What to See

Nyanga National Park

At 2593 metres, Nyangani, Zimbabwe's highest mountain is situated in Nyanga National Park. The views from the top of the mountain over the surrounding landscape are fantastic. In this National Park you will also find the highest waterfalls in Zimbabwe, Mutarazi Falls. 

Region: Manicaland

Save Valley Conservancy

The Save Valley Conservancy is located in the south-east lowveld, about 70 km by road from the small town of Chiredzi. It was formed by many land owners joining together with a common purpose: improving and promoting wildlife management and conservation

 

Region: Masvingo

Gonarezhou National Park

The park's name means "place of the elephants" in the language of the Shona. With a little over 5000 square kilometres, Gonarezhou is Zimbabwe's second largest National Park after Hwange.

Region: Masvingo
Activities Game Drives in Gonarezhou National Park

Chimanimani National Park

This mountainous landscape in the extreme East of Zimbabwe is a very rewarding destination. The rugged massif of Chimanimani Mountain is a constant presence that towers over the small town.

Region: Manicaland

Great Zimbabwe Monument

These very impressive buildings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are spread out over a large area of hilly plateau close to the town of Masvingo. They are built of granite stones, without mortar to join them together, and were constructed over a period of approximately 300 years.

Region: Masvingo

Victoria Falls

Water is life and is thus always fascinating, especially when it fills all our senses in such unimaginable quantities and with such force as at the Victoria Falls.


When you step out of the rainforest at one of the lookout points and stand still for a while, you will be mesmerized by the tumbling, plunging veils of water that form new patterns and shades of colour as you watch.  The thunder of The Falls at high water is so loud that other sounds become inaudible and you are protected from the noise, the bustle and the constant demands of everyday life. At low water you feel the spray on your skin as fine, cooling mist or when the river carries a lot of water, it feels like the rain during a violent thunderstorm that soaks everything in a split second. You can smell the freshness of the water as well as the wet, earthy scent of the rainforest. Even if every facet and every new sight tempts you to photograph it stop for a few minutes and simply do nothing but enjoy the amazing sensations. This wonder of the world is always worth it.

 

Region: Matabeleland North
Activities Sunset Cruise | Canoeing on the Upper Zambezi | bungee jumping | Tiger Fishing | The Big Tree | Flying Fox | Game Drives in Zambezi National Park | Gorge Swing | Canopy Tour | Victoria Falls Marathon | Whitewater Rafting | Flight of Angels | Floating Spa | Waterhole Experience Siduli Hide

Mana Pools National Park

The Zambezi River is Zimbabwe’s northern boundary with Zambia. Mana Pools National Park covers an area of about 2500 square kilometres, most of this is within the extensive Zambezi Valley.

Region: Mashonaland West
Activities Game Drives in Mana Pools National Park

Matusadona National Park

The 1400 km ² Matusadona National Park was proclaimed a national park in 1975, but it was already a protected area before the creation of the dam. Its northern boundary is the lake shore, to the east and west respectively, its borders are the rivers Sanyati and Ume.

Region: Mashonaland West
Activities Game Drives in Matusadona National Park | Fishing on Lake Kariba | Sunset Cruise at Kariba

Lake Kariba

In 1958, this huge dam was completed, retaining the waters of the Zambezi River at a length of 220 km and a width of up to 40 km.

Region: Matabeleland North Mashonaland West
Activities Fishing on Lake Kariba | Sunset Cruise at Kariba | Half-day tour of Kariba

Kazuma Pan National Park

This park is situated in the northwestern corner of Zimbabwe between Kazungula (the border to Botswana), Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls. 31300 hectares of open grassland and natural pans mixed with small forests of Mopane are protected here. A series of natural depressions provide the animals with water, there are artificial boreholes that supplement the water supply in the dry season. There is also a small river that flows throughout the year. Herds of animals pass back and forth between Zimbabwe and Botswana, particularly at the height of the dry season between September and November.

Region: Matabeleland North

Zambezi National Park

The over 50,000 hectare Zambezi National Park offers visitors fantastic landscapes and a fascinating array of wildlife only 10 km outside of Victoria Falls Town.

Region: Matabeleland North
Activities Game Drives in Zambezi National Park | Floating Spa

Hwange National Park

One of the best-known protected areas in Zimbabwe is Hwange National Park. This park is also the largest in the country and the easiest to reach, both from Victoria Falls and from Bulawayo. This does not mean that the park is swarming with tourists and that its wilderness has been tamed. Far from it. There are both public and private tourist facilities, but they account for only a very small part of this massive park. The roads are in moderate to poor condition and there are few routes compared with the vastness of the park.

For true nature lovers and for those who want to spend a few days deep in the wilderness, Hwange National Park is the ideal place to go. A tented camp under the African stars with only with wild animals and a few rangers as neighbours gives you the peace and quiet that you need to rebuild  your energy for a busy year ahead. Walking in the wilderness in search of animals, birds, tracks, interesting trees provides an intense experience of nature and its wonders.

Region: Matabeleland North
Activities Guided Bush Walks in Hwange National Park | Game Drives in Hwange National Park | Hwange National Park - Pumping Legs for Water

Matobo National Park

Matobo covers an area of about 3000 square kilometres of granite hills and forested valleys. About 400 km² of this area is National Park, of which a part is set aside for wildlife, in particular for the intensive protection of white and black rhinos. Matobo Hills is an UNESCO World Heritage site.

Region: Matabeleland South
Activities Rhino Tracking in Matobo National Park