Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe
November 17, 2014 Miriam Chiazor

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

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Quick facts

  • Official name
    Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Location
    Zimbabwe 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
  • Government
    Republic
  • Dialing code
    +263
  • Climate weather
    Tropical/Hot
  • Population
    13,771,721 on 390,580 km²
  • Official language
    English
  • Other major languages
    Shona, Ndebele
  • Currency
    USD ($), Botswana Pula (BWP), SA Rand (ZAR)
  • Foreign currencies accepted
    British pound (£), Euro (€), Chinese Yuan (¥), Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar, Indian Rupee
  • Entry requirements
    Visa 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 visit
    Dry Season from April to November
  • Health tips
    Malaria is of prevalent in Zimbabwe, and travelers should be sure to use anti-mosquito products when outdoors.
  • Security advice
    Zimbabwe'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.

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