Fall in Love with Victoria Falls
The Zimbabwe River flows through the south of the country and feeds into the great and thundering Victoria Falls. Visit the Victoria National Park to feel the rumble of the falls and catch the views atop staggering rock formations. Whether you’re searching for an adventure or just looking to relax, this area has everything you need. Take a lazy river cruise and shop for the local artisans’ creations or try your hand at whitewater rafting, bungee jumping and zip lining. Plan on taking a safari through Zimbabwe’s largest national park, Hwange National Park, to see elephants, buffalo, rhinos, leopards, lions and more.
Happy in Harare
Cheap flights to Zimbabwe make it possible to experience the capital city Harare in all its historical and natural glory. Take private guided tours or explore monuments and museums on your own. Check out the National Heroes Acre to discover historical artifacts and relics, while the Museum of Human Sciences will open your eyes to Zimbabwe’s ancient past. Other popular tourist destinations include the Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens, which is known for its aloes and cycads, and the Lion Park, where you’ll be able to see adult lions as well as cubs. Defying the laws of gravity, the famous ‘balancing rocks’ can be found just about everywhere in Zimbabwe, although the best ones are located in Epworth, just outside of Harare.
The City of Kings
Bulawayo is bursting with amazing attractions, a regal history and impeccable cuisine. The Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe has preserved Dodo eggs on display and offers a detailed look into the ancient and modern history of Zimbabwe and its geological and paleontological wonders. To spend some time outside, walk through the pre-colonial Khami Ruins, meander through the Matobo National Park’s granite hills or take a dip in the rustic Diana’s Pool. To remember your holiday, take home a souvenir, such as handwoven articles and functional kitchenware, from the Mzilikazi Arts and Crafts Centre.
When to go
Zimbabwe boasts mild temperatures and a low malaria risk thanks to its short wet season. From May until October, the dry season offers warm to hot temperatures and clear skies. The best time to visit is during the beginning of the dry seasons, because September and October can be extremely hot.
July and August are the peak months for viewing the falls; flights to Zimbabwe may be more expensive as a result. From September to November, you’ll see more exposed rock and less water, but it’s still a majestic, natural site. Avoid the falls from September to March as torrential thunderstorms are common.
Although you can see traditional dancing and traditional garb all year, the Jikinya Traditional Dance Festival takes place during the month of November. For the most part, indigenous dances and songs are performed during the festival by students from primary school. They compete for the title of championship crown at the finale, which is typically hosted in Harare or Bulawayo.
Airports and airlines
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Traveling to Zimbabwe is made possible by Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Virgin Atlantic, South African Airways, British Airways, Egypt Air and Virgin Atlantic. Fly to Harare or Victoria Falls for the cheapest flights from London. There are no direct flights from the United Kingdom. Most carriers will make stops in other African countries. Stopovers on Zimbabwe flights may occur in Addis Ababa, Dubai, Nairobi or Johannesburg, just to name a few.