Zimbabwe has been named one of the most beautiful countries on the continent and it certainly lives up to that in spectacular style. Zimbabwe’s diversity and splendour is indeed remarkable.

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Interesting Facts

Capital City Harare
International Airport Robert Mugabe International Airport
Currency Zimbabwean Dollar
Population 13,000,000

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Magical Mana Pools
Wildlife encounters at Johns Camp Mana Pools

Safarisin Zimbabwe

Renowned as one of the most authentic safari destinations, Zimbabwe exceeds all safari enthusiasts expectations.

Practical info when visiting Zimbabwe

Need to know
Season & Climate
What to bring

Need to know

There are fantastic game-viewing and other adventurous outdoor activities to be enjoyed across Zimbabwe, an unspoilt wilderness that is a favourite for travellers looking for authentic and uncrowded experiences. Mana Pools is renowned for its walking safaris and hosts one of the biggest wild dog populations in southern Africa, while the elephants of Hwange National Park enjoy free rein through a myriad of amazing landscapes.

Zimbabwe, despite many years of hardship, remains one of the warmest, friendliest places in Africa, where its people are positive, helpful and happy and its hospitality of the highest standard.

Safari moments at John's Camp


Zimbabwe’s national parks and private reserves are home to an abundance of wildlife, making them some of the top safari destinations in Africa. Boasting an exceptional amount of wildlife, being able to walk freely with the animals is rare but possible if visiting Mana Pools National Park.

Walking Safari at Johns Camp

Season & Climate

Zimbabwe lies within the tropics but enjoys subtropical conditions because of its high average elevation.

During the months of November up until March, there are hot days, warm, balmy nights and a high chance of rain and thunderstorms during the afternoons. It must be noted that Zimbabwe's rainy season is slightly shorter than Zambia & Malawi.

During April & May there is a high chance of rain, with warm days and pleasantly cool nights.

In June through till August, rain is unlikely and the mornings are cold but sunny and evening temperatures can drop as low as 8C. September and October are dry and very hot during the day while the nights are warm.

The above is a guideline and it must be noted that weather patterns all over Africa are becoming more and more unpredictable possibly due to global warming.

Picturesque scenery at John's Camp

What to bring

  • Camouflage clothing

    3 sets bush coloured safari outfits (long shorts/shirts) i.e. green/brown/dark khaki (not white, cream, blue or bright colours - especially for walking)

  • Casual clothing

    A couple of sets of lighter clothes

  • Evening clothing

    2 sets casual evening clothes (long trousers, shirts and socks to reduce insect bites)

  • Extra clothing

    1 lightweight sweater. Warm jacket in winter (June/July/early August)

  • Rain clothing

    Light rain gear for the wet months (November - April)

  • Shoes

    A good pair of covered shoes for walking. Open shoes or sandal type shoes for warmer days

  • Swimgear

    A number of properties do have pools so bring swimwear

  • Sun protection

    Like a hat, sunglasses, high strength sunscreen, moisturizer, lip salve, strong insect repellent, anti-histamine cream and tablets should always be carried.

  • Binoculars

    One pair per person is a must

  • Torch

    A pocket torch comes in handy in the evenings when walking between your room and dining area.

  • Glasses

    if you wear prescription glasses bring a spare pair. If you wear contact lenses bring a pair of glasses as well since dust can be a problem.

  • Camera equipment

    We suggest a telephoto lens (200/300mm). Flash for night photography. Camera cleaning equipment and a good dust/water proof bag. Videos - bring spare batteries, and a flash for night photography


What makes Zimbabwe a unique destination for a safari?
Zimbabwe’s vast wilderness, variety of game parks and unparalleled wildlife encounters amidst diverse landscapes, makes it an exceptional safari destination.

Can I visit Victoria Falls as part of my safari trip to Zimbabwe?
Absolutely! Visiting Victoria Falls is highly recommended and can be a highlight addition to your safari in Zimbabwe, or even as a standalone journey. The falls provide a breathtaking natural spectacle, making it an essential experience for any traveler to the region.

What are the conservation efforts in place to protect wildlife in Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe implements several robust conservation initiatives and anti-poaching measures to safeguard its rich biodiversity, ensuring sustainable wildlife preservation. Zambezi Elephant Fund is supported by Robin Pope Safaris and is one of the many conservation organizations.

What are some tips for responsible tourism in Zimbabwe?
Respect wildlife, the local communities, and choose accommodation operators who uphold these values, as well as support conservation projects to contribute to responsible tourism in Zimbabwe.

How do I choose between a private and a group safari in Zimbabwe?
We can help with your decision based on your preferences for personalized experiences (private safari) or a shared adventure (group safari) when planning your Zimbabwe safari. There will be several factors that affect your final choice including cost effectiveness, flexibility and camaraderie.

Are there opportunities for walking safaris in Zimbabwe?
There certainly are walking safaris in all of Zimbabwe’s National Parks and Zimbabwean guides are world renowned for their expertise and passion thus you are sure to have an immersive and enjoyable experience.

Exterior of The Hide in Hwange National Park

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