Zimbabwe is a landlocked country situated between two great rivers: the mighty Zambezi cuts along its northern border with Zambia, while the Limpopo forms the southern border with South Africa.

In between, the country has a variety of habitats, from the granite hills of the Matopo’s to the majestic mountains, lush forests and beautiful rivers of the Eastern Highlands.

Few destinations can compete with Victoria Falls for sheer visual drama. At its full, deafening force, the ‘Smoke that Thunders' is one of the continent's most fantastic sights, leaving one soaked and exhilarated at the same time. The falls are on the mighty Zambezi river, which means you can see them from either Zambia or Zimbabwe.

A safari here delivers one of the most authentic experiences available, offering safari camps that are comfortable without being pretentious, game viewing that ranks highest and guides who have the reputation as among the best in the business. As such, there is much to attract the adventurous traveller, from wildlife safaris and adrenalin adventures to encountering the history of the warm Zimbabwean people, going back thousands of years.

Fast facts

  • Hwange National Park as some of the continents largest concentration of large game in winter months
  • The spectacular Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site
  • Lake Kariba is the largest artificial lake in the world, it is over 140 miles long
  • The second highest Bungee jump in the world at Vic Falls Bridge
  • It was once called Rhodesia, under British rule until 1980 when it gained independence