Heartveld Adventures

Binga, Chirundu, Kariba Town, Lake Kariba, Mana Pools, Matusadona, Mlibizi, Msuna & Deka, Victoria Falls, Zambezi National Park

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At Heartveld Adventures, our passion is travel, adventure and our beautiful country, Zimbabwe. Let us share the best of our country with you!

We rely on experience and local knowledge to provide current and accurate information about events, accommodation, activities, houseboats, transport and anything else that you might require.

Come and enjoy Zimbabwe’s gorgeous sunrises while viewing our amazing wildlife in Hwange National Park, cruising down the mighty Zambezi, fishing on Lake Kariba, hiking up the Matobo Hills, or participating in one of the numerous adrenalin activities at our world famous Victoria Falls.

We will tailor your travel arrangements to ensure your trip is that of a life-time, you will want for nothing whilst on your adventure.  One thing is for sure, if you book through us: you will make memories to last a lifetime and will most certainly want to come back!

Related articles:-

Exclusive Use travel options for family and friends (Feature Blog, Feb 2021)

What's UNIQUE about us?  (Feature Blog - Aug 2020)

Meet our People (Feature Blog July 2020)

Tales Around the Campfire (Feature Blog June 2020)

The Wild Zambezi Culinary Collection (Feature Blog May 2020)

Exploring Binga (Travel Blog January 2020)

