Zimbabwe Transportation

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Zimbabwe Transportation

  • The Blue Arrow Bus System

    The Blue Arrow bus system is certainly the most comfortable and stress-free way of traveling between major cities in Zimbabwe. The Blue Arrow runs both directions from Harare to Bulawayo and makes only four stops in between (at Chegutu, Kadoma, Kwekwe, and Gweru). Harare to Gweru is four hours. Harare to Bulawayo is six hours. The buses run on time...

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  • The road from Botswana to Victoria Falls

    The 70 km road along the south bank of the Zambezi river from Kazungula border to Victoria Falls is inside a national park. The trip takes about 45 minutes. There are a lot of wild animals on this trip.

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  • Taxi from Botswana

    The 70 km road from Botswana to Victoria Falls takes about 45 minutes. The taxi drivers are waiting outside the immigration office, and will approach you when you get out of the immigration office. They will ask for 30-40 USD to Victoria Falls. The normal price is 30 USD, but I think you can bargain the price even more. I recommend to pay the price...

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  • SHONGOLOLO !

    Want to see Zimbabwe and not have to worry about your car or bus running out of fuel? Ride the Shongololo! So what does the word Shongololo mean? It a giant African Millipede the length of a man’s boot. Shongololo Express trains are like long Cruise Ships on land. They offer luxury travel that can take all the hassle out of some places in Southern...

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  • Airport Departure Fees

    When it was time for us to leave Harare for our flight back to South Africa, we were unexpectedly told that we needed US $20 each to pay for the airport departure fees. I had thought that this was included in the price of our tickets, so did not have the required amount of cash with us (and they did not really want any substitute for hard...

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  • Taxi have no fuel!

    If you thinking of arrive and taking taxi in zimbabwe well you may just find that taxi have no fuel at the moment, lets hope things change soon for this country.Make sure if you arrive that you have a collection! to your hotel

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  • NO FUEL

    Thanks to the inspirational leadership of Uncle Bob, Zimbabwe is chronically short of car fuels. In fact these pictures were taken just over the border in Botswana where they have no such issues. As you can see people cross the border to fill up with as much as they can. I drove to Victoria Falls after filling up my car before entering the country....

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  • Roads in good condition

    I was amazed to see that the roads are in very good shape, at least the mainroads are. Many countries have it alot worse. I'd love to go back and just drive around the country. You can see baboons on the side of the roads, and chameleons running or just standing on the middle of the road, it looked funny :)When its dark or getting darker watch out...

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  • On the hood

    The best place to sit on a truck is on the hood! But my mom did not let me sit there when the tuck started moving :-(

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  • Easy to get around...

    Zimbabwe has an excellant public transport system so you should have no problem getting a bus to wherever you wanted to go. It is also relatively easy to travel overland into other countries by bus or by train.

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  • Helicopter

    The best way to have a good overview and the most breathtaking experience ever is to make a flight by helicopter to see the Victoria Falls.We had a 30 minutes flight, could overview the whole area, had a deep look in the gorges and really good opportunities for photographing. We got a bonus and had also a flight just 2 M above the Zambesi River...

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  • Game drive

    Making game drives is the best in small open air landrovers, like we had in Hwange National Park.In these cars you have a direct connection with the surrounding area and wildlife.You can feel, smell, hear and nearly touch.And very good opportunities for photographing too!!!

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  • Bus

    During the trip in Zimbabwe we had our own bus to travel around. So in the Whovi Park we could make the gamedrive with this bus.The bus had some problems with crossing the tracks and got stuck. So we had to give a hand by bringing stones to get the bus out of this situation. .

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  • ZAMBEZI CANOE

    Our last keg of our ZIMBABWE SAFARI. Wasa 3day canoe trip on the MIGHTY ZAMBEZI.I took point with VICTOR. Our guide for this part. I wa so lucky being alone. The otherclowns in the other canoes where all over the place at times. This could be very boring orvery risky. But you get a good workout!!Those 3 days were very choppy, and we weregoing...

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  • Ferry Across Lake Kariba

    This tip could easily be under Must See Activities as well. After finishing canoeing in the national park, I got to the town of Kariba. From there I wanted to get to Victoria Falls, which is west, on the other side of Lake Kariba. The ferry was fully booked, but I waited around to try and get a last minute space. The operator said that I could have...

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  • In Front Of LIONS We Will PUSH!

    This as you can guess wasn't in front of the LIONS! Same PARK different day!MATUSADONA PARK, ZIMBABWE. We had aLAND-ROVER with a bad starter! So, If we couldn't put the truck on some kind of a slope.Well guess what! We had to push the thing!!One of the 3 days here. We stopped to look at 5 LIONS. You can get out of your truck inZIMBABWE! We had to...

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  • BUSH-BEAST!

    It's really a truck. The best 4 x 4!! LAND-ROVER! Thats whats needed for these safaris. But, you also need to make a stop.Use the truck as a BAR! Enjoy the landscape!Have a: GIN n TONIC!!HWANGE-PARK!!

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  • By Plane, Land-Rover or On-Foot!!

    My best part about getting around the BUSH,ZIMBABWE.ON FOOT!! Exciting not knowing what's around the corner. Or in the grass!!Maybe even poachers SNARES!!!!!Must have a LAND-ROVER. Open is a must!!If you can, take a plane from park to park!!

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  • Game drives in a truck

    An open safari truck is probably the best way to make a game drive in the national parks.Why an open truck? Well, then you can hear the animals, smell everything and I think you even can make better pictures.Shortly, your closer to the animals and everything else then when your sitting behind glass.

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  • Empty roads.......

