Mana Pools National Park at sunset in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Dry Season Safari: June to September

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park, Hwange National Park...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Wild dogs denning, rhinos roaming, lions and leopards hunting and elephants congregating around parched waterholes abound as you visit Zimbabwe in the dry season.  You can explore some of Africa’s greatest safari scenes at the ultimate time of the year as the months between June to September are prime for exceptional wildlife sightings. However, unlike many other African destinations, Zimbabwe’s dry season is not crowded with tourists, so the region will be like your own wilderness playground.

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Trip Highlights

  • Watch elephant herds quarrel around the frazzled waterholes of Hwange National Park, with hundreds of them in your single view
  • Easily find the predators in Zimbabwe’s iconic parks, the short grass failing to hide lions, leopards, cheetahs, and other carnivores
  • Admire black and white rhinos in Matusadona National Park, the often bashful creatures emerging from parched bushes
  • Savor the enhanced intimacy of Mana Pools National Park as you canoe into the narrow river channels that are packed with resident game
  • Discover Victoria Falls at the best time of year, the water gushing relentlessly but the spray not sufficient to interrupt great photography
  • Go in search of wild dogs in Zambezi National Park, an iconic animal that makes its den during the dry season months
  • Complement your game drives with journeys on two feet, the dry season months best for walking safaris in Zimbabwe’s three flagship parks
  • Enjoy a Zimbabwe safari at the ultimate time of year, but still, find the parks mostly devoid of other visitors and vehicles
  • Cruise along the Zambezi River at sunset, the idyllic introduction to Zimbabwe’s natural landscapes and surreal atmosphere
  • Lounge along the shores of Lake Kariba in Matusadona National Park, a relaxing final stop on the safari program, perfect for lazy hours as Africa’s giants send out their calls from afar

Starting Price

$8,107 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • Some or all activities and tours
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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