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Experience the classic Zimbabwe safari
Located in Central Southern Africa, Zimbabwe has an excellent collection of National Parks and private conservancies, some of which are interconnected with other parks regionally and within Zimbabwe. These combine for an excellent diversity of species and beautiful scenery. Zimbabwe prides itself with the second largest elephant population in Africa. Zimbabwe's guides are considered to have the highest level of training and accepted as the best qualified in Africa, giving you some of the best bush walking, very much part of the Zimbabwean safari experience.
Victoria Falls is without doubt best viewed from the Zimbabwe side and with great accommodation and activity options it’s a good place to start or end your safari. Zimbabwe has several UNESCO World Heritage Sites dating back thousands of years.
Get a taste of it all
Zimbabwe has a wide range of landscapes and environments to explore, from mountains and wide rivers to dams and balancing rocks. Savannah quickly leading to endogenous communities, and waterfalls feeding into massive dams.
All the while Zimbabwe boasts an extensive range of wildlife, genuine and luxury safari camps, fascinating historical sites and really welcoming people.
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Things that are worth knowing about when traveling to Zimbabwe
This is a UNESCO world heritage site and the largest stone structure in Africa, South of the Sahara. This wealthy centre of trade controlled much of Central Africa between the 11th to 15th Centuries. It is well preserved and has a recently refurbished museum and interpretive center.
A beautiful area in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. It has a mix of altitudes and ecozones make it a great place for birding or just relax and enjoy the mountain views.
Matusadona National Park
This park used to be very much part of the Zimbabwean safari product but for a variety of reasons fell off the radar but remained very popular for Zimbabweans to enjoy the vast waters of Lake Kariba and the many bays and inlets along the shoreline of the park. The park is enjoying a big reinvestment in management and facilities, so we are seeing this beautiful place coming back to its former place as a prime park for Zimbabwe.
GeneralWhat do I pack for a safari in Zimbabwe? Please remember that there may be luggage weight or size restrictions on your Zimbabwe safari. Before you travel, we shall advise you on what would be suitable for your specific safari as sometimes you may need a wide range of clothing to cater for the different conditions of your safari. If bush walks are a part of your safari, we advise to not wear white or black coloured clothes. What Stone Ruins are in Zimbabwe? The name Zimbabwe translates as “House of stone”. Between the 11th to 15th Century these stone edifices were constructed around the country and were important centres of trade and government. The main ones being Great Zimbabwe, Khami Ruins and Dhlodhlo Ruins, there are many other smaller ones scattered around. Can I walk by myself in the National Parks? No, you cannot, this is only available in designated areas within Mana Pools National Park after paying for a special permit and signing a disclaimer. We do not recommend doing this, you will have a much better experience being accompanied by a trained professional safari guide familiar with the area. Licensed professional guides working for a registered operator are allowed to take you for walks anywhere within the National Parks. What currency is used in Zimbabwe? The currency in Zimbabwe is the Zimbabwean Dollar. In tourist areas most transactions are quoted and done in US Dollars with South African Rand also possible. What time zone is Zimbabwe in? Zimbabwe shares the same time zone as the rest of Southern Africa, which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time – (GMT) + 2 hours, in the Central Africa Time Zone (CAT) Can I use my credit cards in Zimbabwe? Yes, but only really in the main cities or tourist areas like Victoria Falls with Visa and Mastercard the most widely accepted. To buy curios or paying for camp extras like National Parks Fees it is better to have actual cash. What power sockets are used in Zimbabwe? In the cities and safari camps Zimbabwe uses 220V power points in the camps mostly using Type G plugs. If you have an item that runs on 110V, please bring a converter. It is also advisable to bring additional universal travel adaptors and extra batteries.
VisasDo I need a visa to travel to Zimbabwe? Most nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival at the port of entry or apply for an e-visa before arrival. However, some nationalities may have to apply in advance through an embassy.Please check with your Travel Designer to find out if you require a visa to enter Zimbabwe.
MedicalWhat Vaccinations do I need for travelling to Zimbabwe? At this time there are no vaccination requirements for tourists visiting Zimbabwe – However if you are travelling to Zimbabwe from areas infected with yellow fever, you must have a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate. We will advise the latest regulations before travelling. If you are unsure about what is best for you, please consult your medical practitioner for professional advice on what other vaccinations may be suitable for you. Medical Evacuations? Air medical evacuations are available in Zimbabwe, but it is important that you have medical insurance with this type of remote evacuation cover and declare the details to your travel designer prior to travel. Do I need to take malaria medication when visiting Zimbabwe? Zimbabwe is in a malarial zone so please consult with your medical practitioner a few weeks before your departure on what the best prophylactic for you would be. Some courses of medication may need to be started in advance of your visit to Zimbabwe.
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Classic Tented Safari
This is a genuine safari experience to three of Zimbabwe's and indeed Africa's most iconic National Parks. Victoria Falls is a great place to start from and catch your breath after travelling to Africa, even if you have been here before it is still a good idea to use this as a start point.
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