Having recently been released from political uncertainty Zimbabwe is proving to yet again become a favourite safari destination. Unlocking Zimbabwe's gems which have been preserved in time since political circumstances took a turn is now an exciting opportunity for the adventurous nature seeker.Two of the most popular area of Zimbabwe is Hwange National Park almost in the centre of the country and Mana Pools which is an all-time favourite for experienced travellers up on the northern "Zambezi River' boundary to Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park.
Hwange National Park comprises 14,500 square kilometres, boasting large elephant numbers as well as general game and predators. Once the home to infamous Cecil the lion which was carelessly and brutally hunted in 2015 by a bloodthirsty moron, Hwange still proves an excellent location to witness these animals go about the natural activities on vast open plains and wooded savannah.Mana Pools National Park is situated along the mighty Zambezi River which flows from Botswana's northern area, Linyanti all the way through to Lake Kariba and on to Kabasa bora. Definitely an experiential location; offering incredible game viewing, walking safaris, canoeing and fishing for the adventurous family. Be prepared to cast amongst crocodiles and hippos for the elusive and cunning tigerfish as Southern Africa is known for! No trip to Zimbabwe is complete without a visit to the Victoria Falls in the Toan of Victoria Falls. Most Zimbabwe itineraries would include Victoria Falls as a stopover for a night or two to allow for a scenic falls visit and cultural immersion as you take on and practice your trading techniques with the ever so creative Zimbabwe community. Zimbabwe offers daily international flights from both Victoria Falls and Harare and is considered a convenient entry or exit location for many sub-Saharan safari itineraries. Victoria Falls also has quick and easy access by road to both Kasane, Botswana and Livingstone, Zambia.
Below are some of my most recent itineraries for my clients who have included Zimbabwe in thier journey. Please note these will change from time to time as I keep them updated, and they are now displayed for informational purposes only.
Primarily considered a seasonal safari destination Zambia holds some of the most remote and untouched savannahs Sub-Saharan Africa has to offer. Uncompromised Zambia comes alive when the rains subside, and flocks of colourful and broody avian species infiltrate the vast plains and waterways for seasonal breeding. It's an extravaganza second to none, yet only compliments the impressive populations of free roaming wildlife.
Zambia has a number of wilderness areas prefered by travellers and photographic enthusiasts; and the most popular being South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and the Kafue. All areas hold generous populations of wildlife, yet vastly different scenery making Zambia a one-stop destination for many.
South Luangwa is well known for its colourful bee-eater populations which breed in the banks of the Luangwa River and create a spectacle second to none. Predators of all shapes and sizes are commonly seen, and the lucky are treated to brutal, yet natural interaction between Africa's largest cat, lions and the most fearful African buffalo.
The Lower Zambezi would offer some of the most scenically diverse areas with a mountainous backdrop and forests of beautifully 'wildlife' manicured albizia trees along the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Massive bull elephants will work their way between lucky visitors collecting albida seed pods to satisfy a long evolutionary craving for its protein-rich and starchy contents. Quick access onto the Zambezi allows action-packed tiger fishing from a boat, or relaxed afternoon sundowners on natures footprint studded sandbanks.
Kafue is found in the centre of western Zambia, Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks. It covers a massive 22,400 km2. Despite its size and prominent location only two hours drive from Livingstone, it remains little-known and largely unexplored with vast tracts of its virgin bush still untouched. Thanks to its size and variety of habitat types the Kafue holds a fantastic diversity of wildlife
Zambia's town of Livingstone is popular for visitors wishing to visit the Victorian Falls, or end their safari at a relaxed 3 - 5-star location along its watery banks. Livingstone is an international airport allowing for short haul inter-African flights; however, their capital city of Lusaka is a significant hub enabling many inter-continental links.
Below are some of my most recent itineraries for my clients who have included Zambia in thier journey. Please note these will change from time to time as I keep them updated, and they are now displayed for informational purposes only.
|Category:||Bush & Victoria Falls|
|Combines With:||Botswana, Zambia, South Africa|
|Suitable For:||Walking Safari, Cultural Tours, Sight-Seeing, Kayaking, Family Safari, Fishing|