Walk in the famous Mana Pools National Park where tourists can travel with or without the protection of a ranger to get a close-up experience with nature. Camp next to the Limpopo and Zambezi river to watch crocodiles and hippos whilst eating 5-star meals. Choose between a walking safari or a permanent camp in Gonarezhou National Park with fishing opportunities. Hike in the isolated Eastern Highlands where very few people can be found and camp where ever you prefer. Both family and children are accommodated.
Join the outdoor experts on surviving in the wild with just a knife, shoes and some clothing. Learn how to live with the food that the african nature provides and adapt the surrounding environment to make tools to capture animals. Get the techique of making a fire without matches and survive attacks from wild animals.
Learn to identify the different markings of the lion, elephants, leopard and buffalo. Be able to know the secret messages of the different bird calls that warn of dangerous animals or locate the hideout of editable food. Experience the danger of stalking animals by using the wind and surrounding nature to hide your approach.
As a traveller with Zimbabwe Tourist explore a new side to Victoria Falls, a UNESCO site. Walk alone with a wild lion king and his pride, possibly hold a baby lion cub. Bunjee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge or further down the river gorge. White water rafting and hydrospeed is available to visitors during the whole year to allow travellers to experience the various rapids along the Zambezi river without waiting in a queue. For the very adventurous there is the option to abseil into the new gorge near Devil’s Pools.
Sleep in the traditional home of the African bushman by sleeping under african rock art in a cave. The views are fantastic and you will sleep undisturbed. Travel around the areas of Harare, Bulawayo and Victoria Falls to explore other hidden caves, eat the local food and hike the mountains to see amazing african sunsets.
Pre-organise medical insurance before travelling to Zimbabwe that provides medical evacuations to the main hospitals in Harare, Victoria Falls and Bulawayo.For very remote parts of the country, for example Chimanimani Mountains, helicopter rescue can be arranged but at a very high cost. There are runways in the safari areas that allow for quick evacuations. Safari lodges and professional guides can provide advice on which medical provider to use.
EU citizens can purchase a single travel visa into Zimbabwe. The current price of a sing;e travel visa is USD$30. A double travel visa for USD$45 allows for travel to Zambia, South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique. The passport should have a minimum of 4 blank pages and be valid for at least 7 months.
Mobile phones will receive good signal in Victoria Falls, Harare, Kariba, Bulawayo and Mutate and some safari lodges. There is EDGE or 2G mobile connection in remote places. Enquire with your cellular provider if your phone will work in Zimbabwe. Some lodges can also provide vehicles with attachable satellites to provide fast internet when travelling.
Lodges can buy a local SIM card in advance of arrival. Econet has better coverage. Phone calls and mobile data are very expensive.
Zimbabwe is very safe to travel to with children. The main cities of Harare, Bulawayo and Victoria Falls have many activities to entertain children. Most safari lodges provide opportunities to ride elephants, helicopter rides, holding baby animals and campsite training.
Most Zimbabweans speak English. Local Europeans speak English as their native language. There are local languages of Zimbabwe’s Shona and Ndebele tribes. Some professional guides speak French, German or Spanish. If the guides do not speak a second language then a translator will be hired for the camp.