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Introducing Zimbabwe

When is the best time to visit?
June to October is the dry season and the best time to view wildlife—animals are drawn to water sources, and low vegetation offers excellent visibility. Temperatures are moderate with cold mornings and evenings from June-August, while September and October are very hot (this is also when prices are highest). Rains can start as early as November, which makes for beautiful changes in the vegetation. The rainy season is in full swing from January through May, when you'll find hot, humid weather, and a drop in prices. During this time, there's still excellent game viewing in Hwange and Gonarezhou.

Where should you go?
Victoria Falls, the massive natural wonder on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, should be on every visitor's list. This is a year-round destination, though the flow over the falls changes from full flood to less dramatic levels depending on the season. Mana Pools National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River has excellent walking safaris, and remote, southeastern Gonarezhou is a lesser-known safari park off the beaten path. Eastern Highlands offers mountainous vegetation and a totally different experience to the safari track, while Lake Kariba is Zimbabwe's version of a beach holiday—a relaxing way to end a trip.

How many days do you need?
Travelers with at least ten days will be able to see 3 regions at a comfortable pace, with time for multiple days of safari at more than one location. With a week or less, stick to Victoria Falls and one short safari.

Zimbabwe Travel Insights

Victoria Falls
Best Time of Year to Visit Victoria Falls

One of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls will leave you with an everlasting impression. If you want to experience the falls at their peak, then April or May is the time to visit. In April, you will find the water levels at their highest level of the year, while during the dry season (especially October and November), you will witness the geological formations of the falls in their purest form. The wildlife here is also fantastic with many safari options in the area, particularly from May to October.

Plan to spend at least two days at Victoria Falls
How Many Days Should You Spend At Victoria Falls?

Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world, attracts more than one million visitors each year. To make the most of your time here, you will want to visit for at least two days. Even if your time is limited, you can make your trip to the falls an exciting memory that will last a lifetime. To enjoy Victoria Falls to the fullest, plan for three or four days. If you want to explore the surrounding areas and embark on a Southern African safari, then we recommend that you visit for at least one week.

Aerial view of Victoria Falls
Map of Explore Victoria Falls  - 5 Days
Explore Victoria Falls - 5 Days

Travelers who want to soak up the beauty of Victoria Falls will love this short itinerary that can be booked on its own or tacked onto a longer trip. Begin with a sunset dinner cruise on the Zambezi River, then take a short helicopter flight where you'll get an impressive bird's eye view of Victoria Falls before heading into Chobe National park for a safari drive and a boat cruise. To top off your visit, you'll also have a full guided tour of the falls themselves before your departure.

Victoria Falls & Chobe River Houseboat - 5 Days
Map of Victoria Falls & Chobe River Houseboat - 5 Days
Victoria Falls & Chobe River Houseboat - 5 Days

Victoria Falls is a hub for numerous tours and adventures in the surrounding region; the Chobe river is famous for its herds of elephants and hippo populations. Combined, these two regions make for a great 5-day adventure with the perfect mix of activities and relaxation. By the end of your trip, you’ll have visited Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa.

Safari experience in Moremi Game Reserve
Map of Victoria Falls & Botswana Safari - 6 Days
Victoria Falls & Botswana Safari - 6 Days

Few places in Africa are as famous as the Victoria Falls and Okavango Delta in Botswana. On this 6-day journey, you will be guided through the rainforest to some of the best sightings of the waterfalls, cruising on the Zambezi River, and enjoying three days of safari adventure in Botswana. It is the perfect trip for the adventurous traveler, as well as the great explorer, and animal lover. You will experience the wonders of Okavango Delta's famous wildlife in the Moremi Game Reserve and enjoy both land-based and water-based activities while coming face to face with cheetahs, lions, and African wild dogs—to mention a few.

Wildlife on Lake Kariba
Map of Wildlife Spotting in Zimbabwe: Hwange & Lake Kariba - 8 Days
Wildlife Spotting in Zimbabwe: Hwange & Lake Kariba - 8 Days

This trip to Zimbabwe is perfect for nature lovers as it combines two of Africa's top locations to see wildlife—Hwange National Park and Lake Kariba. Go on safari in Hwange to see lions and elephants before heading to the lake for stunning views and the chance to relax in style on the savanna.

