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Zimbabwe Tour Package from India6 days & 5 nights
INR 1,72,000
Zimbabwe Safari Package From India6 days & 5 nights
INR 2,64,000

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Dive into the heart of Africa with Zimbabwe tour packages from Thrillophilia, meticulously curated to offer you an authentic and exhilarating experience of this enchanting destination. Crafted with precision, these packages cater to the diverse interests of travel enthusiasts so that each of your moments in Zimbabwe is filled with wonder and discovery. 

The highlight of our Zimbabwe tour packages is the seamless combination of key travel elements, including comfortable accommodations, hassle-free transfers, and exciting adventures. Whether you are looking for a solo expedition, a romantic getaway, or an adventurous family retreat, our packages provide an enriching experience. Through our packages, you can appreciate the mesmerizing spectacle of Victoria Falls, explore the ancient ruins of Great Zimbabwe, and engage in close encounters with the iconic African wildlife. You can also participate in multiple activities, including game viewing and white water rafting.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your Zimbabwe holiday packages with Thrillophilia and create timeless memories in this African destination, a natural and historical haven!

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Popular Destinations To Visit on Zimbabwe Tour

1. HarareZimbabwe's bustling capital, Harare, stands as a vibrant testament to the country's dynamism. Modern skyscrapers share the skyline with colonial-era architecture, creating a unique blend of old and new. The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, located in the heart of the city, showcases the country's rich artistic heritage. Harare Gardens, an iconic green space, provides a serene retreat within the city, while the bustling Mbare Musika Market immerses visitors in the lively atmosphere of local trade and commerce. Explore the city's diverse offerings with tailored Harare tour packages that highlight its cultural, historical, and commercial facets.

2. Bulawayo: As Zimbabwe's second-largest city, Bulawayo exudes Victorian elegance and cultural richness. The city's wide, tree-lined avenues and well-preserved colonial architecture transport visitors to a bygone era. The Natural History Museum, a prominent institution in Bulawayo, houses a remarkable collection of exhibits, including the famed Khami Ruins, showcasing the historical depth of the region.

3. Victoria Falls - Known as the adventure capital of Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is synonymous with natural grandeur. The city is named after the iconic Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The thundering waters of the Zambezi River create an awe-inspiring spectacle, drawing visitors from around the globe.

4. Mutare - Nestled in the Eastern Highlands, Mutare is a city surrounded by lush greenery and stunning landscapes. The Vumba Botanical Gardens, located just outside the city, showcase a diverse array of plant life against the backdrop of the scenic Bvumba Mountains. Mutare is a haven for nature enthusiasts, offering hiking trails, bird-watching opportunities, and a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle.

5. Gweru: Gweru, located in the heart of the country, is known for its historical sites and natural attractions. The Antelope Game Park, situated on the outskirts of the city, allows visitors to witness Zimbabwe's diverse wildlife in a controlled environment. Gweru also serves as a gateway to the Matobo Hills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its granite formations, ancient rock art, and unique ecological features.

6. MasvingoMasvingo, located in southeastern Zimbabwe, is steeped in history and archaeological wonders. The city is best known for the Great Zimbabwe ruins, an ancient city built in the 11th century. These impressive stone structures, including the Great Enclosure, offer a glimpse into the advanced civilization that once thrived in the region. Aside from its archaeological significance, Masvingo is surrounded by natural beauty. Lake Mutirikwi, the largest man-made lake in Zimbabwe, provides opportunities for boating, fishing, and relaxation.

Visa Requirements of Zimbabwe

Indian citizens planning to explore this East African country through Zimbabwe tour packages from India are required to obtain a visa for entry. You can either apply for eVisa or from the Zimbabwe embassy. There is also a provision for a visa on arrival that allows you to apply for a visa after arriving at the destination. 

To initiate the process, you will be required to fill in all your basic information, including your name, birth details, gender, and marital status. You will also be asked to provide your essential contact details, like email, phone number, occupation, and both Indian and Zimbabwean addresses. After putting in all the necessary information, you can proceed further to make the payment. A fee of ZWD 11,000 (around INR 2,470) for a single entry and ZWD 15,000 (about INR 3,700) for a double entry is applicable. After submitting your application, you will receive a notification and a visa letter via the online platform.

It is essential to note that the visa processing time typically spans 7 working days for Indian applicants. However, you should apply at least 3 weeks before your intended travel date to avoid any unforeseen delays. Once granted, the Zimbabwe eVisa for Indians remains valid for 3 months from the date of issue. 

