15,428,484 million people
Chewa, Chibarwe, Kalanga, Koi-san, Nambya, Ndau, Ndebele,
Zimbabwe Dollar, United States Dollar
Flight time
10 hours and 10 minutes from the UK
time difference
UTC/GMT +2 hours
best time to go

Introducing Zimbabwe

The country is breath-taking, with sights like the Victoria Falls and Zambezi River, as well as a variety of wildlife in its many national parks. Experience awe-inspiring encounters on a helicopter tour above Victoria Falls, on an escorted safari trek, or by visiting some of Zimbabwe’s top wildlife parks, which provide the authentic African safari experience. Visit Hwange National Park to see the Big Five or to see more than 400 different bird species. Witness Hippos relaxing on the water as you kayak along the Zambezi River on a canoe safari at Manas National Park or experience these amazing wonders on a guided safari. Beyond the fauna, the history of Zimbabwe can be appreciated at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Great Zimbabwe, offering impressive stone remains dating back centuries.


In central South Africa, between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers, is Zimbabwe. It is bordered on the north and northwest by Zambia (797 km), on the east and north-east by Mozambique (1231 km), and on the south and west by Botswana (813 km). It is completely inland and lacks any coast. Zimbabwe is three times the size of England, with a total area of 390 580 sq. km (150 674 sq. mi).


When it comes to wildlife spotting, Zimbabwe is at its most beautiful between July and October. Huge herds gather in lakes, artificial waterholes, and rivers.
Travelling between November and March is rewarding for anyone looking to venture and discover the nation’s rich cultural heritage. The presence of migratory birds will excite birder enthusiasts during this time.
Alternatively, the months of April to June are more affordable and offer incredible views of the Victoria Falls.
The year-round average temperature is warm, ranging from 21 to 35 degrees Celsius.


Zimbabwean cuisine, among the most distinctive and fascinating cuisines in Africa, is characterised by fresh vegetables, rare meats, and indigenous recipes. In Zimbabwe and other African nations, the worm known as mopane is a favourite dish. Mopane trees, which are native to the Matabeleland region and some areas of the Midlands, contain it. Another firm favourite is derere, a special dish created from okra. It’s astounding how many flavours and textures there are. Zimbabwe’s cuisine, like that of nearly all other African nations, is distinguished by its potent and distinct flavours because most of the recipes are made with spices and herbs. The cuisine of this nation is incredibly varied and delicious, and dishes stand out not just for their flavour but also for how simple they are to prepare.

History and Culture

South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, and Botswana are all neighbours of Zimbabwe in southern Africa. It is primarily inhabited by Christians from the Shona ethnic group. The nation does, however, also have a wide variety of languages, tribes, religions, and customs. Due to British colonial influence, technological advancements, and current social pressures, Zimbabwe’s dominant culture has undergone tremendous change from its traditional state. It is thought that Zimbabwe’s native inhabitants have lived there for more than ten centuries and have Bantu ancestry. The two largest ethnic groups present are Ndebele and Shona. The Shona make up the majority of the population, at about 80%.


Family-friendly activities at Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side include visiting artisan markets, taking pictures while holding a small crocodile in your arms at the crocodile farm, or impressing the children by swimming to the edge of the Devil’s Swimming Pool. This is a fantastic place to spend time with the entire family, stroll or saddle on an elephant, or take an amazing helicopter ride over the Falls. Another great spot to visit is the Hwange National Park. The Hwange National Park is recognised for its variety and size of landscapes, from granite rocks and sandy plains to grasslands. It is inhabited by large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as giraffe, zebra, and a variety of predators and birds. This area’s fauna is amazing and would immediately captivate young children or teens.

Experience nature at its finest in Zimbabwe. Cascading Victoria Falls and impressive game reserves are just the start of this spectacular country.

Top Locations in Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls
In all of Africa, Victoria Falls is regarded as the most important and impressive waterfall. These spectacular falls are situated along the Zambia-Zimbabwe border on the Zambezi River. Here, the world's longest stream of cascading water flows down a cliff that is 1708 metres (5604 feet) long and 108 metres (354 feet) high, making a tremendous roar.
Great Zimbabwe
Appreciate the fantastic history of Zimbabwe by visiting the ruins of Great Zimbabwe. The Ruins, which are considered to have been constructed between the 11th and 15th centuries AD, are remnants of the Great Kingdom of Zimbabwe. Chinese porcelain and Arab coins discovered in East Africa demonstrate how important trade was in this historic city. The huge enclosure, the valley, and the hill complex make up the three principal sections of the remains.
Hwange National Park
The largest park in the country, Hwange covers a vast 5,655 square miles. It is inhabited by hundreds of kinds of animals and around 400 species of birds, and it is situated on Zimbabwe's border with Botswana. Additionally, the park is noteworthy because it is home to one of the greatest herds of jumbo elephants—roughly 40,000 of them.
Matobo National Park
In addition to a variety of geological and ethnographic attractions, Matobo National Park features enormous granite boulders that appear to rest on top of one another. These are also studded with what is considered to be 2,000-year-old San Bushmen rock art. The area is brilliant for hiking along its park trails to experience the vast landscape and scenery.

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