My personal favourite country, with exceptional experiences in the bush. Zimbabwe is known for Africa’s best guides, and for good reason. From the Great Zimbabwe ruins, the second oldest human structure on the continent, to the vast forests in Mana Pools National Park- Zimbabwe is a truly incredible experience.
A country whose once legendary safari reputation is beginning to recapture visitors once more; discover Zimbabwe in all the style, high comfort, safari expertise and care of Jacada Travel.
It is Zimbabwe’s boundless game territories, illustrious guiding and species variety that are responsible for rekindling its appeal to those looking for that totally wild and untouched Big Five safari without the crowds. What’s more, your personal safari designer and experts will be there to see your luxury safari through from start to finish.
Bordered by the Zambezi River to the north and the Limpopo River to the south, Zimbabwe’s landscapes are abounding and rich in undisturbed wildlife to be found in the teak forests and sandveld of the huge Hwange National Park, to the remote and pristine Mana Pools in Lower Zambezi Valley and the exclusive Malilangwe Reserve. Not forgetting the magnificent Victoria Falls and relaxing shores of Lake Kariba.
While Zimbabwe is known to be home to some of Africa’s healthiest elephant herd populations, it is also where you can encounter some of the continent’s friendliest people. For visitors, safaris to Zimbabwe also offer the opportunity for responsible tourism too, such as providing locals with much needed jobs and affording protection and conservation for its animals.
Get inspired by browsing through some of our most popular example trips below. Then call one of our expert Zimbabwe Travel Designers to start planning the journey of a lifetime.
Whatever you want from your Africa tour, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Safari to Zimbabwe and Sabi Sands The Jacada team both in London and on the ground demonstrated a great knowledge of locations, venues, local customs and ways of operating. They looked after all the essential details, all of which went without a hitch and added a few surprise personal touches which enriched our experience. The recommended venues exceeded our expectations.
Excellent service from start to finish. Thoughtful and well-planned itinerary. All transfers, flights and internal flights went smoothly. Great accommodations, and for our trip, great game viewing. Anyone planning a trip to Africa should seriously consider Jacada.
Byron and Angela were very responsive to any questions we had from the initial planning to the start of our trip. Byron stayed in touch with us to insure that each phase of our trip was executed as planned. The staff who met us at each point were prompt, efficient, helpful and knowledgeable which made us comfortable in a foreign situation. The Jacada experience was 5 star in all aspects. I highly recommend it and hope we can use Jacada in the future.
Trip of a lifetime. Jacada looked after every detail and made for a easy relaxing adventure. The trip exceeded all expectations.
Everything was great and came off seamlessly. Jacada is our go to for international travel. If Dubai becomes one of your destinations, we highly recommend The Palace Downtown hotel; and and for pass through travelers, the Intercontinental at the airport. Jed Rosenthal
My experience in planning travel to Victoria Falls and South Africa with Tessa and the other members of the team at Jacada was wonderful. I hosted a group of 12 people and at the end of the vacation, everyone stated that this was the best vacation they had ever been on, and most have experienced travel to all over the world. My expectations, which were extremely high, were exceeded. I have no qualms about recommending Jacada Travel to anyone.
Jonny and Jacada agents in England and South Africa created a flawless experinece for us. Their attention at the beginning with a conversation to discover our travel needs/wants and while on the trip with personal notes at each lodging place was astounding. Their knowledge of unique experiences whether of lodging or activity is extensive and up-to-date. We felt supported and able to fully enter into our first time to Africa. We returned home rating this trip at the top of many wonderful trips and are already talking with them about our next trip to South America. Anne Miner-Pearson, USA
From the first phone call Jacada Travel was so professional, knowledgable, and helpful in the planning of our honeymoon trip. Jacada went well above and beyond what businesses do these days for their clients. We received a perfect itinerary so that we knew exactly what we needed to know for making such a trip. Their suggestions were "spot on" as for places to stay. Each new destination was as fabulous as they'd promised and every detail was always there. I can't thank them enough for such a beautiful trip and I look forward to working with them in the future. Thank you with all my heart Jacada. The white roses in the rooms did not go unnoticed either. You are absolutely top notch and first class.
Jonny at Jacardi Travel made my first trip to Africa easy. I traveled to Uganda, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe and every detail of the journey was handled with care by Jonny. I never had any question regarding air or ground transportation or lodging and all of the camps were first rate. I'd recommend this trip to anyone interested in experiencing Africa for the first time.
Tessa, has the impeccable ability to plan an exciting itinerary. We had eight different airline flights, and the planned assistance and transfers at each airport was very helpful and appreciated. Each location we stayed had luxury accommodations with a wonderful restaurant. It was great experiencing such elegance and style. Riding the Blue Train was a unique opportunity - fantastic food, amazing views and comfortable accommodations. This was opulence on rails. The beautiful Royal Malewane safari was marvelous. We had spectacular drives and was able to see the Big 5 the first two drives. We also enjoyed a massage at the lovely spa. The lodge is lavish, with the dining area outside with a view of the surrounding bush. We had an amazing trip with some wonderful memories. We highly recommend Jacada Travel.
As a result of the expert guidance and planning by Jonny at Jacaranda Travel, everything we asked for happened more or less like magic! We were met and guided throughout our South African adventure which was absolutely great, as we never had to worry if we were going to get our flights on time or be in the right place at the right time. The venues were fantastic and everything we were promised came true. I would recommend this company to anyone - actually we already have!!
Jacada did a very nice job of putting together a vacation package that my husband and I will not soon forget. The rep, Jonny, listened to what we had in mind and worked with me to arrange all the details. He and his team were quick to respond to emails and made the process quite painless! The accommodations were all brilliant (really, beyond expectations) and the local tour guides very informative and personable. My only constructive criticism is that the vendors on the ground varied in quality. Willro (the outfit in Johannesburg) was amazing: They were prompt, flexible, and the people were all super knowledgeable and helpful. Ilios, who provided drivers in the Cape Town area, was more hit or miss. But that is picking nits. Everything else was just lovely.
Without reservation, my wife and I would highly recommend Byron at Jacada to plan an African trip. His instincts as to what we'd enjoy, his choice of recommended accommodations, and his personal attention to detail were unparalleled.
The dry season in Zimbabwe's national parks is from April to October and is prime game viewing time. The rains fall between December and March. Victoria Falls are spectacular all year round.