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ZIMBABWE
SAFARIS & PHOTOGRAPHIC TOURS

Zimbabwe, located in southern Africa, is a landlocked country known for its diverse landscapes, ranging from savannas and woodlands to mountains and rivers. Harare, the capital city, is a bustling urban centre, while the iconic Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River is a major natural attraction and one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.

 

Zimbabwe has a rich history, with the ancient city of Great Zimbabwe showcasing impressive stone ruins. The country has faced economic challenges, including hyperinflation in the past, but has made efforts toward stabilization. A diverse cultural tapestry, influenced by various ethnic groups, contributes to Zimbabwe's vibrant traditions, music, and art. Wildlife, including elephants and rhinoceroses, can be found in its national parks, making it a fantastic destination for nature enthusiasts seeking the "African Big 5", photographers and safari tour seekers.

The best times to visit Zimbabwe are between May to the end of September.

Capital City - Harare

International Airport/s - Robert Gabriel Mugabe & Victoria Falls International Airport. (HRE & VFA)

Economic Stability - Stable

Crime - Low

Currency - US Dollar

Health Care - Private Hospitals are well equipped.

Malaria - Yes (all areas our safaris visit)

Vaccinations - Recommended (consult your medical professional) 

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Victoria Falls

Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or "The Smoke That Thunders," Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, it's the largest waterfall in Africa by volume of water cascading down. Victoria Falls boasts a width of 1,344 meters (4,409 ft) and a height of 108 meters (354 ft), making it a truly awe-inspiring spectacle. The constant spray from the falls creates a permanent cloud of mist, visible for kilometers away, and is the reason for its local name.

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Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park, sprawling over a massive 14,651 square kilometers (5,657 square miles), is Zimbabwe's largest and most popular park. Renowned for its incredible concentration of elephants, Hwange is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Here, you'll witness unforgettable encounters with Africa's iconic animals, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and cape buffalo) alongside a dazzling diversity of over 100 mammal species and 400 bird species.

Hwange's diverse landscapes, ranging from arid Kalahari woodlands to seasonal grasslands and mopane forests, provide a habitat for cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, wild dogs, and a stunning array of antelope. With excellent year-round game viewing opportunities and a variety of safari experiences, Hwange National Park promises an unforgettable African adventure.

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Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a wildlife haven sprawling over 6,766 square kilometers (2,612 square miles). Renowned for its exceptional concentration of wildlife, the park is a haven for birdwatchers and animal lovers alike. Explore the mighty Zambezi River and its rich floodplain, a sanctuary for a diverse range of mammals including elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and hippo. Mana Pools is also a haven for birdlife, with over 420 recorded species including African skimmers, carmine bee-eaters, and wattled cranes.

In addition to its impressive wildlife, Mana Pools offers visitors unique experiences like canoeing safaris down the Zambezi River, walking safaris through the wilderness, and unforgettable camping under the African stars. Whether you're a seasoned safari-goer or a first-time adventurer, Mana Pools National Park has something to offer everyone.

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Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba National Park, a sprawling wilderness paradise stretching over 2,800 square kilometers (1,080 square miles), awaits the adventurous photographer. Here, on the shores of Africa's largest man-made lake, lies a haven for iconic wildlife. Embark on an unforgettable photo safari and capture the breathtaking beauty of elephant herds, graceful zebras, and powerful lions in their natural habitat. Don't forget your zoom lens for leopard sightings, and keep an eye out for the park's abundant birdlife, including the majestic African fish eagle.

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Gonarezhou National Park

Gonarezhou National Park is nestled in southeastern Zimbabwe. Covering an impressive 5,053 square kilometers, it's the country's second-largest national park. The name "Gonarezhou" translates to "Place of Elephants" in the local Shona language, and indeed, these majestic giants roam freely throughout the park alongside an array of other wildlife.

Its diverse landscapes, shaped by the winding course of the Save River, offer visitors a captivating journey through rugged terrain, sandstone cliffs, and lush riverine forests.

At the heart of Gonarezhou's allure are its iconic inhabitants, notably the elephants. Alongside them, predators like lions, leopards, and cheetahs command the savannah, while giraffes, zebras, buffalos, and various antelope species grace the landscape. Birdwatchers are in for a treat with over 400 bird species recorded within the park, including raptors, waterfowl, and an array of colorful songbirds. 

Zimbabwe Safari Seasonal Information

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MAY - JUNE

Cool & Dry Season

Autumn / Winter

TEMPERATURES

May - June | Cool

Wintery cool.

WEATHER

Temperatures are cooling down.

Early mornings temps 8°C

Afternoons mid 20°C

Nights 12°C.

GAME VIEWING

May - June | Good

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY TIMES

Early mornings & late afternoons.

Night times for nocturnal animals, especially cats and hyena.

GAME MOVEMENTS

The bush is beginning to dry out. Water sources in the bush are lessening, therefore game are starting to venture to viewing waterholes.

ANIMALS

Big 5 (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino,  Leopard)

Elephant | Antelope | Cats | Hyena | Wild Dog | Birds | Reptiles

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JULY - AUGUST

Cool & Dry Season

Autumn / Winter

TEMPERATURES

July - August | Pleasant

Warming Up.

WEATHER

Temperatures are cool.

Early mornings temps 7°C,

Afternoons mid 20°C

Nights 16°C.

GAME VIEWING

July - August | Great

 

Good amounts of game around.

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY TIMES

Early mornings & late afternoons.

Night times for nocturnal animals, especially cats and hyena.

GAME MOVEMENTS

The bush is dry. Water sources in the bush are lessening, therefore game venture to viewing waterholes.

ANIMALS

Big 5 (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino,  Leopard)

Elephant | Antelope | Cats | Hyena | Wild Dog | Birds | Reptiles

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SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER

Hot & Dry Season

Summer

TEMPERATURES

September - November | Hot

Hottest months.

WEATHER

Temperatures are cooling down.

Early mornings temps 14°C

Afternoons Mid/high 30°C

Nights 15°C.

GAME VIEWING

September - November | Exceptional

Best time of the year to see game.

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY TIMES

Early mornings & late afternoons.

Night times for nocturnal animals, especially cats and hyena.

GAME MOVEMENTS

The bush is very dry. Water sources in the bush are scarce, therefore game frequent viewing waterholes throughout the day & night.

ANIMALS

Big 5 (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino,  Leopard)

Elephant | Antelope | Cats | Hyena | Wild Dog | Birds | Reptiles

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