For the latter part of the 20th century, Zimbabwe was the ‘place to go’ on safari in Africa.
Wonderful and varied scenery, fantastic hospitality, great game viewing, varied safari activities and a reputation for having the best safari guides in Africa, all added up to make Zimbabwe pretty irresistible to the safari connoisseur. Unfortunately, from 2000 until around 2013, the political situation had a deep impact on the country as a holiday destination. It is only now getting back to its best!
While general game viewing was always excellent in a number of parks, especially Hwange, the country was best known for offering fantastic walking safaris, led by the continents most accomplished professional guides. In addition, Mana Pools on the Lower Zambezi and Matusadona on the shores of Lake Kariba offered some of the best water-based game-viewing and fishing available in Africa. Victoria Falls, the world’s widest waterfall, is a major attraction and to see the falls from the air during full flood is one of Africa’s great sights.
In addition to Hwange, Matusadona, Mana Pools and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe’s other key highlights include the Zambezi National Park outside Victoria Falls, the Eastern Highlands, a mountainous area of stunning beauty, the Great Zimbabwe Ruins near Masvingo, the Matobo Hills near Bulawayo and the excellent Gonarezhou National Park in the south-east lowveld.
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