Our Zimbabwe safari holidays

Zimbabwe boasts some of Africa’s most beautiful landscapes and flourishing wildlife populations, including huge numbers of elephants. Our small group & tailor made safari holidays in Zimbabwe take you from national parks such as Hwange to Victoria Falls, and sometimes over the border into neighbouring Botswana. And whether you’re tracking rhinos in Matusadona, or visiting a village to purchase unique handicrafts and understand tribal life, there’s no finer companion than a local guide. No one knows Zimbabwe’s landscapes, wildlife, nature and communities better, and equally there’s no one better placed to help you get to know them.

Our top Zimbabwe holidays

Zimbabwe safari holiday, tailor made

From £4530
8 days ex flights
Safari combining some of the most diverse areas of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe tailor made holiday

From £4350
10 days ex flights
A captivating trip visiting some of the gems of Zimbabwe
Tailor made

Zimbabwe family safari, tailor made

From US $3709 to US $4093
9 days ex flights
Discover magnificent Matopos and Hwange National Park
Tailor made

Zimbabwe tailor made holidays

From £5145
13 days inc UK flights
A journey through Zimbabwe's most iconic wildlife habitats
Tailor made

Rhino and elephant conservation in Zimbabwe

From £895 to £6395
8 days ex flights
Integrate conservation efforts with the local community
Small group2022: 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec, 8 Dec, 2023: 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct ...

Zimbabwe & Botswana game tracker safari

From €2490 to €2680
16 days ex flights
A lodge safari through Kruger, Zimbabwe & Botswana
Small group2022: 1 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 17 Dec, 2023: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 28 Jan, 25 Feb, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 16 Dec

Victoria Falls volunteer project, Zimbabwe

From £1120 to £1920
14 days ex flights
Work with Victoria Falls' wildlife and communities
Small group2022: 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 3 Dec, 2023: 8 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 19 Feb, 5 Mar, 19 Mar, 2 Apr, 16 Apr, 30 Apr, 14 May, 28 May, 11 Jun, 25 Jun, 9 Jul, 23 Jul, 6 Aug, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 26 Nov, 10 Dec

Zimbabwe riding holiday

From £1995
9 days ex flights
Discover Zimbabwe's incredible wildlife on horseback
Tailor made

Botswana and Zimbabwe lodge safari

From £4799 to £5399
16 days inc UK flights
Victoria Falls to the meandering waterways of the Okavango Delta
Small group2022: 8 Oct, 2023: 11 Mar, 8 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 17 Jun, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 7 Oct, 4 Nov

About our Zimbabwe holidays

Zimbabwe safaris

Safari holidays are Zimbabwe’s bread and butter. Hippos wallow in Mana Pools National Park and Lake Kariba, where you can take a boat out to view them… at a safe distance from these 1,500kg beasts. You can drive out to see the elephant herds that still survive in the savannahs, despite years of drought and poaching. The tour specialists we work with quite rightly avoid ‘walking with lions’ experiences like the plague. Instead, track them happily stalking through their natural environment, with expert Zimbabwean guides who’ll also have an eye out for wild dogs, giraffes, rhinos, wildebeest, leopards and hyenas.

Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park has come a long way from its days as a hunting ground for King Mzilikazi Khumal in the 19th century. It’s one of the biggest national parks in Africa, and home to most of Zimbabwe’s elephant population, as well as lion prides, packs of wild dogs and springy antelopes. Famously fantastic guides lead the way, driving you out to grassy plains at the crack of dawn and showing you how to track giraffes safely on foot. Your visit to Hwange National Park will be part of a larger tour of Zimbabwe or Southern Africa; choose a tailor made trip to spend extra time here.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is known as Mosi-oa-Tunya (‘the smoke that thunders’) in the Lozi tongue and Shungu Namutitima in Tonga (‘boiling water’). As you stand beneath its 108m-tall and 1.5km-wide waterfalls, you can see where these evocative local names come from. Victoria Falls straddles the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, but you’ll get the best views on the Zimbabwe side, where four out of five of the cascades crash. All holidays to Zimbabwe will include a trip to Victoria Falls; for more information, read about the best way to see Victoria Falls.

Zimbabwe & Botswana

It almost feels silly not to visit Zimbabwe and Botswana in the same trip. The elephants and lodges of Chobe National Park are just over the border from Zimbabwe, and the Okavango Delta is just a few hours’ drive from there. Botswana has had years to perfect its conservation-based tourism, so expect luxury camps and more visitors, whereas wildlife holidays in Zimbabwe are still in their formative years. The neighbouring countries concur when it comes to rigorous guide training, however: Zimbabwean and Botswanan guides are some of the best in the world.
Travel Team
If you'd like to chat about Zimbabwe or need help finding a holiday to suit you we're very happy to help.
[Safaris: St John Wilson] [Hwange National Park: Christine Donaldson] [Victoria Falls: Jason Zhao] [Zimbabwe & Botswana: Wynand Uys]
Photo credits: [Page banner: Steven dos Remedios] [Safaris: St John Wilson] [Hwange National Park: Christine Donaldson] [Victoria Falls: Jason Zhao] [Zimbabwe & Botswana: Wynand Uys]