A classic Zimbabwe holiday: Roundup

Classic Zimbabwe holiday imageIn August 2013 I went on an epic 23-day trip to Zimbabwe. My group borrowed cars and we self-drove around the country, spending time with family and friends along the way. We went to Zimbabwe with friends who live in Oxford. They hadn’t been to Zimbabwe before, and we loved showing them our much-loved country.

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I’m not ashamed to say that I think I created the ultimate itinerary that showcases the best of Zimbabwe in the time that we had. We visited busy cities and remote wildernesses; we saw historic sights and natural wonders – all showing a range of what Zimbabwe has on offer.

In case you missed it, here’s a summary of all the posts about our trip. Grab a cup of coffee (and cake), sit back, and enjoy! Please click on the hyperlinks below to read the details of each part of our journey.

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Getting into the holiday mood in the capital, Harare

Camping in the unfenced wilderness of Mana Pools National Park

Taking a ferry along the length of Lake Kariba, one of the biggest man-made lakes in the world

Getting pampered at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Seeing Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world

Watching the sunset from an elephant’s back

Meeting Sylvester the Cheetah

Walking with lions as they prepare for life in the wild

Seeing the Zambezi gorge from an adrenalin-seeker’s perspective

Experiencing the “Flight of Angels”

Exploring Victoria Falls town

Climbing the Matobo Hills

Walking in the footsteps of ancient civilisations at Great Zimbabwe


Flight details: We flew into and out of Harare International Airport. We flew from the UK to Zimbabwe via Johannesbury OR Tambo Airport with South African Airways.

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