Zimbabwe is blessed with some of the loveliest scenery in Southern Africa. This trip, which is perfect for families of six or more travelling together, takes you to the jaw-dropping beauty of Victoria Falls, passes through the huge stretches of pristine Big 5 country in Hwange National Park, and ends with a blissful cruise on popular Lake Kariba. In fact, all three of these iconic destinations are also hailed for their sheer magnitude: the Falls are the largest waterfall in Africa; Hwange is Zimbabwe’s biggest national park; and Kariba is the largest artificial lake in the world.
You and your family will kick off discovering these natural gems in Victoria Falls Town, rightly billed as the adrenalin capital of Africa because of the superb white-water rafting, bungee jumping and other exciting activities on offer. From there, you journey to the heart of Hwange to enjoy classic morning and afternoon game drives in search of the Big 5 – Hwange’s populations of wild dog and leopard are also making a comeback thanks to special conservation projects.
Lastly, wind down from early morning wake-up calls with time on a luxurious cruiser on the waters of Lake Kariba, which is a whopping 226 / 140mi long! As you cruise along, keep your binoculars to hand to view African fish eagles, cormorants, hippos, elephants and the occasional Nile crocodile making the most of this vast tract of fresh water.