• Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
    Photo Info Mike Myers
    Admire the awesome Victoria Falls
  • Mana Pools
    Photo Info Dana Allen
    Discover the marvelous Mana Pools
  • Alligator on a sand hill
    Photo Info Kevin Breda
    Experience close wildlife encounters 
  • Zambian Safari
    Enjoy amazing Zimbabwe safaris
  • Hwange National park
    Photo Info Mike Myers
    Encounter the elephants of Hwange
Destination Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe - More than Victoria falls

Most visitors to Zimbabwe experience the awesome Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. With its sheets of falling waters and mists drifting into the air and its ample adventure activities such as helicopter and micro-light flights, bungee jumping and sunset cruises on the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls is an exciting way to start or end any African safari adventure.

But there is more to Zimbabwe than the Falls, including a wealth of safari opportunities. Travelers will be able to explore the sprawling Hwange National Park, and discover its herds of elephant and buffalo and large population of endangered African wild dogs.

Mana Pools National Park lies at the heart of the Zambezi Valley, where the Zambezi River meanders for 300km to the Mozambican border. It is a remote, beautiful place with spectacular views of the broad flowing river, floodplains, the tree canopy and the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment. Game viewing is on foot, by vehicle or canoe in a game rich region filled with elephant, buffalo, hippo and crocodile.

Unique Experiences in Zimbabwe (Outside of Victoria Falls)

Hwange National Park

The Hwange National Park is the largest park in Zimbabwe as it covers a mammoth 1,460,000 hectares of land, the national park is renowned for having the largest variety of species than any of the parks in the country.

Game viewing in Hwange is an excellent choice during the dry winter months (June - August) as the park has no permanent natural water sources. This allows for amazing game watching due to the fact that the landscape starts to dry out from the month of June.

Travelers have been known to see various animal sightings which include wild dog, lion, leopard and cheetahs, however the Hwange National Park is most famous for are its elephants, as roughly 50,000 of them roam freely around the park.

Ngamo Village

Located just outside of the Hwange National Park, a visit to the village in Ngamo, provides travelers with an outside perspective on the life of the people of Zimbabwe.

This is an incredible experience as speaking with the people of Ngamo and learning about their rich cultures and traditions is a highlight of any Zimbabwe trip.

Mana Pools National Park

Widely regarded as being Zimbabwe’s most beautiful parks complimented with being one of the finest wilderness areas in Africa, Mana Pools National Park is a must see safari destination.

Mana Pools National Park is famous for sightings of large elephant herds that are paired with unique sightings of both lion and leopards as well. The park has also been known to have many endangered species such as the wild dog.


"We just got back from our trip to Capetown, Thornybush Private Game Reserve, and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. It was one of the best vacations we have taken. The accommodations were great, the tours were really well done, and we loved the game drives and the river cruises. Everything worked like clock work. Our fellow travelers made the experience even more enjoyable".

Lakshmi G (Via Tripadvisor)

"Lion World set up a trip of a lifetime for us in South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. We spent several days in Capetown, 4 days at Lion Sands Resort in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and 4 days at Chobe Chilwero in Botswana, as well as Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The entire tour was first rate class with excellent accomodations, private tours, and absolutely everything we could ask for incredible experience".

Jamelle G (Via Tripadvisor)

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