Welcome to Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is a land locked country in southern Africa that seats between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. Formerly known as Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia, then Zimbabwe but fondly known as ”Zim.”
Zimbabwe is heralded as one of the most beautiful countries in southern Africa. It is rich in natural resources and has the most impressive array of exquisite gemstones. It is purported to have over 350 species of mammals, it has an assemblage of highland mountains in the eastern region and an astounding rock formation towards the south.
It is home to the popular Victoria falls (one of the natural wonders of the world) which it shares with Zambia and also “Great Zimbabwe”, the ancient medieval city, which is a UNESCO world heritage site, aside another four.
The country is known for its astounding scenery, mind-blowing safaris, thrilling sporting activities, fine dinning and welcoming natives.
What a country! Little wonder it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa.
Destinations in Zimbabwe
Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe. It is a peaceful, tranquil and friendly modern...
Harare, formerly known as Salisbury is the capital and the largest city in Zimbabwe...
A visit to Masvingo is unarguably a date with history. In terms of size, the town...
- Official nameRepublic of Zimbabwe
- LocationZimbabwe is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest and Mozambique to the east
- Dialing code+263
- Climate weatherTropical/Hot
- Population13,771,721 on 390,580 km²
- Official languageEnglish
- Other major languagesShona, Ndebele
- CurrencyUSD ($), Botswana Pula (BWP), SA Rand (ZAR)
- Foreign currencies acceptedBritish pound (£), Euro (€), Chinese Yuan (¥), Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar, Indian Rupee
- Entry requirementsVisa required (takes 8- 14 days); Yellow Fever Certiﬁcate is required only for travelers coming from a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. (For more information, visit - www.zimbabwetourism.net)
- Best time to visitDry Season from April to November
- Health tipsMalaria is of prevalent in Zimbabwe, and travelers should be sure to use anti-mosquito products when outdoors.
- Security adviceZimbabwe's political-economical situation is volatile, but has improved in the last years. This situation, however, rarely affect tourists. As with many third-world countries, theft and muggings are relatively common.