Dr. David Livingston, the man who discovered the magnificent Victoria Falls, makes mention in his journals of the great herds of game he encountered in his trip down the Zambezi River in 1851. This is the land that would one day be named Rhodesian and now is known as Zimbabwe. A medium sized country, about the size of the state of Montana, Zimbabwe is blessed with a variety of habitats and a colossal wildlife resource. From the rich flood plains of the Zambezi Valley, to the vast Mopane woodland of Hwange, and Matebeleland, and the Ironwood thickets of the Malapati in the lowveld, Zimbabwe has drawn hunters since its first discovery and remains today a fantastic safari destination.Zimbabwe boasts an impressive list of big game species including elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo, as well as highly sough after plains game species such as sable and kudu. Couple this great hunting with very good infrastructure and world-famous sights like Victoria Falls and it is no wonder that this country has been for decades one of the most popular safari destinations. Game-rich areas like the Matetsi and the Zambezi Valley have been part of hunting literature for more than 100 years and these areas are still producing great trophies today.