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Visas:
Not Required
: British Commonwealth, the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, the USA, or Japan. 

Best to travel 
In autumn, winter and spring, (April to September).  Winters are mild during the day and cold at night, with almost no rainfall.

Electricity
Electricity  is 220-240 V.

Languages
English is the official language of Zimbabwe. Other indigenous languages spoken include Shona and Ndebele. 

Please note that there is a huge shortage of petrol in Zimbabwe, so it is advisable to use external airlines or private charters.

I would also suggest pre-paying your holiday before departing for Zimbabwe as the inflation rate is phenomenal!!

The major credit cards are widely accepted but will incur high charges. Travellers cheques are best taken in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling. Most Hotel accommodation must be paid for in foreign currency.

Banking and Business Hours:

Banking:   
Monday - Friday   0800-1500
Wednesday: 0800-1300,     
Saturday: 0800-1130,
Sunday: closed   
Shops:
Monday to Friday: 0800-1700  
Saturday: 0800-1300


 

THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR YOUR SAFARI

Neutral coloured clothing for the Game Parks.
Shorts and t-shirts. Warm clothes for evenings.
Comfortable walking shoes.
A hat with a wide brim.
A fleece or windbreaker.
Personal toiletries.
Camera with spare batteries and film.
Binoculars. Sunscreen. Insect repellent.
Passport. International Driverís License.
Malaria Prophylactics.

 

 

 

 

General Information Zimbabwe

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