Here is a list of the best places to visit during an African safari tour to Zimbabwe.
The Eastern Highlands:
The eastern border of Zimbabwe has a long range of beautiful rugged mountains running from north to south, covering a distance of about three hundred kilometers. These are known as the Eastern highlands and acts as a natural border with Mozambique.
The Eastern Highlands are different from the gentle rolling landscape near Nyanga or the fierce granite spikes of Chimanimani. The landscape of this place is breathtaking which gives one the feeling that he/she is in Scotland and not Africa. Here you can see many herds of antelopes.
You can enjoy spending your time here by golfing, fishing and also riding on horsebacks. You can also make a visit to the Vumba Botanical Gardens.
Lowveld is situated in the southeastern corner of Zimbabwe and hosts several prominent wildlife reserves of Africa, like the Gonarezhou National Park, the Lonestar Reserve and the Save Valley Conservancy.
The Lonestar Reserve is a game reserve spread acres 98,000 acres of land and is privately owned. It is a home to rhinos in large numbers and other animals like elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo.
The Gonarezhou national park is home to large herds of elephants. It borders Mozambique and has spectacular sceneries. This park is full of wildlife, yet even today it remains largely unexplored. Here you can have an encounter with the lions, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes.
In the parks of Lowveld you can see many animals which are endangered.
The Chizarira National Park:
This national park of Zimbabwe is known by very few people. It is situated in the beautiful wilderness of the Zambezi Valley escarpment. It has a wide range of habitats; therefore, it is a home to a wide range of animals and plants. Elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, kudu, bushbuck and sable are abundantly present in this park. Not only animals, but this park is also a home to a number of birds like the crowned eagles, black eagles and Pel’s fishing owl.
In this park you can have an experience of a walking safari along with a licensed guide.
Hwange national park:
The Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest national park. It covers an area of 4,600 square miles and forms the northeast border of the Kalahari Desert of Botswana. It is famous for its thick wildlife which includes huge herds of elephants and buffaloes. Also it is a home to more than 100 different species of animals like the lion, leopard, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, cheetah, zebra, jackal, wildebeest, antelope and many species of birds.
Lake Kariba & Matusadona National Park:
The Kariba Lake is a home of animals, birds and fishes seeking activity on its shores and waters. The Matusadona National Park lies on the shore of this lake. The park hosts large herds of elephant, buffalo and hippo. This is a unique place in Africa which you shouldn’t miss to visit while on your African safari vacation.
Besides all these listed places you should also make an African safari trip to the Matobo National Park and the famous Victoria Falls to make your safari to South Africa filled with pleasant memories.