Here, we have put together some helpful guides on Zimbabwe and what experiences you could enjoy when visiting. These have been written by our knowledgeable Southern Africa experts.
We categorise our types of safari into three budgets: best-value safaris, classic safaris, and luxury safaris.
09 August 2022
My Honeymoon On Safari In Zimbabwe
YZ expert Kirsten chose to spend her honeymoon on safari in Zimbabwe - here she describes her experience of sleeping on the most luxurious train in the world, witnessing the 'Smoke that Thunders' and then her adventure in Hwange National Park.
By Kirsten | 09 March 2022
Visa requirements for UK and USA passport holders
We've outlined the visa requirements for UK & USA passport holders travelling to Africa. Other nationalities should check the current entry requirements.
24 February 2022
Travel Insurance - Don't travel without it!
Travel insurance is often viewed by clients as an extra cost that can be avoided. At Yellow Zebra however we insist that all travellers are fully insured for their trip. This blog covers the major reasons why travel insurance is essential.
24 February 2022
Luggage weight limits when travelling to Africa
Here, we answer your questions on luggage limits and bag sizes when travelling to Africa. Airlines can be very strict on baggage limits, so it’s important to double-check your limit before you travel.
24 February 2022
What's hot for 2022
Here’s our guide to Safari Africa’s most exciting developments in 2022.
25 January 2022
Client Review: Travelling During The Pandemic by Esther P. and Tracy C.
Read our client review of their trip during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how they managed COVID travel restrictions in Kenya and Zimbabwe.
06 October 2021
Best five places to see the African wild dog on safari
The majority of people on their first or second safari will most likely centre their attention on ticking off the Big Five; however, we feel that sometimes nothing beats watching the Africa wild dog in action. Here's our top 5 places to see them:
By James | 22 April 2021
What to Consider When Planning Your Trip
Planning a safari can be very hard and it is difficult to get your head around everything you need to do. These 10 points should help you get the exact trip that you want, at a price that you like and with the best itinerary!
By James | 08 March 2021
The YZ 'Top 5' safaris in Africa
Choosing where to go on safari can be somewhat daunting! With so many first-class countries to consider, and so many different environments, species, sights, and activities to choose from, planning a trip can leave you feeling completely confused!
By James | 17 November 2020
Going alone to Africa: my solo holiday to Botswana and Zimbabwe
YZ’s Angela has just returned from a solo safari to Zimbabwe and Botswana. She explains why Africa is such a great destination for a solo holiday.
By Angela | 07 July 2020
East Africa or Southern Africa – where to safari?
Can’t decide whether you should go to East Africa or Southern Africa for your safari? Here we take a look at both areas, so you can work out which is the right destination for you:
14 April 2020
Africa’s Big Five and where to see them
A Big Five safari to Africa will include sightings of lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant, and rhino! Here’s our guide to where you can see Africa’s Big Five on a safari:
31 March 2020
Best places to see rhinos in Africa
Below, we’ve selected our top places in Africa to see rhinos, from walking safaris in remote Zimbabwe to conservation excursions with the ‘Save the Rhino’ trackers in Namibia.
25 March 2020
Top places to see elephants in Africa
Here, you’ll find the YZ top 12 places to see elephants as well as our recommended safari camp or lodge. We reckon there’s something to suit all types of travellers here!
24 March 2020
Questions to ask before you go on a safari
So you've booked your safari, you're very excited, you’re looking forward to the adventure of a lifetime… however, you have some questions! We've compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions plus answers!
By Julian | 12 March 2020
Q&A: Cape Town and Victoria Falls
We put safari specialist Wies to the test with a Q&A session, where he shares his best experiences and a few top secrets in Cape Town and Victoria Falls.
By Wies | 02 March 2020
YZ’s Favourite Photographic Hides in Africa
A photographic hide gives you the unique opportunity to view wildlife, unbeknown to the animals, at an angle you don’t get from bumping around in a vehicle or trying to approach on foot.
By Emma | 30 January 2020
Your Digital Detox: Africa Lodges Without WiFi
For those who need to go full ‘cold turkey’ on the internet, our experts have provided their top picks where you can unplug and enjoy the Digital Detox.
