Zimbabwe is blessed with pristine tracts of wilderness that offer spectacular and diverse scenery home to all of Africa's celebrity animals.

Mana Pools National Park Incredibly the only park in the world where you can walk without a guide among predators, elephants and buffaloes.

Hwange National Park Zimbabwe's largest park is home to huge herds of elephants, with good cat sightings and, if you're lucky, African wild dogs.

Gonarezhou National Park Both for scenery and wildlife, this is one of Zim's best kept secrets.

Matusadona National Park Spectacular lake setting with good sightings of elephants, lions and birds.

Matobo National Park Home to black and white rhinos; you've a 90% chance of encountering the latter in the wild.

Outdoor Adventure

If you're looking for a hit of adrenaline, exercise and fresh air, Zimbabwe has some great choices.

Victoria Falls Home to one the world's best outdoor adventure scenes, with Grade 5 rapids, bungee jumps and ziplines over stunning gorges and the Zambezi River.

Chimanimani National Park Idyllic hiking trails through streams, forest and natural swimming holes.

Matobo National Park Grab a mountain bike, arrange a horse ride or scramble over boulders.

Nyanga National Park Low-key outdoor adventure scene with a mix of rafting, hiking and supposedly the world's highest zipline planned.

Chinhoyi Caves Strap on a mask and flippers to explore the crystal clear waters at these stunning caves.

Leopard Rock Golf Club Have a hit at this scenic golf course, rated as one of Africa's best, with views over to Mozambique.

History & Culture

Home to several World Heritage–listed archaeological sites, Zimbabwe has some fascinating historical spots to visit and impressive traditional and contemporary art.

Great Zimbabwe These impressive city ruins of the former capital city of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe are the symbol of the nation.

Matobo National Park A big factor in the park getting its World Heritage listing are these ancient San rock paintings that date to over 10,000 years.

Bulawayo Railway Museum Interesting insight into colonial rule during days of Rhodesia through a backstory of its railway company and historic steam engines.

Natural History Museum Definitive museum for an overview of history and nature in Zimbabwe.

National Gallery of Zimbabwe The country's pre-eminent spot for art shows featuring a mix of contemporary and traditional Zimbabwean artists.

Outdoor Scenery

Zimbabwe has some stunning, varied landscapes: from flaming red msasa trees and lush mountains ranges to arid, boulder-strewn landscapes and stunning cliff formations.

Victoria Falls National Park Take in the spectacle of these world-famous waterfalls.

Bvumba Mountains It's hard to believe this lush, verdant region of Zimbabwe is in Africa with its English gardens, pine forests and cool climate.

Chilojo Cliffs Like a mini Grand Canyon, these stunning red-sand stone cliffs offer timeless views over the plains.

Matobo National Park In a country famous for its balancing rocks, this park has the most stunning examples. Get among them for a deep sense of peace and spirituality.

Lake Kariba Though manmade, the region encompassing this mighty lake offers spectacular scenery and sunsets. Get out on a boat or admire from shore.