Zimbabwe Top Activities
This great guide to Zimbabwe was taken from My Destination Zimbabwe.
Houseboat on Lake Kariba
This is a completely unique experience which you definitely must try when visiting Zimbabwe. Spend five days on a houseboat, parking every night in a different spot to view the game in the Matusadona National Park, allowing you to get very close to the wild life. Enjoy fishing off the small tender boats provided during the day, and then relax on your comfortable houseboat at night and enjoy the sunset and sounds of nature surrounding you!! For more information on hiring houseboats, contact GoKariba.com, and we recommend Kariba Catering to take care of all your food requirements
Flight of the Angels over Victoria Falls
An extremely popular activity in Victoria Falls is to fly over the falls in a helicopter which is known as the “Flight of the Angels”. The flight lasts approx 15 minutes, and gives you breathtaking and scenic views of the thunderous Victoria Falls. The helicopter is able to fly lower than most other planes, giving you the best views of the falls from both directions!!
Bungee Jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge
Nothing beats the thrill of Bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge; thousands of people have enjoyed this complete adrenaline pumping sport!! Ankle and body harnesses joined to a rope are attached to you, and then you dive head first off the 111m high bridge towards the mighty Zambezi River down below. After jumping you are winched back up onto the Victoria Falls Bridge and will be given photographic evidence of your achievement!!
White Water Rafting on Zambezi River
A pure adventure, enjoy rafting down the Zambezi River below the majestic Victoria Falls. Experienced guides will take care of you whilst you go through rapid after rapid, and you will love your action packed day. At the end of which you will climb out of the Bakota Gorge and be served ice cold refreshments!!
Tiger Fishing on Zambezi River
Another attraction for keen fisherman is to come and try and catch a fighting tiger fish on the Lower Zambezi River. The best time of year is September to November, and there are plenty of well equipped camps to choose from along the river banks, which will take care of your every need!!
Test out the Golf Courses in the Eastern Highlands
The Eastern Highlands part of Zimbabwe offers some stunning golf courses. In the Nyanga area, there is the Troutbeck and Claremont courses both offering a good challenge, whilst enjoying the beautiful views and scenery. Not too far from there in the Vumba, is Leopard Rock hotel that has one of the most stunning golf courses in the world, with breathtaking views at every hole!!
Game Viewing on Horseback through Hwange National Park
This type of Safari, gives you the chance to explore the large Hwange National Park which has over many different kinds of game including the Big Five!! On Horse back you will walk on many different animal trails to follow and view all kinds of wildlife, at pans or just relaxing under the shade of an acacia tree. If you are a horse lover and enjoy being in the bush then this definitely is for you!!
There are a number of operations in Zimbabwe who do run photographic safaris. Zimbabwe’s National Parks such as Hwange, Mana Pools, Mutasadona and Matobo Hills National Parks are popular choices, but if you are a bird lover then the Honde Valley and Eastern Highlands are the places to go to take the perfect shot!!
Explore Great Zimbabwe Ruins
The Great Zimbabwe Ruins is a historical site which is well worth a visit, the stone buildings were built in the 11th century and consist entirely of stone and are one of the oldest ruins in Southern Africa. The name Zimbabwe came from the stone structures of Great Zimbabwe and it became a World Heritage Site in 1986. Eight soap stones birds were found in the ruins of Great Zimbabwe.
Great Zimbabwe is located close to the town of Masvingo found in the central areas of Zimbabwe.
Hiking in the Chimanimani Mountains
The Chimanimani Mountains form Zimbabwe’s border with Mozambique in the Eastern Highlands part of the country. They are an ideal place for hikers, to explore the Chirundu tropical rain forest, and view the impressive Bridal Veil Falls. Many rare species of trees are found in the Chirundu forest such as wild orchids and cycads. Another big attraction is the Big Tree which is a red mahogany that is over a thousand years old!!
Please, enjoy our Southern African countries responsibly!