Best Time to Visit for a Zimbabwe Tour

Zimbabwe attracts a myriad of tourists throughout the year, but the best time to plan a trip to Zimbabwe depends completely on your budget and preferences.

Peak Season- The dry winter months from May to September is the peak tourist season in Zimbabwe. During this time, the game-viewing experience is on the high, with plenty of wildlife gathering around lakes, waterholes, and rivers in Mana Pools National Park. You can spot elephants, rhinos, lions, and different species of birds, or indulge in white water rafting at Victoria Falls.

Shoulder Season- The shoulder month of October marks the end of the dry season in Zimbabwe with rising temperatures. It is also a great time to indulge in wildlife viewing, especially elephants around watering holes in Hwange National Park. You can also go on a walking tour and stay in camps during your safari experience at this time in Zimbabwe.

Waning Season- From November to April, Zimbabwe experiences the waning season with whimsical weather conditions. However, it is a heavenly time for birdwatchers due to the influx of migratory birds. Although wildlife spotting becomes difficult during this time, you can explore the luscious greenery in Matobo National Park and Lake Kariba.

How to Reach Zimbabwe

By Air- The best and the most convenient method to go on a Zimbabwe vacation is by air. Although there are no direct flights between India and Zimbabwe, you can opt for a connecting flight between these destinations.

Travellers from Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi can embark on flights to Harare International Airport, Bulawayo International Airport, and Victoria Falls Airport. The average flight duration ranges from 12 to 20 hours, varying with layovers. Major airlines facilitating these journeys include South African Airways, Kenya Airways, Emirates, British Airways, and Jet Airways.

Places to Visit on a Zimbabwe Trip

Here are some of the best places to visit on Zimbabwe Trip:

1. Victoria Falls- Also known as "Mosi-oa-Tunya" or "The Smoke That Thunders", Victoria Falls is a magnificent wonder on India to Zimbabwe tour packages. It is the largest sheet of falling water in the world that mesmerizes you with its cascading mist and roar. From bungee jumping to scenic boat rides, you can indulge in a diverse range of experiences near this waterfall.

2. Hwange National Park- Hwange National Park is one of the premier wildlife sanctuaries in Africa that is renowned for its vast elephant population. Besides these majestic giants, you can marvel at the Five Big and observe over 300 diverse bird species here too. Being a part of the Zimbabwe tour packages, this park promises you an unparalleled and off-the-beaten path for a thrilling safari adventure.

3. Great Zimbabwe Ruins- The Great Zimbabwe Ruins are the perfect place to dive deep into the rich history of the country. Built between the 11th and 15th centuries, the structures showcase intricate stone designs. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, they offer a captivating glimpse into the ancient civilizations of Zimbabwe through the ruins of the Munhumutapa Empire.

4. Mana Pools National Park- Mana Pools National Park is a hidden gem in the Zimbabwe holiday packages as it lets you encounter a diverse array of wildlife closely. It promises an exciting adventure, from walking safaris to witnessing wildlife by the Zambezi River banks. You can spot cheetahs, elephants, lions, leopards, and zebras around the banks of the Lower Zambezi.

5. Lake Kariba- Lake Kariba is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world and is known for its marvelous views of the vast expanse of water. It is a beautiful place to partake in the incredible safari experience and spot the Big Five, crocodiles, hippos, and impalas. The lake also attracts thousands of visitors to catch tiger fish, which is a ferocious freshwater species in Africa.

6. Gonarezhou National Park- Famous for its untouched beauty, Gonarezhou National Park is the second largest national park in the country that is worth considering on your holidays in Zimbabwe. This remote paradise is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including the endangered Cape Wild Dog. Besides this, you can also spot black and white rhinoceros, wildebeest, elephant, zebra, cape buffalo, and hippopotamus in this park.

7. Matobo National Park- Known for its breathtaking granite landscapes, Matobo National Park is steeped in history and spiritual significance. It features ancient rock art that dates back thousands of years and the highest concentration of black and white rhinos in Zimbabwe. The park offers opportunities for hiking and guided walks to immerse yourself in its diverse flora and fauna while enjoying panoramic views.

Things to do on a Zimbabwe Tour

Here are some of the best things to do in Zimbabwe:

1. Visit Victoria Falls- A trip to Zimbabwe remains incomplete without witnessing Victoria Falls as it is the largest waterfall in the world, situated on the Zambezi River. Upon visiting the attraction, you will be awed to witness the vastness and roaring sound of the waterfall. You can take a dip in the Devil’s Pool on the edge of the waterfall or click remarkable pictures on a poncho against its backdrop.

