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With a plethora of options, Thrillophilia’s Zimbabwe tours are tailored according to your area of interest and budget. Whether you are interested in natural wonders such as the Victoria Falls Safari or want to go on an expedition to the forested savannah of the Hwange National Park, your itinerary is curated to give you a rewarding experience at the most affordable price. Be it a honeymoon package or a wildlife package, there are cheering discounts from time to time to cover everything under your specified budget.
The handpicked Zimbabwe holiday packages gives you a great chance to explore the country’s rich cultural heritage, ethnicity, wildlife, ancient cities and stunning landscapes. From touring round the ancient Bulawayo City to whiling away in a boat ride in the tranquil waters of Lake Kariba, the theme based tour packages of Thrillophilia promises you only-one-of-its-kind holiday experience in Zimbabwe.
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Which are the famous places to visit during Zimbabwe Tour?
1. Victoria Falls: The falls was named by the aboriginal Kololo tribes as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ or ‘the smoke of thunders’ who have dwelled in that region during the 17th century. Later it was named Victoria Falls which fairly boasts of being the world’s largest curtain of falling water.
A special vantage point is across the Knife Edge Bridge which offers spectators the best view of the Main Falls, the Eastern Cataract as well as the Boiling Pot where the River Zambezi twists and proceeds down the Batoka Gorge.
Price: No entry fee for children below 5 years, 15$ for children between (6-13) years, 30$ for people above 13+ years
Timings: 6am -6pm
2. Matobo National Park: Less than an hours’ drive from the city of Bulawayo, Matobo National Park is one of the most hunting destinations for nature lovers. With varied wildlife and dramatic landscape the park fairly boasts of being home to the largest population of black eagles.
It also accommodates the largest concentration of leopards and raptors of the world. The park abounds with plant life which is unique to the region along with those found in other parts of the world which adds to the scenic charm of the place.
Price: 12$ per adult, 6$ per child between (6-12) years, no entry fee for children below 6 years
3. Nyanga National Park: Though not included among the best wildlife destinations, Nyanga National Park is well worth a visit for sightseeing and birdwatching. The park is home to over 300 species of endemic birds.
The picture-perfect landscape of the park with steep gorges and wide valleys offer tourists a laid-back holiday experience with the best of Zimbabwe tour packages.
Location: Sanyatwe, Zimbabwe
Price: 5$ for adult, 3$ for children, 5$ for vehicle charge for nationals and 10$ for non-residents
Timings: Every day between 6am -6pm
4. Hwange National Park: Visiting Hwange during the dry season (July-October) promises you an amazing wildlife sighting experience. Besides spotting native animals that gather around the artificial water-holes inside the park to drink water, you can also visit the Victoria Falls as a part of your daytrip which is easily reachable from the park.
Hwange National Park fairly boasts of being home to over 40,000 tusker elephants which earned the place a global fame. The park holds a special nook in the heart of wanderlust folks for its remoteness from a crowded city where you can soak up the magic of nature’s serenity to the fullest.
Location: Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe
Price: 15$ for regional residents, 20$ per person for nationals
5. Lake Mutirikwi National Park: The lake was originally named Lake Kyle is actually an artificially made dam which was built in 1960 for irrigation purpose in the low levelled sugarcane plantations. Later it was officially named as Lake Mutirikwi which is now a popular wildlife reserve which is brimming with white rhinos, klipspringers, porcupines, tsessebe, elands, hippos, giraffes, ostriches, reedbucks and other creatures.
Among the rare species of faunae are bushpig, antbear, bushbuck, sable and steenbok. The major attractions in Lake Mutirikwi are fishing for bass and camping overnight amidst the wild natural setting.
Price: Park fee 10$, campsite charge 30$ (for 3 persons), lodge double 86$.
Timings: Every day between 6am -6pm.
6. Mana Pools National Park: Tucked placidly away in the northernmost point of Zimbabwe creating a natural border with Zambia, Mana Pools National Park offers one of the best safari spots in the African landmass. The mind stealing beauty of the landscape created by forest of baobab trees and flood plains will never get you bored no matter how long you stay in the place.
Mana Pools National Park calls for a wide range of immersive activities that include wildlife sightings, staying in unfenced campsites, nature walking and canoeing safaris. Mana Pools is one of the very few national parks in Africa where you can go for walking safaris without a guide.
7. Matusadona National Park: The National Park got its name from the staggering Matusadona hills that descend abruptly to flat grasslands and contribute to a major part of its stunning landscape. Proclaimed a national park in 1975 the place was once a conservation stronghold of black Rhinos and African elephants and a preferred tourist destination for nature lovers.
Flanked by the famous Lake Kariba in the north and two perennial rivers Sanyati and Ume, Matusadona National Park is home to an astounding population of over 240 bird species, lions, buffaloes, waterbucks and impalas. Sailing in the tranquil lake waters and watching the spectacular sunset in the skyline in the backdrop of the mountains offers a unique safari experience.
