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Visas, Entry Points and Borders by 2 comments

VISAS 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 ...

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Getting around the Zambezi Region by

This section provides an overview of the various options available for getting around between travel destinations within the Zambezi Valley area. 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 dai...

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Self-Driving - Routes through the Zambezi Valley Wild Zambezi No comments yet

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...

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Self-Driving - Tips and Practical Advice Wild Zambezi No comments yet

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. FUEL Diesel, petrol and motor oils are available for US$ at most borderposts and fuel outlets in all major towns in Zimbabwe (including Victoria Falls and Kariba). Foreign n...

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Zimbabwe National Parks (ZimParks) Accommodation and Conservation Fees Wild Zambezi One comment

ZIMBABWE NATIONAL PARKS FEES 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. It is advisable to make your bookings in advance via the main Booking Office in Harare (see...

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Safety and Health by One comment

SAFETY 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! Normal precaution...

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Money, Shopping, and Eating Out by No comments yet

MONEY After many years of using a multi-currency system (mainly the US$ and the South African Rand), the Zimbabwe government re-introduced the Zimbabwe Dollar as its main currency on 24th June 2019. The sudden announcement caused some confusion, but the situation now returns to the same as elsewhere in the world, where visitors wanting to ...

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Electricity, Phones & Internet, Time, Public Holidays and Dress by No comments yet

ELECTRICITY Electricity is is 220 - 240 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 wit...

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Packing Smart: Travellers' top tips

TripAdvisor reached out to Top Contributors in their traveller community and asked for their best-ever packing tips. Here’s what they had to say. Pack light to travel light. If you can manage with a carry-on, do it. Try taking half of the things you need and twice the money. You can make buying a few new items a fun part of the adventu...

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Seasonal Safari Guide by No comments yet

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...

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