Zimbabwe between history and nature
Duration of the trip
13 days/10 nights
Kyle Recreation Area
When to visit
The best time for this trip goes from March and April to October and November.
For those who want lush landscapes and scenery the months from March to May are the most recommended.
The winter, colder and dryer, runs from June to July; while from August to November the climate is warmer but dry.
The Victoria Falls have their maximum water flow in April and May at the time of the rainy season; while the minimum reach is recorded in November, at the end of the dry season.
Type of trip
Adventure, classic or luxury (according to the chosen accomodation) in small groups from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 7 people.
Natural Safaris, visit of historical and archaeological sites, visit of rock paintings, short trekking in the parks, contact with the Shona and Ndebele populations, the Victoria Falls.
Zimbabwe, a country that offers history, culture, nature and landscapes and panoramas that change continuously.
There are different ecosystems, from the Nyanga Mountains, that reach 2,500 meters, to the desert savannah bordering the Kalahari, that we will cross during this journey always in contact with the population and rural life.
Harare, the capital, its streets are virtually pages of contemporary and modern African history since the colonial period; the former capital of Rhodesia is situated on a plateau that guarantees a mild and pleasant climate all year long.
Great Zimbabwe, a site declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a unique place of its kind throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
The ruins of the ancient capital of the Monomotapa Kingdom will make known the past of this peaceful population of artisans.
The Mutirikwi Lake, adjacent to the ruins, will represent our pleasant entry into the nature of Zimbabwe.
Matopos, also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a historic and sacred place for the Ndebele, situated among the granite hills with its Kopjes and Balance Rocks.
Here there are many caverns and caves with rock paintings made in prehistoric times; here is also the "World View", the place where Cecil Rhodes is buried.
This park contains history, magic and mystery ... but also so much nature. In fact there is a high concentration of leopards, but also many antelopes and other mammals, including the rhinos, a symbol of this park.
Hwange, the largest National Park in the country, is characterized by a tree-lined savannah with many water puddles that have made it famous as, around them, the animals are centered in search of water.
This greatly facilitates the sightings of elephants, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, numerous species of antelopes, lions, hyenas, leopards, jackals and licaons.
Hippos and crocodiles are also visible in the puddles; there are more than 400 species of birds in the park.
And finally we are going to reach the Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site; a must-have for those visiting Zimbabwe.
A water front of more than 1,700 meters, and a jump of 108 meters with the water that falls into the narrow rocky gorge to then continue its run in the rocky gorges that the Zambesi River dug for millennia in its path to the Indian Ocean; all around the falls the lush vegetation is the cornerstone of this wonder of nature.