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Zimbabwe

  • Capital: Harare
  • Area: 390,757km
  • Population: 12,521,000 est
  • Official Language: English, Shona, Ndebele
  • Curency: South African rand (ZAR), Botswana pula (P), British pound (£) and USD ($)
  • Time Zone: CAT (UTC+2)
  • Dialing code: +263
  • Rainy season: November-April
  • Dry season: May-October

Zimbabwe enjoys pleasant temperate climate with 365 days of sunshine and 10 sunshine hours per day on average. The seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. In winter the days are generally dry and sunny with cold frosty nights in the Highveld. In summer temperature average 25-30 degrees Celsius, with October being the hottest month where temperatures exceed 32 Celsius. In low-lying areas it is much warmer all year than Harare and other Highveld centres.

Zimbabwe is home to many attractions. These include the Zambezi River, Lake Kariba, Lower Zambezi Natonal Park and of course not forgetting the magnificent Victoria Falls. There are plenty of activities to enjoy while visiting Zimbabwe. These include safaris, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls, white water rafting along the Zambezi river, fishing for tiger fish or even experiencing a 30 minute flip over the magnificent Victoria Falls.

Vaccinations

These days the only compulsory vaccine is for yellow fever, which is required for many countries in Africa and South America. It should be done at least 10 days before travel and must be recorded in an official certificate book. Please note that very often you may not need to show this certificate book when entering these countries, but you will need to produce it to immigration/customs on returning to your home country. You should be issued with an International Certificate of Vaccination booklet that records each vaccination. Always carry this with you on your travels; it could provide essential information for doctors in the event that you fall ill whilst travelling.

Roads in Zimbabwe

International driving permits and valid driving licences issued in Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland are valid in Zimbabwe. A visitor from any other country may, for 90 days or more (depending on the country of issue), use a valid driving licence issued by the competent authority in that country. Drive on the left-hand side of the road and give way to traffic approaching from the right at uncontrolled intersections. The general speed limit in Zimbabwe is 100 km/h on open roads and 60 km/h in urban areas. Watch the road signs and wear seat belts at all times.

Malaria

There are parts of Zimbabwe where malaria can be found. We suggest you consult a doctor to find out whether you require anti malaria medication and what kind of medication. Certain medication can affect different activities such as mountain climbing.

Electricity

The electricity current in Zimbabwe is 220V AC. Both round and rectangular three prong plugs and sockets are used. It is important to carry a 3 pin round and square adapter with you.