Zimbabwe offers not only wonderful safari opportunities but there are also fascinating ruins and incredible landscapes to experience. Despite the recent troubles in the country, Zimbabwe is still a safe place to visit for tourists.
A valid passport (dates valid up to six months after date of departure) and a return ticket is required to the enter the country.
A visa is required by all foreign nationals and may be purchased upon entry.
A valid, up to date yellow fever vaccination and Yellow Card is required if you are travelling from a yellow fever area.
Left-hand side of the road.
Foreign licences are valid if they have a photograph.
Licences not in English need to be authorised.
Fuel shortages are a problem. If you are self-driving, please ensure that you have extra fuel.
Pull over for the presidential motorcade and wait for it to pass before continuing.
Electricity is 220-240V, 50 Hz.
Time Zone is Greenwich Mean Time 2 during daylights saving time and GMT 1 for the rest of the year.
The official languages are English, Shona and Ndebele. English is spoken and understood in most parts of the country.
Malaria is a problem in certain areas. Consult your local travel clinic for effective prophylactics.
The water in urban areas is safe to drink from the taps.
Do not drink water from rivers or lakes.
Do not swim in rivers or lakes.
The local currency is the Zimbabwean dollar.
Money can be exchanged at airports or banks.
US dollars may be accepted in tourist areas.
Credit cards are accepted in most locations.