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Zimbabwe Bucket List Travel Ideas

  • Elephants in Hwange National Park

Why is Zimbabwe considered a top bucket list destination?

A classic safari destination, Zimbabwe offers dramatic landscapes from the savannah grasslands in the central and western regions, to the exotic rainforests around the eastern highlands, and drier woodlands toward the northwest where the mighty Zambezi River lies. Boasting two UNESCO world heritage sites, VIctoria Falls and Mana Pools, as well as Hwange National Park, home to one of the largest elephant populations in the world, Zimbabwe is a haven for travelers looking for those lesser-known places and undiscovered gems, as well as those looking for something a little off-the-beaten track.

What are the top bucket list activities on a Zimbabwe vacation?

Victoria Falls is a must-see on any trip to Zimbabwe. The locals refer to the Falls as Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means The Smoke That Thunders. A walking tour of the Falls offers numerous spectacular vantage points along the width of the Falls while walking through the permanent rainforest which flanks them. Feel and listen to the spray and thunderous noise as millions of litres of water tumble into the narrow gorges below. A visit to Hwange National Park, the largest in Zimbabwe is also a must-see.  The breadth of wildlife species is outstanding. Over 100 species of mammals reside in the Park, close to 400 species of birds can be seen, and around 40,000 elephants call this Park home.

Bucket List Travel Ideas

  • Romance on the Rails: Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Victoria Falls

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the splendour and romance of Southern Africa on this 14-day luxury journey. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll then venture to Kruger National Park before your elegant train journey with Rovos Rail. A stay in Victoria Falls rounds out a truly unforgettable vacation.
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,194
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Rovos Rail: Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam

    DELUXE | RAIL: This journey is one of the most famous rail experiences in the world. Travel through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania combining the luxury of pre-war travel with modern touches.
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 13,200
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas
    Tanzania See Trip Details
  • Splendours Of Southern Africa: Holiday of a Lifetime

    DELUXE | SMALL GROUP: This Holiday of a Lifetime captures the essence of this remarkable region of Africa, taking you from world-famous game reserves in South Africa and Botswana to the iconic beauty of Cape Town and the majesty of Victoria Falls. This African vacation combines the best of Southern Africa in one convenient and unforgettable experience.
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ On Request
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Small Group Touring
    South Africa See Trip Details
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