Reviews 59

Liz Walshe, Ireland 29 May 2023
When planning our trip to Zimbabwe we came across Bryony by chance using google. Boy were we lucky. We wanted a houseboat on Kariba and gave the task to Bryony. We'd already got flights from Harare to Kariba booked which she kindly offered to arrange as well. Anyway, from the moment we arrived in Kariba Airport we were in looked after. Transport was arrange to collect our party of 5 and bring us to the Big 5 Lodge for one night. The advice we got was to get on the houseboat early so we had a look around Kariba ready for an early start the next day. We got a lift from the lodge manager to the dam and he gave us a tour of it which was informative and interesting. The Big 5 Lodge was a great suggestion and we had dinner there as well. Up early the next day we were collected and brought to our boat, the Somabhula. We were introduced to our captain Joe, cook Dominic and crew member Witness. These lads were excellent, professional and made our trip stress free. They cooked fabulous food and taught us how to fish. They knew all the good places to go game spotting. We had morning expeditions and evening sundowners and if you've never been on a houseboat in Kariba put it top of your to-do/wishlist. When we returned to Kariba Bryony had transportation ready to take us to the airport for our onward trip to Victoria Falls. All this was made possible by Bryony who arranged absolutely everything. This was done by email and Whatsapp from Ireland. Having confidence in a travel agent is imperative and if you need anything arranged in Zimbabwe you won't find better than Bryony at Heartveld Adventures. Liz Walshe it was an absolute pleasure to be able to help you with your trip to our beautiful Zimbabwe and we are so pleased you had a wonderful and memorable time - we can't wait to help with your next one!
Kirsty Hudson, New Zealand 26 May 2023
Our hearts are full! Bryony is such a pleasure to work with and friendly, helpful and so accommodating. We cannot recommend her enough. She booked us a stay at Kavinga Safari Lodge as well as booked us Air Charters to and from the camp. There were no problems with the booking at all and we were so pleased we used Heartveld Adventures.
Mandy Kille, Zimbabwe 17 May 2023
Great trip on Karibeer houseboat in April 2023. Newly renovated and so well equipped! Guilt free (inverter) air con all night! Bryony was efficient and helpful with all my queries and requests. Highly recommend Heartveld!
Carly Crawford, UK 17 April 2023
We have just come back from a fantastic family holiday to Victoria Falls & Hwange. We worked with Bryony Scrooby, who has the patience of a saint, helping to coordinate the different requirements of 3 different families. We stayed at the beautiful Batonka Guest Lodge, Victoria Falls and Robins Camp Hwange, and both were exceptional. Thank you, Bryony, for helping us make memories together again after 5 long years. Glad you had a wonderful trip - we look forward to hopefully planning another one for you soon!
Michelle Burger, Zimbabwe 20 January 2023
We had the most incredible time. Well organized and taylor made for all of us. Special dietary requirements were so well catered for. Prices were fantastic. We went to Vic Falls, Hwange, Inganyana, Matobo Hills, and Romelda in Masvingo. All done - and looking forward to my next adventure. Thanks so very much.
Jaimy Oosthuizen, Zimbabwe 11 November 2022
Such a great trip on Osprey, so well organized, great staff and just all round awesome Lovely to see such fun family photos! Thanks for sharing and for the review! We hope you come back again soon!
Carel van de Merwe, South Africa 10 November 2022
Excellent options, well arranged and done with a smile! We booked our houseboat (African Queen), transport and accommodation through Bryony. The arrangements were spot-on! Everything we asked for was catered for and the staff responsible for hosting us were excellent!
Charlene Taylor, Zimbabwe 19 September 2022
I booked a lovely Houseboat holiday through Heartveld. It was a stress free experience, Byrony was amazing and sorted out the accommodation the night before at Lomagundi Lodge (food was great). I gave Heartveld our budget and expectations and they delivered. I highly recommend using them to book a holiday for you.
Natalie W, UK 24 August 2022
Bryony provided many great options for my trip to Zimbabwe for a houseboat and Victoria Falls. The houseboat was well priced and very comfortable and I have to say had the most wonderful staff who bend over backwards to ensure we had the best time ever! The lodge in Victoria Falls was perfect. Out of the main town but close enough to get there for activities and obviously seeing the Falls. Again well thought choices from Bryony to ensure my holiday was incredible
Bronwyn Shaw , South Africa 17 August 2022
We recently had the most amazing holiday in Zimbabwe. I highly recommend Bryony from Heartveld Adventures, as she booked our whole holiday and she went above and beyond to make it a really special time! She is very helpful and gave us some great advice for travelling through Zimbabwe. We are so glad all went well with your tour around our beautiful Zimababwe - you sure got to see a lot of it! Look forward to your next trip!
Swerve Upton, Argentina 7 July 2022
