Things to see and do while backpacking in Zimbabwe.
Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Zimbabwe.
If you're already planning to visit Zimbabwe - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.
It was the beginning of November back in 2013, I was in Zimbabwe on holiday with my family. I was sitting on the back seat of an old African Safari truck next to my 40-something year old Dad, we were the only Australians there, and we were about to white water raft down the Zambezi River, the river that divides Zimbabwe and Zambia.
I’d like to say Dad talked me into it, but I’d be lying. I’d also like to say that I hated it, but that would be a lie too. But what isn’t a lie, is the roller coaster of emotions I would feel during the next six hours. It was the beginning of November back in 2013, I was in Zimbabwe on holiday with my family. I was sitting on the back seat of an old African Safari truck next to my 40-something year old Dad, we were the only Australians there, and we were about to white water raft down the Zambezi River, the river that divides Zimbabwe and Zambia. My Dad and I are what I would call, beginner-level adrenaline junkies, especially when we’re on holiday. We are constantly daring each other to do crazy things. Ride the biggest roller coaster we can find in Disneyland with our eyes closed? Check. Strap ourselves into a sling-shot that flings you 52 meters into the air in Bali? Check. Slide down the tallest water slides in France to land in freezing cold water at the bottom? Yep we did that too. It’s kind of a tradition that we’ve got going, so why would we stop now?Sherstyn Pike
Zimbabwe: An African Getaway
Zimbabwe boasts of unmatched beauty, great hospitality, and amazing scenery views. It is located in the Southern part of Africa, is landlocked and is home to not just amazing people but a gorgeous flora and fauna. The amazing Victoria Falls (also referred to as the smoke that thunders by the locals) is one of the seven wonders the world which lies on Zimbabwe’s banks. A visit to the Victoria Falls is worthy of the words majestic, unrivaled beauty and breathtaking, a trip that should definitely be on everyone’ s bucket list, for both locals and visitors. The country is culturally diversified and has the most peaceful people, a trip to the mountain side or a day watching the sacred hot springs(the locals have a few tales to tell) is definitely something worth experiencing. Zimbabwean weather is amazing, the people are warm and friendly and there are a lot of locations to visit and make amazing memories.Nyaree Munodawafa
Top 8 hostels in Zimbabwe.
There are 8 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Zimbabwe.
Choice Guesthouse and Backpackers
Let our friendly staff help with any and all questions you may have regarding your trip around Zimbabwe and to other surrounding African countries. Our Hostel has fully equipped communal kitchen for self catering purposes, free coffee and tea is available 24 hours, Free Wifi, free secure parking isChoice Guesthouse and Backpackers is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.92
Victoria Falls Backpackers
Welcome to Victoria Falls Backpackers !! Your home away from home Awarded best hostel in Zimbabwe 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2017 Capture the exotic flair of Zimbabwean culture and indigenous art with affordable comfort and friendly service. Our eye catching accommodation is scattered across ourVictoria Falls Backpackers is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.91
Mambo Backpackers is a place to relax and enjoy your stay when you in Victoria Falls. Offering the best comfortable beds and service. We help you book for all the activities and give you the best local tips. We offer a full equipped self catering kitchen and serve free breakfast. We have a lounge weMambo Backpackers is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.90
It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge Avondale
Our friendly, relaxed retreat is ideal for backpackers, families, NGO’s or anyone who wants to recuperate in a comfortable and affordable environment. Whatever the purpose of your stay is we welcome you and we will do our best to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible. We offer rooms withIt's a Small World Backpackers Lodge Avondale is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.88
The Homestead Guesthouse
Welcome to The Homestead Guesthouse A 4 Star Guesthouse offering Luxury Accommodation in the Heart of Mutare, Gateway to the Eastern Highlands… Welcome to The Homestead Guesthouse from your host Natalie Ratcliffe. This unique Guesthouse offers Irish hospitality in the heart of Mutare, ZimbabweThe Homestead Guesthouse is a guesthouse in . Check Hostelworld for prices.0
Flame Tree Lodge
Situated in the leafy suburbs of Harare, our lodge acquired its name from the two beautiful old 'Flame' trees which compliment the tranquil setting. Flame Tree Lodge comprises four individually decorated, double rooms, each with tea/coffee making facilities. In addition, the lodge has a communalFlame Tree Lodge is a guesthouse in . Check Hostelworld for prices.0
Simba B&B is located in the Northern-Western part of Harare, at Westgate. From Simba you can take a taxi to the Center of Harare for USD 10 or a minibus for USD 1. The plan for the house is based on Scandinavian principles of space, big windows, five semi autonomous wings of the house, with spaSimba Harare is a guesthouse in . Check Hostelworld for prices.0
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