​User Reviews – Zimbabwe

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David Bridle   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2004 Reviewed: Sep 1, 2012

20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

An Amazing Holiday
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I had the pleasure of going on a holiday to Zimbabwe. My mum lived there so I visited her with my girlfriend. We spent two weeks going around Zimbabwe. We stayed at Matobo Hills just outside of Bulawayo and Sikumi Tree Lodges near Hwange National Park. We also visited Victoria Falls. The whole trip was amazing. We saw so much wildlife from an 80 strong herd of elephants right down to snakes and small crocodiles. Sikumi tree Lodges was an exciting place offering night drives, walking safari and day safaris. Zimbabwe touched me and I will never forget the beauty and the early morning sunrises across the plains. Incredible!

Tami L. Wendell Visited: April 2012 Reviewed: Aug 6, 2012

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Zimbabwe has the most amazing landscape, wildlife, and overall African experience.

Alison   –  
Australia AU
Visited: January 2012 Reviewed: Jun 11, 2012

Email Alison  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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I loved Zimbabwe, everything was amazing, the few touristy places we visited like Victoria Falls and Antelope Park, where I thought there would be lots of people, there weren't, you had space to do your own thing.
And the wild places were really wild and untouched, it felt like we were the only people there. If you are going to Zimbabwe it would go to all the places I went and I would go again, Victoria Falls, Antelope Park, Hwange National Park and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins

jennifer kirschke Visited: June 1997 Reviewed: Jan 12, 2012

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Didn't see the big five but the scenery and intimate experience with nature made it exceptional!

Keith&Denise   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2004 Reviewed: Nov 5, 2011

Email Keith&Denise  |  50-65 years of age

Unbelievable wildlife sightings and the most amazing and friendly people.
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We had the opportunity to take a three day private canoe trip on the Zambezi River where we witnessed lion prides along the banks, hippos came close enough to our canoes to kiss and a crocodile almost upended our canoe. Our camp was set up in advance of the end of our daily canoe ride and we were served dinner and had warm water for showers. Our guide tracked the elusive white rhino, which we were able to photograph close up and we were close enough to the elephants to smell their breath! It was the trip of a lifetime and we are still telling stories about our adventure to this day.

missprice   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2010 Reviewed: Oct 23, 2011

35-50 years of age

A top-notch safari experience
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I stayed at the Linkwasha camp in Hwange National Park as part of an organized tour that also visited camps in Botswana and Namibia. The terrain at Hwange is a bit different from these other parks as it is more flat, less bushy, more like a savannah where you can see open areas of flat land and many animals together in the same environment. It was in Hwange where we saw large groups of giraffes, together with zebras, wildebeest, etc all in the same area. We also were fortunate to see many lions here, including a family with cubs who came out to play a few feet in front of our vehicle while we watched the parents on a hunt for ostrich. We also were very lucky to spot a leopard in Hwange - our guides hadn't seen one for a few months! Linkwasha camp was very comfortable, and had a spectacular view of a watering hole very close to the camp deck, where elephants were on view during any given time of the day. Our guide, Temba, was excellent. He always seemed to have a sense of when animals were close by, and would find them for us. He had a great sense of humor, too. Other highlights in Zimbabwe were visiting a village and school, as well as a flight to view the spectacular Victoria Falls. August was a great time to go, with sunny days that were cool in the mornings, with layers coming off and sunscreen needed for middays. Ideal for animal viewing! I would go back to Zimbabwe in a hearbeat!

trevor j van rensburg   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: June 2010 Reviewed: Oct 17, 2011

Email trevor j van rensburg  |  20-35 years of age

Natures wonderland
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Recently my girlfriend and I visited Zimbabwe and stayed athe Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. I was born there and left very young so this was my chance to go and experience what I missed out on as a child.

When many people think of Zimbabwe they may think of all the financial trouble, poverty and hard times that the people have have to face becase of the current governments greed and corruption.

I can happily say that the zimbabwean people, despite their situation, are some of the most welcoming and friendly people I have had the privilege of meeting.

We had the most amazing view from the lodge and private balcony, overlooking a water hole where wild elephants and buck came to drink every night. Lying in bed at night we could hear them trampling the bushes. In the evenings we had the chance to lie poolside or sit on the deck and watch the sunset knowing one of the friendly staff would soon be there to help quench our thirst.

The weather at this time of the year is perfect! Around 28degrees and sunny nearly everyday.

The staff at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge are exceptional! The food was unreal! A variety like I have never seen before with the choice of a traditional feast at the 'Boma' a short walk from the lodge itself. Rooms were in tip top shape and the mosquito nets surrounding the bed really made you feel like you were in the wild!

Transfort to and from the Victoria Falls was always on time and our guide was very knowledgable and so friendly!

One thing to do that i would HIGHLY reccomend is a quick flight over the falls in a helicopter! INCREDIBLE!!

Another highlight of our trip was taking an elephant back safari in one of the nearby reserves. This was something I would never forget!! The whole experience from start to end was truely unimaginable! Getting to meet the elephants, some of whom had been rescued from poachers snares, and seeing wild giraffe running through the veld was amazing! You even get the chance to buy a footprint painting of your elephant and all the funds go to the anti-poaching scheme in that area!

I would suggest the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge to anyone you wants to relax, enjoy being close to the wildlife and see and experience things that make you appreciate the world we live in.

I feel proud to say that I was born in Zimbabwe! It is one of the most beautiful parts of the world I have been fortunate to visit so far!

Boris Bals   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: October 2008 Reviewed: Oct 17, 2011

35-50 years of age

Zimbabwe was amazing, despite the political situation.
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Well, I was there as a contestant of a Wildlife show, of Animal Planet, so everything was well arranged for us. We stayed in Hwange at 'the Hide', that was fantastic!
It was a very dry part of the year, what made it a bit easier to spot wildlife because of the few waterspots that were left. The Hide is a great place to stay, with great service and food and good guides.

ianaereo Visited: June 2008 Reviewed: Oct 14, 2011

Nature and adventure with good infrastructure
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Visit Okavango Delta to walk among the wildlife. We stayed in a tent just in the middle of the park. It was amazing to wake up with the noise of nature.

Pawel K.   –  
Poland PL
Visited: March 2011 Reviewed: Oct 12, 2011

Email Pawel K.  |  20-35 years of age

I will definitely come back soon!
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I didn't know what to expect when I was crossing the border from Zambia to Zimbabwe. But Zimbabwe turned out to be such a tranquil and peaceful country. I regret I didn't have more time to stay there for longer but I am already planning to come back.
The country is so beautiful and picturesque! Clearly it's a must see.
You will appreciate much less crowded parks, great food at significantly lower price than in the neighboring countries.
And don't forget about their biggest pride! Victoria Falls is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and it really deserves this title!

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