Zimbabwe – Africa’s Hidden Gem
For a long time now, Zimbabwe has been overlooked as a safari destination due to years of political turmoil. However due to recent developments and one of the world’s most peaceful peoples’ revolutions… ending in the resignation of president Robert Mugabe – the country’s future is brighter than ever. It is likely that in 2018 many more travellers will cross its borders than in the last decade.
As we have a passionate “Zimbo” in our midst, we are obviously very “stoked” (excited) about this news and we hope to send more and more travellers there over the coming year!
Zimbabwe really and truly is one of Africa’s hidden gems… (for some it’s the best!) Here are a few reasons why we think this country is most definitely worth a visit:
The Pinnacle of Hospitality
There is nothing more magical than the warmth of the people in Zimbabwe—their friendly smiles, affectionate handshakes, and absolute love for their country is completely contagious. You will feel part of the greater Zimbo family from the minute you step off the plane!
What could possibly be better than a truly African safari? Well, perhaps a truly exclusive African safari … Zimbabwe is the ultimate place to be if you want to get away from the crowds and have the bush to yourself. It’s definitely one of the more private safari destinations and there will never be masses of tourists cramping your style!
Value for money
This is a safari that won’t necessarily cost you an arm and a leg. Zimbabwe gets full marks for value for money!
Zimbabwe is home to some of the most exquisite landscapes in Africa. From the high mountains in the east, to the Mopane woodland in the low-veld, to the vibrant waterholes of Hwange and of course the majesty of the Victoria Falls – you are never at a loss for beauty.
One specific member of our team will say that the game-viewing in Zimbabwe is better than anywhere else on the continent. To be honest – she’s not far wrong…spotting the Big Five is definitely doable and so is seeing all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures. It’s certainly a birder’s paradise, too! For the twitchers out there – a fish eagle call over the Zambezi… is one of the world’s most remarkable sounds.
Zimbabwean guides are some of the most knowledgeable and extraordinary guides in Africa. You will learn so much from these experts and no doubt make friends with them almost immediately.
Word Class Accommodation
Zimbabwe is home to some of the most stunning luxury accommodation in Africa and boasts extraordinarily world-class service.
Spectacular Victoria Falls
There is only one word that describes Vic Falls perfectly: awe-inspiring. This natural world wonder will take your breath away and will leave you feeling like a completely changed person. If you visit Zimbabwe just to see Victoria Falls… thats OK too… just make sure you come back for… Hwange, Mana Pools, Kariba … and so on!
Mana Pools National Park
Mana Pools has been declared a World Heritage Site because of its incredible wilderness and beauty—there are elephants, hippos, and hyenas at every turn. It’s the perfect place for walking and canoeing safaris. A must for the safari-lovers bucket list.
Hwange National Park
Hwange is Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve and is renowned for its massive herds of buffalo and elephants, but you’ll also spot plenty of black-back jackals, lions, giraffes, zebra, and hippos.
So, there you have it! Those are our top 10 reasons to visit Zimbabwe. For more information please visit our site here. #NewZimbabwe #luxury #travel #safari