Zimbabwe is a song which, once heard, is never forgotten; a mood to suit the needs of any soul, any time; a spell that binds all those who know her. Her voice brings forth many melodies.

A landlocked country in southern Africa, Zimbabwe derives its name from dzimba dzemabwe or “houses of stone” in Shona. Its use as the country’s name is in tribute to Great Zimbabwe, the site of the capital of the Munhumutapa Empire.

Zimbabwe is rich in geographic and topographic diversity and it boasts low-lying semi-desert in the northwest to lush highlands strewn with forests and lakes in the eastern part of the country.

Zimbabwean guides’ training has set a high standard for the safari industry. Zimbabwe safaris offer a true smorgasbord of activities: white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and game viewing by foot, open vehicle and boat.

Safari Ideas

Zimbabwe offers a large variety of eco-systems, one of the African continent’s finest and largest concentrations of wildlife, a perfect climate and a rich safari history. The best game viewing areas of Zimbabwe are in the country’s northern National Parks. Hwange, Matusadona and Mana Pools are legendary, as well as world-renowned Victoria Falls.

Eles at Dusk - Hwange
Eles at Dusk – Hwange

In the south of the country, Matopos is known as the wilderness of granite, and Gonarezhou National Park is building a reputation for its outstanding wildlife and spectacular topography.

With so many beautiful areas and dynamic seasons, Zimbabwe is a country that travelers find themselves returning to. From some of our favorite luxury camps to custom designed walking and canoe safaris, we’re always excited to show-off the best of Zimbabwe.



Zimbabwe Experiences

Walking Safaris in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has a well-earned reputation for some of the best guides and most picturesque wildlife and wilderness areas in Africa. […]

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Breathtaking Botswana & Hwange Thrills

Lance says: I had a fantastic time in Africa.  We saw a vast amount of wildlife, virtually everything one could […]

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Diving In Day One - A Surprise Southern Africa Safari

“We’re a gay couple that has traveled the world all on our own, from the Galapagos Islands to the Bosphorus […]

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A Great Mana Pools Baobab

A New Zimbabwe Safari Circuit

In the 1990s, Zimbabwe was booming. It was a sought-after destination, and Next Adventure was one of the few photographic […]

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Jane & Alan's First Safari

When I was a kid I read things about Daniel Boone and the Native American explorers and scouts. They had […]

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Courtney & Christian's Honeymoon Safari

Just stunning…there is a constant parade of animals coming down the hill and you can see the vastness of the […]

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Family Safari Kid with Tortoise in Kruger

Family Safaris - Our Personal Picks

As you might have guessed, the Next Adventure team fully supports taking the whole family on safari! As family safaris have […]

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Hwange Sunset on walking safari

Walking in Hwange with the Johnson Family

So much of what we do here at Next Adventure is getting to know each client and pairing them with […]

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Kudu in the Grass, Linyanti

A Spin Through Bots & Zim

In May, I had an opportunity to travel with African Bush Camps to experience their intimate safari camps in Botswana […]

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Let Zim be your guide

Zimbabwe has long been a favorite destination for us at Next Adventure. I was first there as a two year […]

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View from an Elephant Hide near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park

Join Kili's exclusive Insider's Safari to Zimbabwe

In celebration of my 10-year anniversary as Managing Director of Next Adventure, I decided to return to my roots. When […]

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Zimbabwe Safari Video Playlist