With a somewhat checkered past, Zimbabwe continues to rise from the ashes as a real contender for those seeking an authentic safari, off-the-beaten track. With less frequented parks than neighbouring Botswana and Zambia, visitors can score a classic safari - with all the usual bells and whistles of quality game drives, excellent guides and comfortable accommdation - at a good price. The country has much to offer visitors: the flagship Victoria Falls with her alluring adrenaline-filled activities; the ancient rock paintings of Matobo Hills - rich in history and culture; elephant-dense Hwange with many waterholes attracting game to drink; and some of the most scenic game parks in Africa. Boasting five World Heritage sites, including photogenic Mana Pools and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Zimbabwe is a rich tapestry of history, nature and diverse landscapes, and not to be overlooked.
✓ Notch your safari up a level with big-game walks and guided canoe trips in Mana Pools
✓ Dive into adrenaline-filled activities like white-water rafting and bungee jumping in Victoria Falls
✓ Drift on serene Lake Kariba in a houseboat, casting a line for verocious tigerfish along the way
✓ Get a thrilling top-down view of mighty Victoria Falls from a helicopter or microlight
✓ See big-tuskers, fierce predators and striking birds in Matusadona and Hwange
✓ Go back in time at Matobo Hills where exquisite boulders hide ancient rock paintings