Harare, Bulawayo and Victoria Falls would
be your entry points into Zimbabwe from outside of Africa. Air Zimbabwe,
South African Airways and British Airways offer flights to the above
destinations accept that SAA and BA do not include Harare.
Land & water
Main entry points into Zimbabwe from other African countries include
Botswana (Kazungula & Plumtree), Mozambique (Nyamapanda & Machipanda),
South Africa (Beitbridge) and Zambia (Chirundu, Kariba & Victoria Falls).
When to Go
Winter is from May to October and
the most comfortable for travelling. The evenings are very cold and
temperatures could fall below freezing point. Game viewing is at its
best in winter as the animal congregate around water holes.
Summer is from November to April when
the landscape is green and there is summer rainfalls. Day temperatures
can climb to about 35°C with thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Highlights not to Miss
Mana Pools National Park
Mana Pools is about 2 200 sq km and a Unesco World Heritage Site. The
park is remote and you get a true sense of the wild and natural when
you visit it. There are four pools around the park and you could enjoy
fishing and exploring the region either by foot or canoe.
The greatest medieval city in sub-Saharan Africa, is Great Zimbabwe
providing evidence that ancient Africa reached a level of civilisation
not suspected by earlier scholars. The site is divided into several major
Matusadona National Park
The park lies along the southern shore of Lake Kariba with trees that
looked like they have drowned before a wild mountain backdrop. The trees
are dead and were victims of the rising waters of Lake Kariba during
the late 1950s. At about 1410 sq km Matusadona is sandwiched between
the Sanyati and Ume Rivers.
Hwange National Park
The largest and most wildlife-packed park in Zimbabwe is Hwange. The
national park is about 14 651 sq km and the most accessible park in the
Gonarezhou National Park
This national park is virtually an extension of the Kruger National
Park in South Africa.