Why Visit Zimbabwe?

Off the beaten track

Zimbabwe’s lesser known national parks are a haven for intrepid travellers who yearn to be truly out in the wild. In Matusadona, where the fertile soil means tall grass, the high numbers of antelope brings big cats galore. In the south, Gonarezhou is great swathe of wilderness, teeming with elephants and is dotted with baobab trees against striking red cliffs.



The Big 5

The national parks of Zimbabwe are among the few in Southern Africa where visitors have the chance to spot the feted big five game animals. Hwange National Park, is not only a sanctuary for lion and buffalo, it has one of the largest elephant populations in the world, and is also home to the endangered white rhino.




With the thundering Victoria Falls – one of nature’s most impressive – to the meandering Zambezi and wildlife rich Lake Kariba and Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe offers wonderful opportunities to explore by canoe, get close up on the water and white water raft. Not bad for a landlocked country.





History and heritage

The country holds some of the finest archaeological ruins and rock art on the continent. Evidence of an ancient civilisation can be found in Matopos Hills, with exceptionally preserved rock paintings, and at the UNESCO site of Khami.





This is a high priority for Zimbabwe, with numerous initiatives to ensure the protection of wildlife, together with the improving the lives of the local communities.