Zimbabwe is a landlocked nation located in the heart of southern Africa. National Parks and Game Reserves occupy 12% of the country’s surface. The majestic Victoria Falls, the world’s most oversized curtain of falling water and known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, the «Smoke That Thunders,» is without a doubt the most famous destination in the country. While at Victoria Falls, you can enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Zambezi River for a different perspective or fly above the falls in a helicopter. Explore Hwange National Park, the most well-known wildlife watching kingdom, a protected area with over 400 bird species and 100 distinct animal species. It also houses around 30,000 elephants. The antelopes, zebras, and giraffes are some of the most commonly spotted species in the area. Visit the Matobo Hills, with their spectacular rock terrain, rich in tribal history, and discover The Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the oldest and most significant ancient buildings in Southern Africa that tell the narrative of the Shona Civilization from the 11th to the 15th Centuries.
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- Take in the World’s View and Matopos’ cave paintings.
- Discover the Acropolis, Great Enclosure, and Conical Tower of Great Zimbabwe.
- Harare’s botanical gardens.
- Cruise the world’s biggest artificial lake, Kariba Dam.
- The majestic Victoria Falls.
- Take a “flight of angels” helicopter ride above Victoria Falls.
- Canoeing, white water rafting, bungee jumping, bridge sliding, and canyon swinging are available adventure sports.
- Visit Hwange National Park, one of Africa’s best wildlife refuges.
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Time and Weather
Zimbabwe has two seasons: summer (October to April) and winter (May to September). During the summer, daytime temperatures may reach 30°C (86°F), while overnight temperatures can drop to about 14-16°C (57-60°F). On the other hand, Low-lying regions like Kariba, Victoria Falls, and the Zambezi Valley have much milder temperatures all year. Summer days are distinguished by bright mornings and a possibility of rain in the afternoon. These downpours result from the rainy season, which lasts from November to March. Temperatures in the winter range from about 20°C (68°F) during the day to as low as 5° C (41°F) at night. The days in winter are dry, bright, and temperate to mild.
Temperatures in the winter range from about 20°C (68°F) during the day to as low as 5° C (41°F) at night. The days in winter are dry, bright, and temperate to mild. Extreme cold periods have occurred in the past, although they are not common.
The best time to visit
When game watching is at its height, July and October is the perfect time to visit Zimbabwe. Natural waterholes in the parks dry up, causing massive herds to gather in lakes, artificial reservoirs, and rivers.
On the other hand, traveling from November to March rewards those looking to go off the main path and discover the country’s rich cultural heritage. Also, the presence of migrating birds will thrill birders during this time of the year. Meanwhile, the months of April to June provide excellent value and give spectacular views of Victoria Falls in full flow.
The country’s natural beauty is breathtaking, with many animal, bird, and reptile species. The plains are home to antelopes, zebras, and giraffes, with a high possibility of sighting any of the “Big Five.” Zimbabwe has one of the remaining rhinoceros ranges, with both white and black rhinos present in tiny numbers in Matobo National Park. Zimbabwe is home to about 685 bird species. Birds have a particular significance in Zimbabwe from the country’s inception; when the Great Zimbabwe remains were found, there were bird sculptures on the walls and monoliths throughout the old city. The Matabo National Park hosts one-third of the world’s eagle species and other bird species plus a wide variety of reptiles. Although Zimbabwe and southern Africa generally do not have as many insect species as their northern counterparts, an astounding 500 kinds of butterflies are found across the nation, including the African monarch, commodore, and citrus swallowtail.
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Duration | 12 days
Visit one of the most important national parks in Africa, Hwange National Park, plus much more on this fantastic expedition to incredible Zimbabwe.
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The Matobo Hills National Park
Wildlife Matabo is home to wildlife, including Africa’s most significant concentration of leopards, a popular tourist draw. A tiny, tightly protected wildlife park adjoins the more famous national park, home to Zimbabwe’s largest population of black and white rhinos....
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