From the minute we started our plan to go on a houseboat for a family and friends reunion (post Covid ) we were put onto Bryony to arrange. She gave us unbridled 5 star service from booking the boat Vunduful and all transfers to and from Harare to Kariba return. Everything was great and our guests came from 3 different continents to get aboard the Vunduful who had a great crew too. We had some amazing close up viewings and a fair few bream were caught daily. Thank you all from the Upton family and friends. We are very grateful for this wonderful review from Swerve! We look forward to your next trip!
Kylie Smith, Zimbabwe 15 June 2022
We booked our Kariba trip staying at Wild Heritage through them and had such a pleasant experience. The trip was amazing and everything was perfect. What a lovely sunset! Thanks for sharing Kyliesmith! We hope you come back again soon!
Kira-Lee Lardner-Burke, Zimbabwe 13 May 2022
I highly recommend Heartveld Adventures! We booked our Houseboat trip through them and everything was wonderful! Thank you!"
Shannon Williams, Zimbabwe 1 April 2022
After trying to find booking information for Charara Wild Heritage Lodges, I was forwarded a whatsapp number for Bryony... Quick responses and very informative packages received!! Very impressed with the service we received and lodges were awesome... Highly recommend indeed. Thank you. Thanks very much Shannon for the review! We look forward to having you book with us again in the future.
Phaenah CT, Zimbabwe 6 February 2022
Thank you to Bryony at Heartveld Adventures for a wonderful and memorable family break! We look forward to booking again soon. We are so glad you had a lovely time and look forward to your next trip with us!
Antoinette Sinclair, Zimbabwe 28 January 2022
Another AMAZING family holiday organized by Bryony. We cannot wait to book again through Heartveld Adventures in 2022!
Sarah-May Kilner, Zimbabwe 18 January 2022
Heartveld Adventures, you did it again! We had the most wonderful time in Kariba with family and friends over New Years. Bryony Scrooby, helped find us great accommodation and we all had four days in heaven and certainly weren't ready to come back home! The houses were open, spacious and neat. We had the most terrific sunrises and sunsets and the staff were very friendly and looked after us well. We love hosting repeat clients and you are an absolute delight to plan trips for Sarah-May! We can't wait to help plan your next adventure!
Amie P, Zimbabwe 3 January 2022
Trip of a lifetime! All thanks to Bryony at Heartveld Adventures who accommodated and put up with all our changes right till the very last moment!! Kavinga was a truly amazing experience and will definitely recommend anyone interested in a casual safari-like environment. The staff on hand made us part of their family from the get go which made the trip all the more special and memorable. And the game sightings!! AMAZING!! Definitely an adventure worth taking especially when everything is organised and taken care of.(Thank you Bryony!!)
Isobel Tsuro, Zimbabwe 3 January 2022
My experience booked through Bryony was memorable. It was a last-minute girls outing. Most of the houses were fully booked but Bryony made the trip possible. She had to run around and find accommodation for us. The house was peaceful with a very welcoming chef. The stay was memorable. Thank you so much Heartveld Adventures.
Ruth Hughan , Zimbabwe 24 December 2021
A great stay at Robins Camp. Thanks for efficient booking We are glad you have a lovely holiday and look forward to helping you plan the next one.
Patience Makura , Zimbabwe 17 December 2021
Bryony went out of her way to ensure that our stay at Kariba Safari Lodge was top notch, she checked up on us before, during and after the trip, and ensured that all our needs were met. She was ready to assist at any given moment. The staff at KSL were pleasant and we had a fantastic break away from the busy Harare life. We will definitely use Heartveld adventures again for our next getaway they have showed efficiency, professionalism and great customer care. Well done Bryony keep up the good work! It was an absolute pleasure assisting you and your delightful family with your trip to Kariba - and wonderful to meet you. We look forward to helping you plan more holidays around our beautiful country - and beyond!
Esther Joubert, Zimbabwe 16 December 2021
Had a fantastic time at Vic Falls. Shongwe Lookout. Thanks so much to Heartveld especially Bryony for going above and beyond. We love getting positive feedback from our guests! Thanks Esther
Jackie Cahi, Zimbabwe 31 October 2021
I booked through Bryony for a trip to Victoria Falls for my 88 year old mother. Everything went smoothly and she had a lovely time. Bryony is very responsive and efficient and offers a delightfully personal service. I feel like she is a friend though we have never met. Will definitely use her services again. Thank you Heartveld Adventures.
Mandy Wishart Kille, Zimbabwe 21 September 2021
Super trip on Nyati. Great boat and staff!
Chells Conlon, Zimbabwe 24 August 2021
Had the most fantastic houseboat trip. Bryony made my 40th extra special. I will definitely book with Heartveld Adventures again! We are SO glad you chose us to help in a small way with your 40th birthday celebration! Wishing you many more (hopefully on our beautiful lake Kariba)!
Sandy Wood, Pulse Africa, South Africa 27 July 2021
Efficient, happy team who go the extra mile to make your holiday go smoothly. Fantastic job, well done Bryony and team! It was an absolute pleasure helping you with your holiday, we look forward to more of the same in the future!
