Walking safaris in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe walking safaris: the top camps and lodges

Walking can be a big part of a safari in Zimbabwe. Exceptionally high guiding standards due to a rigorous training programme, coupled with a flexible attitude towards walking in the country's wildlife areas, makes this a top destination for walking safaris. In Zimbabwe you'll find some of the finest walking safaris on the continent.

It is extremely difficult to fully qualify as a walking guide in Zimbabwe; a huge amount of dedication, and some financial backing, is essential to complete the ZPHGA (Zimbabwe Professional Hunters and Guides Association) Programme. All 'Zim Pro' walking guides have full gun licences and at least five years bush walking experience. The ZPHGA is regarded as probably the best qualification for walking safari guides in Africa and it certainly results in Zimbabwe having some of the most skilled safari guides in Africa.

Walking is permitted in all of Zimbabwe's wildlife areas, including its National Parks. This means that many camps include walking safaris as part of their activities, and some have clear focus on walking.

Our top tips: the best 5 safari camps for walking safaris in Zimbabwe