Zimbabwe tour operator directory: Comprehensive list of tours

Tour operators ZimbabweHere’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 result.

Why book with a tour operator? Tour operators are a good choice for first-time visitors or those wanting to visit multiple locations in the region. The experts take care of transport, food and scheduling, so you can relax and enjoy Zimbabwe’s many treasures.

I’ve quoted each company’s taglines as quoted on their own websites, to help differentiate between their offerings. Safaris and tours vary in scope: from luxurious, overland, camping, photographic, eco, to boutique. There are some really exciting options here – just researching them made me want to pack my bags and get on the first plane there!

List of tour operators in Zimbabwe Africa

If you would to see more details about the companies below such as their base location and their tour destination countries, click here to view an informative PDF of Zimbabwe tour operators. The list is ordered alphabetically. My recommended tour operators are shown with a ‘Great Zimbabwe Guide‘.  This list does not include hunting tour companies.

  • Great Zimbabwe Guide &Beyond – “World’s leader in luxury adventure travel and safaris.”
  • Great Zimbabwe Guide Abercrombie & Kent – “At the forefront of travel for over 50 years, pioneering luxury holidays and tailor-made holidays.”
  • Acacia Africa – “Operate a variety of tours across Africa from multi-country overland safaris and small group packages, to city stays and adventure activity breaks.”
  • Africa Adventure – “An award winning Africa specialist and trip outfitter, we offer an exciting portfolio of safari programs full of the adventure and splendor of Africa.”
  • Africa Albida – “Our luxurious hotels, lodges and restaurants have been handpicked for their prime location, authenticity and majestic surrounds in order to provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime African experience.”
  • Africa Answers – “Takes you back to the glamor of old world travel.”
  • Africa Explorer – “We specialise in tailormade safaris in southern Africa. We will organise your holiday in Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique.”
  • Africa Travel – “We are the experts, the specialists, and the people who know and love this amazing and exciting continent – and we want to share it with you.”
  • Africa Travel Co – “For over 20 years Africa Travel Co. has operated overland adventures throughout southern and eastern Africa.”
  • Great Zimbabwe Guide African Bushcamps – “Small and independently owned African-based company run by one of Africa’s top safari guides Beks Ndlovu and his wife Sophia.”
  • African Odyssey Safaris – “We select the best in value and quality together with you – so no – “nasty” surprises.”
  • African Outposts – “With over 20 years of experience in local tourism, we are dedicated to customer service and to optimizing the travel requirements of the many foreign and local guests that we make memories for every year.”
  • African Sail Safaris – “Where else in the world can you sail up close alongside elephants, hippos, buffalos, zebras, and sometimes even the mighty lion? With the wind in your sails, watch as fish eagles snatch bream from the lake.”
  • African Sunset Safaris – “Security, African experience and excitement are our main priorities.”
  • African Wanderer – “Our main aim is to share our journey with you and make sure that you return home feeling enriched by your wanderings in Africa.”
  • African Wildlife Safaris – “Our knowledgeable staff are experts in creating tailor made African safaris and wilderness and wildlife tours for both individuals and small groups.”
  • Africa Uncovered – “Our aim is to personalise your African experience, making sure that your vacation is tailored to your specific taste and needs.”
  • Always Harriet – “My goal as a travel consultant is working with you to design your dream holiday and bring it to life.”
  • A Step Ahead and Wilderness Africa – “We consider that our reputation is our biggest asset, and calculate that 27% of our customers come with us on a repeat journey.”
  • ATI holidays – “We offer holidays & Honeymoons tailored to your needs, unsurpassed local advice, efficient and professional service and the most competitive prices.”
  • Audley Travel – “Tailor-made journeys for the discerning traveller.”
  • Black Rhino Safaris – “We have been a family run business and have been operational for 23 years in Zimbabwe.”
  • Bushveld Safaris – “Personalized, fully escorted tours to southern Africa.”
  • Classic Africa Safaris – “Small, exclusive, owner-run operation that caters for discerning safari travelers.”
  • Co-ordinating Zimbabwe – “Central reservations office based in Zimbabwe, representing over 50 properties throughout Africa and beyond.”
  • Custom Safaris – “Allow us to create a unique experience just for you. We’ll customize it, perfect it, and operate it.”
  • Great Zimbabwe Guide Discover Safaris – “Discover Safaris offer a wide variety of safari and activity options in the Victoria Falls and surrounding region – from adrenalin activities such as white water rafting and bungee jumping, safari options such as bush walks, game drives and elephant back safaris, river cruises and canoeing to helicopter flights over Victoria Falls and much more!”
  • Doug Macdonald – “Doug Macdonald provides his safari guiding expertise across Africa giving you a personalized safari experience designed to your requirements and interests.”
  • Dryland Safaris – “DryLand-Safaris specialises in tailor-made canoe, walking, hiking and private guided Safaris led by Bono Lunga.”
