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Zimbabwe Favorites

  • Costs for Visa fees

    As of June 2010, the visa fees for a single entry permit into Zimbabwe were as follows:Canadian Citizens: $75 USDBritish/UK Citizens: $55 USDAll other: $30 USDThe permits can be purchased at the border. My best guess is that the high fees for UK and Canadian citizens is reciprocal meaning Canada and the UK charges Zimbabweans an equally high fee to...

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  • Visa on arrival: Zimbabwe

    You need to write a visa application and arrival card. A visa label for 30 days stay is pasted in the passport for 30 USD. Free entry for people under 18 years in companion with adults. Be aware that the price for visa and the length of stay is different from country to country. For example a guy from Mexico had to pay 100 USD for only 3 days...

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  • Electricity in Zimbabwe

    Electricity in Zimbabwe is 220 Volts at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Zimbabwe with a device that does not accept 220 Volts at 50 Hertz or have different plugs, you will need a voltage converter with 3 rectangle holes.Voltage converters may have different holes. For example, in Namibia they use 3 circular holes.

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  • Kazungula Road Border: Zimbabwe

    I came from Botswana and had experienced harsh immigration officers. Due to all the rumours about the political and economic mismanagement in Zimbabwe, I had expected a tough treatment and many questions at the Kazungula Road Border. But no!The immigration officer was so polite and helpful. I had for example lost my pen and needed some assistance...

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  • RAINCOAT RENTALS – VICTORIA FALLS

    Rent a raincoat? That’s what I said. I started by seeing the Falls from the Zambia side during the dry season. I walked with 2 Zambian guys halfway across the Falls – no problem. The next day I was about to enter the Zimbabwe side when I saw signs for ‘RAINCOAT RENTALS’. What!? I FOUND OUT THE HARD WAY. Even during the dry season, the Zimbabwe side...

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  • ELEPHANT CHARGE !

    You might think that being charged by an enraged 3 ton Mother Elephant trying to protect her baby would not be fun. I had just picked up 2 hitchhikers on the Botswana Border on my way to Victoria Falls. The guys spotted these 2 elephants and suggested I stop and take some pictures. The mother and baby where happily strolling away from me. I stopped...

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  • Deciphering Telephone Numbers

    You will sometimes see telephone numbers that look like this:+263 4 258495/6/7/8This means:1) If you are calling from abroad, dial what you need to get an international line and then enter Zimbabwe's code (263). If you are calling from inside the country, there is no need to dial 263.2) The second grouping is the area code. If calling from in...

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  • Take a look at your money, honey.

    Since the hyper inflation is in full effect, the government has had to print much larger bills. If you get your hands on a $20,000 bill, look in the bottom corner and you will see "50505050". From what I was told the government washed the $50 bills and printed $20,000 bills on them.

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  • Zimbabwe, still a wonderful destination

    Log into a website for all sorts of info on Zimbabwe. This site is very useful and contains all sorts of information which is regularly updated. URL www.zim-sight.com or www.zim-sight.co.zw I still live here and the beatiful places one can visit are boundless.

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  • Stunning views!

    Try and get to Lake Kariba, if only for the stunning sunset over the dead trees, and for the sound of the playful hippos at night which are found throughout the whole lake. Standing only feet from a rhino in Matobo NP.....

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  • Vic Falls, Vic Falls, Vic Falls...

    Vic Falls, Vic Falls, Vic Falls! Not caring about the money and taking a flight over the gigantic Victoria Falls!

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  • Dance and culture

    I like it to learn something about the culture of a country by reading books of its authors, to visit cultural museums or galleries or to attend performances.In Victoria Falls we saw a very good performance of spectacular Makeshi dances with intriguing masks. Every mask represented a specific character.

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  • Reconstructed villages & museums

    In Zimbabwe are a lot of museums and reconstructed villages to visit, to taste and learn something of about the rich history and local customs of the countrySo we visited the Karanga village in Great Zimbabwe and Falls Craft Village in Victoria Falls. In Great Zimbabwe we visited also the museum.

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  • Meet the people

    I didn't visit a country, if I didn't meet its people.Our stay in the village Rukweza was very special, to see the daily life in the village. The people were very friendly. When I left my camera at a stone in the centre of the village, children brought it back to the house were we slept that night.But everywhere, in towns, in parks, at markets,...

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  • Flora

    Our first attention during our visit to Zimbabwe went to the wildlife and elephants, but everywhere we walked, we saw also a lot of beautiful flora, like flowering trees. I don't know much about the flora at the African continent, so I bought a guide the last week to learn more.The aloe plants all around Great Zimbabwe looked very special.

