For the longest time, Zimbabwe has been in most traveler’s general consciousness. But for those who have actually been to this landlocked southern African country, this place is a slice of heaven.
It has everything nature lovers and thrill-seekers look for in a vacation destination. On our Zimbabwe group tours, you can see and experience breathtaking bodies of water, sprawling nature areas, exotic wildlife, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Below are some of our favorite must-sees:
Zimbabwe Highlights and Features
1. Victoria Falls
When in Zimbabwe, a stop to witness the gorgeous Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, is a must. It’s only when you experience the largest sheet of falling water in the world that the true power and beauty of this natural wonder is appreciated. Victoria Falls has been considered. You can bungee jump or go white water rafting, and this is just scratching the surface.
Note: Victoria Falls is not far from Botswana and Zambia, making a visit to these two other countries ideal when exploring this part of Africa.
2. Mana Pools National Park
From a natural wonder to an UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mana Pools National Park is famous as one of the untouched natural gems in the country. It is home to magnificent concentrations of wildlife, including leopards, elephants, cape buffalos, and cheetahs. Several water-based wildlife, including hippos and Nile crocodiles, also consider Mana Pools their home. Birdwatching is ideal here too, thanks to the abundance of water in the park. Mana Pools is among the many Zimbabwe travel destinations perfect for walking safaris, and especially camping trips.
3. Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Another UNESCO World Heritage-listed site is the ruined city of Great Zimbabwe. Dating back to the 11th century, this historical treasure contributes to the heart of this country. It’s also striking evidence into the level of civilization reached in ancient Africa. The site is divided into three areas: Hill Complex, the Valley, and the Great Enclosure. You can explore the location on your own or book a two-hour guided tour by the checkpoint. When on a Zimbabwe photography adventure, it is best to visit at dawn and dusk, right when the setting or rising of the sun enhances the splendor of the place.
4. Chinhoyi Caves
In north-central Zimbabwe, one can find the mysterious Chinhoyi Caves. These are a complex subterranean system of limestone and dolomite caverns and tunnels. Said to have been inhabited since the 1st century, the protected cave’s main attraction is the Wonder Hole, which features sheer walls that drop into the crystalline Sleeping Pool. Marvel at the glacial blue color of the lake and enter the illuminated Dark Cave. Technical scuba divers can arrange excursions for once-in-a-lifetime dives.
Dramatic and diverse, joining Zimbabwe group tours is a one-of-a-kind experience everyone should have.