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Adventure Travel In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, a World of wonders as described by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority is tucked between the mighty Zambezi and the rolling Limpopo River. Zimbabwe is best known for the magnificent spectacle of the Victoria Falls. Although Victoria Falls is the most popular tourism destination in Zimbabwe, the country is home to another four World Heritage sites, including the rugged granite outcrops of the Matobo Hills, the spectacular conservation area of Mana Pools and the magnificent Victoria Falls. Zimbabwe also boasts the world’s largest man-made lake, Lake Kariba. An vast water wilderness area of Lake Kariba is home to the fierce tiger fish, renowned among avid anglers, while herds of wildlife wander its shores.

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Highlights of an Adventure Safari in Zimbabwe

Think about Zimbabwe and images of wide open plains filled with wildlife come to mind. Indeed, Zimbabwe draws both big cats and big adventure seekers. We’ve put together a collection of adventurous Zimbabwe experiences to tick off your bucket list. So go ahead and pick a few that will make your friends at home green with envy.

The Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe are know as the adventure capital of Africa.

While this is true and there are indeed an endless list of adventure activities to do in Victoria Falls, there are some experiences that will not only change your life, but the lives of those who call Zimbabwe their home.

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A large part of the allure in adventure and overland travel is discovering and sharing the unique stories, cultures, traditions and different country specific 'local ways’ that each trip uncovers. However, there are times when local first-hand, on the ground knowledge is vital to the successful planning and completion of an adventure trip. Our intimate local knowledge and expertise of the region, its people, cultures, wildlife and specific customs is readily available, inspiring confidence and peace of mind in your adventure to Zimbabwe.

Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls form part of the mighty Zambezi River and is an excellent adventure safari destination in Zimbabwe. The attraction draws the wildest of African creatures to its banks. Photograph enormous herds of elephants from your safari vehicle on a game drive in Zambezi National Park. Then tick another item off your bucket list as you take the plunge and bungee jump off the Victoria Falls bridge. Fall in love with Africa as you watch the sun sink into the horizon on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Or rise to new heights on a helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls through mist which rises 400m into air.

Hwange National Park

Visit Zimbabwe's largest National Park on an Adventure safari to Zimbabwe. This elephant and wildlife stronghold offers some of the best game viewing in Africa and the perfect destination as part of your Zimbabwe adventure safari. Hwange National Park offers guests a variety of landscapes to explore. From desert sands and sparse woodland to grasslands and rocky outcrops. Vast herds of elephant and buffalo, gemsbok and clans of brown hyena can be found in this pristine wilderness and safari area, which also boasts one of the largest surviving populations of African wild dog.

Mana Pools

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mana Pools offers a truly remote and rugged adventure wilderness experience. Here, visitors to the park can encounter a plethora of wildlife that ranges from large mammals to over 350 bird species. Located in Zimbabwe's Lower Zambezi valley, Mana Pools is a untouched adventure safari destination.

Meaning “four” in the local Shona language, Mana refers to the park’s four large pools that are vestiges of ancient ox-bow lakes carved out by the mighty Zambezi. Situated in the middle of the Zambezi Valley, the Mana Pools National Park offers the incredible opportunity to embark on expertly guided canoe trails. Mana Pools is the golden child of the Zambezi Valley, rugged and beautiful, it is home to a wonderful mix of grassy floodplains, woodlands and riverine forest. Forming the park’s northern border is the broad Zambezi River, its backdrop the mountains of the Rift Valley Escarpment across the waters in neighbouring Zambia.


Gonarezhou National Park is a national park located in south-eastern Zimbabwe. It is situated in a relatively remote corner of Masvingo Province, south of Chimanimani along the Mozambique border. Owing to its vast size, rugged terrain and its location away from main tourist routes, large tracts of Gonarezhou remain as pristine wilderness. Perfect for adventure travel in Zimbabwe.

At 5,053 km2, Gonarezhou is the country's second largest National Park after Hwange National Park. The name Gonarezhou is translated from the Shona as meaning "The Place of Elephants."

