Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in Africa, of 39 075 700 hectares, bordered by South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana and Zambia. Altitudes range from around 500 meters in the northern Zambezi Valley to 1500 meters in the high-veld and then slope down again to around 300 meters in the south-east Low-veld. Zimbabwe also has some of the world's most ancient rock formations known generally as the Basement Complex. Large scale faulting in the distant past has been responsible for the creation of the Middle Zambezi Valley in the north and the Save Valley in the east.
Zimbabwe, land of the mighty Zambezi River and the world-renowned Zambezi Valley. Over 29 species for you to choose from and with safaris designed specifically to suit your needs we have something for everybody from the first timer to the serious trophy hunter. Zimbabwe is home to an Elephant population estimated at 100,000 animals. Lion and Leopard hunting are also allowed. Zimbabwean Leopards are well known for their size. Large herds of Buffalo can also be found in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe is also home to a large variety of antelope as well, among these, a strong population of Sable, Eland, Kudu, Blue Wildebeest, Common Waterbuck, Impala, Burchell’s Zebra, Bush pig, Warthog, Common Duiker, Steenbok.
The vegetation of Zimbabwe consists mostly of Mopane forests, one of the more common trees of southern Africa and dry and grassy savanna broken up by areas of dense forest.
In Zimbabwe hunting is done on foot but given the vastness of the hunting areas, it is often necessary to travel by vehicle. The hunting areas are not very rugged and the actual hunting is not especially physically rigorous.
Zimbabwe’s climate is divided mainly into Summer and Winter. Summer is October to April when maximum temperatures average 32C and during which rains may be expected. Winter is May to September and average temperatures during the day are 20 Celsius, but can drop much lower at night. Very little rain can be expected at this time. Although game viewing and safari activities take place all year round, the game is more easily visible during Winter when the vegetation dries off.
Zimbabwe’s vegetation is covered principally by tropical woodlands and savannas interspersed with areas of grassland. On the central plateau over 1200m the dominant vegetation is savanna woodland with the predominant tree being the “Msasa”. Vlei consisting of moist grassland occur along the drainage lines in both woodland and savanna. Below 900m we have a more deciduous tree savanna with the Mopane woodlands of the hot, dry river valley systems as in the Middle Zambezi, characterized by many Baobabs. A palm savanna also occurs in more limited areas. In the eastern highlands, with the increase in rainfall and cooler temperatures, Mopane vegetation predominates and Giant Heath occurs.
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Zimbabwe Hunting Gallery
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