"Zimbabwe is one of the most underrated countries in Africa and I love showing off the country's remote national parks, mighty Victoria Falls and ancient treasures like rock paintings and dinosaur footprints"
Be amazed by the stunning natural wonder of Victoria Falls
A visit to the Victoria Falls is a monumental experience. Not only is it the most incredible Zimbabwe waterfall, but it’s the world’s largest waterfall and a Natural Wonder of the World. We’ll reveal every astonishing angle, and you’ll feel the spray as you watch the water thundering into the gorge below.
Explore the ancient city walls of Great Zimbabwe
Our Zimbabwe vacations reveal the history of the country, and we’ll take you to the ruined city of Great Zimbabwe, once the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe during the Late Iron Age. It was built between the 11th and 15th centuries and we’ll explore the ancient stone walls of this UNESCO-listed site.
Take a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls and the Zambezi
Take an exhilarating helicopter ride over the mighty Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River, for a breathtaking view of the water crashing into the gorge. You’ll zigzag along the winding Zambezi, see the Batoka Gorge, and have the unrivalled opportunity to snap some spectacular pictures of this natural wonder.
Dive in Devil's Pool
A dip in Devil’s Pool is one of the most thrilling things to do in Zimbabwe. This natural pool was formed by centuries of erosion, and has a natural barrier that allows you to swim to the edge of the waterfall without getting swept over. You’ll have striking views of the waterfall and it’s a true pinch-me moment.
See elephants at Gonarezhou National Park
Set in a remote corner of the country, Gonarezhou National Park is one of the top Zimbabwe attractions. It’s name means ‘The Place of Elephants’, and you can spot some of the 11,000 elephants that roam these beautiful plains. We’ll also discover the park’s striking landscapes, from woodlands and rivers, to soaring sandstone cliffs.
Our top 5 things to do in Zimbabwe
We’ll show you all the wonderful places to visit in Zimbabwe, from the magnificent Victoria Falls to the thousands of elephants in Gonarezhou National Park.
Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe
Located in the Centenary Park in Bulawayo, the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe is one of the biggest and most significant museums of science and natural history in all of Africa. It was built in 1962 and is filled with collections on archaeology, entomology and paleontology.
Bulawayo Railway Museum
Visit the Bulawayo Railway Museum to learn the story of the Rhodesian Railway. This locomotive museum is located next to Bulawayo railway station, and houses collections which include original trains dating back to 1897, and the personal railway coach of Cecil Rhodes.
Zimbabwe Museum of Human Studies
The Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences showcases the human history of Zimbabwe, from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. It houses a vast collection of historical artefacts, including the 700 year old ngoma lungundu, the oldest wooden object found in sub-Saharan Africa, believed to be a replica of the Ark of the Covenant.
Best museums in Zimbabwe
A Zimbabwe travel experience with Trafalgar takes you to the country’s top museums, from the story of the Rhodesian Railway, to one of Africa’s biggest museums of natural history.
Dovi is a tasty peanut stew, and one of the most well-loved dishes in Zimbabwe. It’s made from crushed peanuts, meat, okra, tomato, carrot, garlic and onion, stirred together with a rich stock. Our Local Specialists will show you the best places to try this comforting dish.
Similar to ugali (cornflour porridge) found in eastern Africa, sadza is made using boiled cornmeal. It’s mashed into a potato-like consistency and can be served as a side dish to mop up saucy curries, or eaten on its own with peanut sauce.
Mapopo candy is a papaya candy, and a favorite of all Zimbabweans. It’s made from strips of papaya, lemon and mint which are dissolved in a sugar syrup, before cooling and being reheated to mold into soft cubes. It’s similar to Turkish delight and you can find it in markets across Zimbabwe.
Best food in Zimbabwe
A trip to Zimbabwe with Trafalgar will reveal the delicious Zimbabwean food, from warm peanut stews, to sweet mapopo candy.
What to pack for Zimbabwe
In Zimbabwe, the standard voltage is 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type D and G. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Be sure to pack a strong mosquito repellent with DEET, to protect you from mosquito bites and other insects when you visit Zimbabwe.
We’ll share insights on the best time to visit Zimbabwe to avoid the heavy wet season, however a raincoat is useful all year round, especially when visiting the churning Victoria Falls.
Whether you’d like to go white-water rafting in Batoka Gorge, or take a dip in Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls, pack a swimsuit for your trip to Zimbabwe.
Although the Zimbabwe dollar is the official currency of Zimbabwe, you’ll need to bring some US currency for exchange, and you can also use US cash for restaurants, taxis and entry visas.