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Why you should choose Zimbabwe for your family safari, Africa Blog

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 Why Zimbabwe?

With a vast array of enticing safari destinations on Africa's safari circuit we give you our top 10 reasons why Zimbabwe should be at the top of your list for 2019!

1) It's firmly back on the tourist map, with the number of foreign visitors to Victoria Falls jumping to nearly 50% in the first quarter of 2018*. We've seen a real rise in enquiries this year and the trend is only going in one direction - up!

Imvelo Safari Lodges Kids

2) Great value compared to Zambia and Tanzania - at the moment! NOW is definitely the time to visit before the tourist offering matures and prices rise!

Imvelo Safari Lodges Nehimba game drive 25a Imvelo Zambezi Sands

3) Lots of positive changes since Mugabe has stepped down - the country has now had a year to recover and there's a huge sense of purpose and optimism

4) Stand-out safaris - think 4WD, riding safaris, cycling and walking.

Imvelo Game Drive  Imvelo Safari Lodges Camelthorn Riding Safari Cycling Safari 

5) It's a central destination that can easily be twinned with South Africa, Botswana or Zambia.

 Chobe Chilwero Aerial View Chobe Princess Boat Safari Sunset Family safaris 6 

6) Zimbabwe is big on contrasts - always the hallmark of a great holiday. Think lush landscapes near the falls, wide plains in Hwange, the mighty Zambezi....

Imvelo Vic Falls Nehimba Imvelo Elephants 

7) The community and conservation ethos of the Imvelo lodges which we feature. With their focus on enriching the lives of local communities the work they do is amazing and so vital for an economy which is re-building itself. It feels great to play some small part as a visitor.

Imvelo Safari Lodges Camelthorn Community 43a

8) Not just wildlife - cultural tourism is key with school and village visits. Unlike some other safari destinations, in Zimbabwe you get genuine and authentic insights into how the locals live.

11 Imvelo Safari Lodges Camelthorn Walking to school from Ngunyana Grade 1s ride the car Imvelo Safari Lodges Kids Walking Safari

9) The Elephant Express – what can we say, it's seriously cool! Where else can you game-view from the rails, glass of wine in hand.

Imvelo Safari Lodges Elephant Express Imvelo Elephant Express

10) You're spoilt for choice with a vast range of water, land and air-based activities such as canoeing, tiger-fishing and sunset cruises.

Imvelo Safari Lodges Zambezi Sands River Safari IMG 6713  33

 *Source News24  



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