Five Fun Fantastic Zimbabwe Bucket List Activities

Wild and wonderfully untouched, Zimbabwe offers tourists and locals alike a wide range of fun, thrilling activities that should certainly be on everyone’s bucket list! Footprints did a little research and here’s a little compilation of the things WE think YOU should add to your bucket list… if you haven’t already.  

Devil’s Pool
Terrifying… ly spectacular! Devil’s Pool is located on Livingstone Island which was opened in 1992. It is a protected area and only one company has the exclusive rights to take people on the Devil’s Pool tour. This tour is very seasonal, and swimmers are only permitted to do daring Devil’s Pool from August to January depending on the Zambezi’s water levels. Sitting on the edge of Victoria Fall is a truly exhilarating experience that completely takes your breath away! However, for those not brave enough to venture into Devil’s Pool, Angel’s Pool is a slightly more sober experience and is open from July to February (again depending on the water levels).

The Devil’s Pool experience, best enjoyed with a friend!
The Devil’s Pool experience, best enjoyed with a friend!


Sunset at Watering Hole Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Cocktail in hand, glasses on, camera ready and the watering hole in view… Victoria Falls Safari Lodge at sunset has to be on your Zimbabwe bucket list! Quench your thirst while watching Zimbabwe’s wildlife wander down to the watering hole located near the lodge to satisfy theirs! Even if you’re not staying at the gorgeous lodge it’s well worth a trip for a sundowner to watch the elephants, buffalo, zebra, wilderbeest etc pass through with the setting sun. It’s bush bliss at its best!

Sunset cocktails at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge’s waterhole.
Sunset cocktails at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge’s waterhole.


Catch a Tigerfish on the Zambezi
If you’re searching for the Spirit of Africa it can certainly be found along the majestic Zambezi River. To go along with the magnificent views and wildlife, you have the opportunity of hooking yourself an elusive Tigerfish. To survive in the powerful currents, these fish are incredibly strong and offer a truly exhilarating experience - one we recommend you add to your Zimbabwe bucket list.

The Tigerfish is one of Africa’s most celebrated game fish.
The Tigerfish is one of Africa’s most celebrated game fish.


Venture to the Top of the Chilojo Cliffs
Feel on top of the world at the top of the Chilojo cliffs! Gonarezhou is a real treat and certainly is one of Zimbabwe’s bucket list destinations. We recommend you pair it with a friend and some breakfast because the view is something simply indescribable. The meandering river and baobab trees below are dwarfed by the cliffs’ golden brown splendour. Being that it is the “Place of Elephants” keep an eye out for some of the big tuskers on your trip to the park.

The view over the Chilojo Cliffs is surely one of the best in Zimbabwe.
The view over the Chilojo Cliffs is surely one of the best in Zimbabwe.


Houseboat Kariba
Waking up with the sun on the shores of Lake Kariba, fish with the eagles and watch the stars pass by overnight. A houseboat on Kariba is an absolute must for anyone travelling Zimbabwe. There is no better place to zone out and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Impala, hippo, water buck and elephant often roam the vast shoreline with the Matusadona Hills backdrop setting the scene. A Kariba sunset is a sight to be seen and certainly something we recommend you add to and tick off your Zimbabwe bucket list.  

Last casts for Kariba bream fishing at sunset.
Last casts for Kariba bream fishing at sunset.


Some of these conventional and some not so conventional activities may already have made it to your bucket list. However, there’s plenty more places to add and lots more things to see and do when visiting our wonderful Zimbabwe! So tune in, in two weeks’ time to see what else we have added to our Zimbabwe bucket list activities!

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