Zimbabwe isn’t called a “premier tourist destination” for no reason. Every year, thousands of tourists travel to various destinations in Zimbabwe, to take in the stunning nature, meet friendly locals, and enjoy the exotic wildlife. Here are 6 reasons you should plan your next trip to Zimbabwe:
Exclusive safari experiences
Going on safaris is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Tourists going on safari witness many different animal species in their natural habitats and get close to wild cats, elephants, and more. Watching the sun setting on a safari is a memory that will last forever.
Khanondo Safaris and Tours in Zimbabwe offers visitors the chance to take a true African tour through a safari game drive, such as Zambezi or Hwange National Park. Alternatively, visitors may choose to take a walking safari and see animals up close. These safaris are highly recommended, organized by an award winning team of safari experts.
Wildlife in abundance
Zimbabwe has a number of beautiful national parks, like Hwange – the third largest in Africa – and Victoria Falls National Park, home to the famous waterfall. Animals that frequent these national parks include elephants, zebras, and lions. You may also get to see buffalo, rhinos, and leopards. Impalas, wildebeest, giraffe, sable, and cheetahs are visible all year long. There are over 600 species of birds and 5000 species of flowers and trees across the country, too. In a country as small as Zimbabwe, this diversity is remarkable.
Genuine and sincere hospitality
The people in Zimbabwe are known for their friendliness. They pride themselves on providing excellent service and welcoming guests with open arms. Customer service is genuine – they’ll be happy to chat about their customs and give advice to tourists about places to visit.
Sunshine Guest House in Harare promises that visitors will ‘arrive as a guest and leave as a friend’. Choosing such a place to stay at will give you a true African travel experience.
Extreme and adventurous activities
While wildlife and nature are perfect for travelers looking for a relaxing break, the more adventurous travelers will enjoy watersports and other extreme activities offered in Zimbabwe. Popular extreme activities include:
- Bungee jumping
- Rafting on the Zambezi River
For the more extreme adventures, try white water rafting. Africa For You Safaris offers white water rafting on the Zambezi River, where rafts are navigated through violent rapids and big drops – not for the faint of heart!
Value for money
Going on vacation doesn’t have to break the bank, as Zimbabwe’s prices are extremely competitive. Safaris can be up to 80% cheaper than a similar experience in other locations, such as Botswana or Zambia. As an additional bonus, food is often included, and recommended, as it gives you a literal taste of the local culture. To save money, choose providers that offer a variety of multi currency payment methods, so you can avoid currency conversion fees. As mobile payments in Africa are becoming more popular, this is increasingly possible.
When it comes to finding a place to stay, Victoria Falls Backpackers is a great value-for-money option. You can camp in your own tent, stay in a dorm, or book a double room, whatever suites your budget.
The nature in Zimbabwe is an attraction in and of itself. Rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and nature reserves contain a huge amount of vegetation and scenery, incomparable to anywhere else in the world. Of course, the famous Victoria Falls is one of the natural wonders of the world, and the crashing waters are a spectacular sight. Together with the abundant wildlife, natural phenomena like the waterfalls make Zimbabwe a unique travel destination. Although Zimbabwe has risen in popularity as a tourist destination, it remains uncrowded and peaceful, so you can really appreciate the breathtaking views and marvels the country has to offer.
If you’re looking for a luxurious and secluded place to stay near the Victoria Falls, try out the Victoria Falls Island Lodge. Slightly upstream from the Victoria Falls, these three exclusive treehouse suites are located on an island that is accessible only by boat. Each of these five-star accommodations is set upon a raised deck, offering butler services, full amenities, and a private plunge pool. They have online travel booking too, so visitors can book easily in a few steps.
Whether looking to wander in the wilderness, experience a relaxing vacation with breathtaking views, or take part in an exciting water sports adventure, Zimbabwe is the place you’re looking for. Book a trip today for unforgettable memories.