Although plagued by constant political and economical instability, Zimbabwe is also a country of staggering beauty. A luxury holiday to Zimbabwe with Elegant Resorts is a perfect add-on to any African adventure, and with a landscape, quite literally, saturated with wildlife, it’s the ideal choice for safari enthusiasts. Hwange National Park is home to over four-hundred bird types and one-hundred mammals, including the 'Big Five'. The park also boasts around thirty-thousand elephants and a successful breeding environment for wild dogs, so you’re unlikely to leave disappointed.
The overwhelming, inexplicably compelling, Victoria Falls boasts the largest curtain of falling water in the world; if you’re feeling adventurous why not try a bungee jump from Victoria Falls Bridge? Alternatively, white-water raft the Zambezi River or enjoy a canoeing safari.
On land, head to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins; built between the 13th and 15th century, these towers of balanced stones have been skilfully laid with no cement or mortar and reach heights of thirty-six feet. Visit Matopo Hills at sunset for romantic vistas of the sun dipping behind giant boulders. The hills, now home to the Matabele tribe, also offer encounters with native Zimbabweans.
Malaria is present in all parts of Zimbabwe, except the cities of Harare and Bulawayo, and is a high risk between November and June, so please take precautions.