8. Gonarezhou National Park: Located in Zimbabwe's South-East Lowveld, Gonarezhou National Park abounds with some of the most spectacular scenery in the region. Meandering rivers extensive forest lands imposing clips and above all an overwhelming wilderness count for the park’s reputation as a premier destination for quality wildlife sightings.
Being home to about 11,000 elephants the Gonarezhou National Park truly deserves the title “Place of Elephants'' as conferred by the wildlife enthusiasts. It fairly boasts of containing hidden secrets that call for immersing oneself in a unique experience of being amidst undisturbed tranquillity. There is an array of accommodation options from basic campsites to luxurious chalets at Shimuwini for you to choose from.
9. Lake Kariba: An exotic world of lively faunae and water wilderness awaits you in the vast freshwater lake which spreads over 5,200 kilometres over the Zambezi River Valley. Since its formation Lake Kariba has become one of the most hunted holiday destinations in Zimbabwe. Its expansive water body creates a natural boundary between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
There is no dearth of activities for adventure buffs in and around Lake Kariba. While you can indulge in tiger fishing in the lake waters, a walking safari in Mana Pools National Park or visit to the thundering Victoria Falls can be no less rewarding. If you have had enough of adventure in your Zimbabwe tour and just want to spend a leisurely vacation in Lake Kariba, you can opt for the “floating hotels” that can be hired on a full-board or self-catering basis and are equipped with various levels of luxury and comfort services to choose from.
10. Great Zimbabwe National Monument: Those interested in the anthropological, cultural and archaeological aspects of Zimbabwe, this site is a must include in their Zimbabwe tour packages. Lying in southern Zimbabwe extensive ruins of an African city stand as a testimony to a complex civilization which belonged to the Iron Age.
In this excursion you will get to see stone remnants that give you a peek into the history of the place and its people. The site is broadly divided into three main areas- Hill Complex, Great Enclosure and Valley Ruins. End your sojourn with a pleasurable boat ride in the man-made Lake Mutirikwi. Great Zimbabwe was recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1986.
What are the best things to do in Zimbabwe?
1. Explore The Victoria Falls: Located on River Zambezi, the fourth largest river in Africa and straggling a border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls stands as a phenomenal creation of Mother Nature. It is the largest waterfall in the world with a length of over a kilometre and height of over a hundred metre.
Victoria Falls is dotingly called Mosi-O-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) by the locals due to the pane of spray and mist created by the plummeting water. The thunderous noise of this feat of spectacle can be heard from a distance of 40 kilometres and seen from a distance of 50 kilometres.
Location: Mosi-o-tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia
Timings: Every day between 6am -6pm
2. Visit The Zambezi River: In the local Tonga dialect, Zambezi means “great river” which is the fourth longest river in Africa after the Nile, Congo and Niger rivers. Due to less traffic of tourists, the river and its surroundings retain a pristine charm and have sheltered varied wild animals such as crocodiles, elephants, hippos and lions. Zambezi River is a popular and coveted destination for white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, river cruises and daily boats (on both Zimbabwe and Zambian verges.
You can witness various incarnations of the same river with its tributaries and distributaries and the exotic flora along its banks which is teeming with abundant wildlife and birds.
Location: Zambezi River, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Price: 10$ for park fee for the cruise and 10$ National Heritage Fee for the rafting.
Timings: 8am-5pm (from Monday-Friday) for river cruise
3. See Great Zimbabwe Ruins: The Great Zimbabwe ruins are one of the most emblematic places and a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose history dates back to Zimbabwe’s pre-colonial past. The archaeological remnants hold paramount importance in understanding the evolution of various indigenous clans such as Nemanwa, Charumbira, Mugabe and Murinye.
The Hill Ruins, Great Enclosure and the Valley Ruins are the places that united from the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. They are also a testimony to the Bantu Civilization that existed in this place between the 11th and 15th centuries. Extensive archaeological remnants including glass beads and porcelain from China and gold and Arab coins from Kilwa testify the kind of trade relations Zimbabwe had with other countries.
Price: 5$ for Zimbabwe residents, 15$ for other visitors
Timings: Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm. Saturdays and Sundays are closed.
4. Explore Lake Kariba: A hidden riviera of superlative proportions spans over a staggering 220 kilometres in length and 40 kilometres in width and is brimming with a rich variety of indigenous species of faunae. The marine life thriving in the lake waters includes Kapenta, Razor-toothed Tiger Fish, Nile Crocodiles and others.
The fertile banks of the lake also attract a wealth of game animals such as antelopes, cheetahs, lions, elephants, buffaloes and many more. As you take a walk in this green haven you can spot a large population of herons, egrets, kingfishers, African Fish Eagle and storks. Lake Kariba offers a rewarding experience of watching beautiful sunsets during a boat ride.
