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Safari In Zimbabwe

Explore the unparalleled beauty and thrilling adventures of Zimbabwe. From witnessing majestic wildlife to enjoying unique cultural experiences, discover privately guided luxury safaris with Kusini Safaris.

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The Land of Great Zimbabwe: Experience the wonders with Kusini Safaris

Zimbabwe embodies natural beauty and rich, deep-rooted history in Southern Africa, known for its dramatic landscapes, friendly people, and impressive heritage sites. Zimbabwe offers more than just a travel destination; it provides an immersive experience in an environment where wildlife and culture blend seamlessly; from the mighty Victoria Falls, known locally as 'The Smoke That Thunders', to the vast expanses of Hwange National Park, every corner of Zimbabwe invites you to explore its wonders.

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Why Safari in Zimbabwe with Kusini Safaris

A privately guided safari in Zimbabwe is unlike any other; Zimbabwe offers a personal and intimate encounter with some of the most diverse wildlife in Africa. With Kusini Safaris, this experience is provided by expert guide Paul Tinker, who brings the bush to life and curates personalised experiences with luxury bespoke itineraries. Our guides guarantee a safe and enriching safari experience, whether on foot in remote Mana Pools or cruising along Lake Kariba.

Zimbabwe’s commitment to conservation and community involvement makes it a standout destination for those who seek a deeper understanding and connection with the natural world. The presence of fewer tourists compared to its neighbouring countries ensures a more personal and exclusive interaction with nature. At Kusini Safaris, we are dedicated to fostering positive change within local communities and preserving wildlife. We prioritise initiatives that directly benefit the inhabitants of conservation areas, ensuring tangible improvements for their well-being and the environment.

When is the Best Time to Visit Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe’s safari seasons are as varied as its landscapes, with each season offering unique delights:

Dry Season

(April to October)

  • Prime wildlife viewing: The best time for wildlife viewing, as animals congregate around water sources. The weather is cooler, and the skies are clear, making it ideal for photography.
  • Better Road Conditions: The dry season brings drier and firmer ground, making road travel more accessible and comfortable. This allows for smoother journeys between attractions, national parks, and game reserves, enhancing the overall travel experience and providing opportunities to explore more remote areas.
  • Ideal Weather for Outdoor Activities: With lower rainfall and milder temperatures, the dry season offers perfect conditions for various outdoor activities such as hiking, birdwatching, and cultural tours. Visitors can enjoy clear skies, comfortable temperatures, and less humidity, providing an optimal environment for exploring Zimbabwe's natural wonders and cultural heritage.

Wet Season

(November to March): 

  • Lush Landscapes: The wet season in Zimbabwe, typically from November to March, transforms the landscapes into vibrant and lush surroundings. The countryside bursts into life with lush greenery, blooming flowers, and flowing rivers, offering a picturesque backdrop for travellers seeking stunning natural beauty.
  • Wildlife and Birdlife: The wet season is a prime time for wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers. The abundant rainfall fills watering holes and rivers, attracting various animals, including elephants, buffalo, and antelope, making it an excellent opportunity for wildlife viewing. Additionally, migratory birds flock to Zimbabwe during this time, adding to the country's birdlife diversity.
  • Fewer Tourists: The wet season is considered the low tourist season in Zimbabwe, meaning fewer crowds and more intimate experiences with nature and wildlife. Travellers can enjoy quieter game drives and have a better chance of securing accommodations at their preferred lodges or camps. Plus, some tour operators may offer discounted rates during this time, making it a more budget-friendly option for travellers.

Choosing the right time to visit depends on what you want to see and do. Kusini Safaris can help tailor your trip to suit the seasonal offerings.

Where to stay on safari in Zimbabwe: Luxury Accommodation in the Wilderness 

Zimbabwe boasts a range of accommodation options to enhance your safari experience. From luxurious lodges perched on riverbanks to intimate tented camps hidden in the bush, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. Kusini Safaris partners with some of the best lodges that provide comfort and excellent service and follow sustainable practices to minimise their environmental footprint.

Located Near the Majestic Victoria Falls

Matetsi Victoria Falls is a luxurious safari lodge situated within a private wildlife reserve spanning over 50,000 acres, the lodge offers unparalleled views of the Zambezi River and opportunities for unforgettable wildlife encounters. With a focus on sustainability and conservation, Matetsi Victoria Falls provides a unique blend of luxury accommodations, gourmet dining, and thrilling safari experiences, ensuring a memorable stay amidst the natural wonders of Africa.

Surrounded by vast plains and diverse environments.

Tembo Plains, located in the heart of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, offers an authentic safari experience amidst the untamed African wilderness. With spacious and comfortable tented accommodations, guests can immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the bush while enjoying modern amenities. The camp's prime location provides excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing, including encounters with elephants, lions, and a variety of bird species. With a focus on sustainability and conservation, Tembo Plains offers guests the chance to responsibly explore one of Africa's premier safari destinations.

Witness Spectacular Wildlife in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's rich biodiversity extends far beyond its renowned elephant population, encompassing a vast array of wildlife species that thrive within its diverse habitats. Among these, majestic lions roam the savannas, stealthy leopards prowl through the woodlands, and formidable African buffalos graze on the grasslands. The presence of endangered black rhinos adds a poignant note to the country's ecological tapestry, highlighting both the challenges and the efforts dedicated to conservation.

With its varied landscapes, from lush forests to open plains and riverine ecosystems, Zimbabwe provides a haven for an impressive diversity of wildlife. Over 100 mammal species call this country home, ranging from iconic giants like elephants to elusive predators and smaller, lesser-known creatures. Additionally, Zimbabwe's avian residents are equally captivating, with nearly 400 bird species gracing its skies, forests, and waterways. For wildlife enthusiasts, Zimbabwe offers unparalleled opportunities to witness these creatures in their natural habitats, making it an essential destination for immersive and unforgettable safari experiences.

Tembo Plains

Tembo Plains, meaning "Elephant Plains" is built in the thick riverine forest on the edge of the Zambezi River

Matetsi Victoria Falls

Inspired by a spectacular location on the mighty Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, Matetsi Victoria Falls combines dramatic architectural design and luxurious interiors with the vibrancy of the Zimbabwean people.

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Beyond Wildlife: Experiences in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe offers abundant experiences beyond its wildlife. Here are a few you shouldn’t miss:

  • Victoria Falls: One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, it offers activities from bungee jumping to serene sunset boat cruises.
  • Cultural Encounters: Visit local villages and learn about the rich traditions and crafts of the Shona and Ndebele people.
  • Historical Sites: Explore the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, an ancient city that once served as the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe during the country’s Late Iron Age.

Who is a Safari in Zimbabwe for?

A privately guided safari in Zimbabwe is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts eager to experience close encounters with diverse species. Zimbabwe offers a unique blend of adventure, culture, and wildlife, making it a perfect destination for travellers seeking a profound and personal connection with Africa.

For adventure seekers, Zimbabwe presents a playground of thrilling activities, including walking safaris through pristine wilderness, exhilarating canoeing expeditions along scenic waterways, and exciting fishing adventures in renowned fishing spots. Whether trekking through rugged terrain or gliding along tranquil rivers, there's no shortage of excitement for those seeking an adrenaline rush.

With Kusini Safaris, experience a journey that goes beyond the ordinary into the heart of the wild, wrapped in luxury and safety.

Enquire today to discover why a Zimbabwe safari is not just a trip but a transformation.