If you’re planning a visit to Africa in 2018 then make sure that Zimbabwe is on your shortlist.
In recent years, although safari connoisseurs have consistently rated Zimbabwe as offering some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa, the country’s political situation made many travellers reluctant to take the chance.
Well, as of 21 November 2017 that situation has changed. President Robert Mugabe resigned after 37 years in office; causing scenes of jubilation amongst Zimbabweans both at home and abroad.
As a company that has never stopped working to promote Zimbabwe’s wonderful parks and wildlife, we thought it may be a good time to remind you why this is such a fantastic country to go on safari.
Flight of Angels
There are two major reasons why Zimbabwe rates so highly:
- The sheer diversity of its wildlife and wildlife reserves.
- The quality of the safari experience.
From the spellbinding Mana Pools in the north to the magnificent wilderness of Gonarezhou in the south, to the vast expanse of Hwange and the awe inspiring Victoria Falls in the east, Zimbabwe’s national parks are amongst the best in Africa.
Vast herds of elephant and buffalo fill the landscape and predators abound.
Walk don’t drive
Zimbabwe is one of the very best countries for those who enjoy making their safari on foot, rather than in the back of a game vehicle.
At Matusadona, on the shores of Lake Kariba, you can walk in search of elephant, lion, leopard and many other species whilst at Matobos you can track rhinoceros on foot and the hills are a treasure trove of rock paintings. Mana Pools is also renowned for walking safaris where you can encounter elephants, buffalo, wild dogs and lions.
Take to the water
One of Africa’s great rivers, the Zambezi, gives adventure lovers the opportunity to go white water rafting or undertake a journey by canoe that will let you view the wildlife from a different perspective.
If you’re feeling less energetic then a boat trip on Lake Kariba or a sunset cruise below the Victoria Falls might be more appealing.
Great accommodation, great guides
This unparalleled diversity is backed up by some truly exceptional accommodation and guides that are widely acknowledged to be the best in Africa. Their skill and their passion for the country and its wildlife will make your safari experience one to remember.
There is still a lot of work to be done, but those of us who love Zimbabwe are optimistic that 2018 will be the year that this amazing destination wins over a lot of new admirers.
Will you be one of them?