24 January 2020
Top 10 Safari Tips
We've rounded up our top 10 safari tips on how to get the most out of a safari in Africa:
By Wies | 13 January 2020
Rare Wildlife & Big Game – a client experience of Victoria Falls and Botswana
In September, YZ client Jill W travelled to Victoria Falls and Botswana, where she and her husband spent some time in Chobe, Moremi, and the Okavango Delta, spotting rare wildlife and plenty of big game.
08 January 2020
Best Camera Equipment for an African Safari
Below, along with YZ co-founder Julian Carter-Manning, professional photographers Will Burrard-Lucas and Marc Muench talk through their recommendations and offer a few tricks on how to snap that perfect safari photograph:
08 January 2020
Experiencing the drought in Hwange National Park and the Okavango Delta
Having just returned from a safari to Zimbabwe and Botswana, YZ’s Angela explains the impact that the drought in both areas had on her recent game viewing. She also discusses why you could consider travelling during the dry season:
By Angela | 04 December 2019
Hwange vs. Mana Pools – Zimbabwe’s top two safari destinations
YZ expert James visited Hwange and Mana Pools during his recent adventure to Zimbabwe. Here he compares the two national parks as safari destinations:
02 December 2019
The best walking safari experience: Zimbabwe vs. Zambia
Here’s YZ expert James’s guide to walking safaris in Zimbabwe and Zambia, in which he compares the experiences, the lodges, and the level of safety in each safari destination.
By James | 30 November 2019
Meet Boswell, the elephant who stands on his hind legs
This blog was written by James H, an ex-safari specialist who was an invaluable member of our team for 4 years. Here, James writes about his trip to Mana Pools in which he witnessed the amazing moment when elephant Boswell stood up on his hind legs.
29 November 2019
We Lost Our Hearts in Zimbabwe!
YZ client Claudia B. just returned from a safari to Zimbabwe, where she witnessed one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls, and went on a safari in Hwange National Park and Mana Pools.
20 May 2019
My Best Experiences of Victoria Falls
Antonina’s trip to Victoria Falls started by being welcomed by locals who were traditionally dressed in feathers and spears and singing ancient Shona songs! And this excitement endured throughout the holiday, as she recalls here:
By Antonina | 29 November 2018
Safari Purist at Heart: Africa's Most Authentic Camps
YZ co-founder Julian has picked Safari Africa’s most authentic camps, from his absolute favourite lodges in Zambia to some exquisitely intimate camps in Tanzania.
By Julian | 04 September 2018
What's New in Zimbabwe?
Since its very recent regime change, in which President Robert Mugabe was deposed in a peaceful coup at the end of 2017, we have been in full preparation for the country’s making a massive comeback.
By Emma | 01 August 2018
Top 10 Exclusive-Use Properties for Groups & Families
We list our top 10 favourite properties in Safari Africa, ranging from a show-stopping and epically luxurious five-star house to an activity-focused getaway pad.
By Shona | 25 May 2018
Africa’s Most Instagramable Tubs: The YZ Top 25 Open-Air Baths
You might think it ludicrous to travel all the way to Africa for a bath but just take a look at these amazing outdoor tubs!
By Shona | 25 January 2018
Some Like It Hot: How Animals Deal With the October Heat
With possibly one more month to go until the welcoming relief of the African rains, the question is, how do animals deal with the dry heat? Below, we highlight some of the sophisticated ways in which they cope:
By Shona | 12 October 2017
The World Pursuit’s Safari Experience with Yellow Zebra
After travelling around Africa extensively with our own vehicle and crisscrossing over 14 African nations, we need only describe the ease of journeying through Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Tanzania with Yellow Zebra Safaris in one word – amazing!
21 August 2017
Helicopters in Southern Africa
Of all the modes of transport, I do think travelling by helicopter is one of the most spectacular! From hovering over the Okavango Delta in Botswana to scenic transfers over the ocean in Mozambique, here's my top helicopter experiences:
By Kirsten | 31 August 2016
Flying on Safari
Catching a light aircraft flight is by far the quickest way and in some special cases the only way to reach remote safari lodges in Africa. Here we highlight what to expect on small aircraft flight:
04 August 2016
The Ultimate African Bucket List
With some many incredible destinations in Safari Africa, our bucket list is never-ending. However, there are a few things that we think make up the ultimate African bucket list:
By Julian | 29 October 2015
9 Alternative Ways to Experience The Bush
If you have been on safari before, you will know how addictive it is – so here are nine other ways to build on your safari to make it extraordinary!
By Kirsten | 30 September 2015