Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 USS $ or RAN in South Africa
  2. 2 Tanzania vs. Botswana
  3. 3 Single traveler
  4. 4 Logistics on staying in a riad in the medina
  5. 5 Route 1+90 allowed with rental car?
  6. 6 Fly or Train from CMN to Fes/Marrakesh
  7. 7 best bag to get for fly in safari in kenya
  8. 8 First time safari advice and awkward question
  9. 9 Souvenirs from South Africa
  10. 10 First Safari trip-on the right track?
  11. 11 Viator tour company
  12. 12 tours in Johannesburg
  13. 13 Planning my last day in Morocco
  14. 14 Trip Report Egypt Quickie Trip
  15. 15 South African Cities
  16. 16 First Time Safari Help...Use a tour or not?
  17. 17 Luggage protection for Joburg?
  18. 18 Travelling during Purim or not?
  19. 19 East African Visa Beware!!!
  20. 20 Stanleys Camp Luggage
  21. 21 where to go in africa
  22. 22 Help with Flight Option: CMN or RAK
  23. 23 Trip Report Ethiopian Holidays You Should Not Miss
  24. 24 Best Wineries - 2-3 days in Franschhoek and Stellenbosch
  25. 25 Tentative Itinerary - what do you think?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Zimbabwe in July

Jump to last reply

Hi gang -
We are heading to Zimbabwe for two weeks in July. It will be our first Zim trip, and I was hoping to tap into your collective knowledge!

We'll be in Vic Falls, Hwange, and Matopos Hills.

1. I've heard horror stories of the cold - that nights can be below freezing, and that it is only warm for a few hours in the day. How bad is it, really? How does it work, if you're staying in tents or huts with only screens - do you bring industrial grade long underwear? (Its about 30 degrees right now where I live, and I cannot imagine camping or wanting to spend more than half an hour outside) Are you just constantly cold?

2. What is the safari experience in Hwange like in July? We've been told we're unlikely to see another vehicle while we're there, and that the game viewing will be abundant. Is this true? (I'd much rather match my expectations with reality, than go with false ideas and be disappointed).

3. Can anyone talk about the differences between Big Cave Camp and Amalinda in Matopos?

Thank you so much for any info you can share.

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement