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Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe

a birds eye view of one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls

Northern Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts

Cruise on the Zambezi River as it flows through the Zambezi National Park

Calling all adventurers, join a multi day canoe safari on the Zambezi River

Local tribes call the 1.7km wide Victoria Falls Mosi oa Tunya, the Smoke that Thunders

Mana Pools National Park, Known by many as the finest wilderness area in Zimbabwe

be enthralled by the outstanding knowledge of Zimbabwe's professional guides

Zambezi Valley's vast Lake Kariba and Matusadona NP - a bush lovers playground

The 2nd largest national park, Gonarezhou has the richest biodiversity in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe safari holidays

The variety of safari holidays to Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe safari holidays come in a variety of forms: most parts of the country can easily be reached on a fly-in safari, whilst travel in Zimbabwe’s west is practical by road.

Hwangwe National Park, Mana Pools National Parks and Matusadona National Park are easy to access on fly-in safari holiday – and then explored with walking safaris, 4WD excursions and, sometimes, even canoe and boat safaris.

When in Zimbabwe, don’t miss the majestic Victoria Falls. They are one of the seven wonders of the world and very easily accessible.

Meanwhile, road transfers are easy between Victoria Falls, Hwangwe National Park and Matobo Hills National Park. Such across-the-ground travel can add a different dimension to a pure fly-in safari trip; transfers will pass through superb scenery as well as real African towns and villages, and Matobo Hills is about Bushman rock art and interesting historical sites as well as game.

Have a look through our ideas for safari holidays below, and call our experts to discuss an individual holiday to Zimbabwe for you.

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Banded Mongoose Safari

8 days • 2 locations
HARARE AIRPORT TO HARARE AIRPORT

A safari to two beautiful spots in northern Zimbabwe – peaceful Lake Kariba and wild Mana Pools National Park – staying in great-value camps with celebrated guiding.

US$6,440 - US$7,300 per person

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Bat Hawk Safari

7 days • 2 locations
HARARE AIRPORT TO JOHANNESBURG AIRPORT

Explore two areas revered by safari enthusiasts with some of Africa’s best walking and some superb guiding – even by Zimbabwe’s high standards – for a varied and wonderfully immersive wilderness experience.

US$7,160 - US$8,230 per person

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Black-footed Cat Safari

14 days • 6 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT

Three of southern Africa's iconic destinations combined into a fascinating trip. Explore the Namib, the world's oldest desert; safari in the Okavango Delta; and gaze in wonder at Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls.

US$14,140 - US$25,180 per person

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Buffalo Safari

9 days • 3 locations
HARARE AIRPORT TO VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT

Combining Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools and Hwange national parks with stays at intimate six-tent safari camps offering excellent walking, canoeing and game drives. Superb wildlife viewing and a real wilderness-focused experience.

US$5,870 - US$7,880 per person

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Great Egret Safari

12 days • 4 locations
MAUN AIRPORT TO VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT

A wonderfully varied adventure to Botswana and Zimbabwe combining three fantastic safari areas, a luxury river cruise and the mighty Victoria Falls.

US$8,110 - US$12,990 per person

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Ground Hornbill Safari

9 days • 3 locations
VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT TO BULAWAYO AIRPORT

This Zimbabwean odyssey explores Hwange National Park from two small camps, renowned for their great guiding, before ending with insights into cultural history, a little luxury and first-class rhino tracking in the Matobo Hills.

US$4,940 - US$6,970 per person

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Grysbok Safari

9 days • 3 locations
VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT TO HARARE AIRPORT

Discover three of Zimbabwe’s iconic destinations in style, flying between Hwange, Mana Pools and Lake Kariba on this varied safari adventure staying at authentic yet luxurious camps.

US$7,130 - US$10,570 per person

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Klipspringer Safari

8 days • 3 locations
VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT TO BULAWAYO AIRPORT

An outstanding-value Zimbabwe safari exploring Victoria Falls and two contrasting locations in western Zimbabwe – Hwange and the Matobo Hills – giving you a real feel for Zimbabwe, its people and wildlife.

US$2,770 - US$3,070 per person

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Leopard Safari

13 days • 4 locations
VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Victoria Falls, Botswana and Cape Town – a classic southern African itinerary combining luxury, wilderness, safari and culture. We can't think of a better way to spend two weeks.

US$8,860 - US$11,800 per person

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Lion Safari

7 days • 2 locations
VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT TO VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT

The classic Expert Africa Zimbabwe safari. Combining two of our favourite independent camps, each run by celebrated guides, exciting game drives, world-class walks and canoeing in premier wildlife watching destinations.

