One of the most spectacular and unspoilt wildlife destinations in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe remains a haven for stunning national parks, incredible wildlife, contrasting landscapes, and the mighty Zambezi River. But the reason to visit here is to see the mighty Victoria Falls; the majestic and unparalleled waterfall range that it shares with neighbouring Zambia.
- See Victoria Falls in its full glory with water falling all year
- Sunset river cruises on the Zambezi
- Wildlife spotting in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
- Day trips to Chobe National Park, Botswana
Best time to visit Zimbabwe
Thanks to its warm and tropical climate, Zimbabwe is a great year-round destination. The dry season runs between April and October and is typically the peak time to visit Zimbabwe’s national parks and the Victoria Falls. While higher water levels between February and May provide excellent aerial views of the Falls, the best time to marvel at the landmark close up is when the waters are lower between June and September; reduced spray ensures much better visibility and more impressive photographic opportunities.
Zimbabwe holiday highlights
Visiting the Victoria Falls is a must. Deservedly named as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls are not only an African national treasure but a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya or the ‘Smoke that Thunders’, they are among the biggest and most spectacular of waterfalls, and host the largest recorded curtain of falling water in the world. As the Victoria Falls border both Zimbabwe and Zambia, it is down to personal preference which side you choose to visit from. There are many benefits to seeing the Falls from either side, and to ensure your holiday is tailored to you, we offer great accommodation on both sides. It might be worth noting that the superior section of the Falls (about two thirds) lies in Zimbabwe and the river never dries up on this side, even in peak dry season. Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls National Park also hosts a larger choice of viewpoints from which to see the Falls, which include the likes of Devil’s Cataract, Main Falls and the stunning Rainbow Falls.
The Zambezi National Park is an unspoilt landscape of vast open floodplains and hills traversed by the wildlife-rich Zambezi River. Enjoy plenty of game-viewing opportunities in this expansive national park, home to Africa’s iconic Big Five and the rare sable antelope. For keen bird-watching enthusiasts, the riverbanks are also home to an impressive array of rare and unusual birdlife. Take a trip into the quaint and pretty Victoria Falls town, which has a welcoming atmosphere and vibrant shops, cafes and markets to explore. The town is close to the Falls and provides a fantastic alternative viewpoint of the landmark.