Zimbabwe is home to the Victoria Falls, one of the 7 natural Wonders of the World, and locals that are warm and friendly, and will offer any visitor an excellent level of hospitality!
Although Zimbabwe has received some bad press in the last few years, tourism in this part of Africa is rapidly increasing as this country has some of the most beautiful and untouched treasures on the continent. Zimbabwe is situated at the border of the tropical belt in the south-east of Africa. It comprises 390,000 km² of land and borders Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia and South Africa. In the Eastern Highlands, north of Mutare lies the highest mountain – Inyangani (2,592 metres).
This country is filled with surprises including the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Eastern Highlands, the Mana Pools, and the glorious Matopos Hills. With a great infrastructure and one-of-a-kind majestic beauty, you will be sure to return!
You can visit Zimbabwe at any time of the year. However, with warm temperatures and dry weather, the best time to travel is from April to September. Although, the Victoria Falls is best viewed in all its splendour from January to July.
Important Travel Information
Zimbabwe has a dry and a rainy season. The first stretching from September to October, and the rainy season from November to March. Average winter temperatures: 7 °C to 29 °C. Rainy season: November to April. Average summer temperatures: 17 °C to 31 °C.
To enter Zimbabwe, you will need a passport, which is valid for 6 months after exiting the country. Visas are issued at the border which currently cost USD30 for a single entry visa.
The currency is Zimbabwean Dollar. You can still pay touristic services as well as the visa on arrival in US Dollar. However, travellers should bring USD in small notes as not all restaurants, hotels and activity centres have enough change. It is recommended to put the cash into the hotel safe. American Express, Diners Club and Visa are widely accepted, whilst MasterCard has more limited use. Some ATMs accept credit cards.
The official language is English.
220 Volts AC, 50Hz. South African-style plugs (three round pins) and British-style plugs (three square pins) are used.
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers coming from areas with a high risk of yellow fever transmission. Zimbabwe is a malaria-risk country; please consult your doctor.