Zimbabwe Travel Facts
Where is it?: Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in south eastern Africa.
Why do people go here?: These days, people don’t visit Zimbabwe.
President Robert Mugabe has introduced a number of reforms that has put the country in a state of disaster. It’s still a great country and offers much for the traveler.
What are the main entry points?: Travelers come via Harare airport or overland from South Africa, Zambia and Malawi
Currency used: Dollar
Country Code for Phones: 263
Area codes for Major Cities: Harare 4
Population: 13 million
Religion: Mixed Christian and Animist 50%, Christian 25%, Animist 25%
Government: Semi presidential, parliamentary, consociationalist republic
Languages: English, Shona, Sindebele
Major Cities: Harare, Bulawayo
Attractions: Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park
Tourism Office locations and links: Zimbabwe-Tourist Dev Corp, P.O. Box 8052 Tourism House, Causeway Harare, Zimbabwe +263-793666, 706511, http://www.zimbabwetourism.co.zw/destzim/index.html
Off-the-Beaten-Path: Matusadona National Park, Nyanga National Park
Health Issues: Bilharzia, Cholera, Malaria, Yellow Fever
Tips for Visiting
When to go: May to October are the best months to travel in Zimbabwe
Common Phrases: Mazviita = Thank You, Kanjani = Hi, (M)uri rayiti = How are you?
Specific Events/Holidays: Independence Day: 18 April
Getting Around: There are both tourist and local buses. Since Zimbabwe roads are better than average for African standards, you should have no troube getting around. However, since the tourists are far and few between these days, you might have to use local transportation which is just as efficient and more affordable.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Zimbabwe is the Harare International Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Zimbabwe travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.