Zimbabwe Holidays

Zimbabwe is a world of wonders; home to the thundering Victoria Falls and the majestic Zambezi River.

The iconic falls is what draws most visitors to this beautiful part of Africa; dividing Zimbabwe and Zambia and stretching nearly two kilometres, the spray from Victoria Falls can be seen from miles away, hence its nick name, the Smoke That Thunders. Beyond the falls, there’s so much more to explore, with stunning African plains, tranquil lakes and plenty of national parks, making this the perfect place for any nature and animal lover.

Contrast your Zimbabwe trip with Cape Town, voted the best city in the world countless times, or head to the beautiful beaches of Mozambique

Destination Highlights
  • View the stunning Victoria Falls
  • Cruise down the Zambezi River
  • Safari in the Hwange National Park

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Private plunge pool

Victoria Falls River Lodge

Zimbabwe

H&J Rating
Victoria Falls River Lodge

Time Zone

GMT +2

Flight Time

Approx. 14–16 hours; indirect flights are available from UK airports.

Currency

US dollar (USD)

Visa Information

British citizens will need to obtain a visa for travel to Zambia.

Language

English

Health Information

Special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Zambia.

Prepare to be stunned by the beauty of Zimbabwe, its staggering variety of wildlife, the great Zambezi River and spectacular highland mountains. You’ll tick off one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders when you witness the mighty Victoria Falls and you also have a great chance of spotting Africa’s famous Big Five while on safari.

  • Hwange National Park

    Hwange National Park is home to a vast array of wildlife. In addition to Africa’s famous Big Five, they have one of the largest surviving groups of African Wild Dogs in the continent. Predators within the reserve include lion, leopard, spotted hyena and cheetah. Plus, a huge population of elephants, 30,000 to be exact, can be found here making it one of the few great elephant sanctuaries left in Africa.

  • Mana Pool

    Mana Pools National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its undeniable beauty and remote wilderness. The park has a wide range of large mammals and over 350 bird species and aquatic wildlife, and it's not hard to see why Mana Pools is such a popular attraction.

  • Victoria Falls

    Otherwise known as the Smoke That Thunders, Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, bordering Zimbabwe and Zambia.

  • “Try to visit Victoria Falls during March and April as the water is in full flow with the spray reaching a height that be seen for miles.”

  • Nick, Senior Destination Manager

    Nick

    Senior Destination Manager

    “I loved my helicopter ride over Victoria Falls. And then sipping champagne at the Victoria Falls River Lodge in my hot tub while watching the mighty Zambezi River – they’re all experiences I will forever treasure.”

  • Karen

    Destination Specialist

    “If you love wildlife then be sure to pre-book a cruise on the formidable Lake Kariba to see hippos, fish, eagles, and elephants.”

Types of Zimbabwe holidays

Zimbabwe Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Zimbabwe Safaris

Zimbabwe Safaris

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Zimbabwe take approximately 13 hours excluding stopover time. There are currently no direct flight options from the UK, however there are indirect flight options from London airports to Bulawayo, Victoria Falls and Harare with airlines such as British Airways, Ethiopian Airways and South African Airways. 

You are required to pay a visa fee of around $20 to enter Zambia from Zimbabwe and around $15 to re-enter Zimbabwe after you have explored the falls. Instead, we advise you buy a KAZA Visa for $50 which will allow you to visit both countries for up to 30 days. 

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