​User Reviews – Zimbabwe

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milla.deet Visited: July 2007 Reviewed: Oct 9, 2011

Zimbabwe is a fabulous adventure location with wonderful locals and wildlife.
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I loved my safari experience in Zimbabwe. I visited Zim on a missions trip and at the end of our 3 week stay we went to a safari camp. Not only was it beautiful but the weather was perfect, cool at night, sunny and dry during the day. The food was incredible. A little something for everyone. I highly recommend visiting this wonderful country!

kgates Visited: February 2011 Reviewed: Oct 7, 2011

You will not regret a trip to Zimbabwe.
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My husband and I were part of a tour group that visited Zimbabwe in February of 2010. I came away with wonderful memories and an incredible respect for the people of that country. I felt so welcomed into this land, so foreign to my experience, and found its citizens warm and eager to explain their lives. We stayed at the breath-taking Victoria Falls Hotel. I could not have wished for a more beautiful setting and we even did the "foofie slide" over the Zambezi River-- an even more "breath-taking" experience. Victoria Falls itself was an unforgettable experience.

We visited several markets (one for visitors and one for residents) and even had a chance to have a meal with a local family and compare our lives. Our local tour guides were amazing people who made our experience even more meaningful.

While in Zimbabwe, we boarded a jeep, hoping for sightings of the rare Black Rhino at the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve. We had a great view of a pair of these huge animals, and also saw elephants, zebra, impala, warthogs and baboons. And birds galore! Even more fun was spotting the warthogs, monkeys and elephant tracks around our hotel itself. We also visited a lion-rehabilitation center, getting to pose with three huge cubs, and rode an elephant through the brush while learning about elephants from our guide.

The animals in Zimbabwe were amazing, but what made the Zimbabwean experience truly memorable for me were the people of this country, so courageous and generous. I hope to return some day.

Portland, Oregon, USA

Simone   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: December 2003 Reviewed: Oct 7, 2011

35-50 years of age

Special country, perfect scenic
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I traveled from Harare to Vic Falls by bus.

Whyone   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2010 Reviewed: Oct 4, 2011

Email Whyone  |  50-65 years of age

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Zimbabwe has of course suffered during the troubles of the last 10 years or so. The infrastructure is not what is was in the 1990's due to neglect/lack of money for maintainance. The more remote parks, like Mana, remain beautiful and largely unaffected and are well worth visiting.

Simone   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2008 Reviewed: Sep 26, 2011

20-35 years of age

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Zimbabwe is a very depressed and troubled country right now. It's very pricey to be there for a long period of time. It helps to have a local act as your tour guide for the whole trip, as we did.

kboaler   –  
Australia AU
Visited: August 2009 Reviewed: Sep 22, 2011

20-35 years of age

Full of character and surprises.
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We went there in August and the weather was amazing, October gets really hot and dry. We went to Victoria Falls or "Mosi oa Tunia" as the locals call it. The smoke that thunders. It was absolutely amazing and I recommend it to anyone. Victoria falls has loads of activities to offer, rafting ,canoeing , Gorge swing , game viewing, river cruises and much more.
The hotels are mostly 5 star although if you are on a budget Victoria falls has a variety to offer as does most of the country.
Watch out for Visas, if you are on an American or British passport be prepared to pay up to $50 for a single entry!

The amount of wildlife you will see depends on the time of year that you go, if you are ere during the "rainy season" most of the big game will be hard to find, though the guides should be able to find most.

Don't rely on public transport though the trains seem to be ok, they leave once a day.

Zimfreak Visited: October 2010 Reviewed: Sep 21, 2011

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Despite the political humdrum Zim is a very safe, open, and friendly country!

Sydney Girl Visited: February 2005 Reviewed: Sep 21, 2011

Beautiful Scenery, Enchanting Wildlife, Friendly People
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I traveled to Zimbabwe as part of a 6 week safari from Nairobi to Johannesburg. My week in Zimbabwe was one of the absolute highlights. The country is naturally stunning, and the wildlife parks feel pristine and untouched.

I camped my way through Africa, and found some of the camp sites in Zimbabwe to be a little less accommodating than some of the other countries that I visited.

The people are however incredibly friendly, helpful and accommodating and they more than made up for the lack of infrastructure that exists.

On one occasion our group took a hike to a mountain cave to see some ancient wall paintings and we were caught in a torrential downpour. At the base of the mountain we discovered that a tiny stream had become a raging river. Our local guides expertly handled the situation and managed to get us all back to camp safely. That day is one of my fondest memories of the trip.

Get out there and see this beautiful country, the local people there really need you!

Alexander Bramly   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2010 Reviewed: Sep 21, 2011

20-35 years of age

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Parks such as Mana Pools in the north provide a unique experience to be able to experience the bush by foot whilst the superbly run Hwange demonstrates that preservation of such large areas of bushland can be done effectively.

Pietro Pecco   –  
Italy IT
Visited: January 2005 Reviewed: Sep 1, 2011

Email Pietro Pecco  |  35-50 years of age

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One of the best destination in Africa for the nature

Average User Rating

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