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$75
Getting around the Zambezi region
This tourist map is available via the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, Publicity Associations, lodges and tourism operators throughout the country.
GETTING AROUND BY AIR:
Most international flights into Zimbabwe land at Harare, Victoria Falls or Bulawayo International Airports.
To reach the Zambezi tourism destinations, there are scheduled ...
Safety and Health
Zimbabwe is safe for visitors. Believe it! We live here, and visit the remote wild areas of the Zambezi Valley and Kariba regularly! Zimbabwe needs your tourism dollars more than ever, and, if you organise your trip with a reputable tour operation, you can be assured that everything will be properly accounted for!
Money, Shopping, and Eating Out
Zimbabwe uses the US dollar and South African Rands as its main currencies for transactions throughout the country, and all prices are quoted in US$.
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...
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...
Walking with wild sense
A traveller s guide to walking safely in the African bush
caution and common sense will help, paranoia will not. If you are likely to be nervous, take an armed guide with you;
respect the fact that the animals are wild and may behave unpredictably, especially if they are frightened, wounded or have young;
don t walk alone o...
Codes of Conduct for Visitors to Mana Pools
The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks), in collaboration with The Zambezi Society, members of the public and the Mana Pools Tour Operators (LZTOA) has compiled two Codes of Conduct for visitors to Mana Pools National Park and World Heritage Site.
These can be downloaded in PDF form from The Zambezi Society website at t...
RESPECT THE WILD: A Code of Conduct for visitors in wild areas
by The Zambezi Society
Designed and produced by The Zambezi Society with the aim of encouraging an environmentally responsible attitude and a way of life to keep wilderness wild for future generations.
WHY SHOULD WE RESPECT THE WILD?
wild places and wild species have the right to existence and respect, along with humans
we are part of the web...