  • Dry Season Safaris – “Whatever your interest, or budget, we can tailor a holiday to suit you and we do so with respect of the fact that this may be a once in a lifetime holiday.”
  • Epic Private Journeys – “Incomparable tailored journeys, meticulously planned and seamlessly operated with total commitment to trust and care.”
  • Experience Zimbabwe – “Experience Zimbabwe are a UK based travel company that specialises in safari holidays in Zimbabwe – offering personalized safari packages, and tailor made holidays to Zimbabwe.”
  • Great Zimbabwe Guide Expert Africa – “A travel company that is serious about organising safaris and holidays which really suit our travellers.”
  • Exsus Travel – “Exsus specialises in creating luxury holidays and has 13 years of experience in arranging tailor-made tours and itineraries to South America, the USA, Central America, Australasia and the South Pacific, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, Dubai and Oman, Indian Ocean and South East Asia.”
  • Falcon Safaris – “We are a Tour Operator as well as a premiere full service Destination Management Company with over 15 years of combined in-house experience.”
  • Farren Safaris – “Since 1996 we have been arranging private customized safaris throughout Africa.”
  • Fish Eagle Safaris – “Family-run operation who know, understand and have a passion for our destinations.”
  • Flame of Africa (and partner AfriZim) – “Our strength lies in putting together African holidays which suit you and your budget.”
  • Forever African Safaris – “Experience Africa . . . journey with us into the heart of the wild – find freedom in adventure; wisdom in ancient traditions; indulge in the romance of Africa’s wild ways and wide open spaces; encounter nature’s most beautiful and fascinating creatures in the sanctuary of their natural surrounds.”
  • Great Zimbabwe Guide G Adventures – “Our award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation and local transportation to bring you face to face with the world’s most fascinating cultures, customs and awe-inspiring wildlife.”
  • Gate 1 Travel – “Here you’ll find Africa vacations custom-made for your time, family and vacation budget.”
  • Geckos Adventures – “When it comes to travel, we’ll throw you straight in the deep end. You’ll do stuff that other travellers might chicken out of – eat weird food (guinea pig, anyone?), ride public transport and stay at locally run places (Star rating? What star rating?)”
  • Greenlife Africa – “We offer visitors an innovative and experiential approach to travel; coupled with the stimulation of African splendour.”
  • Goliath Safaris – “Owner-run safari company operating a luxury tented camp and canoe trails in the Lower Zambezi Valley, led by Stretch Ferreira.”
  • Great Zimbabwe Guide John Stevens Guided Safaris Africa – “We create personalised, luxury experiences in the best destinations around Africa.”
  • Goway Travel – “Inspiring people to reach out and explore, experience and enjoy far away places and helping to turn dreams into reality.”
  • Imaginative Traveller – “Perfect for couples, groups of friends or solo travellers, our authentic, affordable adventure tours offer such incredible value you can enjoy the Imaginative Traveller experience again and again!”
  • Intrepid travel – “Our small group style of travel means you’ll stay under the radar, travelling the local way, eating the local way and sleeping the local way.”
  • Kamili Safaris – “The most exciting and vibrant portfolio of quality independent lodges, camps and operators across 19 African countries.”
  • Kavinga Safaris – “Few places in Africa can match the excitement, the adrenalin rush or the times of peaceful tranquillity that can be experienced during a stay with us.”
  • Liquid Giraffe – “The mission of Liquid Giraffe is to provide an unparalleled and personalised booking service for visitors to Botswana and the country’s immediate neighbours.”
  • Mahlatini Luxury Travel – “Our travel experts will design the ideal honeymoon, luxury safari or family holiday based around your unique requirements.”
  • Mana Pools Safari Company – “The Mana Pools Safari Company is a stylish blend of old world – “out of Africa” and modern, eco-friendly safari trends.”
  • Mantis Collection – “Mantis is a family run collection of award winning, privately owned, five star properties located around the world.”
  • Great Zimbabwe Guide Mavros Safaris“Our ultimate goal is for our clients to experience and know Africa as we know it. As home.”
  • Great Zimbabwe Guide Micato – “The finest safari experiences on earth, along with a passionate ideology of giving back to the land we love and serve… what more could one ask of a travel company?”
  • Mike Ross Africa Travel – “Our specialities include Africa safaris, family holidays, honeymoons, beach retreats, private parties and luxury exclusive travel across Africa and the Indian Ocean.”
  • Great Zimbabwe Guide Natureways – “Personalised safaris that can be tailored to each guest’s desire, steered by big names Garth Thompson and James Varden.”
  • Ngoko Safaris – “Niche tour operator specializing in safaris in Africa, co-founded by Benson Siyawareva.”
  • Nomad Tours – “Travelling with Nomad means friendship, fun and adventure plus the security that group travel brings.”
  • Nyati Travel – “One of the leading tour operators and travel agents in Zimbabwe.”
  • Odyssey World – “Whatever kind of holiday experience you’re looking for, we can help with popular holiday itineraries and tailor made holidays.”
  • Off2Africa  – “Specialize in organizing leisure travel to anywhere in Southern or East Africa.”
