Wealth of wildlife
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country situated between two great rivers: the mighty Zambezi cuts along its northern frontier, forming the border with Zambia, while the languid Limpopo forms the southern border with South Africa. In between, the country has a variety of habitats, from the granite hills of the Matopos to the majestic mountains, lush forests and beautiful rivers of the Eastern Highlands. As such, there is much to attract the traveller, from wildlife viewing and adrenalin adventures to encountering the history of the Zimbabwean people going back thousands of years.
Best time to travel to Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe, like its neighbours Zambia and Botswana, has a very similar climate with the rainy season running from November through to mid April. The cooler winter months are drier. Especially July until October are very nice to spot a lot of wildlife in the national parks. Hwange National Park is the most popular and biggest wildlife park of Zimbabwe. White water rafting on the Zambezi can be done best from August till December, when the waterlevel is low and the rapids fast!
The flow of water over the Victoria Falls peaks in March at the end of the rainy season. At this time of the year, you really know why the local name is ‘Mosi oa Tunya’ or ‘The Smoke that Thunders’!
Highlights & activities
Watching enormous herds of elephant gathering at Hwange’s numerous waterholes;
Bungee jumping at the stupendous Victoria Falls;
Cruising down the mighty Zambezi River by boat or, for the more adventurous, by canoe;
Game driving through classic safari country in scenic and wildlife-rich National Parks.