Africa Zim Travel & Tours
- Office In:
- 1-5 employees (Founded in 2012)
- Member Of:
- Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
- Tour Types:
- Customizable private tours and fixed group tours
- Price Range:
- $115 to $450 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email Oscar | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Absolutely the Best Trip Ever!
I booked the 8 day Vic Falls-Okavango Delta tour with Africa Zim to celebrate our 38th Anniversary and it was absolutely the best trip ever. Muto, our guide, was pleasant and courteous and exercised extreme care in making sure that every detail was taken care of along the way, from beginning to end, with even a few celebratory surprises at each stop.
Having traveled extensively on business as well as leisure over the years, visiting more than 70 countries, I tend to spend a great deal of time doing research, reading reviews on destinations and the hotels and comparing tour packages before booking. Africa Zim's 8 day tour seemed to include all the things we wanted to do with accommodations at reasonably priced hotels. Fortunately, they didn't disappoint.
Muto was a wealth of knowledge throughout the trip and was on time for pickups and drop-offs at all venues. At the end of each day he asked for a critique of that days activities and also provided information regarding the itinerary for the next day. He could not have been more attentive. All of the hotels were better than average in terms of accommodation and the food was unbelievably good at all of them, especially the Chobe Safari Lodge.
One of our biggest concerns (if you want to call it that) was the overnight at Elephant Walk since we had never done camping and wasn't quite sure of what to expect. Fortunately, we tried to reserve judgment and hoped it would be better than what we were thinking and fortunately, it was. In fact, it was all good and made us feel as though we had actually experienced "the real Africa." The tents were comfortable, although unheated but we had enough cover to bundle up against the elements and be able to sleep through the night. There is no internet or TV so sitting on the porch watching the elephants and reading gave us a chance to decompress for at least one day of our lives.
The most amazing aspect of the trip was that we were fortunate to see lions and the elusive leopard during our game drives through Chobe and it goes without saying that the Okavango Delta is just phenomenal. We had done Vic Falls during a previous trip, but even though it wasn't new, there were aspects that Muto pointed out that we weren't aware of and didn't know, so even that was good. Bottom line, it's a great tour package and you won't regret booking with these guys.
Many thanks to Blessing and Pam for their assistance, as well, during the booking process. My only complaint would be improving the line of communication and keeping in touch with the client after the booking has been made until the actual date of the tour. We booked in November and didn't hear anything until I initiated contact just a few weeks before the tour in July, so we obviously had some concerns. Fortunately, those concerns were alleviated once we got there and Muto took over. It was great!
Email Donna | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Once in a lifetime experience!
We were a group of six and Africa Zim Travel did an excellent job coordinating our safari. The 3 day/2 night camping event was perfect for our family. Our guide, LT, and his crew, Victor and Sydney, made everything so convenient and comfortable. From the camp fire to our exceptional dinners, this safari more than met our expectations. I would highly recommend Afriica Zim and especially our leader, LT.
Email Nikolay | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
The beauty of Chobe National Park was revealed thanks to the perfectly organized day trip.
I must day that the day was very well organized. We were picked from our hotel at 7 am in the morning and after a short drive to pick up a couple of other travellers we were on the way to Botswana. Even on the way to the border we saw Elephants, Warthogs, and African Wild Dogs.
After a 50 minute drive we reached the border where our guide helped us to quickly get out of Zimbabwe and enter Botswana. It did not take more than 10 minutes.
On the Botswana our local guide for the day was waiting for us. We boarded the 4x4 vehicle and went to the Chobe National Park. On the way under a nice shade we had a cup of tea/coffee and some delicious cake.
The drive in the park was wonderful. We saw many animals, including Hippos, Elephants, Giraffes, Antelope, and as many birds as you could imagine. We encountered a very large herd of Elephants that crossed the road just in front of our car.
At noon our guide took us for lunch to a Chobe Safari Lodge. The food was delicious and although there were many people there the service was very fast. You should try their wonderful sorbet.
After lunch from the dock of the lodge we went with a boat on the Chobe river. In the morning we thought that from the car we were close to the animals, but from the boat we had even closer encounters opportunities.
At 5 pm we were taken to the border, where our guide from the morning was waiting to bring us back to the hotel.
We had a wonderful day and we were able to enjoy the beautiful Chobe National Part thanks to the excellently organized trip.