2. Embark on a Wildlife Safari- Zimbabwe is renowned for its safari adventures, and it is one of the best activities to do on your Zimbabwe vacation. Through this activity, you will get a chance to spot diverse wildlife in the different national parks of the country. You can pay a visit to Nyanga National Park to admire the beauty of over 300 bird species or visit the Hwange National Park to encounter lions and elephant herds.

3. Explore Great Zimbabwe Ruins- If you want to dive deep into the history of the country, you can explore the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. When you visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will discover the architectural grandeur of the Munhumutapa Empire, which was built between the 11th and 15th centuries. You will also get an insight into the indigenous clans and civilizations prevalent in the country through the stories narrated by the professional guide as provided by us.

4. Adventures in the Eastern Highlands- People who are looking for outdoor adventure on their Zimbabwe tour packages should pay a visit to the Eastern Highlands. On visiting the attraction, you can go to Nyanga National Park, where you will get opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, and trout fishing amidst rivers and waterfalls. It also allows you to experience a unique blend of misty forests and a cool climate contrasting with the typical savannah of the country.

5. Discover Hwange Cultural Village- You can experience authentic Zimbabwean culture by visiting the Hwange Cultural Village. It lets you step away from tourist hotspots and immerse yourself in local traditions, customs, and daily life. Here, you can interact with villagers and gain firsthand knowledge about rural Zimbabwe in depth. You can also share meals and participate in their day-to-day activities to experience life in these African villages closely.

6. Cruise on Zambezi River- Cruising on the Zambezi River is a relaxing thing to do with the help of our Zimbabwe holiday packages. During the cruising journey, this beautiful river provides a tranquil setting to appreciate wildlife such as crocodiles, elephants, and hippos. As you glide through the river, you can admire the pristine beauty of the Zambezi National Park with your friends and family.

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What kind of safari tours can I experience in Zimbabwe?

1. Zimbabwe Safari Classic: It is probably the most rewarding expedition of Zimbabwe which allows to explore the best parts of Zimbabwe’s pulsating wildlife. In a 9 nights’ Zimbabwe Safari Classic you will get to spot huge herds of elephants, antelopes, buffaloes and flights of rare species of birds in the jungles of Matapo, Harare Great Zimbabwe and Mana Pools.

2. Zimbabwe Luxury Safari: As the name suggests, a different world full of luxury and wilderness awaits you in a 6 days’ safari which includes 2 nights at Victoria Falls, 2 nights at Kanga Camp and 2 nights Zambezi expedition. This exclusive Zimbabwe holiday package offers jungle excursion in Mana Pools and Lake Kariba, sunset cruise in Zambezi River, guided tour to the Victoria Falls, Boma dinner, Zambezi excursion, accommodation at Kanga camp on full board.

3. Zambezi National Park Private Safari: Zambezi Park has two sections- The River Frontage and Chamabondo Vlei and the private safari gives you an opportunity to crisscross and explore both sides in the right proportion. The vibrant wildlife thriving in the Zambezi National Park include hippos, kudos, elephants and buffaloes.

4. Hwange National Park Safari: It is best known for its huge population of big five game animals- lion, rhinoceros, elephant, buffalo and leopard. Safari during the dry season is highly recommended as during those months you can easily spot leopards near the river banks and wells

What is the best time to visit Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe experiences a comfortable climate almost round the year. In general, the dry winter season i.e. months between May-October is considered as an ideal time for adventure activities such as camping, safari etc in Zimbabwe tour. During this time of the year, the climate is pleasantly cold with the average daily temperature hovering around 20?C.

If Victoria Falls safari is included in your Zimbabwe tour itinerary, the best time for watching this spectacle is between February and May right after monsoon. Being fed by monsoon rains, the largest water curtain plummets from a great height at its voluminous best which is a sight to behold.

How many days are enough for a Zimbabwe tour?

A minimum of 5 days is enough to take a tour of Zimbabwe and its attractions. Within this time frame, you can witness the majestic Victoria Falls and enjoy safaris in national parks like Hwange and Mana Pools. It also allows you to pay a visit to historical sites like the Great Zimbabwe Ruins and experience local culture in cities like Bulawayo. Indulge in the rich tapestry of heritage and biodiversity of the region, and have a remarkable trip to Zimbabwe.

Is Zimbabwe worth visiting?

Zimbabwe is certainly worth visiting and booking the best Zimbabwe holiday packages gives you an unforgettable experience of visiting a country with varied wildlife, dramatic landscape, world’s largest man-made dam, wide range of invigorating adventure opportunities and rich ethnicity.

The subtropical land-locked nation of South Africa is all set to reclaim its worth as one of the premier safari destinations of the world. Some of the iconic destinations to touch down in your Zimbabwe tour are Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Lake Kariba, Harare and more to name.