Gonarezhou National Park forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a peace park that links Gonarezhou with the Kruger National Park in South Africa and the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. Animals can move freely between the three sanctuaries. The north-eastern end of the park is located within the Zambezian and Mopane woodlands, while the southwest is located within the Southern Africa bushveld ecoregion.

Matobo National Park

Matobo National Park is in southwest Zimbabwe. It’s known for the Matobo Hills, a range of balancing rock formations created by erosion of the granite plateau. The walls of Nswatugi Cave feature Stone Age rock art. The park has significant populations of black eagles and both black and white rhinos. The grave of Cecil Rhodes, founder of former British colony Rhodesia, is carved into the summit of Malindidzimu.

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.

Lake Kariba

The eternal shimmering waters of Lake Kariba and wildlife-rich shoreline makes for endless game-viewing opportunities on a luxury Ecotourism Kariba safari.
Lake Kariba is a true untouched water wilderness area, and is one of Zimbabwe’s finest wilderness destinations. With the Zambezi escarpment as its backdrop, and a vast expanse of water as far as the eye can see, make Lake Kariba a picturesque Ecotourism safari destination of extreme natural beauty. Not only is Kariba’s shoreline wildlife-rich, but the Matusadona National Park makes for endless game-viewing opportunities on a luxury Ecotourism safari.

Celebrate the end of a hot day in Kariba, with a gin & tonic in hand, as you witness perhaps the most beautiful sunsets in Africa. Revel in this haven of serenity as the sun burns into golden shimmering waters of Lake Kariba.

View The Victoria Falls

View the magnificent Victoria Falls on an adventure trip to Zimbabwe. An astounding natural beauty of thundering water and misty rainbows. Known as the largest sheet of falling water in the World, the Victoria Falls will leave you breathless as you process the sheer mag

 Explore the unique rain forest feasting your eyes on magnificent plant and bird life, whilst taking in the grandeur that is the Victoria Falls. You will be guided through the rainforest and stop at the different view points along the way. Find yourself in awe as you witness the sheer magnitude of the Victoria Falls. This truly is an inspiring experience.

The Victoria Falls will be in full flood between April and June. Be sure to wear a raincoat during these months as you will get soaked from the spray of the Falls.

Go back in time to a bygone era of luxury steam travel

Book a dinner on the Victoria Falls Steam Train and experience true colonial splendour on your adventure tour of Zimbabwe. A trip on the steam train during your stay at Victoria Falls will transform you to a bygone era of luxury steam train travel. Go back in time and embark on a journey to the Victoria Falls Bridge in the comfort of stately carriages.

The Steam Train departs from The Victoria Falls Station which is situated behind the Victoria Falls Hotel. This is a fitting departure point as the Hotel was built in 1904 to accommodate the workers building the Cape to Cairo Railway Line and the Victoria Falls Bridge. The hotel building itself is actually still owned by the Zimbabwe Railways.

Witness Rural Life First Hand

Visit an authentic African village and interact with the local villagers should be on every adventure tour of Zimbabwe. Witness rural life first hand on a Victoria Falls Village Tour. Experience the local culture and enter into a different world as you explore a traditional village in Victoria Falls.

The traditional village that you will visit is located a short 20 minute drive from Victoria Falls town. At the village you are given the opportunity to interact with the local villagers going about their daily tasks. The Victoria Falls village tour enables you to see tribal life first hand. Visit rural homes and see people tending their fields and possibly getting the chance to help in some of the day-to-day chores.

Immerse yourself in traditional african culture

Enjoy an unforgettable evening at The Boma Dinner & Drum Show in Victoria Falls with a delicious 4 course traditional dinner followed by an interactive African drumming experience.

On arrival at the boma you will be presented with a traditional robe to get you into the mood. Your senses will be bombarded with the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of Africa. Once seated, you are invited to take part in a hand washing ceremony and to taste the local brew, before the four-course feast begins. The food at the Boma is cooked and served in the style and quantity of a lavish traditional feast.

