Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Talk with people who were going on safari 30-40 years ago and many will say that their favorite destination was Zimbabwe, thanks to its beautiful scenery, fantastic wildlife, and fascinating history. The same holds true today. Visitors can see the big 5, ply the waters of the mighty Zambezi river, see the spectacular Victoria Falls, explore on a walking or canoeing safari, and more. Let us customize the perfect luxury Zimbabwe safari for you!

 

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Below are our recommended places to visit. Contact us today or call 303-778-1089 to learn more about how we are able to customize the perfect luxury Zimbabwe safari just for you!

Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. The local people call it “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, the smoke that thunders. Observers are always impressed by the towering column of spray when the river is high, the thunder of the falling water, the terrifying abyss and tranquil lagoons upstream in which hippo and crocodiles lurk.

Victoria Falls inspires visitors as much today as it did David Livingstone in the 1860’s. A number of activities are available to travelers – from serene to heart-thumping. The ‘Flight of Angels’ provides a fabulous vista of the Falls, the upstream river and its many islands, and for the more adventurous there is microlighting with stunning views from breathtaking heights. Rafting the wild rapids below the Falls is a very popular adventure. Visitors can also kayak, canoe, fish, go on guided walking safaris, ride on horseback and lunch on Livingstone Island.

Hwange
Hwange National Park is a world-class safari area where you can find over 100 mammal and 400 bird species, as well as the seasonal presence of one of the largest elephant herds on the planet. It is one of the largest parks in Southern Africa (roughly the size of Belgium) and has a wide range of activities and accommodations.

Hwange is a year-round park. Winter months (Aug – Nov) have the best wildlife viewing due to the sparseness of the vegetation and while it can get very warm, you will need a fleece for early mornings and evenings. Summer months bring their own enjoyment – healthy, stress-free animals feeding on the surrounding abundant vegetation. Visitors can expect occasional chilly nights in summer as well. Activities on offer in Hwange are varied depending on your interests and accommodation choice. Day and night game drives, walking safaris and bush dinners are among the activities available and we can plan your trip to best match your interests.

Mana Pools
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mana Pools National Park is known for its remoteness, its elephants, and its lions. Mana Pools is also synonymous with the Zambezi River, canoeing safaris, and wild beauty. The name “Mana” means “four” in the local Shona language, signifying the four large pools that are the remnant oxbow lakes that the Zambezi River carved out thousands of years ago, changing its course northwards.

Hippopotamus, crocodiles and a wide variety of aquatic birds are abundant here, as are elephant, eland, buffalo, impala, waterbuck, baboons, monkeys, zebra, and warthog. The Mana Pools are also a favorite of lions, leopards, spotted hyena and cheetah.

Matobo Hills
Close to Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo you will find one of southern Africa’s most interesting rock landscapes. Weather-shaped granite dominates this National Park and provides unforgettable vistas. Hiking, rock art tours, a visit to Cecil Rhodes’ grave and cultural visits are the highlights of a stay. The rock formations and myriad cultural activities contributed to Matobo’s UNESCO World Heritage status, though it’s worth noting that Zimbabwe’s largest concentration of leopards can be found here.

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Our passion for Africa began with a dream of living on the continent – a dream realized. We explored parks, rivers, mountains and villages, learned about the flora and fauna, fell in love with everything, and came away wanting to share our passion for a remarkable continent. Africa Adventure Consultants was born of the desire to give more people the chance to experience Africa’s wonders. Let us guide you into the wilderness.

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Africa is enormous. There are endless things to see and do, and it can’t all be done in one trip. That said, we realize that many people believe that a trip to Africa is ‘once in a lifetime’ (though many more end up realizing once is not enough!). What do you most want to see? What experiences have you been dreaming of? Visit our destination pages to narrow your choices down, browse our safari types to get a sense of the activities and styles available, or talk with a Journey Specialist to hone in on the areas that will deliver the journey of your imagination.

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We know it can be hard to narrow down what to do on vacation, especially with the wealth of choices that are available on the African continent. That’s why we have created an array of sample itineraries to inspire your travel. Browse through them – you’ll find everything from family safaris to honeymoons to Kilimanjaro climbs – and find the places and activities that excite you. From there, you can contact a Journey Specialist to start the process of crafting a customized safari just for you!

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