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.

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  • 9 Days Best Of Zimbabwe and Kruger - Luxury Package
    9 Days Best Of Zimbabwe and Kruger - Luxury Package
    695,800

    9 Days Best Of Zimbabwe and Kruger – Luxury Package

    Combining two of Southern Africa’s greatest wildlife areas, this tour will take you from the thunderous Victoria Falls to the Big 5 game area, Kruger National Park, Enjoy the refreshing beauty of Nature.
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    695,800
  • 5 Days Exploring Best Of Zimbabwe
    5 Days Exploring Best Of Zimbabwe
    305,500

    5 Days Exploring Best Of Zimbabwe

    Leaving the rumble and adventure of Victoria's falls behind and making way through south Zimbabwe's largest National Park, exploring Matopos National Park, marvel at the magnificent precariously balanced granite boulders, and down to the iron age ruins of the Royal Palace, leaving you refreshing and smiling.   Itinerary On arrival, visitors are picked from the airport to the campground where they will camp for the rest of the tour. This 5-day tour begins in Victoria Falls, the adventure capital of Africa, then heads to Hwange National Park for game viewing. All of Zimbabwe’s endangered species, as well as one of Africa’s biggest elephant populations, reside in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s biggest game reserve. Then, moving on to Matobo National Park, with its unusual landscape of granite boulders, where you embark on a game drive. From there you visit a World Heritage Site, the spectacular Great Zimbabwe Ruins and marvel at these ancient remains of a once important trading center. Moving on, you cross the border into South Africa, take a break to relax at mineral hot springs, before ending the adventure-packed safari in the dynamic city of Johannesburg.   NOTE: Rates, and Itineraries are subject to change due to availability and without notice. Amount stated is per person for a double occupancy (2 persons in a room)   Cancellation and Refund Policy:
    • 1 month before travel date, there will be a full payment refund minus bank charges.
    • 2 weeks before travel date, 50% charges will be made.
    • Less than 2 weeks to travel date, 100% charges will be made.
    Terms and Conditions apply!
    305,500
    305,500

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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.