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Zimbabwe Tours

Waterfalls, rivers, savannas, national parks, and wildlife scatter the land and make Zimbabwe one of the best destinations to experience the rich natural beauty and exotic wilderness of Africa. It is the perfect place to head on an African safari adventure or experience the beauty and magic of Victoria Falls from up close!

Travel to Zimbabwe to experience the beauty and power of Victoria Falls from the heart of Southern Africa!

Zimbabwe is the perfect vacation destination for the all-encompassing traveler! Visitors will discover a rich and fascinating history mixed with a warm and welcoming culture and an abundance of natural beauty. This breathtaking country holds the heart of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and one of the most beautiful waterfalls on the planet. The National Parks of Mana Pools, Hwange, Matobo, and Matusadona make Zimbabwe the ideal destination for an African safari game drive in search of the Big Five. The Mtarazi Falls are full of evergreen beauty and the Chinhoyi Caves make for one of the most fascinating sacred experiences! Embark on an extraordinary journey to Zimbabwe, a land brimming with natural splendor, rich history, and diverse wildlife. Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Matobo Hills, the captivating wilderness of Lake Kariba, and the enchanting floodplains of Mana Pools. Explore the wonders of Hwange's woodlands and savannas. Delve into Zimbabwe's remarkable biodiversity, with over 500 bird species, 199 mammals, and rare treasures like the sable antelope. Experience the thrill of game viewing and safari adventures in a setting that offers intimacy and exclusivity, setting Zimbabwe apart as one of Africa's finest safari destinations, free from large crowds. Discover the untamed beauty of the country, where nature's wonders unfold at every turn, creating unforgettable memories for all who venture into this remarkable African paradise. Visit Zimbabwe's crown jewel, the magnificent Victoria Falls, which is hailed as one of the world's most mesmerizing natural wonders. Known as "Mosi-oa-Tunya" or "The Smoke That Thunders" in the local Tonga language, this awe-inspiring waterfall stands as a testament to nature's grandeur. It fascinates with its sheer power, captivating beauty, and the ethereal rainbows that dance amidst the misty spray, leaving an indelible mark on all who witness it. Immerse yourself in this unforgettable experience as you marvel at the falls from various vantage points, and for the daring, partake in thrilling activities like bungee jumping and white-water rafting in the Zambezi River. Wildlife enthusiasts should discover the enchantment of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe's largest and oldest game reserve, spanning 5,655 square miles/14,650 square kilometers. This premier wildlife destination showcases over 100 mammal species, including the African Big 5, and boasts a staggering elephant population of over 50,000 individuals. Encounter rare safari sightings like the black rhino, wild dogs, and more. With over 500 bird species, Hwange is a paradise for avian enthusiasts. Enjoy its accessibility and uncrowded atmosphere, offering a serene wilderness experience. Experience the wonders of Mana Pools National Park, a wildlife sanctuary situated on the Zambezi River's banks. This UNESCO World Heritage Site captivates with its natural beauty and diverse wildlife, including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and a myriad of bird species. Adventurous travelers can embark on exhilarating canoe safaris along the river, immersing themselves in up-close encounters with wildlife and breathtaking views of the African wilderness. Delve into Zimbabwe's captivating cultural heritage at the ancient ruins of Great Zimbabwe. These remarkable ruins, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, date back to the 11th century and were once the vibrant capital of a flourishing civilization. Exploring the ruins offers a glimpse into the impressive architectural marvels and intricate stonework of the past while unraveling the fascinating history of Zimbabwe. Discover the cultural and spiritual treasure of the Matobo Hills, situated close to Bulawayo. This revered UNESCO World Heritage Site holds ancient rock art sites, showcasing the remarkable paintings and engravings crafted by the San Bushmen in a bygone era. Marvel at the intricate details of these historical artworks. The area's distinctive feature is its captivating balancing rock formations, creating a scenic landscape for avid hikers and rock climbers to explore and appreciate. Zimbabwe offers a range of adventure and outdoor activities for thrill-seekers. The Zambezi River is a playground for adrenaline junkies, offering thrilling white-water rafting experiences. With its powerful rapids and stunning scenery, rafting down the Zambezi provides an exhilarating adventure like no other. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rafter, the Zambezi offers a range of rapids to suit all levels of expertise. For those who prefer a more intimate connection with nature, Zimbabwe is renowned for its exceptional walking safaris. These safaris allow visitors to explore the wilderness on foot with experienced guides. Walking safaris offer a unique experience, providing an opportunity to spot smaller wildlife and learn about the intricate ecosystems that make up Zimbabwe's diverse landscapes. One of the most endearing qualities of Zimbabwe is its warm and welcoming people. Despite its challenging past, Zimbabweans are known for their friendliness, resilience, and genuine hospitality. Interacting with locals offers a chance to learn about their vibrant culture, traditions, and daily life. From lively markets to cultural festivals, Zimbabwe's people add an extra layer of charm to the overall travel experience. It is widely regarded as a safe travel destination, but it is important to exercise caution, remain aware of your surroundings, and follow local guidance for a secure and pleasant trip. Most visitors to this country will need a visa, which can be obtained upon arrival or in advance from the Zimbabwean Embassy or consulate in their home country. It is advisable to check the latest visa requirements prior to your travel. Zimbabwe is a captivating destination that offers a unique fusion of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and adventurous experiences. From the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls to the ancient marvels of Great Zimbabwe, this hidden gem in Southern Africa presents a wealth of opportunities for intrepid explorers. With its abundant wildlife, warm hospitality, and a wide range of outdoor activities, it guarantees an unforgettable journey through stunning landscapes, providing a chance to connect with a country that is steadily regaining its status as a must-visit destination in Africa.

