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Zimbabwe Safaris

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe –
Wild Africa at its most beautiful

When Livingstone first set eyes on the Victoria Falls in 1855 he exclaimed:
“A sight so lovely – it must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.”


For a small, landlocked country in southern Africa, Zimbabwe offers an astounding variety of natural beauty and spectacular scenery. The country holds great appeal for active adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts and those with an appreciative eye for exquisite beauty – from the famous Victoria Falls, to the national parks teeming with prolific wildlife.

Situated on a high plateau between the Limpopo and the Zambezi rivers, Zimbabwe offers majestic landscapes, mysterious ruins of past civilizations, excellent game viewing safaris and lodges and restaurants of international standing. In the Shona language ‘Zimbabwe’ means ‘Great Houses of Stone’ in proud reference to the ancient ruins of Great Zimbabwe (1200 AD).

The landscape is as diverse as the wildlife – the Savannah and the Mopane forests of Hwange; the valleys and moorlands of the Eastern Highlands; the vast expanse of Lake Kariba to the arid mystery of Gonarezhou National Park, and not forgetting the most spectacular sight of all – the magnificent Victoria Falls.

Whether you’re a photographer, wildlife enthusiast, explorer or lover of natural beauty, Zimbabwe will leave you in awe at the end of our journey through this vast African landscape.
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We’ve been there: Victoria Falls & Zambezi Canoe Trip

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Republic of Zimbabwe:

Area: 390,757 km²
Capital: Harare
Currency: Multi-currency, predominantly US dollar and South African Rand
People: Shona 80%, Ndebele 15%, other Bantu groups 5%
Official language: English. Shona and Ndebele is widely spoken.
Time: GMT +2
Climate: Temperate conditions prevail all year, moderated by altitude and the inland position of the country.
The best months to visit are April, May, August, September and October.

Wildlife flourishes in the untamed wilderness of the Zambezi Valley, in national parks, and on the shores of Lake Kariba. The Zambezi River offers some of the finest canoe safaris, particularly along the World Heritage site at Mana Pools, renowned for its outstanding variety of game. The saltpans and grassy plains of Hwange National Park support one of the largest concentrations of animals in the world, and is the largest game reserve in the country.

The Victoria Falls are Zimbabwe’s most popular tourist destination and one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Their mile-wide (2km) curtain of water plunges deep into the Zambezi Gorge creating a cloud of mist that can be seen up to 20 miles (32km) away. The area is renowned for being the ‘adventure capital of Africa’, offering a variety of high adrenaline activities, including one of the wildest days of white water rafting on earth, and a 364 ft (111m) bungee jump into the Zambezi River gorge from the bridge linking Zimbabwe to Zambia. If you’d rather lay back and relax, there are scenic flights over the area, game viewing adventures and tranquil sundowner cruises on the Zambezi River.
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Victoria Falls, Canoe Safari

Zambezi Canoe Trail

4 Days Paddling in Mana Pools National Park from US$1,525 (WS02)

This comfort camping safari is perfect for adventurous travellers who is mildly fit, but wildly adventurous, allowing the closest possible encounters with wildlife on one of the greatest rivers in Africa.
This thrilling experience traverses the heart of Mana Pools and along the Zambezi’s shoreline – a marvellous way to view bird and animal life at a more sedate pace – up close and personal.

Each night is spent camping on the banks of the Zambezi River, ultimately finishing 65km downstream with many adventures to recall. Encounters with animals, whether on canoe or on foot are awe-inspiring.


  • Abundant up close wildlife viewing and spectacular birding
  • Strong and stable Canadian canoes enhance experience and comfort
  • Comfort camping means that you can enjoy the experience, while your crew takes care of the logistics
  • A wonderful sense of being close to nature in the heart of Africa
  • One of the best walking areas in Southern Africa, including awe-inspiring ‘on foot’ interactions with elephant

Typically, canoeists are awakened before dawn with tea/coffee and biscuits and we try to get onto the water just before sunrise. This is a magical time on the river as the water is usually calm and the peace and tranquillity is amazing.
After paddling for usually about two hours, we beach the canoes on the bank of the Zambezi River and set out for a game walk. The guide chooses a suitable area, based on his knowledge of the area and game movements and we take a few hours to explore on foot, and unravel some of the intricacies of the bush.

After returning to the canoes, and a light snack, we continue canoeing to a suitable lunch spot, arriving around midday. Lunch is carried in the canoes and is usually consists of a salad and cold meats. We normally rest up in the shade for a while or take another short walk before moving on arriving at the next camp at dusk.

