If you have dreamt of an Africa with expansive plains and wide horizons, where large herd of elephants traipse in huge numbers towards waterholes and giraffe browse from flat topped acacias while a blazing sun sets behind them… you can find it in Hwange National Park. Over 400 species of birds can be found here as well as large herds antelope, which are closely followed by hungry predators, including lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog.
Situated alongside the majestic Zambezi river, beautiful UNESCO listed Mana Pools National Park is named after the four oxbow lakes here that attract a wide variety of birds and wildlife. Home to hippos and crocodiles as well as large herds of elephant and buffalo it is a great place for guided bush walks and canoe trips on your Zimbabwe safari vacation.
One of the largest man made lakes in the world, Lake Kariba is known for its brilliant birdlife and vibrant sunsets. Packed with hippos and crocodiles, it is a serene, unspoilt place with incredible biodiversity. It is renowned for tiger fishing and birding. Boat trips and canoeing are also popular and a great opportunity to see wildlife from the water.
The ‘smoke that thunders’ is the apt local name for Victoria Falls. One of the largest waterfalls in the world and arguably the prettiest, the falls form the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and it’s easy to admire them from both sides. It is the adventure capital of Africa where you could spend your time sampling all sorts of activities from the serene to the adrenaline fuelled. But ultimately it is the sheer size and magnificence of this incredible and special place, that will stay with you forever.