Zimbabwe culture

Zimbabwe is an amazing holiday destination offering attractions for everyone from safaris to adventure. It combines well with Botswana and the Kaza (Caprivi) section of Namibia plus of course; South Africa.

Zimbabwe is safe and is booming. Especially the Victoria Falls and Hwange areas. Where new developments have joined the great product offerings here.

The climate is warm without being oppressive, with a daily sunshine average of seven hours all year round. Equally warm are the Zimbabwean people, renowned for their friendliness and hospitality.

Zimbabwe is a small, landlocked country; with exceptional natural beauty. Bordered by Zambia in the northwest; Mozambique from north to the southeast; South Africa in the south, and Botswana in the west.  Due to its location; it is ideal to add on to any itineraries in these countries.

English is one of the official languages with other widely spoken languages being Shona & Ndebele.

Zimbabwe attractions

The most visited attractions on a Zimbabwe tour include the famous Victoria Falls. We recommend visiting Hwange National Park. Only 90-minute road transfer. Or a short light aircraft transfer from Victoria Falls. And if time-permits, both Lake Kariba, and Mana Pools. Together these can make a great Zimbabwe tour.

Matopos National Park

Matopos offer incredible beauty
Matopos offer incredible beauty

The second-largest city in Zimbabwe is Bulawayo; which is the gateway to Matopos. The Matopos National Park and Hills are an area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys. Nicknamed Bald Heads due to the huge boulders. It is some 35 km (22 mi) south of Bulawayo in southern Zimbabwe. They are a big tourist attraction due to their ancient shapes and local wildlife. Furthermore; to visit Cecil John Rhodes’s grave.

Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Great Zimbabwe Ruins (about 4 hours from Bulawayo)

The Great Zimbabwe Ruins is the largest complex of ruins in Africa south of the pyramids in Egypt. With walls of over 9 meters in height and 4 meters thick; it is an incredible sight.

Southern Zimbabwe

Southern Zimbabwe is very remote and well off the beaten track. Of note are Gonarezhou National Park and Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve (Singita’s concession). Singita is a leading conservation management company in Africa with an outstanding track record. Their lodges in Zimbabwe are Singita Pamushana Lodge and Malilangwe House.

Gonarezhou National Park

Gonarezhou National Park is an incredible attraction in the southeastern section of Zimbabwe. It is remote and not that easy to get to so not crowded. We believe it is well worth a visit due to the pristine wilderness and incredible landscapes. The Chilojo Cliffs stand tall – 180 meters high and running for some 20 kilometers. It is one of Zimbabwe’s biggest conservation success stories.

Lions, leopard, wild dogs, hyena, buffalo, hippo and giraffe can all be seen within the boundaries of Gonarezhou. But this country is known, first and foremost, as the Land of the Elephant.

Gonarezhou National Park forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. A peace park that links it with the Kruger National Park  and the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. As the fences come down, years of struggle and division will be forgotten as the animals of this vast land. Above all the park’s elephants will once again be able to resume their ancient migratory routes.

Eastern Highlands

The country’s extreme east is mountainous; known as the Eastern Highlands. With Mount Nyangani as the highest point at 2,592 m. As well as the Bvumba Mountains and the Nyanga National Park. World’s View is in these mountains and it is from here that places as far away as 60–70 km (37–43 mi) are visible. On clear days, the town of Rusape can be seen.

Zimbabwe Accommodation

If it is your honeymoon, we have listed some hotels that offer honeymoon discounts here.
For a family or multi-generational vacation, see our family friendly accommodation in Zimbabwe.

List of Zimbabwe Accommodation ↓
Singita Pamushana Lodge and Malilangwe House

Singita Pamushana Lodge (Malilangwe)

Singita Pamushana Lodge is one of Africa’s most exclusive, remote hideaways in the game/bird rich Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Southern Zimbabwe.

Coffee with a view over Lake Kariba

Changa Safari Camp (Kariba)

Experience an unforgettable wildlife safari at Changa Safari Camp in the Matusadona National Park, Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe

The Hide Safari Lodge aerial view

The Hide Safari Lodge (Hwange)

The Hide Safari Lodge in Hwange National Park is consistently voted as one of the Best Tented Safari Camps in Zimbabwe. Great variety of accommodation

Stanley and Livingstone Boutique Hotel

Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel (Victoria Falls)

The Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel is just outside Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and surrounded by Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve

Victoria Falls River Lodge Island Treehouse Suites

Victoria Falls River Lodge

Victoria Falls River Lodge accommodation is on the mainland in luxury tented suites or a private island with treehouse-type accommodation. Luxury suites with breathtaking views and privacy

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Offers and packages for accommodation at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge overlooking Zambezi National Park; a stone’s throw from town and all the activities offered

Victoria Falls Hotel Accommodation

Victoria Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel, the address of choice for more than a century is just a ten-minute walk from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls Safari Suites

The Victoria Falls Safari Suites are 2 or 3 bedroom apartments making them ideal for families or friends traveling together in Vic Falls on the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate

Victoria Falls Safari Club from the Waterhole

Victoria Falls Safari Club

Victoria Falls Safari Club is a luxury, modern and exclusive resort in Zimbabwe. We have great holiday packages for Victoria Falls

The Wallow Lodge in Victoria Falls

The Wallow Lodge (Victoria Falls)

The Wallow Lodge is just outside Vic Falls in the Victoria Falls National Park – enjoy a great value safari and see Victoria Falls in one trip

Old Drift Lodge outdoor bath

Old Drift Lodge (Victoria Falls)

Old Drift Lodge is a luxury safari lodge with private plunge pools in the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side.

The Elephant Camp in Victoria Falls

Elephant Camp (Victoria Falls)

The luxury and romantic all-inclusive Elephant Camp in Victoria Falls National Park; is rated ‘one of the best-tented lodges’ in Zimbabwe