Zimbabwe - Just simply perfect for families and active travellers

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This land-locked nation offers almost everything you could wish for in a single country. For the more active traveller it is simply perfect. If the idea of having your own guide for your entire African bespoke luxury safari appeals to you, then Zimbabwe is your country.


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The Explorations Company, where no two journeys have ever been the same

The much discussed and long awaited Victoria Falls International Airport finally opened its doors in November 2016 and is expected to triple the capacity of the old airport and has been ushering in a new era of tourism for Zimbabwe.

To check it out, we recently sent The Telegraphs’ Travel Writer, Lisa Grainger on an extended visit to provide us with her independent view and she wrote ‘‘Every camp I stayed in was full of guests, enjoying an experience every bit as enriching as in any other southern African country’’

You can read a full account of Lisa’s Zimbabwe experience here.

Otherwise, one can stay at different camps and luxury safari lodges, utilising the different guides in each of these regions. What you can be assured of, however, is the very best in terms of guiding – because Zimbabwean guides have the most rigorous guiding process of all their African counterparts, which explains why Zimbabwean guides are snapped up all over Africa!

Imagine valleys with beautiful views; canoeing along the mighty Zambezi River with elephant and buffalo on the water’s edge; watching the carmine bee-eater nesting on the river bank at eye level; game-viewing in Hwange with the sun on your back and some of the best wildlife ahead of you, from huge herds of elephant and large lion populations as well as wild dog.

Have your own private safari mobile tented camp set up for you in the Mana Pools region with one of Zimbabwe’s finest guides. Perhaps finish off by pampering yourself at a Relais et Châteaux establishment in Gonarezhou, which has wonderful wildlife too.


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The Explorations Company

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore – Dream – Discover - Mark Twain - You can view clips of some of our own favourite discoveries here.

100% Tailor Made

- Utterly designed and tailored around you and your requirements

- Totally unique every time you travel with us

- We use only the very best hand picked guides which can make the difference between a  good holiday and an outstanding one

Priceless Knowledge

- Established over 27 years ago we have been around longer than most

- Our specialists come from, have lived in or travelled extensively in the regions we cover

- Unparalleled knowledge provides you with the best possible experience

Making a difference

- Philanthropy is our philosophy

- Our founding principle is to always ‘put something back’

- An amount from each holiday is donated to our selected conservation and humanitarian charities

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What Do Our Clients Say?

‘Greetings. this has turned out to be a paradise in so many ways....so a big thank you from us.

Wonderful support from your company over here....we were met at the airport (with flowers!!!!!) and introduced to our personal guide who is fabulous. Can't get over the attention to detail ....cool flannels, chilled water, fresh juice on arrival, bag full of thoughtful goodies for our trip, wonderful rooms with bathrooms bigger than our bedroom at home(!) and we were upgraded to a suite and as I write we are listening to tropical birdsong as we look out over the lagoon from our balcony. Wow!!!!!

I could go on but I'll spare you.

Thanks a million

Judy and Mike’

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