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Zimbabwe
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$6,140 - US$6,950 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$6,820 - US$7,840 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$11,500 - US$20,110 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$5,410 - US$7,220 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$7,280 - US$11,660 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$4,890 - US$6,820 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$6,640 - US$9,160 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$2,820 - 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$8,260 - US$11,210 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$5,910 - US$7,690 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$8,950 - US$12,070 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$5,250 - US$7,070 per person

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Mr R. from paia

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

Mr A from Washington DC

Arrived 19 Jul 2021, 24 nights

"July/August 2021: Zimbabwe and Tanzania"

"a wonderful sequence of adventures across beautiful Zimbabwe and Tanzania …" Read Mr A’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr & Mrs E from Montana

Arrived 1 Aug 2021, 26 nights

"My Aug 2021 trip of a life time."

"eternally grateful for Maruska's expertise in planning this trip of a lifetime! …" Read Mr & Mrs E’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

T T from Boise

Arrived 21 Jul 2021, 15 nights

"Once in a life time experience!"

"I put my faith in Expert Africa, and everything went seamlessly.... …" Read T T’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr R from Florida

Arrived 23 Jul 2021, 10 nights

"My Jul 2021 trip"

"We enjoyed our trip …" Read Mr R’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

DeGoler Clan from CA, USA

Arrived 19 Jun 2021, 30 nights

"My Jun 2021 trip"

"Expert Africa, in particular Maruska, helped us work through all the challenges …" Read DeGoler Clan’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Margaret from St. Albans

Arrived 4 Feb 2020, 21 nights

"Another wonderful African experience"

" Thank you Lucy for going the extra mile …" Read Margaret’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Miss J. from Bury St. Edmu

Arrived 20 Nov 2019, 9 nights

"Vic Falls and Camp Hwange Nov 2019"

"As always the trip was wonderful. …" Read Miss J.’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.

79% SUCCESS

1,431 sightings from 1,802 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.

45% SUCCESS

919 sightings from 2,043 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.

29% SUCCESS

462 sightings from 1,579 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

413 sightings from 1,325 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

1,735 sightings from 1,921 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.

42% SUCCESS

233 sightings from 554 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.

51% SUCCESS

1,000 sightings from 1,963 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

284 sightings from 980 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.

83% SUCCESS

1,222 sightings from 1,467 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.

45% SUCCESS

669 sightings from 1,483 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.

83% SUCCESS

1,655 sightings from 1,989 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

1,272 sightings from 1,428 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

699 sightings from 1,003 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

253 sightings from 1,046 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.

21% SUCCESS

218 sightings from 1,033 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.

64% SUCCESS

1,157 sightings from 1,817 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.

83% SUCCESS

1,868 sightings from 2,244 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

48 sightings from 1,705 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

31 sightings from 1,621 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

123 sightings from 766 observations

Where to see brown hyena in Zimbabwe

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