Located in southern African, Zimbabwe is the hidden gem of Africa. It is emerging from a lot of years of political and economical problems. High quality accommodations at an affordable rate, an exclusive destination for safaris and to explore the nature.

Why Visit

LANDSCAPES & NATURE: Zimbabwe is home to some outstanding natural landscapes and national parks like the Hwange National Park (the third largest in Africa) to Mana Pools (a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site) to Victoria Falls National Park (one of the largest waterfalls in the world). They shouldn’t be missed, and they also provide and endless list of activities like safaris, bungee jumping, hiking, rafting…

WILDLIFE: Thanks to its abundant and diverse nature, Zimbabwe showcases some of Africa’s best wildlife scenes. You don’t even have to seek for it, it’s everywhere. You will see ‘the Big Five‘ (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard), but there is so much to see besides. It also houses more than 600 species of birds. 

VALUE FOR MONEY: Due to its past political and economical problems, Zimbabwe is coming back, but its prices are still low. The country offers exclusivity, high quality guides and world class accommodation at really affordable rates. 

HERITAGE AND HISTORY: Zimbabwe offers a rich history, with historical areas of monumental importance and archaeological ruins like the ruined city of Great Zimbabwe, and the Matopos Hills, (where some of the best preserved rock paintings in Africa are located). 

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Located in southern African, Zimbabwe is the hidden gem of Africa. It is emerging from a lot of years of political and economical problems. High quality accommodations at an affordable rate, an exclusive destination for safaris and to explore the nature.

zimbabwe postcard

Why Visit

LANDSCAPES & NATURE: Zimbabwe is home to some outstanding natural landscapes and national parks like the Hwange National Park (the third largest in Africa) to Mana Pools (a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site) to Victoria Falls National Park (one of the largest waterfalls in the world). They shouldn’t be missed, and they also provide and endless list of activities like safaris, bungee jumping, hiking, rafting…

WILDLIFE: Thanks to its abundant and diverse nature, Zimbabwe showcases some of Africa’s best wildlife scenes. You don’t even have to seek for it, it’s everywhere. You will see ‘the Big Five‘ (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard), but there is so much to see besides. It also houses more than 600 species of birds. 

VALUE FOR MONEY: Due to its past political and economical problems, Zimbabwe is coming back, but its prices are still low. The country offers exclusivity, high quality guides and world class accommodation at really affordable rates. 

HERITAGE AND HISTORY: Zimbabwe offers a rich history, with historical areas of monumental importance and archaeological ruins like the ruined city of Great Zimbabwe, and the Matopos Hills, (where some of the best preserved rock paintings in Africa are located). 

  • Independence from the United Kingdom
  • Currency: RTGS Dollar
  • Time Zone: UTC + 2 (CAT)

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What to expect

LANGUAGE: Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, being Shona the most spoken one, with approximately 70% of the population. Still, english is widely spoken as well and is used as means of communication in most regions of the country especially in the urban areas.

ELECTRICITY: In Zimbabwe the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor

CURRENCY: United States Dollar and the RTGS Dollar are the official currencies of Zimbabwe, but they are apparently going to introduce a new currency in November 2019. After the hyper inflation in 2009, the main currency was replaced for a basket of multi-currencies like the US dollar, british pound, South african rand, Botswana pula, and the yen and yuan. The US dollar remained dominant, but was outlawed (as well as all the others foreign currencies) in June. We recommend to investigate a little bit the economical situation of the country before you go, to make sure whether you can bring dollars with you or you will have to exchange them somewhere in advance.

SAFETY: Zimbabwe is generally a safe country, however occasional robberies, petty crime and scams do occur, particularly in urban centers and tourist areas due to the bad economic conditions of the country. Be cautious and avoid driving at night, wearing flasjing jewelry and don’t leave valuables in the car. 

CLIMATE: Zimbabwe’s climate varies depending on the region and the altitude where you go. There is a dry season and a rain season, including a short cool season during the period May to September. The rainy season is typically a time of heavy rainfall from November to March. The best time to go would be from May to October, in winter season, when there is no no rain and a low malaria risk.

PASSPORT: Citizens of 46 countries (The majority in Africa) can visit Zimbabwe without a visa for up to 3 months. The rest of the countries would just need to obtain a visa on arrival, valid for either 30 days (for visits on business) or 3 months (for touristic visits). The prices go as follow: USD $30 for a 30-day/single-entry visa, USD $45 for a 45-day/double entry visa or USD $160 for a 12 month/ multiple-entry visa.

How to get around

By plane: The flight network in Zimbabwe is limited. There are a number of flights connecting Harare, Victoria Falls, Bulawayo and Hwange, but taking a charter is also an option. Air Zimbabwe has flights from Harare to Bulawayo (45 minutes) and Victoria Falls, and FastJet, offers cheap flights to Victoria Falls from Harare.

By bus: Public Transport Zimbabwe is an experience an experience, so get prepared for a wild ride. The cheapest and the most adventurous way of traveling, the roads are in their majority poorly maintained, and the buses tend to be over-crowded, and how to forget the lack of respect for traffic rules. Due to fuel shortages, public transport can be cancel without further notice. 

Private buses are also available through Citylink and Pathfinder, they travel to Harare, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls and the towns along those routes, usually on a reliable schedule.

By train: The train network is even more limited than the flights. Zimbabwe only have two routes available: Harare to Bulawayo and Bulawayo to Victoria Falls.

By car: Driving around yourself is very convenient and is usually the prefered way of transportation for tourists. It’s one of the best ways to explore the national parks, but you would need a 4×4. Due to the conditions of the roads, it can get a little extreme (but fun). Remember they drive on the left in Zimbabwe. Fuel shortages are common, so be prepared and try to keep your tank full all the time.  

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