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Best Zimbabwe Safaris

By Viator, November 2013

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Zimbabwe may attract visitors because of the breathtaking views of Victoria Falls, but it’s also a country with diverse plant and animal life, too, making it an ideal destination for travelers looking to safari.

Those who prefer a traditional game drive should travel to Mana Pools National Park. One of the least-developed parks in Africa, it’s also home to some of the best wildlife viewing. Animals of every species gather around the Chitake Springs for a refreshing drink during dry season, making it an ideal spot for checking off the Big Five.

For a non-traditional canoe safari, head to Zambezi National Park, where these traditional boats can be hired to float through less intense stretches of the famous river. Canoes offer an ideal way to view large game, like elephants and lions, while they sip at the river’s edge, as well as the easiest way to get up close to hippos and crocs.

Horseback safaris in Hwange National Park are a great way for visitors to see more than 100 species of African mammals and some 400 different varieties of birds. Hwange is known for being one of the most diverse game parks in the world, and exploring on horseback is a sure-fire way to see packs of wild hunting dogs, elephant herds and water buffalo up close.

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