviews

Best trip I have ever been on. Highly recommend.

Would highly recommend. Safari online asked questions when booking and were efficient and knew exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation and animals were wanted to see. Actually got to see the Big 5 which was perfect. Gave advice on a few little extras with no pressure, which we did and am very grateful which make trip even more exciting. Would definitely recommend booking with them.

Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
Safari Online made our fantastic family holiday dream come true!!

Safari Online have been nothing but professional and incredible from the time we made our first enquiry to the last day of our stunning holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for Walter. We are now starting to plan our next family Safari for 2019. Guess who we will be booking with??? Safari Online we hope you are ready!!!!!

Penni (AU)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. Tongazebi was one place we stayed in a tree house amazing and friendly place our safari was in Savanna Lodge an incredible place to stay and amazing safari we got to see the big five and many others birds and animals. All very close you would not believe how close you get to the wildlife. We are so happy that this was organised for as we have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari Online. Would recommend Safari Online to organise your holiday.

Lorraine (UK)
Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved.
Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on! This year we went back to Luangwa and had a terrific six days there. It was very dry so a slightly different environment than in past years when we have found October to be more conducive to wildlife viewing. Walter couldn’t have done more for us!

Roger (UK)
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

I have a severe intolerance to chemical products such a fabric softener. This can create difficulties when you travel. But the team at Safari Online made sure that all the destinations on our itinerary met our unusual demands. Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann and Mario (Canada)
An incredibly well organised tour with no hassles whatsoever.

Safari Online understood our needs and was able to present us with sensible options to choose from. It was evident that this tour operator has knowledgable and experienced agents who can arrange a seemless tour. We were provided with a professional online itinary which was comprehensive and easy to use, knew exactely what to expect, and encountered no stumble blocks along the way.

Gwen (AU)
It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

I have so many wonderful things to say about Walter and Safari Online that I don’t even know where to begin! Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)
Professional, quick and top of the edge service!!!

From the very first contact we’re very happy about the respond time and quality of information from safari-online.com. Based on the received first tailor-made quote, which is a weblink with all the details about the flights, photos of the lodges etc. we knew that this is “our” partner for this trip.
Our expectations were exceled!!! We’ve been to three different Wilderness lodges in Botswana and Zambia. It was more than WOW.
The lodges itself, the service, the food, the kids (8+10) care and the animal world. All the connections by plane, boat and car were perfectly organized. There was always a responsible person waiting for us. We felt very special from the first to the last day. We highly recommend safari-online.com and we’ll do our next Wilderness tour definitely with them.

Lukas (Germany)