Victoria Falls: one of the three largest waterfalls in the world!

Adventure lovers will feel at home in Zimbabwe, the experience of wildlife by canoe or on foot safari in Mana Pool and the beauty of the Zambezi River is breathtaking.

Nombre oficial Zimbabwe / Republic of Zimbabwe
Idioma oficial Inglés, Shona y Ndebele
Ciudad Capital Harare
Religión Cristianismo, religión tradicional
Diferencia horaria con Japón -7 horas
Moneda USDólar, rand de Sudáfrica, etc.
  • Historically known as Rhodesia, Zimbabwe derives its name from Shona after the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, an ancient ruined city located in the southeast of the country.

  • Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve and home to the late Cecil Lion.

  • The impressive Mana Pools is one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites that attracts large animals in the dry season, such as hippos, buffaloes and elephants. Islands and sandbanks break the river as the water recedes in the dry season.

  • Victoria Falls is one of the seven wonders of the world and the mighty Zambezi.

  • Matobo Hills in southern Zimbabwe is an area of granite kopjes, hills formed for more than 2 billion years when granite rocks were forced to the surface and then eroded over time. They are a popular attraction due to their interesting shape and local wildlife. Cecil Rhodes was buried here in Matobo Hills.


The climate in Zimbabwe is influenced by the tropical climate of North Central Africa and more the high temperatures of southern Africa. It is a diverse habitat and is seen as the country of flora and fauna.

The seasons are usually divided into two seasons, green and dry, although Zimbabwe has a transition season between April and May. The green season sees the birth of antelopes and zebras. In the transition season in the highveld and the southern areas of the country, overnight temperatures begin to drop.

Zimbabwe is a popular destination to visit all year round, however, wildlife is more abundant in the dry season. The Zambeze wetlands in Mana Pools attract large concentrations of buffaloes, elephants, zebras, antelopes, elands and kudus.

Seasons to travel

The summer season is when Zimbabwe receives most of the rains. Due to the altitude of the eastern Highveld it will receive more than its western counterpart. In the north the rains bring a touch of green to areas where wildlife is found like Hwange National Park.

Between April and May the rains begin to decrease in green areas of wildlife. The waters of Zambezi begin to rise in level, the water beginning to fall towards the gorge below, creating a magnificent haze of dew over Victoria Falls.

With the dry season in full swing, it’s the best time to enjoy the wildlife. Vegetation is scarce, grass is dry and trees lifeless, Camouflaged Predators are now easier to spot, making photography spectacular. The months of October and November are humid and summer rains are expected.

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Zimbabwe Highlights

A natural wonder, Victoria Falls is the «smoke that thunders.» Its magnificent landscapes and adventurous wildlife on the mighty Zambezi River feel close and personal.

The powerful rivers, majestic waterfalls and spectacular views of the wildlife are just some of the windows of Zimbabwe’s diversity. Whether it’s a houseboat on Lake Kariba or a canoe safari in the Zambezi Valley, it’s an adventure with the amount of wildlife you’ll be able to observe. Mana Pools, located in the Zambezi Valley, has some of the best wildlife sightings in the country. Along the edge of the river are large concentrations of buffaloes and elephants, it is something that you cannot miss.

Ana’s trees shed their protein-rich pods that are vital for many species. The panoramic landscapes of the Great Rift Valley escarpment can be seen over the border in Zambia. Locally known victoria Falls as Mosi-oa-Tunya, it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. You see large amounts of dew from miles away due to the amount of water that falls. The falls surround Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Northern Zimbabwe

Elephants, baobabs and four swimming pools.

In northern Zimbabwe, from Victoria Falls to Lake Kariba flows the mighty Zambezi River. As the river reaches the Mana Pools wetlands, wildlife is abundant, the banks of the rivers are sandy, the islands and steep cliffs make a magnificent landscape.

It is another UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on the Zambezi River in the heart of the Zambezi Valley. Mana means «four» in Shona, named after four main pools near the park headquarters.

Summer rains bring a large expanse of lakes and beautiful rivers, magnificent landscapes and extensive wildlife are a photographer’s paradise. Zambezi wetlands are full of wildlife, including buffaloes, elephants, zebras, antelopes and impalas. In the distance you can hear the growl of hippos, lions, leopards, wild dogs and hyenas.

Adventure lovers will be amazed by Mana Pools, take a safari on foot and for those looking for more adventure, a day-long or extended-amp-year canoe safari. It’s a great way to explore a 300 km stretch of water that ends at the Mozambique border. Other activities include hiking and star study that you can watch the dark sky of the night light up.

Western Zimbabwe

Recoiling towards the edge of the eastern area of the Kalahari Desert, Hwange National Park occupies more than 14,000 square kilometers. Zimbabwe’s largest national park and about an hour from Victoria Falls. Hwange is home to a variety of wildlife including 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and one of the largest elephant populations in the world.

The national park is not only for elephant lovers, visitors will also see concentrations of buffaloes, zebras, rhinos and giraffes. All animals from Zimbabwe are usually found in Hwange and it is in this area where herds of brown hyenas can roam freely.

Enjoy a variety of activities in Hwange including daytime walks, night walks or just relaxing at the campsite. Behold the surrounding area of the park, one of Zimbabwe’s most councing and unspoiled destinations. Your itinerary may be incomplete if you do not visit the park.

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