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  • Baobab

    This was the most impressive baobab we saw during our trip to Zimbabwe, Malawi and Botswana.So we stopped the bus and everybody went out to make the same picture of this wonderful tree.Baobabs live for a long time, often for millennia. They grow fast for the first 270 years and then slow down. Trees with a circumference of over 30 M can be 4000...

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  • Baobabs

    The baobabs are the most intriguing trees in Africa for me. I like their forms with their thick trunks and roots-like branches.There are a lot of myths about the baobabs.One story tells how the creator, angry with the baobab, pulled it out and flung it back in the earth headfirst. The baobab is one of the great symbols of Africa. When I see baobabs...

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  • Mountains

    If you like to go to the mountains it is nice to visit the Eastern Highlands with heights between the 1200 and 1500 MThe Chimanimani NP in the southern part of the eastern Highlands near the border with Mozambique has peaks of more than 2.000 M and is a paradise for hiking. You can make a day trip or even 5 days wilderness treks.

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  • National parks: game viewing

    One of the things you have to do, when you are in Zimbabwe, is visiting the National Parks.Some are good for game viewing like the Hwange NP and parts of the Matobo National NP.Others are worth to visit because of the natural beauty of the landscape, like Chimanimani NP for the mountains and Victoria Falls NP for the falls.

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  • Vic falls

    Final destination of our Namibia-Botswana crossing: the majestic view of the Victoria Falls. Elicopter trip over the landscape and afternoon thea in the Victoria Hotel, the preferred of Queen Elisabeth.Exciting rafting in the river Zambesi with 21 terrific rapids and most of them 5° degree. Try the rapid Three hugly sisters and the mother and never...

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  • Big As A House!

    Huge Acacia Tree. At the ELEPHANT COMPANY grounds. Believe me when I say:BIG AS A HOUSE! The Land, The ELEPHANTS!

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  • Chizarira Park, Zimbabwe

    Hard to find stuff here. But worth a visit andworth walking through. There is Wildlife here. But it's so much fun trying to find it.10/1999 THE BUSH in Zimbabwe!

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  • Weaver Sky

    Chizarira Park, as empty as can be. No a soul for 50miles here. We did have a hard time finding WILDLIFE here. That will changelater. It was a great hike.Those are Weaver Birds Nest there. Being able to track & hike through the BUSH.Never know what will POP-OUT at you!Chizarira Park 10/1999

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  • Impala and some kind of BIRDS!!

    Little group meeting in HWANGE PARK.The BIRDS, not sure. I think they are:CROWN CRANES.Really nice none the less. Only stayed 3nts. Wished we could have stayed 4nts.

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  • My SABLE-SKULL

    Being you can get out on foot in ZIMBABWE.We parked and rested for the afternoon insome far off corner of HWANGE PARK. I like SKULLS ECT. Had a SABLE SKULL here. Craig our guide wantd to take a couple of pics. Seem we are all alone most of the time.Getting out on FOOT.

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  • LAKE KARIBA en-route to MATUSADONA PARK

    You do get a different look while on your PROP-PLANE! I heard about LAKE KARIBA.Man made lake. Need to look into it more.But, A great pic to have in between our stay at:CHIZARIRA & MATUSADONA PARKS!!10/1999 There are many. I am sorry I didn't take morepictures there!!

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  • Victoria Falls

    Looking over the falls, a magnificent experience. Try and see it from the Zambian side, not only does it cost less than from the Zimbabwian side, the view is also much better. My fondest memory of Zim would have to be Chipangali animal orphanage. I saw the smallest black Rhino EVER! didn't know they came so small. It was so cute!

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  • "EMPTY!"

    On our 7 mile hike in the CHIZARIRA BUSH.We had a hard time finding wildlife. Craig,our guide took us to this huge pit! Just a month before it was almost full of water!As you can see, nothing! But, we had a waterand beer brake!! Thats CARLEE, from CAL.looking like and ant!! Just to keep LOOKING!!

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  • GET AIR SICK??

    It may be a little more money. But if you cando your safaris by taking a plane from parkto park. From VIC FALLS, it was only a 2 hourride to HWANGE PARK. That we did. But, from there to CHIZARIRA PARK we took a plane. The place was so dry. We had a goodshot at some ELEPHANTS already!! It's elephants in the WILD!!

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  • WATER ALL THE TIME!

