Land of diverse landscapes, rich culture and historical sites
Self Drive Zimbabwe
A self drive Zimbabwe trip allows you to explore the whole country, including those off the beaten track trails. As one of the most adventurous safari destinations in Africa, this country offers abundant wildlife, untouched wilderness, significant cultural and historical sites as well as the spectacular Victoria Falls; which is arguably one of the biggest tourist attractions in Africa and one of the seven natural wonders in the world.
Zimbabwe Self Drive Highlights
A self drive Zimbabwe trip allows you to travel at your leisure and explore some of Africa’s finest game viewing. Teeming with wildlife, Hwange is Zimbabwe’s largest national park. It is home to buffalo, sable, giraffe, wildebeest, impala, gemsbok, roan antelope and the last remaining African elephant. The beautiful Matopos is another popular favourite National Park where Cecil Rhodes grave is set on “World’s View”. Apart from the many available national park and game reserves, the Zambezi river welcomes you to stunning river sunsets, boat rides, crocodile viewing, wild camping and the roaring Victoria Falls. With so much to see and explore across the country, a self drive safari comes highly recommend giving you the freedom to travel Zimbabwe at your own pace.
We offer three self drive Zimbabwe routes that can be taken on their own or in combination. Each route offers 2 weeks or more of 4x4 adventure. We also offer three tour levels that determine the type of accommodation on the route, from self-catering and camping to luxury safari lodges. There are many accommodation options along these routes, which we can tailor to meet your needs based on the level you choose. Start planning your 4x4 adventure and self drive Zimbabwe’s Matopos, Hwange and Zambezi National park!
1. The Best in Luxury (South to West)
Experience the best in luxury accommodation and camps while exploring the Zambezi river. Take in the views of the extraordinary Victoria Falls, self drive through the Zambezi, Hwange and Matopa National Parks and explore Great Zimbabwe. Includes the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls, Zambezi, Hwange and Matopa National Park and Great Zimbabwe.
2. Parks and Pans (West to South West )
Starting in Zambia and crossing the border into Zimbabwe this route covers an in-depth safari through the Hwange and Zambezi National Park. Heading further east this route crosses the border into Botswana where you can view the famous salt pans and the Kalahari desert. Includes Livingstone, Zambezi River, Hwange, Hwange National Park, Zambezi National Park, Nata, Makgadikgadi Pan, Maun, Nxai Pan, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Deception Pan, Sunday Pan, Leopard Pan, Motopi Pan and the Royal Tree Lodge private reserve.
3. Camps and Parks (South West and West)
View the amazing Zambezi River, visit the roaring Victoria Falls, explore the unspoiled Hwange National Park and the beautiful Matopos National park. Includes Victoria Falls, Hwange national park, Hwange damn and the Matopas National Park.
PRICE LEVELS FOR EACH ROUTE
- Stranger – mostly camping
- Discoverer – camping and mid-range lodges
- Explorer – the best camps and top lodges