ZIMBABWE

Home to some of Africa’s finest walking and canoeing safaris alongside the Zambezi River in the Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe is also renowned for having some of the best guides in Africa.

Beautiful Zimbabwe is home to warm people and wildlife galore, not to mention the spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Few African destinations can compete with Victoria Falls for sheer visual drama. At its full, roaring peak, the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ is one of the continent’s most mesmerising sights, leaving visitors lightly soaked and absolutely exhilarated at the same time.

The falls are on the mighty Zambezi river, which means you can see them from either Zambia or Zimbabwe. Arguably, the best on-foot views are from Zimbabwe’s side.

But while these views have won it international fame, Zimbabwe is so much more than Victoria Falls: it is one of Southern Africa’s most rewarding big game safari destinations.

Zimbabwe’s flagship reserve in Hwange National Park, a short drive from Victoria Falls and home to a full cast of your favourite mammals, from lions, leopards and hyenas to big herds of elephant and buffalo, elegant antelope, giraffe and zebra.

Add to these characters the wildlife of the Zambezi River – hippos, crocodiles and shy waterbuck and you’re on safari in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park, where activities include game drives, canoe adventures and walking safaris.

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