ZIM4X4 provides tailormade, self-drive wilderness tours for responsible 4x4 owners to Lake Kariba and the Zambezi Valley regions of Zimbabwe, including the Mana Pools, Sapi and Chewore World Heritage Site.
These guided, participatory tours are led by Dick Pitman, former Director of The Zambezi Society and an experienced 4x4 driver, author, guide and wildlife photographer.
The emphasis is on a wilderness experience, where visitors can explore some of the lesser-known areas of the Zambezi Valley in their own vehicles, with an experienced guide.
A reliable 4x4 vehicle fully-kitted for camping is available for hire to clients wishing to take a ZIM4x4 tour, but who do not have their own vehicle.
Camping is the norm, but safaris can incorporate lodge accommodation, depending on requirement.
Activities can include photography, guided walking, sailing, fishing, birding and houseboating. Canoeing with a specialist guide can be arranged.
A highlight of Zim4x4's tours is the World Heritage Safari - which explores the less well-known parts of the 6000 sq.km UNESCO Middle Zambezi World Heritage Site, including fascinating side-visits to see ancient dinosaur footprints and fossil wood sites.
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Paddy Meulman, Australia
14 January 2016
We are still talking about our time in Zim which we loved and will treasure every moment we had with you two. It was an experience we will never forget.
Peggy & Mark Herrick, USA
17 September 2015
We have such wonderful memories of our trip with Zim4x4 to the Zambezi Valley, Mana Pools and Lake Kariba. It was all we talked about over dinner tonight and with our guide today in Cape Town! Priceless!
Words don't do justice to how much spending time with you meant to us.
Mark's already thinking about when we can come back!
Alistair Sinclair, South Africa
7 May 2015
Thank you so much for a really great holiday. I still have images floating in my head of the Zambezi Valley and Kariba. I really appreciated both your friendship and knowledge given to us. I also really appreciate the way you made us feel special and your concern for our safety.
Sue Hudson, South Africa
23 November 2014
To say our Zim4x4 fly-in, self-drive trip was memorable is an understatement, and there are few days that go by without us thinking of you both or mentioning the trip to friends.