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Zimbabwe Safaris – The vibrant heart of Africa. A flood of primal energy. Spectacle that surpasses the imagination. Principality of the heroic. Preserve of the unexpected. A living memory to lost civilizations. A journey into wonder. A confrontation with nature at its rawest and most profound. Privy to the private enclaves of the colonial era. Enshrouded in majesty. Glorified by unabashed scenic extravagance. Epitomised by the thundering spectacle of Mosi-oa-Tunya, the thrusting elbow of the mighty Zambezi. Playground and frontier for the adventurer, the sportsman, and nature’s own admiration societies. Where sorties are made through the gauntlet of unique attractions that spell out the phonetics of Africa. An experience that can be savoured, remembered, but never forgotten.
Hwange National Park – Zimbabwe’s largest national park, the elephant stronghold of Hwange is a game-rich area roughly the size of the Bahamas that was once the royal hunting grounds of the Ndebele warrior king Mzilikazi.
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve is a spectacularly diverse and beautiful piece of Africa that stretches as far as the eye can see. This vast reserve boasts geological diversity, habitat variability and a wide variety of plant and animal species. The area is known for its magical sandstone outcrops, mopane forests and majestic Baobab trees. Malilangwe is also an area where you will find over 100 rock art sites that date back more than 2 000 years.
Mana Pools National Park lies at the heart of the Zambezi Valley, where the Zambezi River meanders for 300 km to the Mozambican border. It is a remote place with spectacular views of the river, floodplains, the tree canopy and the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment over the border in Zambia.
One of the greatest attractions in Africa and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, the fourth largest river in Africa, which is also defining the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Matusadona National Park is one of the Zambezi valley’s wildlife and wilderness treasures. Remote, rugged and accessible only by air charter, 4 x 4 or boat, this wonderful park encompasses Lake Kariba’s most beautiful southern shorelines, creeks and bays, a vast flat bush-covered plateau cut by numerous riverlines and the wild, wide, 600m-high Matusadona mountain range which divides the Zambezi valley from the upland farmlands behind. The Park lies about 20km across the lake from the town of Kariba, and is bounded by two spectacularly beautiful rivers, in the west, the Ume, which meets the lake in a wide estuary and in the east, the Sanyati with its magnificent, steep sided, rocky gorge.
The Matobo National Park forms the core of the Matobo or Matopos Hills, an area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys commencing some 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Bulawayo, southern Zimbabwe. The hills were formed over 2 billion years ago with granite being forced to the surface, this has eroded to produce smooth “whaleback dwalas” and broken kopjes, strewn with boulders and interspersed with thickets of vegetation. Mzilikazi, founder of the Ndebele nation, gave the area its name, meaning ‘Bald Heads’.
The Hills cover an area of about 3100 km² (1200 sq mi), of which 424 km² (164 sq mi) is National Park, the remainder being largely communal land and a small proportion of commercial farmland. The park extends along the Thuli, Mtshelele, Maleme and Mpopoma river valleys. Part of the national park is set aside as a 100 km² (39 sq mi) game park, which has been stocked with game including the white rhinoceros. The highest point in the hills is the promontory named Gulati (1549 m; 5082 ft) just outside the north-eastern corner of the park.
Lake Kariba is Zambia’s undiscovered Riveira! It offers spectacular views, stunning sunsets, great fishing, boating opportunities, water sports or wonderful relaxing holidays or weekends just soaking up the sunshine.
The weather here is mostly sunny and fine. It can get quite hot in mid summer, but even mid winter days are warm and the nights are balmy.
This is Africa’s largest man made dam, 226km long and in places up to 40 km wide. It provides considerable electric power to both Zambia and Zimbabwe and supports a thriving commercial fishing industry. The sheer size of it makes one forget it’s a dam and in certain places it almost feels like an ocean!
Weather and Best Time to go on Zimbabwe Safaris
The climate is warm without being oppressive, with a daily sunshine average of seven hours all year round. Generally, days are bright and sunny and nights clear and cold. Within the country, temperatures and rainfall are directly influenced by altitude. The highveld and eastern highlands are cooler and the lowveld and the Zambezi Valley hotter, with summer temperatures often soaring over 35°C, well above the highveld average of 28°C. November to April are rainy summer months, with the dry winter running from May to July, when daytime winter temperatures range from 13°C to 20°C but can fall to -5°C at night. The August to October period is particular hot and dry.
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