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Zimbabwe

Come see Victoria Falls and then go on safari

  • Companies:

    374 operators
  • Capital:

    Harare
  • Population:

    12 million
  • Currency:

    US Dollar
  • Total area:

    390,580 km² (150,804 miles²)
  • Wildlife:

    39 animals listed
  • Languages:

    English, Ndebele, ...
  • Airports:

    Harare (HRE)
    Victoria Falls (VFA)
    Bulawayo (BUQ)

Voltage and plug type

Type D (220V)

Type D (220V)

Type G (220V)

Type G (220V)

Recommended vaccinations

Typhoid Tetanus MMR
Hepatitis B Hepatitis A

Zimbabwe map

About Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa that lies just to the west of Mozambique and to the north of Botswana and South Africa. Like its neighbor to the west, Zambia, most of Zimbabwe’s elevation is above 1000m or 3000ft. It also has two distinct seasons: a rainy season from late October through March. Zimbabwe falls in the tropic zone and much of its land is savannah plains, although it does have some more humid and mountainous regions in the east where tropical forests can be found. Unfortunately, large amounts of deforestation have occurred, which has led to a dramatic decrease in the amount of trees and forests.

Zimbabwe declared its independence from Great Britain in 1980 and has been battling with political and economic issues since. The quality of living has dropped in the past decades, with the average life expectancy at birth for males dropping nearly 50% to 42 years of age (Wikipedia credit) and infant mortality rate rising. It is also estimated that roughly 1 in 4 people in Zimbabwe has been infected with the HIV virus. The difficulties have also impacted the wildlife of Zimbabwe, and in 2007, it was estimated that roughly 60% of its wildlife has been killed off due to poaching and deforestation.

Despite the sharp decline in wildlife, Zimbabwe still has a wide range of wildlife, and all of the big five can be found here. The big five are: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino.

Zimbabwe is bordered by two large rivers, which makes it an excellent location for game viewing. The Limpopo River forms the southern border between Zimbabwe and South Africa and is home to many large game animals including many species of antelope. The Zambezi River runs along the northwest corner of Zimbabwe and forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The Zimbabwe River is also the location of the world’s largest waterfall – Victoria Falls – which can be viewed from either the Zambia or Zimbabwe side. Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park is the largest game reserve in the country and is within driving distance of Victoria Falls. There is a large population of wild dogs here and one is able to see some of the bigger cats including lions, leopards and cheetahs.

Zimbabwe’s political and economic difficulties have resulted in a decline in tourism over the past decades, however a handful of conservations the are making an effort to preserve and protect its national parks. Zimbabwe’s lodging and safari offerings are of a high standard and safari-goers who are seeking less-crowded parks may be happier here. 

Jobovic Safaris

Safari tour operator

5 reviews

Yascore 86

Since:
Mar 2012

Jobovic Safaris is a South African Tour operator with 25 years of combined experience in the tourism field, doing safaris to all Southern African countries. A tour with us offer inspiring adven... read more

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  • 5 photos
  • 11 tour packages
Yascore 86

Since:
Mar 2012

Bantu Pathfinders

Safari tour operator

5 reviews

Yascore 85

Since:
May 2008

Bantu Pathfinders is a Tour Operator/DMC based in the Tourist Capital of Livingstone, Zambia. The company specializes in African tailor made packages and travel. Bantu Pathfinders is also open ... read more

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  • 7 photos
  • 8 tour packages
Yascore 85

Since:
May 2008

Busanga Safaris

Safari tour operator

30 reviews

Yascore 83

Since:
Jul 2002

Family run safari company, based in the UK with offices in Zambia. We tailor make safaris to key wildlife areas across Africa. On our website you will find inspiration & great ideas. We also g... read more

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  • 8 photos
  • 4 tour packages
Yascore 83

Since:
Jul 2002

Nature Travel Namibia

Safari tour operator

8 reviews

Yascore 83

Since:
Mar 2005

Nature Travel Namibia is a Namibian based Safari Company operating throughout Southern Africa. With years of tourism experience Nature Travel Namibia is perfect is assisting you to plan and experie... read more

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  • 0 photos
  • 8 tour packages
Yascore 83

Since:
Mar 2005

Kalahari Skies

Safari tour operator

6 reviews

Yascore 83

Since:
Nov 2008

For a unique experience we specialize in tailor-made trips and tours of discovery. We are equipped to travel to the more remote and unusual destinations such as the Central Kalahari, Tsodilo Hills,... read more

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  • 8 photos
  • 4 tour packages
Yascore 83

Since:
Nov 2008

Rockwood Specialist Tours

Safari tour operator

1 review

Yascore 82

Since:
Jan 2017

Rockwood Specialist Tours is an independent tour operator based in Johannesburg, South Africa. We are specialists, we know how important it is to get your dream Africa Safari just right and we work... read more

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  • 10 photos
  • 18 tour packages
Yascore 82

Since:
Jan 2017

Biwakwango

Safari tour operator

14 reviews

Yascore 80

Since:
Mar 2001

Biwakwango is a South African based Tour Operator with 14 years of experience in creating and running exciting and unique tours. We strongly focus on low impact tourism such as walking, hiking ... read more

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  • 5 photos
  • 1 tour package
Yascore 80

Since:
Mar 2001

Africa 2000 Tours

Safari tour operator

25 reviews

Yascore 79

Since:
Jun 2013

Africa 2000 Tours is a company operated by people who have been involved in Travel and Wildlife Safaris since childhood, people who were raised in and have traveled through the remote regions of A... read more

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  • 10 photos
  • 0 tour packages
Yascore 79

Since:
Jun 2013

Letaka Safaris

Safari tour operator

4 reviews

Yascore 77

Since:
Jan 2002

Letaka Safaris is owner run by a unique team of dedicated individuals, enabling us to deliver a professional and personalised safari experience. Our guides are among the best in the region and w... read more

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  • 0 photos
  • 3 tour packages
Yascore 77

Since:
Jan 2002

Africa Discovery

Safari tour operator

0 reviews

Yascore 70

Since:
Aug 1996

Africa Discovery was founded in 1996 by Cindi LaRaia, whose love for the continent of Africa began as a little girl watching Tarzan movies. Hokey I know, however the love grew into a deep desire to... read more

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  • 0 photos
  • 18 tour packages
Yascore 70

Since:
Aug 1996

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