Great Zimbabwe Ruins Tours & Safari Packages

15 Tours to Great Zimbabwe Ruins, ordered shortest to longest trip. Prices are from R8450 $587 £446 €498 A$774 C$750 NZ$854 to R71740 $4987 £3786 €4229 A$6571 C$6365 NZ$7251 per person. Use our Tour Search → to filter by price, duration, start point, travel style and more.

5 Day Zimbabwe Camping Safari Adventure

Priced from pps R8450 $587 £446 €498 A$774 C$750 NZ$854 Full pricing info
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Matopos national park
Length
05 days
From Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
Explore Zimbabwe on this five day budget Zimbabwe Camping Safari visiting wildlife-rich Hwange National Park, Matobo Hills and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins.
Countries Visited
South Africa  
Zimbabwe   
Top Destinations Visited
Great Zimbabwe Ruins  
Hwange National Park   
Johannesburg  
Matobo National Park  
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Overland Camping Tours

5 Day Best of Zimbabwe Accommodated Overland Safari

Priced from pps R10650 $740 £562 €628 A$975 C$945 NZ$1077 Full pricing info
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Hwange national park to matopos explore-zim-lodge-safari
Length
05 days
From Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
Explore Zimbabwe on this five day budget Zimbabwe Accommodated Safari visiting wildlife-rich Hwange National Park, Matobo Hills and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins.
Countries Visited
South Africa  
Zimbabwe   
Top Destinations Visited
Great Zimbabwe Ruins  
Hwange National Park   
Johannesburg  
Matobo National Park  
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Accommodated Overland Tours

Zimbabwe & Kruger Park Overland Camping Safari

Priced from pps R15200 $1057 £802 €896 A$1392 C$1349 NZ$1536 Full pricing info
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Matopos national park
Length
09 days
From Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
This 9-day budget Zimbabwe & Kruger Park Camping Safari explores top highlights in Zimbabwe & goes game viewing in Kruger Park. Explore Hwange, Vic Falls, the Great Zimbabwe Ruins & Kruger Park.
Countries Visited
South Africa  
Zimbabwe   
Top Destinations Visited
Great Zimbabwe Ruins  
Hwange National Park   
Johannesburg  
Kruger National Park  
Matobo National Park  
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Overland Camping Tours

Kruger & Zimbabwe Exclusive Budget Safari

Priced from pps R20526 $1427 £1083 €1210 A$1880 C$1821 NZ$2075 Full pricing info
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Kruger park leopard
Length
10 days
From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
Highlights on this Kruger & Zimbabwe Exclusive Budget Safari include Kruger National Park, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Matobo Hills, Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls.
Countries Visited
South Africa  
Zimbabwe   
Top Destinations Visited
Great Zimbabwe Ruins  
Hwange National Park   
Johannesburg  
Kruger National Park  
Matobo National Park  
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Exclusive Small Group Camping Safaris

Kruger, Zimbabwe & Vic Falls Budget Lodge Safari

Priced from pps R29687 $2063 £1567 €1750 A$2719 C$2634 NZ$3001 Full pricing info
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Kruger elephants
Length
10 days
From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
Highlights on this Kruger, Zimbabwe & Victoria Falls Budget Lodge Safari include Kruger Park, Zimbabwe Ruins, Matobo Hills, Hwange Park and Victoria Falls.
Countries Visited
South Africa  
Zimbabwe   
Top Destinations Visited
Great Zimbabwe Ruins  
Hwange National Park   
Johannesburg  
Kruger National Park  
Matobo National Park  
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

Cape Town, Kruger Park & Zimbabwe Safari

Priced from pps R35439 $2463 £1870 €2089 A$3246 C$3144 NZ$3582 Full pricing info
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Matobo rhino
Length
13 days
From Cape Town to Victoria Falls
Begin in South Africa - visit Cape Town, fly to Johannesburg, tour Soweto and go game viewing in Kruger Park. In Zimbabwe - explore Great Zimbabwe, Matobo and Hwange Park, ending at Victoria Falls.
Countries Visited
South Africa  
Zimbabwe   
Top Destinations Visited
Cape Town  
Great Zimbabwe Ruins  
Hwange National Park   
Johannesburg  
Kruger National Park  
Matobo National Park  
Panorama Route  
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

Botswana, Vic Falls & Zimbabwe Overland Camping Safari

Priced from pps R18400 $1279 £971 €1085 A$1685 C$1632 NZ$1860 Full pricing info
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Chobe river elephants
Length
14 days
From Johannesburg to Johannesburg
A 14-day camping adventure to Botswana, Vic Falls, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Safari highlights include Botswana's Okavango Delta & Chobe Park, Victoria Falls, Hwange Park, the Great Zimbabwe Ruins and Matobo Hills in Zimbabwe.
Countries Visited
Botswana  
South Africa  
Zimbabwe   
Top Destinations Visited
Chobe National Park  
Great Zimbabwe Ruins  
Hwange National Park  
Johannesburg  
Kasane   
Matobo National Park  
Maun  
Okavango Delta  
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Overland Camping Tours