Viv Hudson, Zimbabwe 9 July 2021
Bryony Scrooby went above and beyond in making our time away a trip to remember. Bryony was amazing from start to finish and made this special trip for my 40th one I will never forget. Thank you again so much and we look forward to our next trip. As the saying goes "We love it when a plan comes together!" Viv Hudson, we are so glad your 40th birthday trip away was so memorable! And thank you for sharing your photos with us! We look forward to booking future trip for you!
Shami, Zimbabwe 5 July 2021
A dream! I love how I never have to stress about anything in the booking process. Bryony from Heartveld Adventures was helpful from beginning to the end.. it's my second time booking through her and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.
Kudzanai Ngorima, Zimbabwe 21 June 2021
Yes I recommend Heartveld Adventures . Our stay at Wild Heritage was amazing. We got to sunbathe and watch the breathtaking sunset. It was a pleasure to deal with Byrony who organised everything for us. We are so glad you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Marinda Bohnsack , South Africa 10 June 2021
It was an absolute pleasure to deal through Bryony and she made the whole experience seamless and easy. All arrangements made were perfect and her input and advise were spot on! We experienced some 'once in a life time' experiences in Mana Pools and also enjoyed being able to participate in the May Sailing rally on Lake Kariba We don't know who had more fun? Us planning this "once in a life time" trip - or you for experiencing it! Thanks for giving us the honour of being a part of it, and we hope you come back next year!
Debbie Grober, Zimbabwe 6 May 2021
Bryony of Heartveld Adventures does an amazing job of advising and bookings of lovely accommodation. Bryony was of great help to us, also checking on us as we travelled. Bryony is excellent and appreciate her service. A BIG thank you Bryony!!!! It was an absolute please Debbs, we just KNEW you were going to love exploring this part of Zim you weren't familiar with. Look forward to helping you with your next adventure!
Shannon Crystal, Zimbabwe 21 April 2021
Just came back from a FANTASTIC kariba trip at Wild heritage organized by Bryony from Heartveld Adventures. She was amazing and so professional, replied very quickly and kept me updated with everything. Thank you very much Bryony! Thank you for your continued support Shannon Crystal! We so enjoy helping you with your holiday bookings!
Sundeep Paxman , Zimbabwe 6 April 2021
Just came back from a Lovely Easter weekend in Victoria Falls booked by Bryony at Heartveld Adventures.. would highly recommend using them.. we had so many options given to us, and recommendations for what to try when we arrived.. top quality service, five star communications, and will definitely be using them again.. thanks for helping us create some awesome memories.. We are so glad we were able to help plan a memorable Easter break, and look forward to assisting you with your next holiday too!
Jacquie Leigh Marais, Zimbabwe 25 February 2021
Heartveld Adventures are highly recommended, we have used Bryony a few times now and she is extremely efficient, helpful and friendly! Cant wait for our next trip. We are so glad you had a wonderful family holiday, and can't wait to help in planning the next memorable trip!
Sabastian Mugazambi, Zimbabwe 18 February 2021
Bryony and Heartveld Adventures team organized and amazing romantic itinerary for my girlfriend and I. They effortlessly took care of arranging everything from accommodation, activities and transport to activities. Everything they do is professionally done and the level & quality of everything they booked for us surpassed expectations. Our trip and vacation was stress free entirely because of the amazing work done by Bryony and team. We stayed at Vic Falls safari lodge in one of the best rooms they had over looking the animal watering hole. I would highly recommend letting them plan your entire itinerary for stress free trip. Definitely going with them again for my next trip!! Thanks Heartveld!
Nyasha 'Naj' Juru, Zimbabwe 31 January 2021
Very friendly and professional. These guys will go out of their way to make sure you have a memorable experience. Bryony pulled off a great feat by organizing a sunset cruise on the last day of our honeymoon. The lockdown had scared away most families on holiday. We had a boat all to ourselves and we had our honeymoon sunset cruise memory captured. We are so glad we were able to create a unique and memorable day for your special honeymoon! Come and visit again soon!
Jess McCreary, Zambia 24 January 2021
Bryony recently organised our Kariba houseboat trip on Return to Eden and couldn't have been more helpful, friendly and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble, even with 5 families (and young children) to please. She swiftly found answers to our Covid testing & border crossing questions, helped organise our ice for the trip and even arranged for a welcoming bottle of wine on arrival. She was in touch the day we boarded to make sure there were no issues and checked in with us once we had got home to see all was well. Always cheerful and at hand to help, we can highly recommend Bryony and Heartveld Adventures! Awwww .. thanks so very much for the kind words and I am so glad you had wonderful family trip! And thanks even more for sharing pics of your holiday!
