NEW Trip – Dolpo Crystal Mountain to Mustang TraverseView Trip Details

No trip to southern Africa is complete without a visit to the spectacular Victoria Falls. Straddling the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia, with twice the width and depth of Niagara Falls, this legendary waterfall has earned itself the local name of Mosi-oa-Tunya- "The Smoke That Thunders".

Prepare to get wet as you experience this awe-inspiring waterfall in action, or discover why this is Africa's adrenalin sports capital with a thrilling bungy jump, white water rafting experience or scenic flight over the falls.

Discover striking granite formations, vaulted caves and ancient rock paintings on a walk through the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Matobo Hills, and seek out the iconic Big 5 on an unforgettable safari drive through Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe's largest game reserve.

Join us as we discover the highlights of beautiful Zimbabwe!


Find your Zimbabwe trip


Our all inclusive approach

Featuring comfortable accommodation or campsites, helpful camping assistants and private vehicles, our Zimbabwe adventures offer exceptional value for money. Additionally, we aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the trip cost such as most meals, game drives and walks, river excursions and national park fees.

Authentic experiences

Our Zimbabwe adventures offer a myriad of options for those looking for an active or relaxing holiday, from visiting Victoria Falls and spotitng wildlife on a game drive in Hwange to discovering ancient Bushman rock art and embarking on an idyllic sunset cruise.

Experienced local guides

Our guides are passionate about Zimbabwe and its natural wonders and will strive to ensure that you have an enjoyable and seamless experience.


Deforestation alleviation

When cooking, we use gas to avoid depleting limited wood resources. We take all waste out and use responsible waste disposal facilities.

Plastic bottle reduction

To reduce the amount of plastic water bottles purchased by travelers our vehicles have a tank of clean drinking water that is filled up along the journey.

Community interaction

At local markets we encourage travellers to barter (gently and in good humor) with the local people while remaining mindful that this is their livelihood.

Safari lodges

In game parks, national parks and rural locations we use 3 to 4 star comfortable properties that reflect the character of the area. Some may have extra facilities such as a swimming pool or private balcony.

Permanent safari camps

Like a tented hotel room, this is the perfect way to experience the African wilderness. We use 3 to 4 star comfortable properties that reflect the character of the area.


We offer two styles of camping; fully supported and semi-participation. Both styles feature quality two person tents erected in scenic wilderness.


In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star, twin share properties that are centrally located, comfortable and reliable.

A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.

Trip reviews

Desert Rivers and Wildlife in Comfort

From April 2024, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe announced the introduction of a new currency, Zimbabwe gold (ZiG), to replace the Zimbabwe dollar ($ZWL). This affects the local purchase of goods such as supermarkets, local shops, fuel stations, local businesses etc.

For local purchase of goods, payments can only be made using the Zimbabwe gold (ZiG), Our local guides will advise you while on tour as to how best to handle the situation and also assist with changing money at appropriate bank tellers or currency exchanges when needed. Change only what you need for drinks and snack purchases, and local goods/souvenirs.

Payment in tourism areas such as Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park is still in US Dollars Cash, including the entrance fee to Victoria Falls, national park fees, KAZA Univisa and visa entry fees, tourism activities, hotel extras, etc.

Take sufficient cash to cover your needs for the duration of your travel. We recommend that you travel with USD cash (printed from 2009 onwards), EUR or ZAR cash. You cannot get any foreign currency in Zimbabwe so bring this with you. Large denomination bills such as 50’s or 100’s are not accepted so we recommend bringing smaller denominations while you are travelling.

For US Dollars Cash, do not bring any older issued notes with “small heads” (pre 2009) as they are not accepted in Zimbabwe or Zambia. It is important that you ensure that your notes are clean and undamaged, as many banks and currency exchanges will not accept dirty, damaged or torn notes. Please also avoid bringing US$100 notes, as there is a high incidence of forged notes around and they may not be accepted.

Visa & Mastercard are accepted in major and tourist centres such as Victoria Falls. Outside these areas it is difficult to use (credit cards widely accepted except in rural areas). Check with hotels and other service providers whether credit card payments will be accepted. Note that merchant fees can be high on credit card purchases.

Amex and Diners are not readily accepted.

Travellers cannot withdraw cash from international debit cards through ATMs, however international credit cards (Visa and Mastercard) may be accepted at some bank machines. ATM's are not readily accessible.

International Dialing Code


Type D plug

Electricity in Zimbabwe is 240 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin types are D (3 pin round) and G (UK – 3 prong).