Explore Botswana & Zimbabwe Lodge Safari

Priced from pps R71740 $4987 £3786 €4229 A$6571 C$6365 NZ$7251 Full pricing info
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Victoria Falls
Length
15 days
From Victoria Falls to Maun
This 15-day affordable lodge safari journeys through Zimbabwe & Botswana visiting Vic Falls, the top game parks of Chobe and Hwange, Makgadikgadi Pans, the Okavango Delta and more.
Countries Visited
Zimbabwe   
Top Destinations Visited
Great Zimbabwe Ruins  
Hwange National Park   
Matobo National Park  
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

Kruger, Zimbabwe & Botswana Small Group Camping Safari

Priced from pps R27990 $1946 £1477 €1650 A$2564 C$2483 NZ$2829 Full pricing info
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Mokoro-load-(-silvia-schindler)
Length
16 days
From Johannesburg to Johannesburg
Highlights on this Kruger, Zimbabwe & Botswana Budget Safari include Kruger Park, Zimbabwe Ruins, Matobo Hills, Hwange, Victoria Falls, Chobe and the Okavango Delta.
Countries Visited
Botswana  
South Africa  
Zimbabwe   
Top Destinations Visited
Chobe National Park  
Great Zimbabwe Ruins  
Hwange National Park   
Johannesburg  
Khama Rhino Sanctuary  
Kruger National Park  
Matobo National Park  
Maun  
Okavango Delta  
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Exclusive Small Group Camping Safaris

Kruger, Zimbabwe & Botswana Budget Lodge Safari

Priced from pps R37999 $2641 £2005 €2240 A$3480 C$3371 NZ$3841 Full pricing info
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Chobe
Length
16 days
From Johannesburg to Johannesburg
Highlights on this Kruger, Zimbabwe & Botswana Budget Lodge Safari include Kruger Park, Zimbabwe Ruins, Matobo Hills, Hwange, Victoria Falls, Chobe and the Okavango Delta.
Countries Visited
Botswana  
South Africa  
Zimbabwe   
Top Destinations Visited
Chobe National Park  
Great Zimbabwe Ruins  
Hwange National Park   
Johannesburg  
Khama Rhino Sanctuary  
Kruger National Park  
Matobo National Park  
Maun  
Okavango Delta  
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

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Wny Travel to Great Zimbabwe Ruins? by

Great Zimbabwe is a fascinating and historically contentious ancient city, and served as the kingdom's capital during the late iron age, roughly from the 12th or 13th century to the 15th century. It's origins are disputed, but most attribute Great Zimbabwe's construction to the ancestors of today's Shona people. The ruins are a source of great pride for Zimbabweans, and the country was named after this ancient city when it achieved independence in 1980.

Guided Walk

While you are allowed to amble through the ruins on your own, there are guides who can take you around. They are knowledgeable and friendly. If you're interested in hearing all the history and folklore of the area, this is the way to go.

The Hill Complex

Perched on top of the hill, with sweeping views across the valley, this is the oldest section. Two paths lead up to it, one steeper and more difficult than the other - choose according to your fitness levels and agility. If you're up to it, go up one way and down the other to get different views of these incredible structures.

The hill complex is divided into a western and eastern enclosure. It is thought that the western part was the chief's residence. The eastern was where rituals were performed and it is here where the iconic Zimbabwe Bird soapstone statues were found, on top of stone pillars. While these birds were removed by treasure hunters in the 19th century, they are slowly being returned to Zimbabwe.

There are a number of balconies and platforms which would have provided the chief - and provide us, now - panoramic views across 'his' lands.

The Great Enclosure

To the south, below the hill, lies the Great Enclosure, the most well preserved and spectacular part of the ruins. With high walls and an outer wall extending almost 300m, it's impressive.

The Conical Tower is within the walls, and it is thought that this was the seat of power from about the 14th century. Dwellings made of bricks constructed from granite powder and clay are found here. The intricate patterns and building skills of these ancient people has to be seen to be believed.

The Valley Complex

Down in the valley, where the 'everyday citizens' are thought to have lived, are a number of ruined households, separated by dry stone walls. If you have the time, it's worth an amble through the area.

Great Zimbabwe Museum

Situated within the complex is a small museum. Pay it a visit to learn more of the history and see some of the ancient artefacts that have been unearthed during archaeological digs.

Shona Village

A little way from the ruins is a reconstucted replica of a Shona village where one can see traditional dancing and dwellings.

Numerous crafters sell their wares here too, so it's a good spot to find gifts to take home to remind you of this magnificent area.

Find out more with our page.

Map of Great Zimbabwe Ruins