There are many reasons why you should travel to Zimbabwe. With the magnificent Victoria Falls, large wildlife reserves and great swathes of untamed wilderness, Zimbabwe leaves an indelible mark on all those that that visit.

Why travel to Zimbabwe

On our luxury safaris in Zimbabwe, we will connect you with the best guides in Africa. With a strict 5% pass rate, Zimbabwe has always been renowned for having the best-qualified guides in Africa, which to us is the crucial element of any luxury African safari experience.
“If you had to describe heaven, as a place where humans and animals could come together, without confrontation, then it would be Mana Pools…” guide David shares. It is wonderful that so many have returned home to walk with visitors in Mana Pools and show them local hides in Hwange National Park.
For those interested in history and geology, Matobo Hills, located near Bulawayo, boast a striking landscape of balancing rock formations and ancient rock art alongside opportunities for game viewing, rhino tracking, and cultural encounters with the local community. Or if you fancy going off-piste we can arrange private experiences amidst the rugged landscapes of the southeastern “Place of the Elephants,” Gonarezhou National Park.
Just wait until you see one of our much-loved guides communicate with the elephants through a series of clicks and sounds. You will return home inspired and proud knowing you have had one of the most authentic safari experiences possible.

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We believe travel is precious

The world has transformed dramatically since cazenove+loyd was founded in 1993. On every trip we take, we wonder how that destination will look in another 30 years. We are passionate about our destinations and understand that it has become more important than ever to conserve their wildlife, habitats and communities for future generations.

Our highlights in Zimbabwe

Our Destination Expert’s top tip

Zimbabwe has some of the best guides in Africa so be sure to maximise your time with them and ask lots of questions

Terry Moohan

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Africa + Indian Ocean
Did you know?

Tsika is the virtuous, polite and moral way of behaving in accordance with Zimbabwe’s cultural standards. This involves being respectful to elders, obedient to parents and figures of authority, having self-control and patience, as well as observing cultural customs and the social structures in place.

Cultural fact

Zimbabwe has the most official languages in the world. Zimbabwe has 16 official languages. In fact, it holds the Guinness World Record for the country with the most official languages.

Where to stay

Best hotels in Zimbabwe

Nothing but the best. Browse our handpicked, tried-and-tested luxury Zimbabwe hotels.

Zambezi Expeditions, Mana Pools National Park

With its remarkable location, authentic accommodations, expert guiding, and immersive activities, Zambezi Expeditions Camp offers a true African safari experience in one of Zimbabwe's most iconic national parks.

Connect with the wilderness, create lasting memories and leave with a deep appreciation for the natural wonders of Mana Pools, from the comfort of accommodations that feature en-suite bathrooms, a private deck and breathtaking views of the river.


Matetsi River Lodge, Victoria Falls

With its exceptional service, gourmet dining, and commitment to conservation, Matetsi River Lodge provides a truly extraordinary safari experience.

Located on a private concession along the Zambezi River, this luxurious lodge offers exclusive accommodations, including river-facing suites and spacious villas, providing panoramic views of the river and the surrounding wilderness. Activities include thrilling game drives, river cruises and guided nature walks for full immersion in the bush.


Somalisa, Hwange National Park

Nestled within a grove of acacia trees, Somalisa offers an intimate and authentic bush experience, with spacious ensuite canvas tents providing elegant and comfortable accommodations, complete with private verandas overlooking a nearby waterhole.

With its stunning location, exceptional wildlife encounters, warm hospitality, and commitment to conservation, the camp provides an unforgettable journey into the wild heart of the Hwange National Park.


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What our clients say

We had a wonderful trip. The wildlife was extensive, especially since the camp was at the water’s edge. The highlight experience for us, was a very close encounter with a herd of elephants making their way to the river for an evening drink, which coincidently was exactly what we were doing when they approached.

What our clients say

I cried twice in Zimbabwe - once watching elephants at very close quarters, so close I could hear them breathe and drink, and once in the place I just mentioned, listening to the gospel singing of some people on the Zambian side float across, and I am not easily moved to tears by such things!

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