US$6,340 - US$8,110 per person

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Nyala Safari

10 days • 3 locations
VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT TO VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT

A superb luxury safari in iconic Hwange and Mana Pools national parks, staying in a pair of the finest safari camps in Zimbabwe, with a grand finale at Victoria Falls

US$9,400 - US$12,670 per person

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Pied Kingfisher Safari

9 days • 3 locations
VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT TO HARARE AIRPORT

A luxury safari combining three of Zimbabwe's top highlights. The trip uses some of the finest safari camps in Zimbabwe and is perfect for a family or small group.

US$5,770 - US$8,240 per person

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Dr B from Canada

Arrived 2 Apr 2022, 24 nights

"Finally my Apr 2022 trip twice deferred due to COVID"

"Tracy was our brilliant Expert Africa organizational wizard... …" Read Dr B’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mrs M from Japan

Arrived 28 Apr 2022, 10 nights

"Trip for the first time in 2 years"

"I was really happy that finally I traveled to Mana Pools. …" Read Mrs M’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mrs D Newport P from UK

Arrived 7 Apr 2022, 10 nights

"My Apr 2022 trip"

" The friendly and informative service from Tracy was fantastic. …" Read Mrs D Newport P’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Thor & Deb from BC Canada

Arrived 25 Oct 2021, 22 nights

"My Oct 2021 "Alone in Africa Because of Covid" trip"

"A big shout-out to Maruska who held our hands through extraordinary times. …" Read Thor & Deb’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr & Ms B from Florida, US

Arrived 8 Oct 2021, 12 nights

"My Oct 2021 trip"

"Our fourth trip to Southern Africa...it won't be our last. …" Read Mr & Ms B’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Gibblewhites from Newark

Arrived 7 Nov 2021, 14 nights

"My Nov 2021 trip"

"This holiday exceeded expectations - it will be a lasting memory filled with joy …" Read Gibblewhites’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Pete & Nancy from Stockton

Arrived 15 Oct 2021, 22 nights

"My Oct 2021 trip"

"a fantastic trip... I can't think of anything you could do better... …" Read Pete & Nancy’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr R. from Paia, Hawaii

Arrived 20 Sep 2021, 17 nights

"My Sep 2021 trip"

"This was the trip of a life time for me... I highly recommend Expert Africa …" Read Mr R.’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Andy from Queens, NY, USA

Arrived 5 Aug 2021, 18 nights

"Zimbabwe 2021"

"I can't imagine having a better experience …" Read Andy’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Ms C from Montana

Arrived 1 Aug 2021, 23 nights

"My Aug 2021 trip"

"This was my first trip to Africa. It won't be my last. Maruska was great. …" Read Ms C’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

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Our travellers’ wildlife sightings in Zimbabwe

This is their success in sighting key species on our safaris in Zimbabwe. Click on a species for more detail. How we work this out.


Lion

Lion

Panthera leo

Lions are at the top of the food chain and also most safari wish-lists, but with their numbers falling fast, any encounter with these majestic apex predators always feels like a privilege.

80% SUCCESS

1,653 sightings from 2,059 observations

Where to see lion in Zimbabwe

Leopard

Leopard

Panthera pardus

The most numerous of Africa’s big cats, leopard occur across many habitats, from wild tracts to populated areas. Their grace and their elusive nature make them a unique safari drawcard.

46% SUCCESS

1,051 sightings from 2,303 observations

Where to see leopard in Zimbabwe

Cheetah

Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

The cheetah is the fastest land animal and the only cat that hunts by pure speed. Found largely in open grasslands, its slim, elegant form is today an increasingly rare sight.

30% SUCCESS

547 sightings from 1,801 observations

Where to see cheetah in Zimbabwe

Wild dog

Wild dog

Lycaon pictus

African wild dogs are among the continent’s most compelling animals. Much misunderstood, these rare, tie-dyed canids are amazingly efficient hunters with a fascinating social life.

31% SUCCESS

461 sightings from 1,508 observations

Where to see wild dog in Zimbabwe

Elephant

Elephant

Loxodonta africana

By far the biggest of the so-called Big Five – indeed, the largest land animal on the planet – the elephant shapes the very landscape it inhabits and is a defining presence on any safari.

90% SUCCESS

1,964 sightings from 2,177 observations

Where to see elephant in Zimbabwe

White Rhino

White Rhino

Ceratotherium simum

The white rhino is the largest and most numerous of the world’s five rhinoceros species. They are larger, easier to see and generally more approachable than the black rhino.

