BEST TIME TO VISIT: Now! Zimbabwe has a turbulent past, both economically and ethically, but a new era has dawned and tourists are being welcomed with open arms. May–november provide the best climate for trekking or safaris, although be aware in the latter part of the season the temperatures can soar into the 30s [degrees Celsius].
WHERE TO GO: Dramatic, beautiful and awe inspiring, Victoria Falls, might be a popular tourist spot but a trip to Zimbabwe wouldn’t be complete without a visit. Here you can choose to get your adrenalin pumping by zip lining, bungee jumping or whitewater rafting, or for those looking for something a little less extreme you can walk the scenic trails alongside the falls or enjoy afternoon tea at the Victoria Falls hotel.
HIT THE HEIGHTS: At 2,592m Nyangani is the highest mountain in Zimbabwe. For those wishing to lace up their boots it offers a moderately challenging three-hour hike to the summit. With very few trekkers to be found here, this mysterious and sacred peak offers spectacular views of the surrounding highlands.
GO WILD: The National Parks of Matobo and Hwange will satisfy any wildlife enthusiast. Brimming with elephants, zebra, rhino and giraffes to name but a few, the expert guides here will show you the gems these parks have to offer.