User Reviews – Zimbabwe
50-65 years of age
Zim has some fantastic spots, Matusadona, Hwange, Mana Pools, Chimanimani. Some Americans, used to the advertising of a Kenyan or Tanzanian safari, might be a little disappointed, but the connoisseur will be rewarded.
Email tidingstendai | 35-50 years of age
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe is one of the greatest world destinations for the discerning tourist.
Zimbabwe remains beset with a myriad of political challenges. It is however a pure heaven experience to a descerning tourist. The ease of US$ currency usage is more than satisfying. By all measures Victoria Falls offers international interaction and unmatched quality of experience. So many activities complement one's experience ranging from the famous 111M Bunji to elephant rides. Scenery is as if God had extra time for creativeness at the panoramic views of Victoria Falls area and the suroundings.
Email Roy Chavrimootoo | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Interesting but tedious. However the staff at Victoria falls and Hwange national park were exception
The wild life and scenery are average. The accomodation at Hwange was superb and rustic . The cook and staff at Hwange looked after us very well. We were lucky to have Liberty as our guide as he was kind and knowledgeable.
We particularly enjoyed the lunch in the bush where the table was laid out to celebrate my friend's birthday.
Southern African Safaris
We didn't have a safari in Zimbabwe. We were there to see Victoria Falls and stayed at the Victoria Falls Hotel. There was sight seeing on the Zambezi where we saw many animals. Our safaris were in South Africa at Kirkman's Kamp in the Sabe Sands area and in Botswana in the Okavanga Delta at Eagle Island Camp and Kwai River Camp. Our daughter's family took a safari in November of 2010 in South Africa's Sabe Sands at Elephant Plain Camp and were thrilled with everything . We all saw all the big 5 animals and many more.If my husband were well we'd doing it again.
35-50 years of age
A beautiful country being slowly crushed by one man's intransigence
While I wasn't in Zim for wildlife, what we saw was fantastic. The weather was perfect, the scenery stunning. As you would expect the only issues were those which could be traced from the economic situation.
We spent two days in Victoria Falls during a two week safari (going throuhg national parks in Botswana). Of course there we visited beautiful and waterfalls. There was ample possibilities for "entertainment" as well: aerial view of the waterfalls by helicopter or micro-light, bungee jumping, elephant rides and walking with lion cubs. Other attractions are boat cruises on the Zambezi river or barbecue dinners in the evening. Be aware: for all of this you pay high dollars (USD of course).
In a high contrast to this is the situation of the citizens: extreme poverty, extreme inflation, unemployment and hunger crisis.
My travel experience is from 2006, since then the situation got even worse regarding economics and politics. Considering this i would not recommend to travel to Simbabwe.
65+ years of age
It all remarkably unspoiled at the moment.
35-50 years of age
a (very) short view in North Zimbabwe
We visited - coming from Botswana on the way to Zambia - shortly the Zambezi N.P. and the Falls. 2001 was the time at beginning of the crisis in Zimbabwe, there where only a view organized tourists at the falls and no one in the N.P. accept ourself. There were some problems with the petrol supply e.g.
Wildlife was a bit poor in the park - have seen just some pigs and a lot of monkeys, which try to steel what they could get (including closed tins and onions).
The Falls are better to visit an the Zimbabwe side than on the Zambian.
Because of the unsave situation inside the country at this time we did not travel further in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe is the most scenic country in Southern Africa. Mana Pools and Hwange are special places and Victoria Falls should be seen by everybody.
Email oceansteward | 65+ years of age
We would have rated Zimbabwe higher if we hadn't just come from a 5 star experience at three separate camps in Botswana. Also we thought Victoria Falls was overrated. We scheduled two days there - one would have been enough. Flying over the falls on our way back to Victoria Falls airport from Mana Pools was breathtaking - much better than seeing the Falls on the ground.