  • Off the Track Expeditions – “We offer exciting trips to incoming tourists around our magnificent Zimbabwe, constantly revealing her hidden secrets”
  • Oryx Photographic Tours – “We have teamed up with the best photographic tour leaders in the industry to provide expeditions geared specifically for both amateur and professional photographers alike.”
  • Overseas Adventure Travel – “The leader in small groups on the road less traveled.”
  • Premier Holidays – “Privately owned, independent tour operator with over 75 years experience in arranging holidays.”
  • Premier Travel and Tours  “Welcome to hassle-free travel.”
  • Pulse Africa – “For over twenty years, we have focused on crafting unique safaris to Africa and are justifiably proud of our results.”
  • Rainbow Tours – “We plan every trip with real care and insight, looking after the smaller details as well as the bigger picture.”
  • Redfoot Safaris (was Tours for Africa) – “Redfoot Safarisis a South African based tour operator which arranges tailor-made vacations all over Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, specialising in Southern and East Africa.”
  • Great Zimbabwe Guide Rhino Africa – “We offer tailor-made holiday itineraries to suit your exacting requirements at a price that is guaranteed to cost less than if you booked your itinerary direct.”
  • Safari Consultants – “We strive to offer a friendly, professional and personal service, at value for money prices, at all times.”
  • Safari Guide Africa – “Dedicated to creating world-class trips to Africa, by tailor-making every vacation to maximize our guest’s experience.”
  • Sikiliza – “Organise personalized safaris and original expeditions based on the discovery of wildlife and its environment.”
  • Star Travel and Tours – “Specialize in facilitating personalized individual and group travel guaranteed to help visitors discover the beauty of Kenya, Tanzania and Africa as a whole.”
  • Steppes Travel “We create tailor-made holidays to destinations across the globe and have been sending clients to Zimbabwe for more than 25 years.”
  • Sunpath Safaris – “Owner-run tented camp and canoe safari operator with over 30 years’ experience in the Zambezi Valley area.”
  • Sun Safaris – “Dedicated to ensuring that you receive a personalized service from us, that you receive value for money.”
  • Swagman Tours – “Making African travel dreams a reality … a variety of safaris to suit all budgets.”
  • Tailormade Safaris – “A small owner run company that prides itself on Tented Adventures that create tailor-made, once in a lifetime experiences for our guests.”
  • Travel Wild Zimbabwe Holidays – “The Zimbabwe experts based in Zimbabwe.”
  • Vayeni “The genuine, warm spirit of hospitality conveyed to people that visit Zimbabwe and the surrounding region.”
  • WhereToTravel.co.za – “Dedicated to providing the ultimate African holiday experience for both the experienced and the first time traveler.”
  • Great Zimbabwe Guide Wilderness Safaris – “Responsible luxury ecotourism company that exists to protect pristine wilderness areas and the flora and fauna that they support.”
  • Wild Eye Photography – “At Wild Eye our goal is to share our passion for photography, conservation and the many incredible experiences that Africa has to offer with you!”
  • Wild Horizons – “Wild Horizons is the complete Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe, Livingstone – Zambia and Chobe – Botswana adventure experience.”
  • Wild Rainbow African Safaris – “Boutique adventure travel company specializing in bespoke safaris to sub-Saharan Africa.”
  • Wild Zambezi – “Run by local, independent tourism specialists, Wild Zambezi provides a reliable and unbiased travel advisory service and web-based, up-to-date information about activities, accommodation, tours or services in this magnificent and safe destination.”
  • Zambezi Safari and Travel Co. – “Whether your style of adventure is wild-camping with big game or a luxury fly-in safari to far flung spots, we’re expert at turning safari dreams into long lasting memories.”
  • Zim 4×4 – “ZIM4x4 is Zimbabwe’s leading self-drive tour company and specialises in guided nature-based, self-drive wilderness safaris in the Zambezi Valley and Lake Kariba region of Zimbabwe, the finest wilderness and wildlife areas in Africa.”
  • Zimbabwe.com – “We aim to provide current, relevant information to help you chose where to visit in Zimbabwe.”
  • Zimfari – “Zimfari has an extensive listing of holiday packages guaranteed to create your dream safari adventure.”

Click here for a PDF showing details of these tour operators
If you work for a tour operator and would like your company to be added to this directory, please contact me.

Have you been on a Zimbabwe safari that was booked through a tour operator? Leave a comment below to tell us about it!

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2 Responses to Zimbabwe tour operator directory: Comprehensive list of tours

  1. Liberty August 31, 2017 at 11:35 pm #

    New airport shuttle company now at Joshua Mqabuko international airport in bulawayo.

    Collection and delivery to byo cbd and 5km radius @$10 per person

    Matopo National park transfers

    Victoria falls/ hwange transfers

    Photograhic safaris

  2. stephen October 17, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

    Air Zimbabwe Flights are now Resume to Fly from London to Harare Again for Zimbabwean who lives in UK or Finding Cheap Flights to Zimbabwe from London, You can Visit Fly Africa which is African Travel Agencies in London.

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