What is special about Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe holiday packages include the best of things to explore and experience in this subtropical African country. It is believed that Zimbabwe is the original site of Ophir- the historical ancient country from which King Solomon got gold, ivory and other precious items.

Great Zimbabwe was an ancient Shona city and an industrial hub of South Africa which traded gold and iron with Portugal and India. Zimbabwe is also the site of the ruins in Masvingo, Khami (Bulawayo), Dana Ngombe (Gweru) and the lesser Naletale ruins (Shangani) that make the country special for history enthusiasts.

Do I need a visa to visit Zimbabwe?

Yes, you need a visa for your Zimbabwe tour. Once you have booked the best Zimbabwe holiday package, don’t forget to carry your passport, return ticket, travel documents and adequate funds for a great trip to this small subtropical country.

Whether you are traveling for tourism or business or transit you may get your visa at the border ports-of-entry or airport.

What is the currency of Zimbabwe?

Earlier the primary legal tender In Zimbabwe was Zimbabwe Dollar (ZWL) but at present if you are going for Zimbabwe tours you can transact through US Dollar at the official exchange rate. You can exchange your currency at a bureaux de change which accepts and changes currencies including US Dollars.

What are the best ways to commute in and around Zimbabwe?

Once you have planned your trip to Zimbabwe, the foremost thing you need to feel concerned about is how to commute in and around the country. Taxis are safe to travel within 40 km of the city limits. But, if you have included places such as Harare, Victoria Falls, Bulawayo and other prominent destinations in your itinerary, the best mode of transport for you is a connecting train that ply between all these places.

The best of Zimbabwe tour packages provide rental car service to the tourists for commuting in the outskirts of the city. There are luxury and private operated buses (Citylink and Pathfinder) that travel to Harare, Victoria Falls, Bulawayo and other places.

Which are the best national parks to experience in Zimbabwe?

1. Hwange National Park: Largest national park in Zimbabwe which lies on the border between the famous Kalahari Desert and Botswana. Bring your binoculars to witness rare moments of the inhabiting animals in their intriguing gestures. You can buy beautifully crafted animal replicas made from wire recycled from impounded trappers’ snares.

2. Chimanimani Mountains National Park: A natural escapade which is blessed with rich biodiversity, gleaming waterfalls and seamless greenery. Walk uphill for 6 kilometres up to the Bridal Veils waterfalls where you can enjoy overnight camping and feel one with nature.

3. Matobo National Park: Matobo National Park fairly boasts of having the largest population of Black Eagles. The other attractions that are rare to find any else in the world include Lanner Falcons, Rhinos, Bushman Paintings and massive granite rocks.

4. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (Victoria Falls): Feast your eyes on the spectacular view of the world’s largest curtain of falling water on this planet. The forest surrounding the falls is home to white rhinos, elephants, antelopes, eland and herds of buffaloes that you can spot in a short game drive.

5. Umfurudzi Park: Located at a distance of 100 km from Harare, the park is a true wonderland and well worth a visit for backpackers and campers. Captivating waterways sited amidst unsullied forestland calls for a wealth of outdoor activities such as hiking, game-drives, fishing and picnic.

How much does a safari cost in Zimbabwe?

The safari cost in Zimbabwe typically ranges between ZWD 1,25,000 to ZWD 17,50,000 (around INR 30,000 to INR 4,00,000), per person, for a duration of 1 to 14 days. If you are looking forward to opting for budget-friendly safaris, you can expect to spend around ZWD 62,500 to ZWD 87,500 (approximately INR 14,300 to INR 20,100), per person. On the contrary, a mid-range safari costs up to ZWD 1,75,000, which is around INR 40,500.

Which season is best for safari in Zimbabwe?

The best season for a safari in Zimbabwe is during the dry winter season from April to October. During this time, the animals frequently visit watering holes due to limited water sources in the forest, which makes wildlife sightings more predictable and visible. Moreover, it is easier to spot animals against the backdrop of sparse vegetation at this time.

What types of wildlife can I expect to see on a safari included in the tour package?

You can expect to see iconic African wildlife like elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, and zebras on your safari tour in Zimbabwe. Moreover, the country offers sightings of other lesser-known animals, such as bushbucks, roan antelopes, and sable antelopes as well.

How much does it cost to tour Zimbabwe?

The cost of Zimbabwe tour packages depends on what you want to include in your itinerary. A basic package with accommodation, flights, car rental sightseeing will cost you around RS. 1,42, 678 per person. If you include safaris and cruises in your package, the cost may go up to Rs. 2,25,350 per person.

