"You seem to live more vividly in Africa. " ~ Peter Godwin
Between two rivers, exists a country of extraordinary wildlife and topography. Teeming herds of elephants, predators and other general game species exist in its National Parks - we loved just sitting quietly at one of the Hwange waterholes, allowing this country’s wildlife to approach us. There is also the heart stopping adventure of canoeing with crocodiles and hippo on the Mana- something we feel is one of our top most exciting experiences in Africa to date! Or drifting across the serene, crocodile infested waters of Lake Kariba on a luxurious houseboat. Finally, of course, viewing the spectacle of Victoria Falls from a helicopter and trusting the universe as we did bungee jumping nearby- the rainbow across the falls in our view as we tumbled. Certainly, Zimbabwe has many attractions within her boundaries.
Landlocked, with borders of water.
Zimbabwe is officially a landlocked country, however two massive rivers form two of her borders. To the south, creating the border between Zimbabwe and South Africa, is the Limpopo River. To the north is the Zambezi River, forming the border with Zambia. On the north-western corner, Zimbabwe shares the almighty Victoria Falls with Zambia. Botswana lies to the west of the country, with a smidgen of Namibia creeping in right up on the north-west corner. Mozambique lies to the east of the country.
Getting to Zimbabwe is on the whole most efficiently done via Johannesburg. Flights to neighbouring countries other than South Africa however, are surprisingly few and far between. If you are visiting the Falls and north of the country , then Victoria Falls International offers some flights, with flights into the capital Harare, being best located for central and southern regions.
December to March
There is an abundance of life, this season vibrates with it.
Large numbers of birds in breeding plumage, and watch animals’ young on keeping up on tender legs.
Breathtaking African thunderstorms make for beautiful imagery of clouds and lightening over the plains. Long evenings with exceptional light and lush vegetation also enhance photographic opportunities.
Game concentrations on Ngamo Plains in Hwange.
Impressive volumes of water over Victoria Falls due to increased rainfall. We do suggest a raincoat or umbrella when visiting the Falls at this time.
June - November
Conditions tend to be dry and cooler, with some areas being particularly cold at night and early morning. Please check with one of our destination fundis as to clothing needed depending on your area of interest.
Hwange waterholes and river courses are a great attraction for animals in this period of reduced rainfall.
Diminished rainfall results in greater visibility of wildlife in the woodland areas as foliage disappears.
Cooler and drier time of the year with daytime temperatures rising towards October.