Zimbabwe Overland Tours

The people of Zimbabwe are really friendly, their music and arts are world famous and some of their National Parks are amongst Africa's finest.

Victoria Falls is the Adventure capital of southern Africa, with loads of activities on offer like, white water rafting, microlighting, jet boat or river boarding, sundowner cruises, elephant back safaris and loads more.

Must Do's In Zimbabwe

  • Experience a 'real' safari on top a huge elephant bull.
  • Brave the mighty Zambezi white river rafting and be tossed around by 'Nyaminyami', the Zambezi River God.
  • 'The Boma Restaurant' at Victoria Fall offers an evening of traditional feasting and drinking.
  • Join the adrenaline junkies - bungi off Victoria Falls Bridge.
  • Taste a good many of the local Zimbabwean beers while on a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River.
  • Numerous special dinners in scenic locations to adventurous outings after sunset.

More On Zimbabwe

The local people who led David Livingstone to this magical place in 1855 call it 'Mosi-oa-Tanya' (the smoke that thunders), can be seen 70km away. 'Scenes so lovely, must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight', said David Livingstone.

Victoria Falls National Park was included on the World Heritage list in 1989. The park comprises the left bank of the Zambezi River above Victoria Falls, the eastern half of the falls themselves, and a series of deep gorges below the falls. The falls are the most significant feature of the park, and when the Zambezi is in full flood (usually February or March) they form the largest curtain of falling water in the world.

During these months, over 500 million liters or water per minute go over the falls, which are 1708m wide, and drop 99m at Rainbow Falls in Zambia. At low water in November flow can be reduced to around 10 million litters/minute, and the river is divided into a series of braided channels that descend in many separate falls.

Below the falls the river enters a narrow series of gorges, which represent locations successively occupied by the falls earlier in their history. Since the uplifting of the Makgadikgadi Pan area some two million years ago, the Zambezi River has been cutting through the basalt base rock, exploiting weak fissures, and forming a series of retreating gorges. Seven previous waterfalls occupied the seven gorges below the present falls, and Devil's Cataract in Zimbabwe is where the next cut back will form a new waterfall that will eventually leave the present falls lip high above the river in the gorge below.

Zimbabwe's Climate

The country enjoys a pleasantly moderate climate, with temperatures ranging from an average 22 degrees Celius on the plateau to 30 degrees Celcius in the Zambezi Valley during summer (November to April) and from 13 to 20 degrees Celsius in winter (May to October).

Most rains fall in the afternoon and electrical storms occur in the relatively humid warm-weather months (November to April).

Zimbabwe Overland Safari Tips

  • Don't pull out huge amounts of cash in public places.
  • Never change money on the black market. You are very likely to get ripped off.

Zimbabwe Overland Tours

Tour Price: from ZAR 5 530 per person
From Johannesburg, this varied overland tour heads to South Africa's famous Kruger National Park, where we go in search of the 'big five' and many other wildlife species. We admire the natural splendour of the Blyde River Canyon before crossing into Zimbabwe to explore the Great Zimbabwe Ruins - once an ancient 'city' in Southern Africa. At the Antelope Park there are many opportunities to get up close to wildlife and even walk with a lion cub, while the Matobo National Park is a haven for rhino and rich in ancient San rock paintings. We end our overland adventure at the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world and a base for many optional adventure activities.
Tour Price: from ZAR 11 130 per person
Explore some of the best known Southern African highlights on this fantastic overland safari through the bush, along the beaches and up the Natural Wonder of the Victoria Falls. Begining in Johanesburg, travel to the Kruger National Park for wildlife viewing that is unsurpassed. Spot the 'Big Five' and many other animal and bird species while game driving through this superb National Park. Heading to the picturesque coast, Mozambique offers a colourful history combined with picture perfect beaches and is a fast favourite of divers for it's diverse marine life. After exploring some of it's many coves, enjoy the hospitality of the Antelope Park at Gweru where our camp is surrounded by the friendly resident wildlife. Then finish off with game driving in Zimbabwe's oldest National Park - Hwange, before ending the trip at Victoria Falls.
Tour Price: from ZAR 10 570 per person
This comprehensive 22-day overland safari takes in the highlights of southern Africa where we experience our first introduction to Africa's wildlife in the Kruger National Park. We then head to Zimbabwe to visit the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Antelope Park where there's the opportunity to walk with lions and Matobo National Park. Then we take in the majesty of the Victoria Falls before crossing into Botswana's Chobe National Park and then explore the watery channels of the Okavango Delta. We go on a final safari back in Kruger before finishing the trip in Johannesburg.
Tour Price: from ZAR 16 170 per person
Beginning your safari with the famous Kruger National Park, travelling across to beaches in the tropics and exploring African bushveld in the middle, and finally ending off with majestic desert scenes and magical Cape Town - through 5 Southern African countries - this safari offers the biggest of Southern Africa's highlights! Enjoy game viewing in the Kruger, Hwange, Chobe, and Etosha National Parks along with the amazing sights of beaches, mountain scenes, and desolate deserts. Get to know the various local cultures across these 5 very different regions, while taking in exquisite views, exciting activities and enjoying so many genuinely African opportunities.