Zimbabwe is a mecca for the outdoor-lover and adventure traveller.

In the Victoria Falls area alone you can go:

  • white-water rafting
  • kayaking, micro lighting
  • parachuting
  • horse-riding
  • cycling
  • do the world's highest bungi jump

 

Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometers.

The Park boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife with:

  • 105 mammal species
  • 19 large herbivores
  • 8 large carnivores
  • nearly 400 bird species

The grasslands and mopane woods are home to large elephant herds, lions and African wild dogs. Hwange National Park is one of Africa's finest havens for wildlife and is home to vast herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra and has a very large concentration of giraffe.

 

 Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park is in the far north of Zimbabwe. It includes the south bank and islands of the Zambezi River, which forms the border with Zambia.

The park is known for wildlife visibility beside the great Zambezi River and in the flood plains. Large populations of elephants, hippos and Nile crocodiles gather at sunrise in the Long Pool.

Mana Pools is arguably Zimbabwe’s most beautiful national park, and in a country which has no shortage of nature.

The word 'Mana' means four, in reference to the four pools around the park headquarters: Main, Chine, Long and Chisambik.

The area has a parklike appearance. Massive acacia albida trees tower over what appears to be, from a distance at least, a carefully manicured lawn.

The park offers: 

  • Guided and self-guided walks amongst many wild animals 
  • Excellent canoeing 
  • River fishing

 

Victoria Falls National Park

 

Open to visitors throughout the year, the Victoria Falls National Park in north-western Zimbabwe protects the south and east bank of the Zambezi River in the area of the world-famous Victoria Falls.

Once famous for being discovered by the great David Livingstone, these billowing falls over 100 m high are a wonder to behold and provide some great photo opportunities.

Called the “smoke that thunders,” a wide range of activities can be organized:

  • White water rafting
  • Canoeing
  • A visit the falls just to take in the breathtaking views and get rained on by the refreshing spray
  • Bungee jumping over the falls is the experience of a lifetime


Lake Kariba

 

This is Africa’s largest man made dam, 226km long and in places up to 40 km wide.

It covers an area of nearly 6,000 square kilometers and is fed by the mighty Zambezi River.

The sheer size of it makes one forget it’s a dam and in certain places it almost feels like an ocean! This large expanse of water is often referred to as “Africa’s Inland Sea”.

It provides considerable electric power to both Zambia and Zimbabwe and supports a thriving commercial fishing industry.

Lake Kariba offers:

  • Spectacular views
  • Stunning sunsets
  • Great fishing
  • Boating opportunities
  • Water sports 
  • Wonderful relaxing holidays just soaking up the sunshine

The weather here is mostly sunny and fine.

It can get quite hot in mid summer, but even mid winter days are warm and the nights are balmy.