The adventurous can spend a day white water rafting on the rapids below the Victoria Falls, one of the finest stretches of navigable rapids in the world. A prime time for rafting is between July and mid-January when low water in the river leads to an increased number of rapids to tackle.
Things to do in Zimbabwe
Alternatively, set off on foot in Mana Pools National Park for a walking safari, view the thundering Victoria Falls or take a day trip to see the cascading water from different viewpoints. Elsewhere you can explore the ancient ruins of Great Zimbabwe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Ideas for experiencing Zimbabwe
Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Zimbabwe, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.
Hwange ranks among the top national parks in Africa in terms of size, diversity and quantity of game so a game drive is an ideal excursion.
A UNESCO world heritage site, Great Zimbabwe is a ruined city that was once the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe.
Mana Pools has large tracts of wilderness only accessible on foot. Experienced guides and reveal big game as well as many smaller things such as animal tracks, insects and brightly coloured birds.
Walk through the wilderness landscape of Matobo with its granite kopjes and ancient rock art to the grave of Cecil Rhodes.
Take a boat trip on Lake Kariba as the sun sets. Perhaps try your hand at tiger fishing before relaxing with a cold glass of wine, couple of snacks and beautiful setting sun.
Bulawayo has wide tree lined streets, lush parks, Zimbabwe’s Natural History Museum, a railway museum and Mzilikmzi Art and Craft Centre plus the people are warm and welcoming.
Gonarezhou is linked to Kruger National Park in South Africa and the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. As well as a place of great beauty Gonarezhou is famous for having some of Africa’s largest-tusked elephants.