5. Visit Chinhoyi Caves National Park: An entire world of wonders awaits you at the Chinhoyi Caves national park. The nature caves were used as a hideout during the tribal wars in which many common folks were killed. Their cadavers were tossed into the pool which gave the place its traditional name Chirorodziva (pool of the fallen).
Tunnels from a cave lead to another with all tunnels finally leading to the open roofed main cave. You can see attractive pools of deep turquoise water inside the preserved limestone and dolomite caves. The unfathomably deep pools abounding with colourful fishes look magnificent when sunlight ushers in through the holes in cave roofs.
Location: 5km From Chinhoyi Town Scubaworld & Universal Adventures, Chinhoyi Zimbabwe
Price: 3$ for locals, 8$ for SADC Citizens and 10$ for others. No additional vehicle charges.
Timings: Every day between 8am -5pm
6. Safari at Nyanga National Park: Best known for its scenery, birding and several archeological sites Nyanga National Park has to be included in your Zimbabwe tour packages. The landscape of the park is studded with granite whaleback boulders, steep gorges and undulating valleys and skirted by verdant hills. The park is home to over 300 species of birds among which many are of near endemic species.
In a safari you may spot some resident animals such as Greater Kudu, Reedbuck, Klipspringer and those who want to try their hands in fishing or hiking can have a rewarding experience at Nynga. A wide range of accommodation options are available on varying budgets.
Location: 260 Km east of Harare
Price: US$ 2500
Timings: November -April (for birding and sightseeing)
7. Walk through The City of Bulawayo: The city of Bulawayo is one of the oldest and historically significant settlements of Zimbabwe and a must include in your Zimbabwe holiday packages. Take a tour round the laid back city of Bulawayo and enlighten your cultural self with views of the colonial era, art deco and Bauhaus architecture.
It is a 5 hours’ guided tour in which you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to places viz. Museum of Natural History, Bulawayo Amphitheatre, Railway Museum and other important sites through main roads and alleys of the city. Your guide will keep you informed about the history and culture that make the city an important milestone in Zimbabwe’s history.
8. Birdwatching at Mana Pools National Park: Mana Pools is an ornithologists’ paradise in the true sense of the term with more than 380 recorded species of birds inhabiting in the ridges, woodlands, savannahs and shorelines. Bird-watching at Mana Pools is a round-the-year activity when you can spot waterfowls and Southern Carmine Bee-Eaters along the bank of the Zambezi River during the dry months.
If lucky you can also get to see some of the rare treats such as Pel’s Fishing Owl, Rufous-bellied Heron, African Skimmer and Pel’s Fishing Owl during your bird watching safari. These migratory birds fly from Europe and Northern Africa down to Zimbabwe between November- April to escape cold. This is also the time you can see native birds nesting.
Timings: November to April for bird watching
9. Safari at Matobo National Park: For hard-core wildlife buffs who look for something beyond the conventional, Matobo National Park is a must include in your Zimbabwe tour packages. The park is home to the largest population of some unique wild animals such the Verreaux (Black) Eagle and rhino. The protected section of Metabo offers easy walking and horse trails.
You can spot a wide range of birds, antelopes, warthogs, leopards, and monkeys. Matobo is considered to be one of the best places to spot rhinos and in a 2-3 days’ jungle safari one full day is dedicated to rhino tracking. The safaris are thoughtfully tailored for solo, couples, family and groups with comfortable accommodation and provision for wildlife safari and sightseeing.
Location: Matobo district, Zimbabwe
Price: Entry fee US$ (10-30) per person, guide charge US$25 per day.
Timings: July -October is the high season
10. Explore Khami Ruins: It is probably the most historically significant tourist spot in Zimbabwe which still retains the leftovers of one the most flourishing empires that were at its heyday during 1450-1650. In the northern end of the site, you can spot the foundation of the chief’s residence (it is called a ‘mambo’ in the local dialect).
You can buy a guide book at the entrance of the site that will help you navigate through the alleys. Archaeological finds of Khami ruins include Rhineland stoneware, Ming porcelain relics, Portuguese imitations of Chinese porcelain, silverware and others. There is a secluded area with sitting arrangement under the canopy of trees where you can rest for a while and have some refreshment.
Location: 22 km west of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Price: 104 for adults and 5$ for children
Timings: Every day between 8am -5pm
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
How can I reach Zimbabwe?
- By air: There are very few airlines that operate direct flights to Zimbabwe. So, for convenience you can fly to Johannesburg and from there connect to Harare, Bulawayo or Victoria Falls by a connecting flight.
You may also plan your Zimbabwe tour in a different route. Fly to Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) which is 18 km south of Victoria Falls town and reach your destination by charter plane or other modes of conveyance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.