43% SUCCESS

271 sightings from 628 observations

Where to see white rhino in Zimbabwe

Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena

Crocuta crocuta

The spotted hyena may be thought of as ‘ugly’ and ‘cowardly’. In fact, this versatile and intelligent carnivore is one of Africa’s most fascinating and warrants attention on any safari.

52% SUCCESS

1,139 sightings from 2,201 observations

Where to see spotted hyena in Zimbabwe

Black Rhino

Black Rhino

Diceros bicornis

The black rhino is the smaller and rarer of Africa’s two rhino species but has the more fearsome reputation. Shy and heavily persecuted, it tends to stick to cover.

29% SUCCESS

329 sightings from 1,117 observations

Where to see black rhino in Zimbabwe

Buffalo

Buffalo

Syncerus caffer

One of the ‘Big Five’, buffalo earned a fearsome reputation in hunters’ tales. By contrast, big herds of these sociable bovids are placid, but mount formidable defences against predators.

82% SUCCESS

1,379 sightings from 1,672 observations

Where to see buffalo in Zimbabwe

Eland

Eland

Taurotragus oryx

Africa’s largest antelope, eland are culturally important from prehistoric rock art to modern game farms. Though widespread, they are also shy so sightings are uncommon and often fleeting.

47% SUCCESS

776 sightings from 1,648 observations

Where to see eland in Zimbabwe

Giraffe

Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis

The world’s tallest land mammal, giraffes are herbivores which have evolved many unique adaptations. Their iconic outlines tower above the bush in many of Africa’s wildlife areas.

84% SUCCESS

1,901 sightings from 2,258 observations

Where to see giraffe in Zimbabwe

Hippo

Hippo

Hippopotamus amphibius

The territorial calls of the hippo create a signature soundtrack to Africa’s rivers & wetlands. Despite an endearing smile, this aquatic herbivore has a notoriously aggressive disposition.

89% SUCCESS

1,432 sightings from 1,617 observations

Where to see hippo in Zimbabwe

Oryx

Oryx

Oryx sp.

Oryx are impressive antelopes, with a powerful physique and elegant markings set off by rapier-like horns. They cut a distinctive dash in some of Africa’s harshest landscapes.

70% SUCCESS

778 sightings from 1,111 observations

Where to see oryx in Zimbabwe

Roan antelope

Roan antelope

Hippotragus equinus

Africa’s second largest antelope and one of its most handsome, with a powerful build and distinctive markings, roan are wary of people, but renowned for their bravery against predators.

24% SUCCESS

274 sightings from 1,146 observations

Where to see roan antelope in Zimbabwe

Sable antelope

Sable antelope

Hippotragus niger

Perhaps Africa’s most beautiful antelope, sable are renowned for their combative nature, even holding off lions. Shy and restricted in range, sightings of sable are always special.

22% SUCCESS

242 sightings from 1,123 observations

Where to see sable antelope in Zimbabwe

Wildebeest

Wildebeest

Connochaetes sp.

Superficially bovine in appearance, wildebeests are known for their spectacular migrations sometimes in huge numbers. These resilient animals are some of Africa’s most successful herbivores.

66% SUCCESS

1,356 sightings from 2,054 observations

Where to see wildebeest in Zimbabwe

Zebra

Zebra

Equus sp.

The zebra is a quintessential African animal: the horse in stripy pyjamas at the end of every child’s A–Z. There are three species, of which the plains zebra is much the most common.

84% SUCCESS

2,126 sightings from 2,527 observations

Where to see zebra in Zimbabwe

Aardvark

Aardvark

Orycteropus afer

The aardvark is one of Africa’s most bizarre and enigmatic animals. A shy, nocturnal termite-eater, signs of its presence may be scattered about the bush whilst sightings remain elusive.

3% SUCCESS

52 sightings from 1,916 observations

Where to see aardvark in Zimbabwe

Pangolin

Pangolin

Smutsia sp.

Pangolins appear to be more pine cone than animal in their unique armoury of scales. These nocturnal, ant-eating oddities are not only highly elusive but also increasingly rare.

2% SUCCESS

36 sightings from 1,828 observations

Where to see pangolin in Zimbabwe

Brown Hyena

Brown Hyena

Parahyaena brunnea

This largely solitary scavenger is one of the more elusive and little-known of Africa’s carnivores. Shaggier than its spotted cousin, it occurs only in the arid southwest of the continent.

16% SUCCESS

139 sightings from 850 observations

Where to see brown hyena in Zimbabwe

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