Victoria Falls is a must-do Zimbabwean destination. It‘s home to one of the largest waterfalls in the world, it’s the adrenalin capital of Africa, and has hotels to satisfy every taste. Go white-water rafting, bungee jumping, and abseiling – all around the magnificent Zambezi River. If you’re a wildlife lover, you can go on a […]
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(Last updated March 2016) Bulawayo is Zimbabwe’s second-largest city, and the capital of Matabeleland province. It is known as “The City of Kings” because of the Ndebele chiefs who ruled in the area after breaking away from their Zulu ancestors in the south. Crucially, Bulawayo is the place where the area’s history was forever changed. […]
Bulawayo is a laid-back place, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. Its main attraction – the Matobo National Park – is a short drive away, and closer to the city centre, the Natural History Museum is something special.
Here’s a list of tour operators (that I know of) that offer safaris to Zimbabwe as well as other regions. I can wholeheartedly recommend a Zimbabwe safari: you’ll have a more personal experience than in other countries, because there are fewer tourists and fewer man-made obstructions. You’ll get a closer connection to real African wilderness as a […]
These ancient city ruins have intrigued both locals and visitors for centuries. The local name for the area was “Dzimba dza mabwe” (roughly “Houses of Stone”) or simply “Zimbabwe”. When Rhodesia became independent in 1980, the nation was named after this city, and the country itself was called Zimbabwe. The ruins of the ancient city […]
Zimbabwe’s capital, is busy and gritty in the south, genteel and well-to-do in the north, and bursting with people in the city centre. What to expect, transport, shopping, places to go, weather, getting around, practical info, health, best time to visit
The nature of Zimbabwean hospitality is that staff will go the extra mile to make your stay an unforgettable one. Most of the accommodation options below have on-site swimming pools, wild animals nearby, activity desks and natural surroundings.
(Last updated Feb 2017) Scroll the images below and click on a photo for full details of each activity in Victoria Falls, or see the list further down the page. Victoria Falls never disappoints, whether you’re seeing the Falls themselves for the first time, or catching your breath after gorge swinging over the Zambezi River. Top ten […]
(Last updated September 2016) Harare may have power outages from time to time (a problem that businesses have overcome by using generators) – but it’s certainly not short of restaurants. Steak is a prominent feature of most Zimbabwean menus, and understandably so: the beef here tastes sublime. Don’t forget about the veggie and freshwater fish options, as […]
(Last updated Sept 2016) Should I visit Zimbabwe? There has been a lot of debate about the role of tourists in Zimbabwe’s politics. Some say that tourists should avoid visiting Zimbabwe to make a statement against Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe. They say that if they visited Zimbabwe they would be supporting an undemocratic regime. I […]
(Last updated March 2016) Zimbabwe is one of the safest countries in Africa for tourists. The biggest risk is from car accidents, just like in developed countries. Zimbabwean people have a wonderful reputation for being easy-going and generous, and we will go out of our way to help rather than hinder you. In my opinion, I think that […]
(Last updated Feb 2017) There are a number of options for flights to Zimbabwe. Below, I’ve listed airlines that fly to Zimbabwe, and further down the page, I’ve given some information on major airports in Zimbabwe. In the list below, airlines preceded by a symbol are my favourites in terms of comfort and ease. Airlines in bold fly from […]
There’s so much to see in Zimbabwe that you’ll probably want to visit a number of National Parks and cities to get the most out of your trip. This brings up the tricky question of how to get around. Package holidays usually include transport within Zimbabwe: great if you’re a first-timer, but it can be expensive. I prefer […]
I’m often struck by how much Zimbabwe has to offer, especially on the safari and scenery front. Zimbabwe’s game reserves aren’t as famous as the Serengeti or Masai Mara, but they have world-class wildlife and unspoiled natural beauty. Zimbabwe can definitely compete with some of the best natural sites in the world. Just take a look […]