If you’ve traveled to Zimbabwe or heard stories from those who have, you’ll have an idea of just how memorable it is.
Truly exceptional guides and rangers
With so much wide-open wilderness and vast tracts of wildlife regions, many Zimbabweans find themselves naturally working in tourism, and for most them, all their lives. It’s not uncommon to find three generations of guides in one family!
In Zimbabwe, if you study to become a guide or a ranger, that’s your profession for life. A Zimbabwean doesn’t chop and change careers. This trademark loyal commitment is why some of the very best and most experienced safari guides are Zimbabwean. To be led through the bush and to sit around the campfire with one of these humble heavyweight African guides is such a privilege.
The impact of eco-tourism in Zimbabwe
The safari outfitters, lodge owners and camp managers who provide photographic safaris and close-up wildlife encounters are committed to enriching both their guests and the lives of the people in and around the national parks and wildlife reserve, contributing to conservation in its most holistic sense: protecting wildlife, nurturing ecology and empowering community.
- In 2019, 10% of Zimbabwe’s GPD was generated by tourism and tourism-related business.
- The safari industry, in particular, diverts much of this revenue straight back into community and conservation projects.
- The preservation of wildlife and wild spaces in Zimbabwe is irrevocably reliant on the traveler.
With this in mind, we’ve handpicked a special selection of Zimbabwe safari lodges and camps for you, and we highly recommend this unique ‘fly-around Zim’ itinerary!
The Ultimate Zimbabwe Free Flights Package
Hwange – Lake Kariba – Mana Pools – Gonarezhou
4 DESTINATIONS | 4 FREE FLIGHTS
A 12-night package at 4 exclusive safari properties with 4 free flights:
- 3 nights at The Hide Safari Camp in Hwange National Park
- 3 nights at Changa Safari Camp on Lake Kariba in Matusadona National Park
- 3 nights at John’s Camp in Mana Pools National Park
- 3 nights at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge in Gonarezhou National Park
- 12 nights all-inclusive accommodation
- all national parks and conservation fees
- a combination of road, air, and boat transfers starting in Vic Falls and ending at Chilo Gorge
The Hide | Hwange National Park
Changa Safari Camp | Lake Kariba
John’s Camp | Mana Pools
Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge | Gonarezhou
Camps we love right now – with great specials!
We just love Camelthorn and Bomani — and they’ve both got continuously excellent feedback from clients, especially about the welcoming hospitality and expert rangers. Tripadvisor only has great reviews too!
Another reason we love these lodges is that they both offer horseback safaris — which is perfect for the outdoorsy, active, adventure-loving travelers among you.
If you love the idea of train travel in Africa, the Elephant Express is the perfect tidbit of a ‘train safari!
CAMELTHORN LODGE | STAY FOR 4 | PAY FOR 2
BOMANI TENTED LODGE | STAY FOR 3 | PAY FOR 2
Did you know? Victoria Falls is open!
At the moment, the famous Falls are now the most spectacular they’ve been in years! Videos of the record water levels of the mighty Zambezi River surging over the Falls have literally gone viral. Such thrilling news!
Now we just need to plan to get you there! Victoria Falls is waiting!
Victoria Falls has many moods. In the dry season, it flows gently, letting you peer deep inside it, and to slip into the quiet pools on its edge. Later in the year, it is transformed a thundering torrent of awe-inspiring magnificence!
The ‘Smoke That Thunders’ will take your breath away.
This is why we think Zimbabwe is your best next adventure trip destination
- No big cities and a low ratio of people to animals
- Private and/or widely spaced accommodations
- Open-air dining, under a canopy of trees and stars
- Open game vehicles and outdoor activities
- Superb staff dedicated to providing world-class hospitality
- The very best safari guides in Africa
- Safari tourism actually benefits community, conservation & education in their specific areas of operation
We’re here to put together your perfect holiday – so you can focus on dreaming about the luxury of wide-open spaces and Africa’s amazing wildlife. Once travel is possible again, urban places with swarms of people will be avoided, at least for a while.
Until then, Africa remains a ‘low risk’ travel destination, offering endless space, open-air activities and dining, private accommodation, and low people densities. Many will seek wide open spaces once they are free of their four walls, and with our private accommodations and our exclusive conservation areas, you can experience the luxury of freedom and space.