What is famous in Zimbabwe for shopping?

- One of the popular indegenous handicraft items in Zimbabwe is basket weaving. Palm leaves are braided with hand and colored with vegetable dye to make beautiful baskets.
- Zimbabwe is famous for wood carvings and stone carvings made of hardwood, paintings, stone jewellery, and various handicraft items made of natural and recycled material.
- Masks replicating animals and other bizarre faces are very popular in Zimbabwe due to their multiple uses in Zimbabwean culture.
- Another important buyable item In Zimbabwe is Raku in which all four kinds of elements are used.

What is the local cuisine of Zimbabwe?

The best of Zimbabwe tour packages gives you a great chance to explore the country’s uniquely varied gastronomic culture.

Some of the indigenous cuisines of Zimbabwe are Sadza, Muriwo Une Dovi, Maheu, Nyama, Kapenta, Muboora, Mopane Worms, Muriwo na Nyama, Mabonzo Emome and traditional chicken stew.

Which are the best areas to stay in Zimbabwe?

1. Umfurudzi National Park: If you are fond of camping in the heart of a forestland and watch wild beasts in their playful gestures, Umfurudzi National Park has to be in your bucket list. From tented camps to deluxe chalets the range of self-catering accommodation is eclectic and suitable to all budgets.

2. Victoria Falls: The area around Victoria Falls is a hotspot of some of the iconic resorts and lodges in Zimbabwe. You can indulge in the luxury of staying in tent or treehouse suites that offer excellent river and forest views.

3. Harare: While booking your accommodation through Zimbabwe packages, consider the places such as Lolo’s Apartment, Simba Harare and Mauya Sanctuaries for state-of-the-art accommodation and services.

4. Bulawayo City: For relaxing amidst lush greenery and getting yourself pampered with plush amenities Bulawayo City is a sought-after place for staying. With the best of Zimbabwe tour packages you can avail accomodation at villas, serviced apartments, lodges, resorts and hotels.

5. Botswana: There are self-catering cottages equipped with double beds, kitchenette, en-suite bathrooms, braai facilities and free Wi-Fi facilities within the premises. Being located just outside the Chobi National Park guests have easy access to wonderous game sightings.

6. Hwange National Park: The pulsating wildlife of the Hwange National Park calls for overnight camping and spotting wild animals that are most active after sundown. To experience raw adventure and a comfortable stay you can book Malindi Station Safari Lodge, Somalisa Expeditions-African Bush Camps, Bomani Tented Lodge and others.

7. Gonarezhou National Park: A green haven with incredible wildlife and rugged landscape calls for an exhilarating camping experience in the core forest zone. One of the best attractions in the park is the Chilojo Cliffs.

8. Nyanga National Park: A less frequented wildlife destination tucked away in the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe offers a tranquil retreat for solitude seekers. Those interred in hiking and birdwatching in Zimbabwe tours, should not miss a chance to stay in the well-equipped lodges and resorts at Nyanga National Park.

What activities are included in a typical Zimbabwe tour package?

  • Safari- Safari is one of the best activities included in typical Zimbabwe tour packages that allows you to encounter animals, like Greater Kudu, Klipspringer, and Reedbuck.
  • Birdwatching- If you are fond of birds, you can spot over 380 bird species on Mana Pools, including the African Skimmer, Pel’s Fishing Owl, and Rufous-bellied Heron.
  • Game Driving- You can indulge in a morning or evening game drive experience that lets you witness animals like elephants, giraffes, and hyenas, and stay in camps.
  • White Water Rafting- White water rafting in Zimbabwe is another great activity to challenge yourself, gliding through thrilling tides below Victoria Falls.
  • Walking Tour- You can embark on a walking tour around the picturesque landmarks to learn about the colonial-era architecture and cultural significance of Zimbabwe.

Is Zimbabwe safe to visit?

Zimbabwe is in general a safe country to visit, and with the best of Zimbabwe tour packages you can visit all the attractions safely and comfortably. While visiting the world famous destinations such as the Victoria Falls or Hwange National Park you will come across people who are friendly and accommodative and are ready to extend their helping hands at you.

Not only are the local people warm and hospitable, the guides who will escort you in your safaris and adventure activities are considered best in Africa. They are proficient, amicable and will make you feel safe while travelling with them.

Although the crime rate in Zimbabwe is nothing too severe, if you are visiting as a solo traveller, you need to be alert about petty crime and scams that are common at any place of the world. So, it is advised that visitors stay alert, carry a photocopy of their passport and follow the safety rules given out by the government.

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