Herd of elephants walking in Zimbabwe

What Makes WT’s Zimbabwe Safaris Special?

Phenomenal Wildlife Viewing Without the Crowds — Zimbabwe is renowned for its thriving elephant population and biodiversity—but without the crowds of other safari destinations!

Exquisite Lodges, Exclusive Access — Our accommodations take you to four enchanting and varied locations and provide the ultimate luxury—exclusivity.

Africa’s Best Safari Guides — With the most rigorous training program in all of Africa, ‘Zim’ guides are renowned, and we work with the absolute best of the best.

The Most Active and Varied Safari — Encounter Africa up-close and in unique ways: from a ‘look-up blind’, in an open-air rail car, on a sunset cruise, and the ultimate thrill—on foot!

Small Groups with the Same Expert Leader Throughout — Our small group size—never more than 10—ensures great wildlife encounters and close access to your guide.

Our Safaris Give Back — Our lodges actively partner with the local communities, providing employment, income, and promoting wildlife conservation.

View Our Zimbabwe Itineraries
10 days from: $6095

Journey to Zimbabwe and discover the wildlife of Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls.

11 days from: $6995

Amazing safari in Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park with epic game viewing and wonderfully atmospheric lodges.

11 days from: $8195

Explore South Africa's Cape Town and Victoria Falls with wildlife safaris in Greater Kruger National Park and Hwange National Park.

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Highlights of Our Wild Zimbabwe Itinerary
Highlights of Our Wild Zimbabwe Itinerary
Track Wildlife on Foot

Step out of the safari vehicle and experience Africa on foot! These walks get you close to a wide variety of game on foot and are only possible because of the highly trained, expert guides who accompany you and intimately know the territory and behavior of these animals.

Watch Elephants From the Deck in Nehimba

The elephant is the icon of Hwange, and our private concession at Nehimba Lodge is set right on the elephants’ migration trail. They often congregate by the hundreds at Nehimba, and the large bulls of the herd enjoy our lodge’s swimming pool as a gathering spot and a handy source of drinking water. You’ll find yourself dining by candle light on the lodge’s deck within just a few yards of these mighty creatures and be able to observe their social interactions—it’s unforgettable.

Ride the Stimela Star & the Elephant Express

Enjoy two rail experiences that harken back to yesteryear: enter Hwange aboard a restored vintage sleeper train, with a three-course meal on board. In northern Hwange, board an open-air vintage rail car for a morning ride that provides a fantastic opportunity for photography en route to the next leg of the adventure.

Unique Perspectives on Wildlife

You’ll experience Hwange by rail, by open-sided 4WD vehicle, and on foot with your highly trained guide. You also observe wildlife from a unique waterhole-level blind where you’ll get fantastic photos and see the animals at incredibly close range.

Community and Conservation is Woven into Your Safari

In a land where local villages once had nothing to gain from safari tourism, we and our Zimbabwe partners are changing that by actively involving communities. Half the lodges on our safari are on land rented from the community, providing income and employment. We’ve engaged in programs to help upgrade local schools and provide safe drinking water and health care. With the benefits of wildlife conservation more tangible, there has been a dramatic decrease in poaching. Your presence has a direct positive impact on communities and wildlife.

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See The Smoke that Thunders: Victoria Falls

The Zambezi River spills into the chasm of Batoka Gorge at Victoria Falls, a thunderous World Heritage Site and the unforgettable introduction to our safari. We enjoy high tea at the colonial-era Victoria Falls Hotel, hike a trail directly across from the falls, and stay at Gorges Lodge, with its dramatic setting 600 feet above the gorge, where Verreaux’s eagles and lanner falcons soar by at eye level.

Contact our Africa Specialists

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Our Africa Specialists know every detail about our African safaris, and will be happy to answer any questions about our trips and help you choose the journey that’s right for you!

View Our Flagship Zimbabwe Itinerary

Zimbabwe Itinerary

Download our flagship Wild Zimbabwe itinerary to learn more about our day-to-day itinerary, prices and dates, lodging, and leaders.