ZIMBABWE DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Zimbabwe in a way like no other. From ancient cities and the Big Five, to the wondrous Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe is one of the most impressive countries on the continent. Although it sees fewer travellers than neighbouring South Africa and Botswana, those who venture here are rewarded with pristine wilderness and historic relics. When you visit Zimbabwe with Trafalgar, you’ll marvel at dramatic landscapes, spot thousands of elephants in the remote Gonarezhou National Park, and discover the UNESCO-listed stone ruins of Great Zimbabwe. See the footprints of dinosaurs at Mana Pools National Park, and explore rock paintings dating back 2,000 years in the Matobo Hills. You’ll top it all off with an adventure at Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall, described by 19th century explorer David Livingstone as the most wonderful sight he had seen in Africa. Whether you take a dip in Devil’s Pool or fly over the 'Smoke that Thunders', Zimbabwe is bound to thrill. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.

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"Zimbabwe is one of the most underrated countries in Africa and I love showing off the country's remote national parks, mighty Victoria Falls and ancient treasures like rock paintings and dinosaur footprints"

Travel Director
Zimbabwe at a glance
From the mighty Victoria Falls and Big Five wildlife, to ancient dinosaur footprints and rock paintings, Zimbabwe is filled with dramatic landscapes, thriving wildlife and incredible history. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover why Zimbabwe is one of the most impressive countries on the continent.
Currency
US Dollar & PTGS Dollar
Winter avg
29°C
Summer avg
25°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Capital Cities
Harare
Language
English, Tswana, Tsonga & others
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What to pack for Zimbabwe

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Adaptor plug

In Zimbabwe, the standard voltage is 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type D and G. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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Mosquito repellent

Be sure to pack a strong mosquito repellent with DEET, to protect you from mosquito bites and other insects when you visit Zimbabwe.

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Raincoat

We’ll share insights on the best time to visit Zimbabwe to avoid the heavy wet season, however a raincoat is useful all year round, especially when visiting the churning Victoria Falls.

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Swimsuit

Whether you’d like to go white-water rafting in Batoka Gorge, or take a dip in Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls, pack a swimsuit for your trip to Zimbabwe.

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US dollars

Although the Zimbabwe dollar is the official currency of Zimbabwe, you’ll need to bring some US currency for exchange, and you can also use US cash for restaurants, taxis and entry visas.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.