Zimbabwe is one of Africa’s most exciting wildlife destinations. Zimbabwe derives its name from the spectacular stone structures of the Great Zimbabwe ruins, a World Heritage Site. and is home to four additional World Heritage sites, including the rugged granite outcrops of the Matobo Hills, the spectacular conservation area of Mana Pools and the magnificent Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Hwange National Park is the largest and most popular park in Zimbabwe. Hwange is most known for the impressive concentration of elephant that are attracted to the park’s waterholes during the dry season. Due to the hard work of Painted Dog Conservation, it is a great location to see the elusive painted dog (African Wild Dog) that numbers less than 3,500 in Africa. Hwange is well known too for its bird watching, the best time to visit for birdwatching is from November to April as migratory birds return from Europe and Northern Africa. Visitors can look forward to a private and secluded safari in a pristine environment.
Along the mighty Zambezi River, Mana Pools National Park is a WORLD HERITAGE SITE based on its pure wilderness and beauty. It is home to a great diversity of wildlife and an outstanding destination for classic safaris. Mana Pools was featured on the BBC series “Dynasties” with their world-famous painted dogs. Travelers can partake in a canoe safari along the Zambezi and drift past crocodile and hippo.
In addition to some great game viewing, dedicated professional guides and exceptional camps, Zimbabwe offers some of the best values in Africa. If you haven’t been there recently, you might want to make Zimbabwe your next wildlife conservation destination.