Visas, Entry Points and Borders
Citizens of most Southern African (SADC) countries (including South Africa) do not require visas to enter Zimbabwe. Other passport holders do need visas, which can usually be purchased at your point of entry. Be patient when dealing with officialdom at entry points. Expect delays.
Canadian passports: Single entry only: US$75
Getting around the Zambezi Region
This section provides an overview of the various options available for getting around between travel destinations within the Zambezi Valley area.
The above tourist map is available via the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, Publicity Associations, travel agents, some lodges and tourism operators throughout the country.
GETTING AROUND BY AIR...
Self-Driving - Routes through the Zambezi Valley
For visitors travelling throughout the Zambezi Valley areas in Zimbabwe by road, here s a run-down of Zimbabwe s route system from Victoria Falls to Kanyemba. The map above shows the routes mentioned below.
Victoria Falls: There is two-lane tar-road access into and out of Victoria Falls from Livingstone, Zambia (over the Vic Falls...
Self-Driving - Tips and Practical Advice
DRIVE ON THE LEFT
Driving in Zimbabwe and Zambia is on the left. Give way to traffic coming from the right. On roundabouts, vehicles on the circle have right of way.
Diesel, petrol and motor oils are readily available for cash in US$ or SA Rands at borderposts and fuel outlets in all major towns in Zimbabwe (including Victoria Falls ...
Safety and Health
Zimbabwe is safe for visitors. Believe it! We live here, and visit the remote wild areas of the Zambezi Valley and Kariba regularly! Zimbabwe needs your tourism dollars more than ever, and, if you organise your trip with a reputable tour operation, you can be assured that everything will be properly accounted for!
Money, Shopping, and Eating Out
Zimbabwe uses the US dollar and South African Rands as its main currencies for transactions throughout the country, and all prices are quoted in US$.
Cash is the preferred method of transaction, although International Credit Cards are now accepted for some payments. International VISA, MasterCard and Maestro Credit Cards are ac...
Electricity, Phones & Internet, Time, Public Holidays and Dress
Electricity is is 220 volts. Plug sockets are mostly 3-pin square (13 amp), but 2-pin round shaver/charger sockets are common and 3-pin round (15 amp) sockets can be found in older establishments. Note that the electricity grid in Zimbabwe can be erratic. Camps and lodges in remote Zambezi valley areas usually operate without e...
Zimbabwe National Parks (ZimParks) Accommodation and Conservation Fees
ZIMBABWE NATIONAL PARKS FEES FOR 2016 - 2018
BOOKINGS: Reservations for ZimParks facilities are opened one year in advance to all clients, including Zimbabwe residents.
Clients are treated on a first come first serve basis, with payment being demanded up front.
The correct e-mail address for National Park reservations is:
Seasonal Safari Guide
Deciding when to come on safari to the Victoria Falls/Kariba/Zambezi area depends on what you are looking for. There are basically four seasons as follows:-
NOVEMBER-MARCH: Summer rainy season:
Hot days (30oC+), and nights (22oC) strong possibility of showers or thunderstorms especially afternoon/evening. Rain cools the temperatu...
Top Ten "Must Have" items to take on safari
A wide-brimmed hat
Sunscreen and lip-salve (total block or high protection)
Mozzie ammunition(repellant spray/cream, anti-malarial pills)
Sensible clothing - lightweight, cotton tops/shorts in neutral colours; long-sleeved tops/trousers/long skirts for evenings (keeps mozzies o...