Guided self-drive, self-catering nature-based safaris tailored to your needs and interests

Worry-free travel and intimate knowledge of Zimbabwean wildlife and ecosystems

If you don't have a 4x4 - drive our Toyota 'Troopie', fully equipped for camping, on ZIM4x4's 'FLY IN, FLY OUT' option. Click here for more details. And we now also have our own five-seat power-boat, available as an 'optional extra' for those who'd like to get onto the Zambezi at selected venues, or catch some of its famous tigerfish, instead of just admiring it from the bank.
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ZIM4x4 is Zimbabwe's leading self-drive tour company and specialises in guided nature-based wilderness safaris in the Zambezi Valley and Lake Kariba region of Zimbabwe, the finest wilderness and wildlife areas in Africa.
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Wild dogs - often seen on ZIM4x4 safaris in Mana Pools and the Mid-Zambezi World Heritage Site
We offer a quality, exclusive experience. We only undertake a limited number of safaris each year; we restrict numbers of vehicles and participants; and we never do "tag-along" trips. This helps us to achieve and maintain a high standard of guiding, route planning in close discussion with you, and personal attention while on safari. Note, also, that ZIM4x4 is registered with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and holds appropriate Parks Authority operating, guiding and firearms licenses, and an Inland Waters Certificate of Competence for waterborne activities on Lake Kariba.
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Best of Both Worlds
World Heritage Safari

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Mana Pools
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Eastern Zambezi Valley

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Join us on journeys of exploration in the world-famous Mid-Zambezi World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Drive your own 4x4 - or one of ours - on a guided adventure safari to such iconic wild places as the Mana Pools National Park, Matusadona National Park, Chizarira National Park, the Mavuradonha Wilderness Area, Lake Kariba, and many other places in between. All safaris are led by Dick and Sally Pitman, well-known Zimbabwean guides, conservationists and photographers. Dick and Sally have unrivalled knowledge of the ecology and natural history of these magnificent wildernesses, and will pass this knowledge on to you.

Our safaris appeal to those who enjoy the 'doing' and 'experiencing' instead of merely seeing; getting off the beaten tourist tracks; and who take a deep interest in their surroundings. We look after all the details of camp bookings, entry fees, and everything else including road tolls. Your only 'extras' are food and drink. And you'll travel Zimbabwe's finest wildernesses with truly experienced guides. Go to Planning your Safari or contact us now. We only have one or two slots left in 2015, but are now taking bookings for 2016. Click on the icons below to see just some of what ZIM4x4 offers you, and also see our popular "World Heritage" and "Best of Both Worlds" star safaris.