Zimbabwe

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Why Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe offers unique experiences. From marveling at the Victoria Falls – also called Mosi-o-Tunya, to the Great Zimbabwe Monument where the civilization prizes the Iron Age – all these things will remain unforgettable. There is so much to see in Zimbabwe. Visiting some of these sites and places worth seeing will lead you back to the time where this religion was discovered for the first time.

Zimbabwe’s popularity has lots of reasons:

– easy availability with only little time difference (+ 1 hour during winter)
– uncomplicated entry regulations: valid passport, visa available at the border
– an excellent cuisine with traditional African influences
– versatile whole-year destination with diversified nature and animal kingdom
– tailor-made holidays for everyone
– relatively short distances of about 3 hours between the single places worth seeing
– courteous and friendly people
– easily combinable with the neighbouring countries: Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa as well as with the beach destinations Mozambique and Mauritius

Travel Season

Best travel time:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September
Start of Green Season:
October
Green Season:
January, February, November, December
     

Tips before your Departure

Entry

For a stay up to 90 days, Germans and Austrians need a passport that has to be valid for at least 6 more months after leaving the country. A child ID is only valid with photos and shall have at least two free pages for visas. Visa fees have to be paid when entering the country; we suggest to apply for it in advance at one of the diplomatic representations. The current visa fees for Zimbabwe are 30,- US $ per person. Inhabitants of other countries should ask for their respective entry requirements at their responsible Embassy.  

Health

Besides sunscreen and your personal first-aid kit we recommend medicine for diarrhea due to the climatic change. When entering Zimbabwe through a country declared as yellow fever endemia area you need the certification of a valid yellow fever inoculation. Beyond that, no immunizations are required, but please ask your doctor or local health authority before departure. In addition we suggest you invest in a travel health insurance, and will be happy to inform you about it.  

Currency

Currency is the US Dollar, South African Rand are partly accepted as well.  

Time Shift

There is no time shift during the European summer time, during winter time it’s + 1 hour.  

Climate

The country belongs to the tropical borderlands and offers a pleasant climate due to its height. In the planes it can be hot, the best travel time is from April to October with moderate daily temperatures and cold nights. The rainy season with high temperatures is from November to May.  

Luggage/Clothes

For safaris please think of clothes in muted colors, long trousers, long sleeves, headgear as well as comfortable shoes. Please also remember to take sunscreen and insect-repellant spray. In some months it can be cold in the mornings and evenings and really warm during the day. Especially when visiting the high plateaus you should take some warmer clothes. Please note that some high-quality hotels in Victoria Falls require a British dress code with jacket and tie for dinner.  

Day of Departure

Flight

The most important airports in Zimbabwe are Harare and Victoria Falls. From Germany there are no direct flights, but there are connections to Harare with many well-known airlines like Emirates, KLM, Ethiopian Airlines or Kenya Airways. You can reach Victoria Falls easily and quickly for example with South African Airways via Johannesburg. We will be glad to advise you on prices for flights in Comfort/Business Class. For a fee of € 30, - we can reserve your preferred seat. We can also reserve a parking place at the airport in advance. We recommend to call the airline 1-2 days before departure to let them confirm the time of departure. Please keep your passport ready for your return flight.  

Security Advice

Please note that you have to be at the check-in counter of your airline at least two hours before your departure. We will be glad to send you some information on your airport. Please remember not to pack any sharp objects into your hand luggage like nail scissors etc.  

Your travel destination

Arrival

After arriving at your airport in Zimbabwe you will be welcomed by your tour guide and accompanied to your hotel or you will directly start your safari.  

Population

In Zimbabwe, English, Shona and Ndebele is spoken.  

Safaris/Excursions

We offer you an interesting choice of safaris and excursions. It is recommended to book before your departure as in the peak season many safari lodges are booked up and you may lose valuable vacation time.  

Security

Please deposit your money, jewellery as well as your documents in the hotel safe. Don't take too many things with you and take care of your handbag and camera. After sunset it is recommended to use a taxi instead of public means of transport. Please urgently note that it is prohibited to take pictures of military areas or vehicles, soldiers, policemen and –women or security relevant buildings. Even a landscape picture with the farm house of a member of the government in the background might be punished.  

Electricity supply

The voltage is 220 Volt 50 Hertz. You need a three-pole adapter.  

Telephone

Calling from Germany: 00263/local area network/subscriber; calling to Germany: 0049/ local area network without 0/subscriber  

Diplomatic missions

German Embassy: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, P.O. Box A 1475, Avondale, Harare, Tel.: +263 4 308 655 Austrian Embassy (the one in South Africa is in charge): 454 A Fehrsen Street (entrance William St), Brooklyn, Pretoria 0181, P.O. Box 95572, Waterkloof 0145, Tel.: +27 12 4529 155 Swiss Embassy: 9 Lanark Road, Belgravia, Harare, Tel.: +263 4 703 827  

Tip

In restaurants, taxis and hotels it is usual to give 10% tip of the invoice amount.