With a vastly diverse wildlife and dramatic landscapes, Zimbabwe promises an array of exciting holiday experiences in Africa. This colourful country is endowed with incredible natural beauty and boasts several tourist attractions.
The largest waterfall in the world with a width of more than a mile and height of more than 100 metres, Victoria Falls is an ideal place to experience the best of nature and adventure. It is the most popular holiday spot of Zimbabwe lying on the Zimbezi River at the border, between Zimbabwe and Zambia. You can enjoy a multitude of activities here, including white water rafting, bungee jumping and abseiling, or can enjoy luxurious river boat cruises.
Hwange National Park
Situated to the west of Zimbabwe along the border with Botswana, Hwange National Park is the largest wildlife park in the country drawing travellers from all over the world. It is home to more than 100 animal species including leopard, lion and rhino, and has the largest population of elephants in the country. There are several camping sites, picnic sites and luxury lodges in the park; also, you can enjoy walking safaris, trekking and birding. Besides, you can enjoy cultural visits to the nearby villages.
The highest mountain in Zimbabwe, Nyanga Mountain is located within Nyanga National Park. A thrilling holiday spot for nature as well as adventure enthusiasts, the mountain has been named ‘world’s view’ and is also considered a sacred spot among the locals. You can indulge in terrific adventure opportunities here including hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and more. The cooler weather, opposed to the Zambezi and Kariba intense heat waves, makes it an ideal place to explore in the Eastern Highlands.
The world’s largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume, Lake Kariba is a splendid place to visit. The best way to make the most of this glorious lake is to spend a houseboat weekend, parking every night in a different spot and discovering the wild park at Matusadona. You can also take a small boat during the day time to go fishing around the lake. The lake’s vast stretch of water forming a boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe is a treat for the sore eyes.
Mana Pools National Park
With an awe-inspiring landscape, Mana Pools National Park is a rugged yet lovely park drawing visitors from all corners of the globe. It is a World Heritage Site and is loved for its beauty and wilderness. You can spot a variety of animals here, more than 350 bird species, and aquatic wildlife. The four pools located in the interior of the park are a wonderful retreat where you can spend a relaxed and peaceful time with your family.