The Zambezi Basin in Zambia and Zimbabwe is one of the most famous safari destinations in the world. With abundant wildlife, panoramic scenery, majestic waterfalls and awe-inspiring African cuisines in the wildlife lodges; a visitor will have an experience he has hitherto never had. The list below highlights some of the safari adventures you will experience here.
1. Zambezi white water rafting
White water rafting on any river is dangerous and an adrenaline pumping experience. White water rafting on the crocodile infested River Zambezi is an experience like you have never had before. It is dangerous, interesting, adrenaline pumping, and an once-in-a-lifetime experience.
How would you love a wildlife tour aboard a canoe? Well, on River Zambezi, you will ride a canoe from Chirundu down to Mana Pools' World Heritage Site and watch some of the African Big Five as they drink water during hot sunny days. Make sure you come with your camera...this is an experience that will have a lot of fond memories.
3. Swim in the Devil's Swimming pool
On the edge of the Victoria Water Falls, is the world's most dangerous swimming pool. On this pool, you will be swimming where only those with the hearts of lions have dared to venture. Imagine the mighty turbulent waters of Zambezi teetering you to the ledge of the waterfalls? This is the kind of stuff you only see in the movies.
There are tens of camp sites in the Zambezi Basin. This eco-friendly environment is what every nature lover dreams of. You can fish in the river, cook your own meals in the wild, watch the African starry night give way to the morning dawn and sightsee the surrounding natural marvels.
How would you love to board a 4x4 car and head into the African jungle? The Gonarezhou National Park has all a good bush safari tour needs...lions, elephants, leopards and other game animals as well as diverse flora and fauna in a dense forest.
Zimbabwe is a cheaper destination compared to other safari destinations. With a budget of just $2,000, you will have an experience like you have never had. Make sure you bring along some khaki bush wear, hiking boots, sun screen, insect repellants and some camping gear.