​User Reviews – Zimbabwe

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Jason   –  
Australia AU
Visited: April 2012 Reviewed: Mar 13, 2014

20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating
4/5

I am not a very enthusiastic birder but I can appreciate the large variety of species to view in the area.

Luke Brown Visited: August 2013 Reviewed: Nov 29, 2013

Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
5/5

Zimbabwe is probably southern Africa's most diverse country, in terms of its landscapes and national parks. Incredible Highlands exist along the eastern border. There are vast wilderness areas in the north and west, including Hwange, Lake Kariba and the Zambezi river valley. In the south east, the country's lowest point, there is Gonarezhou National Park, which is bordered by vast wildlife conservancies. Victoria Falls is the crowning jewel in the far north west. All these areas are home to vast populations of wildlife. The best parks to go on Safari and have a chance to see some, or even all of the big five, include Hwange, Mana Pools and Gonarezhou. All these parks are well maintained and have vast road networks, as well as a multitude of accommodation venues, ranging from comfortable self catering options to 5 star lodges. Zimbabwe is renowned for its professional guides, who have to go through a rigid training period that lasts no less than four years and involves hands on practical application. This makes Zimbabwe an amazing place to go on a walking safari. Overall Zimbabwe has so much to offer the safari entusiast!

Les Smyth   –  
Australia AU
Visited: April 2008 Reviewed: Jun 11, 2013

35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

A worthwhile destination to experience the beauty of Africa
Overall rating
4/5

Accommodation and service at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is excellent and I would highly recommend doing an elephant back safari, and the "Walking with Lions" experience. Walks around the falls can be done by oneself, but for the traveller who likes hearing the history a guide is worthwhile. Always ask your hotel for tips on where to shop for curios.

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

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

An Amazing Holiday
Overall rating
5/5

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

Overall rating
5/5

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

Overall rating
5/5

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

Ronel van Zyl   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2003 Reviewed: Apr 24, 2012

Email Ronel van Zyl  |  35-50 years of age

A Gem of Southern Africa
Overall rating
4/5

Zimbabwe away from the big cities in the unspoilt bush is a true wildlife and nature enthusiast's paradise. We visited the Victoria Falls area. The upsetting thing is that everything is charged for in US dollars which make it expensive. River rafting the 18 rapids on the Zambezi with the experienced guides make the trip a pleasure. Who has done 5 grade 5 rapids in one day? The safari lodges and hotel serve great food and it is recommended to visit a few for different dining experiences. The elephant back experience and the hot air balloon flight over Victoria Falls was magnificent. We stayed for two weeks in this area and it still felt not long enough. Petrol/ gas is a problem and one should fill up as often as possible if self driving. Great lodges, guesthouses and B&B's in the area with lots of friendly locals.

erikpalme   –  
Mexico MX
Visited: June 2009 Reviewed: Jan 30, 2012

Email erikpalme  |  20-35 years of age

great, surrounded with wildlife
Overall rating
4/5

We had a great time from beginning to end, we had a couple of rainy days but had a great time, lots of wild life incredible camps great service. this trip really excided our expectacions

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

Overall rating
5/5

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

bastian birk   –  
Germany DE
Visited: September 1996 Reviewed: Dec 4, 2011

Email bastian birk  |  50-65 years of age

Overall rating
4/5

Zimbabwe is a good destination for safaris if you want to escape the many tourists that visit for example Masai Mara, Kenya.

Average User Rating

  • 4.5/5
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