Sarah-May Kilner, Zimbabwe 6 January 2021
Thank you Bryony Scrooby at Heartveld Adventures for helping us organize a lovely little holiday for me and my crazy family and friends. We managed to find a suitable house being such a big group and having left it to last minute with Covid, we honestly thought it wouldn't happen, but you pulled out all the stops and it all came together. The place we stayed at was called Fisherman's Rest, it was lovely and basic, and nice and central to everything. The staff at the house were so accommodating and friendly which made us feel right at home. Thank you again Bryony, for being so helpful and efficient in arranging everything for us. I highly recommend using Heartveld Adventures! Thanks so much for letting us be a part in planning your special holiday and we hope to see you back again soon!
Brian Thomas, South Africa 31 December 2020
Had a great trip on a Houseboat called Ponty out of Binga, arranged by Bryony of Heartveld. Arrangements were very efficiently handled, Bryony also managed to arrange some extra fuel for me in Binga which was a lifesaver. Thanks Heartveld. It was an absolute pleasure Brian! So glad you and your family had a good trip. Come visit again soon!
Viv Hudson, Zimbabwe 2 November 2020
Highly recommended for booking your next get away. Bryony Scrooby was amazing when booking our trip to Rhino Safaris Camp!
Priscilla Mehlo , Zimbabwe 1 October 2020
Thank you for making our experience in Kariba memorable. Bryony you are a star just a phone call away.
Alissa van den Bergh , Zimbabwe 11 September 2020
Thank you Heartveld Adventures for organising a lovely getaway for us in Hwange & Vic Falls. Your attention to detail and patience with my hundreds of questions were appreciated. We will be back! — at Iganyana Tented Camp. It was an absolute pleasure Alissa! We look forward to your next trip with us.
Alan Lock, Zimbabwe 30 August 2020
Just a quick one to say thank you to Heartveld for an amazing trip to Sundowner Lodge in Deka. The lodge is fantastic with great staff that made the trip even better. The pics are of 2 fish that their guide put us on and we will definitely be going back soon. FANTASTIC fish! Thanks for letting us know how your trip went and sharing your pics!
Mike Oelofsen, New Zealand 1 August 2020
Guys! Heartveld Adventures rock! Last year when we where in Zims we decided at the last minute to do a house boat trip on Kariba, you guys pulled out all the stops to make it happen, then when we arrived a day early, you went that extra mile and got us on a boat. I can not say enough about how good the trip was, or how you came to the party! Thank you so much Mike for the feedback, we are so glad we were able to help and that you all had a great trip.
Amanda Haritatos, Zimbabwe 29 October 2019
Based on a very positive suggestion from a friend of ours, we booked a week at the Kariba Safari lodge through this amazing team. The service and response we received was beyond excellent and deserves a 5-star recognition. Bryony was extremely helpful, diligent and experienced and helped us plan an amazing family holiday which included several children. Several accommodations were made for our personal comforts and we were blown away by the fast and friendly service. There really are no words other than to recommend them for any of your travel plans. Thank you again for an amazing holiday and we are looking forward to the trip you are currently planning for us What a fantastic review! Thanks very much Amanda Haritatos! Bryony, Heartveld Adventures
Ros Cremer, Zimbabwe 7 October 2019
A huge thank you to Bryony for going above and beyond. We had a lovely trip on Kariba at very short notice. many many thanks!
Iqubal Mahomed, Botswana 17 September 2019
We have just spent 4 nights on The Tehilla houseboat. From the time we started our communication for the booking it was very efficiently and professionally handled by Bryony. The crew on board were exceptional and extremely friendly. Without a doubt the boat is very comfortable and value for the monies spent. We will be back! Many thanks for your feedback Iqubal Mahomed. We are so glad you had a nice time on Tehilla!
Pieter Christelle Pasques, Zimbabwe 31 August 2019
Just want to say a big thank you to Bryony and Heartveld Adventures for the booking of Phillipa Houseboat. We really enjoyed our stay and the staff were excellent with outstanding meals and effort in everything they do. The houseboat was also very economical on fuel and being 100% solar made a big difference as we could run fans etc through the night. It is also very child friendly. Would highly recommend them and we will definitely be back again. Thank you again to Bryony and Bev. Thanks for sharing your experience with us and your family photos too!
Geoff Silwizya, Zambia 29 August 2019
A very personalised and flexible approach by the manager and always catering for specific requirements........a very friendly experience all in all
Kyrre Håkon Aune Forland, Norway 22 August 2019
Heartveld were very helpful to us in planning our trip with the Kariba ferry, and transport here and there in Zimbabwe. We had a wonderful time, and recommend both the ferry, and Heartveld Adventures! Thanks for the great feedback Kyrre! And sharing your lovely photos!
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