Zimbabwe Travel Guide

Continent: Africa

Zimbabwe Travel Essentials

Currency: United States Dollar,South African rand, Renminbi, Indian rupee, Botswana pula, Euro, Pound sterling (USD,ZAR,CNY,INR,BWP,EUR,GBP)

Best Time: May-August Read More

Accommodation Cost (per night in USD):
Dorm bed: $15-30
Budget: $40-80
Mid-range: $100-150
Luxury: $200 and above

Budget for Food & Drinks (per day in USD):
Budget: $10-20
Mid-range: $30-50

Visa Policy for Indians:
Visa not required for short stays

Visa Policy for Other Nationals: Visa not required for many countries for short stays

Getting In Zimbabwe:
Cardiff Airport (CWL), Bristol Airport (BRS) is also used for entry into Wales Read More

Getting Around Zimbabwe:
Trains, buses, rental cars, ferries (if coastal exploration) Read More

"Your Dose of Adrenaline"

Zimbabwe Tourism

Zimbabwe is the country of wonders. Known to be every adrenaline junkie's dreamland, this country has a lot to offer.Despite the struggles it has faced, Zimbabwe is still one of the most popular tourists locations in Africa. Zimbabwe proudly displays its rare blend of music, art, and dance. One cannot help being mesmerized by its beautiful landscapes,captivating art, and exotic wild life. Zimbabwe possesses one of the seven wonders of the world:Victoria Falls. This majestic wonderland doesn't fail to give its visitors a thrill of a lifetime while making sure that the experience is worth every penny.

Best time to visit Zimbabwe

The best time to visit Zimbabwe is during the winters. Most people come for the national parks and safaris. During this time animal spotting is easier. Additionally, the temperatures are agreeable during the day,making traveling easier.

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What's Great about Travelling to Zimbabwe?

Natural beauty and landscapes. Wildlife interation and game parks.Handicraftssold at bargain prices.Music and Dance.

What's Not So Great about Travelling to Zimbabwe?

Secondary roads can be undermaintained. Health and sanitation is not upto the mark.

Who should Travel to Zimbabwe?

Adeventure seekers. Animal lovers. People who want to be with nature.Those who are interested in arts and crafts.

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Exchanging Money in Zimbabwe

.You can exchange currency at foreign exchange desks and even at banks. ATMs are also available which accept visa and mastercards .The major banks here are Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe,CBZ Bank Limited,FBC etc.

Nightlife in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's nightlife isn't extraordinary but it isn't bad either. It has its fair share of clubs and bars most of which are located in Harare.The Sam Levy village is one of the best places having a lot of jazz clubs, sports bars,pool bars etc. For a mellow nightlife experience, Eastgate Mall is a good choice.

Shopping in Zimbabwe

Some of the best things one can buy in Zimbabwe are their handicrafts. Zimbabwe has a variety of copper, wooden & soapstone carvings,jewellery made of locally mined gemstones gameskin & leather products, pottery & basketwork that travelers love to take back with them. Some of the major shopping centres in the capital city of Harare include the Eastgate Centre, the Avondale Shopping Centre and Westgate Centre. Also worth visiting are Fife Avenue, Kamfinsa Shopping Centre at Greendale and Sam Levy's Village in Borrowdale. However, the most genuine shoppingexperience is at the open-air flea market in Mbare. Here you can get everything from food to baskets to clothing .Shops are open from 8 am to 5pm and are closed on the weekends. Sales tax of 10-22% is added to all purchases.

Festivals of Zimbabwe

Despite their struggles Zimbabweans sure know how to celebrate. Make sure that you don't miss the chance to stumble upon one of these blends of music, art , and dance.The Zimbabwe Agricultural Society Show is held at the Harare show grounds around the end of August. One of the biggest festivals of the country is the Harare International Festival of Arts. Another festival is the Houses of Stone Music Festival takes place in Harare on a different date every year.Presented by the Zimbabwe Academy of Music, the Bulawayo Music Festival showcasing a variety of genres is held every two years from May 23-27. The Zimbabwe National Jazz Festival takes place between September to November. All the foodies might want to stop by the Harare International Food Festival.

Hygiene in Zimbabwe

Health facilities are extremely expensive so pay attention to hygeine and sanitation. Malaria is a risk in all areas except Harare and Bulawayo. Make sure to only dink bottled water. Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.Also get vaccines and medicines for Hepatitis A, Typhoid , and Malaria.

Customs of Zimbabwe

Eye contact is expected in the business world as it indicates honesty and sincerity. However, in the rural areas direct eye contact is avoided to show respect to elders. Tipping is not necessary, but a 10% tip in restaurants is appreciated.

Tips for visiting Zimbabwe

Don't travel at night especially alone.Be vigilant and aware of your surroundings.Avoid areas where demonstrations are being held. Always carry a copy of your passport. Wear long pants and long-sleeved tops to protect yourself from mosquitos. Carry a mosquito repellant. Beware of bag snatchers/pick pocketers.Availability of fuel is fluctuating. Keep cars topped up and carry sufficient fuel for long journeys. Don't wear army/combat type clothing or print a it is illegal.

Food of Zimbabwe

Zimbambean cuisine is influenced by the British and African cuiisnes. Maize/corn is the staple food for many Zimbabweans. Besides that some of their meats include crocodile, kudu and impala.To preserve food for consumption during the winter months, Zimbabweans dry various produce and meats after the rainy season.Sadza,Bota Dovi,Nhedzi, and Mapopo candy are some of Zimbabwe's specialties.

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FAQs on Zimbabwe

How to reach Zimbabwe from India?

You can go from Mumbai to Johannesberg via KLM Royal Dutch, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Mauritius, Virgin Atlantic, Etihad Airways and Air France. However, all thesed flights will mak a stop at Amsterdam,Doha,Addis Ababa,Mauritius,London,Abu Dhabi,and Paris respectively. From Johannesberg South African Airways would take you from Johannesberg to Zimbabwe.


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