Zimbabwe is a landlocked country situated between two great rivers: the mighty Zambezi cuts along its northern frontier, forming the border with Zambia, while the languid Limpopo forms the southern border with South Africa. In between, the country has a variety of habitats, from the granite hills of the Matopo's to the majestic mountains, lush forests and beautiful rivers of the Eastern Highlands. A Zimbabwe safari can be exceedingly varied. You can go on a game drive in Hwange National Park, take a canoe safari or a walking safari in Mana Pools National Park, fly over Victoria Falls on a Flight of Angels or view the granite boulders and rock art in Matobo Hills National Park.
Zimbabwe had all the ingredients for the perfect safari holiday. However, in the decade between 2000 and 2010, its politics caused great damage and distress and the number of tourists plummeted. Today, Zimbabwe is getting back on track.
Tourism, in particular, is recovering and new lodges are opening over the country, great news for safari-lovers. In fact, a positive stemming from the political situation is that you can have an up-close-and-personal wildlife experience without the hoards of tourists.
Professional guides in Zimbabwe have gone through intense training before qualifying and therefore the standard of guiding in Zimbabwe has always been and is still considered the best in Africa. Attention to detail is of utmost importance to a Zimbabwean guide, and guests can expect to receive personal attention while on safari in here.
Zimbabweans have an intense pride in their nation and in their people. Even with the political setbacks, they continue to uphold a reputation for being some of the most welcoming people in the world. It’s a beautiful and resilient place of huge, untouched nature.