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1. When is the best time to visit Zimbabwe?

The best time for visiting Zimbabwe, particularly for game viewing, is during the dry winter season from May to October. This period offers mild temperatures and minimal rainfall. However, note that September and October can be exceptionally hot and dry.

2. What are the top things to do in Zimbabwe?

1. See the magnificent Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a renowned tourist attraction in Zimbabwe. During the peak flood season, the spray from the falls can be seen from approximately 50 kilometers away, creating a mesmerizing natural spectacle known as "The Smoke That Thunders." Stretching 1.7 kilometers in width, the falls span the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, offering breathtaking viewpoints along pathways that wind along the gorge's rim. The town of Victoria Falls, located nearby, is famous for its thrilling adrenaline sports and captivating safari activities, including bungee jumping, abseiling, white-water rafting, and horseback wildlife spotting.

 2. Explore Great Zimbabwe

 Encompassing nearly 1,800 acres of land, Great Zimbabwe is a collection of ruins constructed by indigenous Africans, believed to be the ancestors of present-day Zimbabweans. Erected during the 13th and 14th centuries, these ruins were once the focal point of the Munhumutapa Empire, an expansive realm. The site comprises three distinct architectural groupings: the Hill Complex, the Valley Complex, and the Great Enclosure. Remarkably, these structures were meticulously built without mortar, using precisely positioned rectangular granite stones. Despite the absence of mortar, these extraordinary edifices have endured for over seven centuries, boasting stone walls up to 6 meters thick, 12 meters high, and a notable 60-meter section.

 3. Visit Chinhoyi Caves

 Chinhoyi Caves in north-central Zimbabwe are remarkable attractions of geological significance. These limestone and dolomite caverns, located in Chinhoyi Caves National Park, hold cultural and historical importance, with evidence of ancient habitation. The "Wonder Hole," a deep blue pool formed by a collapsed cavern, is a captivating feature. Visitors can explore the illuminated Dark Cave and learn about the caves' history and folklore. Chinhoyi Caves also attract scuba divers for their underwater allure.

 4. Spot wildlife in Hwange National Park

 Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe is Africa's top wildlife destination, known for its abundant wildlife, including over 40,000 elephants. The park also boasts diverse herds of buffalo, zebras, giraffes, and predators like leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and wild dogs. With over 400 bird species, it offers remarkable wildlife encounters. Camping facilities are available for visitors to enjoy the park's offerings throughout the day. Situated on the main road between Bulawayo and Victoria Falls, it provides easy access. Despite its premier status, Hwange National Park offers a quieter and off-the-beaten-track safari experience.

 5. Discover Lake Kariba

 Flowing into the waters of Lake Kariba, one of the largest artificial lakes in the world is the mighty Zambezi River. With an expansive area of 5,000 square kilometers and holding a staggering 180 billion tonnes of water, Lake Kariba showcases breathtaking beauty, as it reflects the surrounding landscape. Although slightly remote and requiring some effort to reach compared to other wildlife destinations in Zimbabwe, those who embark on the journey will be rewarded with an incredible safari experience. Alongside the iconic Big Five, the largest island in the lake is home to impalas, hippos, crocodiles, and a diverse range of birdlife. Exploring the wildlife of Lake Kariba is best done by embarking on a houseboat or motorboat, offering a wonderful and immersive experience.

