With no less than three World Heritage–listed sites in the area, out west you'll find some of Zimbabwe's most famous highlights. Its crowning jewel is the mighty Victoria Falls, an awe-inspiring sight that's a feast for the senses. Combined with a world-class outdoor adventure scene, it's clear to see why tourists flock en masse to this resort town.
Only a few hours' drive away is Hwange National Park, one of Africa's best for wild cats and elephants. Further south is Matobo National Park, another Unesco site, characterised by majestic balancing boulders, ancient rock art and a population of wild rhinos. Be sure to leave time to explore Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's 'second', and most beautiful city, with its ornate 19th-century colonial architecture.