For something adventurous: Eating a dried Mopane Worm has become a tradition at the Boma. If you are brave enough to eat one you will receive a certificate to prove it.

Fly With The Angels

Experience a bird's eye view of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Zambezi River and Batoka Gorge on this epic Victoria Falls Helicopter Flight, aptly name the Flight of Angels.

When David Livingstone first viewed the Victoria Falls he described the scenes as "So lovely they must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight." 

After a smooth take off you will make your way towards the Victoria Falls. The excitement grows as you approach the falls. You can only truly appreciate the sheer magnitude of the Victoria Falls from a helicopter flight. The helicopter will complete a series of clockwise and anti clockwise turns. This allows passengers on both sides of the helicopter fantastic views and photo opportunities of the Victoria Falls and the Batoka Gorge below.

Navigate The Rapids of the mighty Zambezi river

Did you say adventure travel to Zimbabwe? Raft the mighty Zambezi River in Victoria Falls on an adventurous  Rafting trip. Raft the biggest rapids in the World along the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls. A white water rafting trip is a regular feature in many tourist itineraries. The Rafting is internationally acclaimed as the best one-day white water rafting trip available in the world.

Your Zambezi River Rafting trip will start with a safety briefing conducted by the highly experienced river guides. The professional guides that will ensure your safety are all accredited by the International Rafting Federation. After the safety briefing you will begin your walk down the gorge and into the lower Zambezi River below the Victoria Falls. It is from here that you will board the specially designed rafts and begin your adventure downstream as you negotiate some of the Worlds largest rapids. 

Adventurous enough for you yet?

Game Drives

Zimbabwe plays host to an amazing array of wildlife sanctuaries. A game drive in Zimbabwe promises an exceptional experience. Hosted by expert guides and trackers, in specially adapted 4×4 safari vehicles, you will have the opportunity to enjoy early morning game drives and spot-lit night drives in Zimbabwe.

Set off in search of the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) as well as an array of other fascinating creatures such as wild dog, hippo, cheetah and a plethora of bird species.

Canoeing Safaris

The Lower Zambezi River is the perfect setting for an adventurous canoeing safari. Paddle along the tranquil waters of the Zambezi River and take in the pristine scenery of Mana Pools National Park from a unique angle. On your canoeing safari you’ll get the chance to see wildlife such as hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and incredible birdlife.

Walking Safaris

Awaken your senses and discover all that the bush has to offer on a adventure walking safari in Zimbabwe. For those looking for an active thrill beyond the excitement of Big Five sightings on a game drive vehicle, a walking safari offers an opportunity to connect with the African bush, while learning about its fascinating fauna and flora.

Embark on an adventure where your feet tread in the tracks of Africa’s wild inhabitants, your nostrils fill with the scent of crushed wild grasses as you push through the bush and all six senses re-awaken as Africa touches you and you touch Africa.

Bird Watching

Delight in the call of the African skimmer, photograph the Southern carmine bee-eater or the Narina trogon. Or simply sit back and enjoy their beautiful songs.

Catch & Release

Try your hand at fishing from the banks of the Zambezi River. Fish for tiger, bream (tilapia), vundu, and many other species on a catch and release basis.

Wine & Dine On Southern Africa's Largest River

Set off on a sunset river cruise along the rolling waters of the mighty Zambezi. Choose from a range of Zambezi River sunset cruises after an adventurous day in Zimbabwe.

A sunset cruise on the Zambezi River is a must do activity when on safari in Victoria Falls. Celebrate the setting African Sun as you cruise the Zambezi River in luxury. First you will cruise downstream towards the Victoria Falls. From here you will be able to see the spray of the Victoria Falls. You will then cruise upstream to catch the sun setting over the Zambezi River. Be sure not to miss the fantastic photo opportunities as a Victoria Falls sunset is one of the best you will ever witness.