Email Angela | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Great Victoria Falls, Chobe and Okavango Delta tour package
My husband and I went on a 8 day tour with a guide from Africa Zim and everything was absolutely flawless. Our guide, Muto, was courteous, yet funny and always on time to pick us up and take us to different activities put together by Africa Zim. Initially I had my reservations as their website wasn't easily accesible and I felt that generally there was a lack of communication. But they were able to address my concerns via email and the itinerary they put together worked out really well. If I could make any suggestions, it would be a good idea to send a follow up email to customers a month before their arrival just to reconfirm the final payment and airport transfer. One other thing I suggested to Muto was to add an extra night in Elephant Sands as that was one of the highlights of our trip. All in all, I would definitely recommend Africa Zim to our friends and family!
Email Rachael M | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
9 day, 8 night Vic falls - Okavango Delta
Having never been on a safari before, I had plenty of questions before even booking the trip and Pamela was always quick to answer any questions I had, I was very impressed with the level of communication before even beginning the tour. As we were on a budget, we choose the camping option, the tents all felt safe in the various lodges we stayed in, they were all raised, spacious, and almost all had electricity/ fans in them (with the exception of the 1 night spent camping in the Okavango Delta Bush). Moto was a great guide, he had lots of knowledge regarding local animals, plants, cultures, etc and was great at spotting different animals as we drove from place to place, we really enjoyed our time with him. The only issue we encountered was the first place we stayed in Vic Falls one dinner and one breakfast that were supposed to have been covered we ended up having to pay for, but it was quickly resolved and we were reimbursed so overall it was not a big deal. The highlights of the trip was definitely Elephant Sands, sitting at the fire at night watching the elephants drinking water so close to us. Chobe National Park was also another of my highlights. I was worried about the camping aspect of it before I left, but it was all a very comfortable experience and I would recommend Africa Zim and this tour.
Email Sandhya | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing experience and absolutely well organized!!!
everything from the beginning to end was absolutely well organized and we had an amazing time in Simbabwe and Botsuana.
Moto, our guide, was such a nice person, who was very friendly, jolly and we had lots of fresh conversations during our one week trip!He explained a lot about the people, country, traditions and of course the animals. He was pretty good in spotting animals while driving. All our accomodations, especially Safari Bush Lodge at Chobe National Park, were really good. Elephant Sand was also a memorable experience....
All in all - our expectations were completly fulfilled and it was an amazing time!!!Thank you so much....
Email Steven Lim | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
8-day Victoria Falls to the Okavango Delta: Great guide, wonderful experience!
A BIG THANK YOU to Blessing, Mthokozisi and Pamela! We took a 8-day Safari tour and it was a memorable experience for us. Blessing and Pamela responded very promptly to all our email and queries and everything during the trip was well-organised and planned efficiently. It was a good itinerary and met our expectations. Mthokozisi was our guide and he looked after us extremely well. He was warm, friendly and we had lots of good conversations during the entire tour. He even went the extra step and taught us about the culture, customs, traditions, local knowledge and history of the countries and looked out for animals while driving. I strongly recommend this tour operator for those who are keen on any of their packages. Well done, Africa Zim Travel and Mthokozisi!!
Email Daniel Jaffe | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
We had an unbelievable trip from start to finish. Everything went extremely smoothly and the guides were amazing. We saw so many animals including lions, elephant, jackles, etc and had a life changing experience.
Email Denis Farrugia | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Excellent experience throughout.
It was easy booking this tour as Blessing and Sheila communicated with us so well.
We felt ‘looked after’ from the initial booking right up until the end of the tour, which was excellent. We enjoyed the spectacular Victoria Falls and saw many animals on the safaris (including lions, elephants, hippos, giraffes, buffaloes, crocodiles, zebras, baboons, impala and many beautiful birds) which were a perfect mix of land and water based.
Muto was an excellent safari guide with a wealth of knowledge. He was punctual and reliable with a great sense of humour.
We would definitely recommend this tour.
Email Sharon G. | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Africa Zim provided thorough and thoughtful service, and a spectacular life-time experience!
Big thank you to Blessing and Tendayi!
The 9 day/8 night tour, from Victoria Falls, through Chobe National Park, Elephant Sands, and the Okavango Delta, was well organized and an incredible experience. The lodges, tent stays and meals were very satisfactory. So happy to have had the mokoro and nature walks in our tour! An exceptional value. I hope to travel with Blessing and Tendayi again, and highly recommend Africa Zim Travel and Tours!
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