Region Guide

From Victoria Falls on the western boarder with Zambia, to Gonarezheu in the south east, there is a lot to discover in Zimbabwe. The capital Harare will serve as your travel hub, before adventures to Hwange National Park or Mana Pools National Park.

Our Africa specialists Matt and Felix  and are always on hand to support, so should you want to take the next step in planning your Zimbabwe trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Zimbabwe's Regions

Eastern Highlands

Also known as the Manica Highlands, Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands run for some 300kms and separate Zimbabwe from neighbouring Mozambique. Easily accessible via a half-day drive from Harare, they are the natural starting point for adventurous travellers who are looking to explore some of the more remote corners of the country.


Gonarezhou is Zimbabwe’s second largest national park and its name translates from Shona as ‘place of elephants’. The park characterises itself by the distinct orange sandstone of the well know Chilojo Cliffs.

Great Zimbabwe

Built between the 11th and 15th centuries, Great Zimbabwe represent the country’s great architectural skills and deep traditions, once home to cattle-herding people.The ruins are made up of granite walls, characterised by turrets, towers and incredibly sculpted stairways, however the purpose of these ruins is yet to be discovered.


Zimbabwe’s elegant and modern capital city, Harare sits atop a wide plateau at an altitude of almost 1,500 metres, meaning it has a pleasant climate all year round. Indeed, Harare is a very different city to how many perceive it, with wide, jacaranda-lined boulevards, elegant buildings and a thriving art and food scene.

Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park was founded in 1928 and is Zimbabwe’s largest park, playing host to the greatest elephant population in Africa, as well as over 100 mammals and 400 bird species.From the sand flats of the Kalahari in the south to the lush teak forest and hills of the north, the park sustains a wide range of game including great herds of buffalo, eland, sable, roan and zebra as well as lion, cheetah, leopard and wild dogs.

Lake Kariba

Along the Zambezi River you will find Lake Kariba; Africa’s largest man made dam, 226km long and up to 40km wide. The lake covers an area of 5,000 square kilometres and has become a paradise for both wildlife and humans alike.

Mana Pools National Park

The name ‘Mana Pools’ comes from the pools that still lie in the abandoned river channels that run through the terraces. The word ‘Mana’ is said to mean “four”, which refers to the largest of these pools with are filled with water year round.

Matopos Hills

The Matopos Hills is an area of granite hills and wooded valleys in the south-eastern corner of Zimbabwe, close to the buzzing town of Bulawayo. The area is home to a huge diversity of flora and fauna and is rich in colonial history.

Victoria Falls

The crashing deluge of the mighty Zambezi as it spectacularly plunges over the Victoria Falls is one of Africas most awe-inspiring and iconic sights. We think that the Falls are best seen from the Zimbabwean side and when you are standing close to the worlds greatest mass of falling water and enjoying the sight of double rainbows, you won’t feel short-changed.

Victoria Falls

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