FAQ-Africa-Zimbabwe

What you need to know

Information and Facts

Home to the incredible Victoria Falls, the land locked Zimbabwe is the perfect adventure for the adrenalin enthusiast. Bungee jump the falls or go white-water rafting through the narrow Batoka Gorge. Looking for a softer adventure? Relax with hippos, rhinos and birdlife at the Mana Pools national parks. Contact a destination specialists to learn more about your next adventure to Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: Facts & Information

Weather

Zimbabwe’s climate is mostly of a subtropical climate with two distinct seasons; a rainy season, also known as the summer (between November to March), characterized by heavy rain falls and from May to September is the country’s winter, characterized with cooler, drier conditions and very little rainfall.

Safety

Canadians can enjoy safe travels year-round in Zimbabwe. We recommend that all our travellers purchase travel insurance. The (UV) sunrays can be very strong and can cause a burn, even on a cloudy day. As well, make well-informed decisions, take necessary precautions as you would with travel anywhere else, have copies on-hand of your important documents.

Vaccinations

Some vaccines may be recommended, and should be up to date when travelling to Zimbabwe. These recommended vaccines include: Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, measles, meningitis and the influenza shot among others. It is possible that travellers may need a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate to prove they’ve received their vaccines.

Currency & Customs

Accepted currencies in the country include the United States Dollar and the Euro among several others. There are ATMs in major towns throughout the country and Visa and MasterCard is often widely accepted. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months past the date of your return. Canadians must have a valid entry visa to enter Zimbabwe.

Electricity

The electrical current for Namibia is 220 volts; it is recommended for certain appliances such as hair dryers and straighteners to bring both a plug adapter and converter. For newer electronics such as tablets or smartphones, a plug adapter may only be needed as the voltage could automatically adjust.

Language

The main spoken language in Zimbabwe is English. There are also 16 official indigenous languages spoken throughout the country.