    VICTROIA FALLS as everyone knows is amust. When you go there have something to protect your camera. There is water sprayingall around. Just a thought, what I did. I tookwith me some plastic-baggies. I cut a holein the bottom for the lens. If needed to I cut a hole near the zip-lock for the view finder. Itworked out find. It's easy and...

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  • SWIMMING ELEPHANTS!

    When in Zimbabwe visit Matusadona Park.You may get lucky and see SWIMMINGELEPHANTS! On the shore of Lake Kariba.We were watching two huge Elephants ona mound sticking above the water. One of theElephants decided to go swimming. So, heythis is great!! I walked away from the groupabout 100 yards ahead of the Elephant.Hoping he would come out right in...

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  • More than just Vic Falls

    Visit all the highlights, like there are : Victoria Falls, Hwange gamepark, Matopos NP, Zimbabwe ruins, Lake Kariba and more.

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  • Shona Carvings

    thoughout Zim where there are tourirst, these carvings will be for sale.there are many exquisite pieces, but weight become the problem for air travellers.

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  • The market place

    As in many other countries visiting a local market is always interesting. This market place, under the beautiful Jacaranda trees, is nothing else.People are selling vegetables, fruit and other useful things.Walk around, watch how the sellers sell and how the buyers buy.

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  • Mother and child

    During a game drive in Rhodes Matopos National Park you can see some rocks stacked on each other. The 'nick name' of these rocks are mother and child. This name is given to the rocks because from a distance they have the shape of a mother who is looking after her child.

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  • The purple colour of the Jacaranda

    When I left the airport of Harare the first thing of Zimbabwe I saw was a beautiful purple tree: the Jacaranda.The flowering time of this tree is October and you could see that. In Harare and all over Zimbabwe you can see the purple glow of these trees.A very beautiful view.

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  • At Bumi Hills, the 'sunset...

    At Bumi Hills, the 'sunset safari' on mand-made Lake Kariba allows you to see the most beautiful sunsets.

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  • Take a bungee jump at the...

    Take a bungee jump at the Victoria Falls. For me this was my first jump, and at that date the highest in the world (111 meters). The view is amazing and I found the crew and equipment more professional that AJ Hackett's in New Zealand. Although the free fall is 5 seconds, it felt like 5 minutes.

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  • try to make it to Victoria...

    try to make it to Victoria Falls. Depending on season there's different things to enjoy for instance in autumn eastern highlands are wonderful. Visiting VicFalls is just a must for myself whenever I get near them so far I've seen them for five times in different seasons. It's overwhelming everytime anew.

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  • See the wild life in the game...

    See the wild life in the game parks, specially Hwange, boating and fishing on lake Kariba, walking through the balancing boulders of the Matobas, explore the Ruins of Great Zimbabwe and of course the Victoria Falls.

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  • A visit to one of the natural...

    A visit to one of the natural wonders of the world with the most spectacular curtain of falling water. Safari departs daily from Victoria Fall. Activities include scenic flights, balloon rides and walking safaris. MY Uncles Pool which was partly in the living room and outside. Hey, I was a kid at the time. Just too beautiful. haha

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  • You have to go fishing. Even...

    You have to go fishing. Even if your not a avid fisherman, I promise you , a boat trip on the Zambezi River is one of the best things I have every experienced in my life. Any river that has fish that can bite your toes and fingers off at any given chance, as well as crocodiles, and hippos, is a rush. The Zambezi river animals live by the...

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  • White Water Rafting on the...

    White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River below the Victoria Falls : It has been classified as Grade 5 - 'extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas'. This is a high volume, pool-drop river - little exposed rock either in the rapids or in the pools below the rapids. The Zambezi White Water Rafting is...

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  • Visit the Matopos National...

    Visit the Matopos National Park, Khami ruins, Victoria Falls and just travel around the place and enjoy the wildlife. Feeling really lost when I arrived in my village and wandering over to the bottle store for a beer. Within minutes, I had a crowd of the locals around me who saw I wasn't feeling too great and came to cheer me up and make me feel...

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  • Visit, of course what else,...

    Visit, of course what else, Victoria Falls. First time white water rafting on the Zambezi, on Christmas day.

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Zimbabwe Hotels

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  • Imbabala Safari Lodge

    Zambezi River, 80 km from Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Meikles Hotel

    Had a fantastic time at the hotel. Hi-speed internet, good restaurant and the location which is...

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  • The Nesbitt Castle

    6 Percy Avenue, Hillside, Bulawayo, 00002, Zimbabwe

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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