Lush nature, beautiful landscapes, astonishing biodiversity, and breath-taking wilderness? If you are a traveler who seeks adventure in a remote place that hasn’t been overtaken by mass tourism, don’t hesitate to hit up Zambia and Zimbabwe. Activities here will take you on the scenic trekking trails, in a chase with the rapids of the Zambezi river, and up-close with some of the most extraordinary species on the planet. Feeling inspired to marvel at all this and much more? Explore the suggested adventurous activities below!
Trekking in Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands
The Eastern African Highlands is a mountainous area spread over hundreds of kilometers in the most eastern part of Zimbabwe, right on the border with Mozambique. With countless trekking trails, some of which are adorned with majestic waterfalls and calm rivers, the area will take your breath away with its steep but beautiful peaks, hills covered in flourishing pine trees, and startling views. Notable sights include Mtazari Falls, Chimanimani Mountains, and Chirinda Forest Reserve.
White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River
If you are always on the lookout for some thrill while traveling, the two countries in Southern Africa will not disappoint you. Especially when it comes to rafting. There is no better place to practice this adventurous activity than the Zambezi River. White water rafting enthusiasts are well aware of its reputation for being one of the wildest one-day rafting trips in the world. The Zambezi rapids plunge through Zimbabwe and Zambia, and the prime season for rafters is between August and December.
Walking Safaris in South Luangwa National Park
The best way to see wildlife and see it well is to go on a walking safari. Led by well-trained, armed guides that know the local bush like the back of their hand, you will be able to experience close encounters with elephants, wild dogs, buffaloes, and sometimes lions and leopards. You’ll get the chance to watch a real-life lion catch its prey or a majestic leopard tread the savannah just a few meters away. The walking tours through the South Luangwa National Park in Eastern Zambia can be thrilling, but you also get to quietly marvel at all that nature has to offer you and soak it all in.