Zimbabwe is re-emerging as a safari destination worth considering, particularly for experienced safari enthusiasts who are looking for something fresh for their next adventure.
This is a vast country of contrasting habitats, home to world-renowned national parks such as Victoria Falls, Mana Pools and Hwange, which are home to some of Africa’s biggest elephant herds and good numbers of sable. There are less visited wilderness areas such as Gonarezhou as well as private conservancies such as Paul Tudor Jones’ Pamushana that are really coming into their own these days.
Canoeing on the Zambezi River is one of the most exciting “raw” experiences you can have on safari. Victoria Falls are stunning and steeped in history. But we think that the highlight of a Zimbabwean safari is the walking; you can get amazingly close to some of the most relaxed wildlife in the world.
We suggest combining a safari in Zimbabwe with forays into Zambia or Botswana to get the most out of the region.
Credit and thanks for the
images included here goes to Ninian Lowis