Zimbabwe small group tour

“Zimbabwe is emerging as one of Africa’s most exciting destinations, rich in history, wildlife and natural wonders – explore it on this 11 day tour.”


Victoria Falls | Hwange National Park | Visit Dete village | Walking safari | Bulawayo | Matobo National Park | Masvingo | Great Zimbabwe Ruins | Eastern Highlands | Nyanga National Park | Walk at Mount Nyangani | Walk to Mtarazi Falls and Honde Valley | Harare

Description of Zimbabwe small group tour

An oppressive political system and poor economy has kept Zimbabwe off the tourist trail in recent decades, but it’s now emerging and holds true hidden gem status, and this Zimbabwe small group tour sets out to explore it.

Zimbabwe remains untroubled by the tourism that has affected some of its neighbouring countries, and this little explored destination has much to delight the visitor, from its long human history, to its impressive wildlife and landscapes.

This 11 day journey starts at the huge, roaring Victoria Falls – known locally as the Smoke that Thunders – where you have time to enjoy this awesome natural wonder. Next, head into Hwange and Matobo National Parks, where you can witness some of the largest concentrations of wildlife anywhere in Zimbabwe and enjoy game drives and walking safaris. We will also see the Great Zimbabwean Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These wonderful ancient ruins are some of the best preserved in all of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Now travel into the beautiful Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, where we’ll enjoy two hikes, to the country’s highest peak, Mount Nyangani, and to the highest waterfall in the country, Mtarazi Falls. Finally, the tour ends in Zimbabwe’s bustling capital, Harare.

This is a great adventure to a country that’s been overlooked and hard to access for many decades; a country of diverse highlights and rich contrasts, wildlife, ancient history and dramatic landscapes.

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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

We are very aware of the economic, ecological and ethical impact tourism can have on ancient cultures and fragile environments. We realise that taking clients through such remote regions may well have a negative impact on the environment if not handled responsibly. As such, on all of our trips we go to great length to minimalise the negative and accentuate the positive – after all, there also many beneficial factors that a traveller can bring.

We have a strict environmental policy to make sure that the environments we visit are not damaged in any way. Our “Leave No Trace” ethic is applied to each one of our trips, and as a responsible tour operator, it is something we are careful and steadfast about promoting. Each one of our guides are trained to uphold, promote and put into practice such responsible behaviour, especially in wilderness areas or whilst traveling to UNESCO heritage sites, which many of our trips undoubtedly do.

We attempt to reduce plastic bottle use wherever possible by promoting use of reusable and filtered water bottles. Our partnership with Water-To-Go provides a discount on filtered water bottles to our clients. We do not provide water from plastic bottles to our clients in country but always ensure there is regular access to drinking water on our tours.

By keeping the group size to a maximum of 12, we can also minimise the human impact on the fragile sites and ecosystems we visit. We will also be using minibuses wherever possible to reduce environmental impact.

We will be visiting a total of four National Parks; Victoria Falls National Park, Hwange National Park, Matobo National Park and Nyanga National Park. Wildlife safaris not only provide an income to local guides, but also put a price tag on wildlife that is much higher than if they were sold as an animal product in the wildlife trade, therefore increasing the preservation of wildlife. This is especially important in Matobo National Park, where visitors contribute towards the Rhino Protection Initiative. The project protects the last few remaining rhinos by de-horning them and surrounding their area with a community which receives direct benefit from tourism involving the rhino. Since the project started in 2013, there has already been a reduction in poaching, with no rhinos poached since 2015.

The Impacts of this Trip

Responsible travel and sustainable tourism are fundamental ideas that we have been committed to since our conception. It is part of our core sets of beliefs that these words are not simply scattered nonchalantly into our literature and on our website but moreover that they are central to each and every trip. Our adventures are therefore carefully curated celebrating all that is local from the people, to the culture. We believe that a successful trip delivers a unique and authentic journey for our clients, but furthermore benefits the people whose land we have the privilege of encountering.

On each Group tour we use local ground handlers. This means that all operational costs go directly into the local economy and help improve employment opportunities in remote regions. Such support can also be seen in our incorporation of homestays, locally owned hotels, family run restaurants and the services of local guides and drivers into our itineraries, which ensures that the money you spend with us goes directly into the local economy and local community.

On Day 1 of this particular Group Tour, we will be treated to a whole evening of entertainment featuring dance performances, lively songs, story-telling, face painting, and an incredible interactive drumming show. Accompanied with a fantastic meal of Zimbabwean delicacies, including warthog steak, mopane worms and Zambezi bream, the evening is a celebration of Zimbabwe. Through participating in an evening like this one, we are facilitating the preservation of traditional and cultural arts of Zimbabwe, as well as gaining an understanding behind the history of the country.

We are promoting the ancient heritage of Zimbabwe through visiting the Great Zimbabwe National Monument, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. UNESCO Sites are chosen by the UNESCO committee and must "bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to civilisation", "an important interchange of human values" or be outstanding examples of major stages of Earth's history or ecological and biological processes in evolution. According to an old legend the ancient city was the capital of the Queen of Sheba. We do know the site was home to the Bantu civilization during the 11th and 15th centuries as well as a renowned trade centre in the Middle Ages. Visiting such sites helps sustain the ancient traditions and history of Zimbabwe.


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