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Zambia & Zimbabwe

These two individual countries share one spectacular natural wonder between them; the magnificent Victoria Falls. This iconic setting not only offers breathtaking views but is home to the Devil's Pool, a natural rock pool right on the edge of Victoria Falls… There's nothing quite like swimming in this earth-made infinity pool, whilst thundering waters cascade into the abyss below. 

There are excellent wildlife reserves in both countries as well as neighboring country Botswana, making it easy to go on a safari adventure before or after visiting Victoria Falls. South Luangwa National Park, in Zambia is also home of the walking safari… an absolute must when there!

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Zambia & Zimbabwe Highlights

Discover each country's highlights by clicking on the interactive areas of the map.

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When to Visit Zambia & Zimbabwe

Game viewing is at its best during Zambia & Zimbabwe’s winter months of May to October, when virtually no rain makes for excellent game viewing conditions. Temperatures are pleasant during the day, between 25 - 32°C and animals are seen in abundance as they congregate near water sources.

Between November and April, humidity rises slightly and rainfall increases as greener surroundings take over and the arrival of newborns boom. Some parks in Zambia may shut during this season owing to limited access. 

The best time to visit Victoria Falls will differ based on the experience you’re after. Those visiting from February to June will find the falls and River Zambezi full, with activities such as white-water rafting and swimming in Devil’s Pool closed, owing to high water levels. Helicopter rides this time of year can give you an epic birdseye view of the falls. 

July and August are when water levels begin to lower and in doing so make conditions safer for activities such as white-water rafting and swimming in Devil's Pool.  Views are still amazing from both sides and less spray from the falls make it easier to take clear photos, with rainbows sometimes still visible. 

September to October are when the falls dry up, sometimes completely on the Zambia side, which can give visitors great visibility of the geological formations. From November to January, the water begins to swell again, providing some fantastic photo opportunities.  

We design itineraries entirely around your needs so speak with a retreat designer today to plan your perfect retreat.

Getting to Zambia & Zimbabwe

Flights from the UK to Zambia or Zimbabwe vary in journey time based on your carrier and require connecting flights via Johannesburg. Speak to your retreat designer about turning a Johannesburg stopover into a short stay of its own, as part of an exciting multi-centre itinerary.

Itineraries which start with trips to Victoria Falls will arrive into Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe or Livingstone Airport in Zambia, both of which can be reached directly from Johannesburg in just under 2 hours. Once you've landed, a private transfer will be waiting to take you to your chosen lodge. 

We design itineraries entirely around your needs so speak with a retreat designer today to plan your perfect retreat.

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