The camp, and all the luggage, will have been moved by the camp staff and all that is required to be done by participants is to enjoy a hot shower under the stars, and a cold drink, followed by dinner. The daily distances covered from one camp to the next are around 20 to 25 km and the daily routine will vary according to wildlife movements.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Ruckomechi airfield, safety briefing and begin canoeing in Mana Pools National Park
Day 2: Full day canoeing and walking in Mana Pools
Day 3: Full day canoeing, walking through Wilderness area of Mana Pools
Day 4: End canoeing, arrive Chikwenya airfield for flight out

Tour dates: departs between May and November

Note: The Trail is for reasonably fit guests and is led by an experienced guide. Support vehicles and staff assist guests and set up camp each day.

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Victoria Falls, Elephant

Waterfalls & Wildlife Safari

A 6 Day* Discovery of Natural Wonders from US$1,895 (TT-FIT)

Suggested itinerary:
*The itinerary can be customized to suit your desired length of stay.

Days 1, 2 & 3: Chobe National Park, Botswana
On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to Botswana and your first class safari lodge, situated on the western edge of Chobe National Park.
The safari lodge sits atop an escarpment overlooking the banks of the Chobe River and has unparalleled views across the impressive flood plains. Each of the 11 en-suite rooms are exquisitely furnished and have a wonderful African ambience, providing ideal safari accommodation in Botswana. The lodge’s swimming pool takes full advantage of the fantastic views and provides a tranquil setting for guests to relax during the heat of the day.
Your stay is fully inclusive of unlimited game activities-including game drives, walking safaris, river cruise, night drives, village trip as well as all meals and local drinks.
Enjoy 2 days on safari in Chobe National Park  or take a river cruise – and you’ll experience the park, and the animals, from another vantage point. Here you’ll get up close and personal with hippo, crocodile and a mind-boggling array of water birds.

Victoria Falls, Elephant

Days 4 & 5: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Morning transfer to Victoria Falls for 2 nights at Victoria Falls Lodge, or similar. Set high on a natural plateau, the westward facing the lodge borders the Zambezi National Park and is just four kilometres from the thundering Victoria Falls, Southern Africa’s foremost attraction.
With uninterrupted views of spectacular African sunsets and year round game at its on-site waterhole, this lodge offers the most discerning traveller a taste of Africa at its best.

Included are a tour of Victoria Falls, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, an afternoon enjoy a sunset cruise on the magnificent upper Zambezi River and a dinner at the Boma – a ‘must do’ experience, with exuberant cultural songs, dances and an extraordinary traditional meal!

There’s plenty of time to explore the charming dustry, rusty little town of Victoria Falls and shop for mementos at the local craft market.

Optional tours available in Victoria Falls:
Flight of the Angels by helicopter
Victoria Falls Bridge Tour – a wonder of Victorian engineering from 1904
not to mention Swimming in Devil’s Pool, White Water Rafting, Canoeing, Bungee Jumping, and more…

Day 6: Depart Africa
Spend your last morning enjoying the uninterrupted views of the spectacular African bushveld before being transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

Tour price: on request
Tour Dates: daily departures
Group Size: min. 2 passengers

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


Victoria Falls touring options:

Victoria Falls is one of nature’s greatest spectacles, and one of the few attractions that exceeds even the wildest expectations of its visitors. Known as both an adventure centre and romantic getaway, there is an excellent selection of things to see and do in Victoria Falls

Tour of Victoria Falls
Morning or afternoon tour of one of the 7 natural wonders of the world: walk through the misty rain forest which flanks the Falls, stopping to marvel at the principal vantage points, as the Zambezi River cascades to the depths below -the Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, the Boiling Pot, Cataract Island and Livingstone Island.

Sunset Cruise
Enjoy an afternoon sunset cruise on the magnificent upper Zambezi River. After a day of travelling and exploring you’re ready to relax, sip a sundowner and enjoy some snacks as the daylight gently fades. Let this tranquil wildlife cruise float you along the Zambezi River. You’ll have the finest vantage point from which to watch hippo, crocodiles and other animals which come down to the river’s edge in the early evening, to quench their thirst.

Boma Dinner
The Boma is a ‘must do’ experience, with exuberant cultural songs, dances and an extraordinary traditional meal!
Tuck into traditional Zimbabwean delicacies, while Shangaan and Ndebele dancers and singers will inspire you with their pulsating energy.

Flight of the Angels – a Helicopter sightseeing flight over Victoria Falls. The pilot banks the helicopters as you circle, so you can see right into the chasm of the falls.

The Bridge Tour – Victoria Falls Bridge lies in “no man’s land” between Zimbabwean and Zambian Border Posts. Once the safety demonstration is completed, you may choose to walk underneath the bridge (sturdy, comfortable, rubber soled footwear required) or across the top of the Bridge along the pedestrian walkway.

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We create unique & authentic experiences
designed to suit your desired travel style and budget.