Zimbabwe Travel Maps

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Victoria Falls & Chobe River Houseboat - 5 Days
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Victoria Falls & Botswana Safari - 6 Days
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Zimbabwe
Travel specialist Lize Enderstein
active 12 hours ago

Lize Enderstein

I work as a senior consultant for African Travel Gateway and have 18 years of experience in the travel industry. We plan, book and implement tailor-made holidays for our clients that fit within...

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Travel specialist Petru van Zyl
active 2 days ago

Petru van Zyl

I started in the travel industry in August 1998 and have 25 years experience as a travel consultant. I am a senior consultant who specializes in FIT travel, group travel, VIP clients, luxury...

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Travel specialist Esther Ruempol
active 9 hours ago

Esther Ruempol

Travelling and discovering new places is one of the things I love most in life, and the best part is to share these special places with our travellers. Our goal as a local specialist is to design...

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Travel specialist Carla Ferreira
active 6 days ago

Carla Ferreira

I have traveled to over 50 countries and know the importance of having someone with local knowledge and advice to give you tips on where to go for those unforgettable experiences. A born and bred...

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Trip Reviews for Zimbabwe

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Amazing Trip Organizer
Zimbabwe | Dec 20 - Dec 25, 2023

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Rodi V.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Jan 09, 2024
From the moment I stumbled across Kimkim travel services, my expectations were exceeded by the service I received. Bianca was my coordinator and helped me plan the perfect experience in Victoria Falls and the surrounding areas. Every time I wanted to tweek my itinerary, she had the perfect solution. The trip went flawlessly. The lodgings she booked us at, Batonka Lodge, was beautiful and intimate and a perfect home base for our 5 day trip. Staff is so accommodating and had our trip details so... Read more

From the moment I stumbled across Kimkim travel services, my expectations were exceeded by the service I received. Bianca was my coordinator and helped me plan the perfect experience in Victoria Falls and the surrounding areas. Every time I wanted to tweek my itinerary, she had the perfect solution. The trip went flawlessly. The lodgings she booked us at, Batonka Lodge, was beautiful and intimate and a perfect home base for our 5 day trip. Staff is so accommodating and had our trip details so could inform us daily on the timing of our excursions. While all the excursions were magnificent, the elephant experience was exhilarating!! We walked with, fed and touched the elephants while given a history of the area. Chobe National Park, the all day tour, is a must see. It is a both a land and water tour with a beautiful lunch over seeing the river. We will definitely use Kimkim’s services again.

Local specialist: Bianca Gersbach
Bianca
Bianca Gersbach
Local specialist in Cape Town, South Africa | Replied on Feb 01, 2024
Hi Rodi, Thanks for sharing your review with us. Reading about your experience and the joy you found in exploring such a breathtaking destination brightened my day. It's always a pleasure to hear that our efforts contributed to making your travel dreams a reality. Your feedback is invaluable to us as we strive to continuously enhance our services and create unforgettable experiences for our clients. Looking ahead, we're excited about the opportunity to work with you again in the future to... Read more

Hi Rodi,

Thanks for sharing your review with us. Reading about your experience and the joy you found in exploring such a breathtaking destination brightened my day. It's always a pleasure to hear that our efforts contributed to making your travel dreams a reality.

Your feedback is invaluable to us as we strive to continuously enhance our services and create unforgettable experiences for our clients.

Looking ahead, we're excited about the opportunity to work with you again in the future to craft more incredible travel experiences. Whether it's another adventure to Victoria Falls or exploring a new destination altogether, we're here to help turn your travel dreams into reality once more.

Chloe, I wish more organizations could clone ...
Zimbabwe | Nov 29 - Dec 3, 2019

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Suzanne M.
Canada | Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Chloe, I wish more organizations could clone you! Stellar support.

Local specialist: Chloe Cottrell
Chloe
Chloe Cottrell
Local specialist in Harare, Zimbabwe | Replied on Dec 16, 2019

Thank you so much Suzanne! It was an absolute pleasure and I am thrilled you had such a great trip.