 3. How to reach Zimbabwe from North America?

 The best way to reach Zimbabwe is via flight. There are flights from New York, Washington D.C., Dallas, and more in the US, and Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary in Canada to Harare and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

 4. What to pack for Zimbabwe?

 In Zimbabwe, casual and comfortable clothing is generally appropriate year-round. When packing for your safari, opt for lightweight clothing in light and neutral colors (excluding white, which gets dirty very easily during the game drives). It's advisable to pack a warm jacket or fleece for evening game drives and a pair of comfortable walking shoes.

 5. Which currency is used in Zimbabwe?

 USD is used in Zimbabwe. Cash is highly valued in the country, so it's important to ensure you have enough funds to cover your expenses during your visit. Relying on ATM or bank withdrawals may not be reliable, so it's recommended to have sufficient cash on hand. Keep in mind that travellers' cheques and credit/debit cards are not widely accepted and may involve substantial fees.

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Zimbabwe Tour Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
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Gordon Atkins
Jewels of South Africa
The tours were good and guides were knowledgeable and the safari vehicles were very good. This trip was excellent for the money. A lot of road time.
29 September, 2023
Verified Customer
Jewels of South Africa
The trip was absolutely breathtaking. Highly recommend is the day trip to Botswana it made our whole honeymoon worth it as it rained in Kruger and they had to cut the excursion short (we didn’t get to see any animals). All in all it was great lodging and a number of excursions to pick from. Only recommendation is to fly from Johannesburg to Kruger & back due to the long travel time on the bus. Also at the start of the trip to fly straight into Zimbabwe as there was no time in Johannesburg.
09 October, 2022
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Delores L McConnell
Jewels of South Africa
Good trip. Flight too long
16 October, 2019
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Heather Marcy
Jewels of South Africa
Fantastic tour! Good group and good amount of time at each location.
18 September, 2019
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Barry James Tooley
Jewels of South Africa
Excellant value for the price
18 September, 2019
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Susan Frances Hodgkiss
African Odyssey
The accommodations were great as were the excursions we booked.
16 April, 2019
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Wendy L Hupp
Jewels of South Africa
An amazing trip. All flights were perfect. Everything went pretty smoothly. Amazing part of the world and made even better by the small group. No one was lost in the crowd. Accomadations were excellent. Local guides were knowledgeable and caring.
20 February, 2019
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Arthur Joseph Hill
Discover South Africa and Victoria Falls
Well worth the price. Great time of year as well.
10 September, 2018
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Jeanine O'Brien
Discover South Africa and Victoria Falls
It was a great balance of seeing wildlife city life and country life.
06 August, 2018
Verified Customer
Discover South Africa and Victoria Falls
This was our first visit to Africa. We wanted a guide and found the Indus experience wonderful. Great hotels, some meals and fun excursions for a little extra. It offered animal safari with cultural experiences too.
09 July, 2018
Verified Customer
Discover South Africa and Victoria Falls
Best tour I have ever taken, great Hotels, tours, meals, and Tour Directors.
12 March, 2018
Verified Customer
Discover South Africa and Victoria Falls
Accommodations, transfers, itineraries, guides, etc. made this a trip of a lifetime
12 February, 2018
Verified Customer
African Odyssey
We were treated to an experience of a lifetime and it truly was that. Our tour guides were the best you could possibly ask for. They were professional every step of the way. They were always there to help us from primate safaris in Rwanda to Ranger safaris from Arusha and was all set up by Indus travel. We are also very greatful to have had Naomi. She made sure we had all the info we needed and she was prompt and on time. Our trip went off with no problems and for that to happen all the right people were there because there was a lot happening in a short time. Thank you Indus for being there and supporting us it truly was a grand experience. CHEERS from the Timmers group.
02 February, 2018
Verified Customer
Discover South Africa and Victoria Falls
Our visit to South Africa arranged through Indus Travel was wonderful and more than we had imagined. Indus Travel agents incorporated our requests for places to visit etc. with two of their own tours. They arranged for very polite, knowledgeable driver/tour guides for all our outings, for drivers meeting us at the airports and taking us to and from our hotels, for choosing very nice hotels and for convenient internal flights. We always felt safe without feeling overly chaperoned. Thank you Indus Travel, we will use you again and recommend you to our friends.
14 November, 2017
Verified Customer
Discover South Africa and Victoria Falls
It was nicely put-together tour, very good partners at various locations, personalized, private and very friendly guides. We loved every minute of it
16 June, 2017

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