Visas are required for Zimbabwe for all the following nationalities and can be obtained at the border/ on arrival. These visa fees are payable (in cash only) on arrival at port of entry and are subject to change without notice:

United States of America US$ 30 single entry; US$ 45 double entry

United Kingdom US$ 55 single entry; US$ 70 double entry

Canada US$ 75 single entry only; double entry not available

Australia US$ 30 single entry; US$ 45 double entry

New Zealand US$ 30 single entry; US$ 45 double entry

A common tourist visa was recently introduced for Zambia and Zimbabwe known as the (KAZA) UNIVISA. The US$50 Univisa (recommend to pay in cash) is valid for 30 days and allows the bearer to enter both Zambia and Zimbabwe. So if you think you will cross into Zambia even for a short period from Zimbabwe (eg. to look at Victoria Falls from that side), then it is better to purchase the Univisa. Full details including ports of entry issuing the Univisa, the eligible countries and more are available here: <> . Keep in mind that if you are visiting Botswana for longer than a day trip, you will need to get a single entry visa (for Zambia or Zimbabwe depending on where you land) or a Univisa (if you plan to visit both Zambia and Zimbabwe), then visit Botswana and on return, will need to purchase another single entry visa or Univisa. In other words – if you have a Univisa but leave the joint Zambia/Zimbabwe area, you will have to buy a new visa on re-arrival.

All other nationalities should check with your nearest embassy or consulate.

Visa requirements do change regularly so we suggest you check with your travel agent or reservations consultant.


Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

Join Newsletter
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/ADS.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Adventures South"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Adventure South</div>
Adventure South NZ is unrivalled in their geographic coverage, originality and overall quality of adventures holidays in New Zealand. Choose from walking, cycling, winter or multi-activity holidays, on either the North or South Island.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/AWH.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Australian Walking Holidays"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Australian Walking Holidays</div>
Australian Walking Holidays specialises in small group guided walking adventures. Since 1982 we have been guiding small groups of travellers on Australia's finest walks across our tropical, coastal or red centre landscapes.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/GCT.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Great Canadian Trails"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Great Canadian Trails</div>
Great Canadian Trails specialises in active holidays in Canada. With both guided and supported self-guided options available, our unique itineraries draw upon some of Canada's most inspiring parks, trails and landscapes from coast to coast.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/HUM.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Humac Challenge"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Huma Charity Challenge</div>
Huma enables those with adventurous spirits to challenge themselves and make a difference for a cause close to their heart. Travel, fundraise and meet life-long friends on one of Huma's meaningful and unique challenges around the world.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WB.jpg?v2' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Walkers’ Britain"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Walkers' Britain</div>
Walkers' Britain (formerly Sherpa Expeditions) have specialised in walking and cycling trips in the United Kingdom and Europe since 1973. Explore iconic trails and destinations on a self guided or small group active holiday with Walkers' Britain.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WB.jpg?v2' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Walkers’ Britain"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Walkers' Britain</div>
Walkers' Britain (formerly Sherpa Expeditions) have specialised in walking and cycling trips in the United Kingdom and Europe since 1973. Explore iconic trails and destinations on a self guided or small group active holiday with Walkers' Britain.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/TAS.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Tasmania Expeditions"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Tasmanian Expeditions</div>
Tasmanian Expeditions is the most experienced operator of treks and adventure travel holidays in Tasmania. We own and operate the most comprehensive range of adventure holidays available across Tasmania's varied landscapes.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/UTX-new.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Utracks"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>UTracks</div>
UTracks are the active European holiday specialists. Whether you prefer cycling or walking, 2-star or 4-star, small groups or self guided, land, river or sea – UTracks can help you to explore Europe exactly the way you want.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WYA.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="World Expeditions Schools"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>World Expeditions Schools</div>
World Expeditions Schools is our specialist division dedicated to organising tailor made overseas school group adventures. Specialists in Service Learning projects, choose from more destinations than any other school group provider.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/YOM.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Yomads"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Yomads</div>
Yomads offers adventures for the 20s and 30s on six continents. Designed as a way to bring young and likeminded travellers together, Yomads caters to those interested in lightly structured and active trips that allow freedom to roam and explore.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/ACT.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Australian Cycle Tours"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Australian Cycle Tours</div>
Australian Cycle Tours specialises in high quality self guided and guided cycling experiences in a selection of the most beautiful regions in Australia.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WEX.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="World Expeditions"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>World Expeditions</div>
The pioneers of original, worldwide adventure travel holidays since 1975
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/TJX.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Trail Journeys"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Trail Journeys</div>
Self-guided cycling experts on New Zealand's Otago Rail Trail and more
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/BMAC.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Blue Mountains Adventure Company"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Blue Mountains Adventure Company</div>
The original Blue Mountains canyoning, hiking, climbing and abseiling experts
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/GWNZ.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Great Walks of New Zealand"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Great Walks of New Zealand</div>
Explore New Zealand's most spectacular wilderness regions with the self-guided hiking experts
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/NAA.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="North America Active"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>North America Active</div>
USA Canada hiking & cycling tour specialists, choose from self-guided or guided trips