Africa – Factsheet

Zimbabwe Travel Information

Zimbabwe boasts some amazing natural sites. The Victoria Falls are without a doubt one of the world’s grandest natural spectacles and every viewpoint reveals something new. The local people refer to the falls as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” which means “The Smoke that Thunders!” This is of course due to the marvelous vision of rising mist that can be seen from some distance away when the river is at its highest. The name was originally coined by explorer and missionary, David Livingston. Zimbabwe also offers some of the best wildlife parks in Southern Africa. There are also several botanical gardens, sanctuaries and more than a dozen national safari areas for hunting and echo tourism. 

Climate
May to August days are dry and sunny with temperatures ranging from 15 – 20°C.  October and November is when the temperatures are the highest.
Language:
English is  Zimbabwe’s official language.
Money Matters
It is advisable to either take US Dollars or Rands to Zimbabwe. Smaller denominations are recommended.
Health Specifics
Malaria prophylactics are recommended.  Please contact your local doctor or travel clinic.  It is advisable to only drink bottled water.
Things to do and Places to see in Zimbabwe

  • Tour of the Victoria Falls as well as the Crafts Village
  • Sunset Cruise in the Mighty Zambezi River
  • White River Rafting
  • Elephant back safari or walk with a pride of lion cubs
  • Helicopter flight “Flight of the Angels” –spectacular views of the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
  • Bungi Jump – Try to test your boundaries of your fear and plummet  111m towards the mighty Zambezi River!
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