    The best thing is to rent a car and drive around....streets are pretty good, boring sometimes cause the distances are quite long. Tempo Limit is 120, and there are radar controls now and than.....You will see the most of the country by car....Even better, but more expensive is a Motor Home....There are car rentals at the airport...

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  • Fly British Airways

    The best way to get to Zim is by airplane to the capital Harare. There are also local flights to Victoria Falls from there...

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  • AIRPORTS Domestic air...

    AIRPORTS Domestic air services operate between the major airports: Harare Airport (HRE) Bulawayo Airport (BUQ) Kariba Airport (KAB) Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) There are various modes of transportation ranging from Buses to trains.

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  • If you happen to be in the...

    If you happen to be in the major cities in South Africa, they have regularly scheduled flights to Victoria Falls, some direct others with a stop in Hararre. During the peak tourist seasom there are some charter flights from South Africa as well. If you are hiking through Zambia, you can cross the bridge into Victoria Falls.In one of my trips to Vic...

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  • I recommend night trains...

    I recommend night trains Harare-Mutare or Harare-Bulawayo and Bulawayo-Vic Falls. They are something quite special. They are travelling museum hotels and comfortable! They travel really slow, so you can sleep. If you are traveling when its hot, ask to make the bed by yourself. You will just take one sheet to sleep on top of it and nothing else to...

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  • An airplane will do if you are...

    An airplane will do if you are not home in Africa. Buses are ... African. My picture says it all: after leaving the buss station, we made a turn to be repaired first. The odler you take, the faster it goes. Its a bit suicadal, of course. But I took the newer bus only once. It took ages... the stops are very frequent... so I recommend the old ones....

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  • The best way these days would...

    The best way these days would probably be flying to and from Zimbabwe. Can also drive there but it may take a long time and need some more planning. We flew with a friend from Johannesburg, fuelled in some small place in Botswana and landed in Victoria falls. Also a good way to get your own private flight over the falls :) Just ask the control...

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  • I did a 100% rent-a-car trip...

    I did a 100% rent-a-car trip from Harare to the east, Chimanimani, then down to Birchenough, west to Masvingo then Bulawayo, then Hwange National Park. I dropped off the car at Victoria Falls.No problem by car. Roads are definitively NOT crowded !!!!

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  • We loved the local buses. ...

    We loved the local buses. Rattling, open floors, uncomfortable, hot even in winter, but the atmosphere is great. Meeting local people, and being the only white people on the buses, make you an oddity....but the people love it if you are friendly to them and make an effort.

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  • CHICKEN BUSESSo are called...

    CHICKEN BUSESSo are called the local buses, frequent but uucomfortable and unpredictable! They leave when they are full, and they arrive when they arrive...Anyway is a real african experience, the best way to know local people. The local stations are busy, colourful and always a mess! Be careful with pickpockets.

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  • I flew to Zimbabwe (via London...

    I flew to Zimbabwe (via London and Johannesburg) on British Airways. I don't know if that's the best way, but it's the way my frequent flyer miles were on!Riding was a great mode of transportation while we were there. This photo is me on my horse Calypso. We also did some flying around the country in small twin-engine planes--sit up front like I...

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  • JUST BE CAREFUL ON SOME OF THE...

    JUST BE CAREFUL ON SOME OF THE TRAILS. THIS TRAIL REQUIRED A RAZOR THIN ACCURACY CROSSING OVER A STREAM!

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  • I SUGGEST A BICYCLE FOR...

    I SUGGEST A BICYCLE FOR GETTING AROUND VICTORIA FALLS. THE RENTAL IS CHEAP, AND EVERYTHING IS WITHIN EASY RIDING DISTANCE.

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  • There are many airlines that...

    There are many airlines that fly to Zimbabwe and this is not a problem. We flew from Tanzania with Air Tanzania.Going to Victoria Falls from Harare It is best to Fly. We went on a day trip which included the flights,a guided tour of the Falls,Lunch on cruise up the Zambezi river, and our flight back to Harare.

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  • We flew with Air Zimbabwe on a...

    We flew with Air Zimbabwe on a direct flight from Johannesburg International to the Victoria Falls. No problems anywhere. The flight is 90 minutes. They upgraded us to business class on the return flight - thanks guys!! See http://www.airzim.co.zw/ for more info.We used taxis to go where we could not walk. Make sure that you agree on the fee with...

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  • It´s very easy to get to Vic...

    It´s very easy to get to Vic Falls, as it has an international airport, and good roads to get from Botswana.A passport, return ticket, and adequate funds are required when entering Zimbabwe, plus US$30 per person if you don´t carry a visa, depending on the nacionality (a good surprise when you get to the border).Upon arrival in Zimbabwe, travelers...

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  • Balkan Bulgarian Airways is a...

    Balkan Bulgarian Airways is a good and inexpensive airline. This airline Flys from London Heathrow and Amsterdam Schiphol via Sofia to Zimbabwe. The trip takes about 23 hours due to the 6 hour stopover in Sofia and another 3 stops along the way.There are a lot of busses going to all the surrounding cities and villages of Harare. The train Ti...

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  • Depending on where you are...

    Depending on where you are from Balkan Bulgarian Airways operates from London and Amsterdam 2x a week to Zimbabwe via Sofia. The Sofia stopover is one of 4 and takes 6 hours. This is a very good airline and the prices are unbeatable. From London tickets costs US$ 600.Busses and trains are a good way to get around in Zimbabwe. Trains connect Harara,...

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  • The night train from Bulawayo...

    The night train from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls is a very special and convenient experience. Leaves around 7PM and arrives in Vic Falls at 8AM or so. It's a very old train. Almost antique. Actually, it probably IS. See the sun go down as you're travelling through the wilderness. Take a private coupé to garanty your safety, though.

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  • If you are flying directly...

    If you are flying directly into Zimbabwe, this is probably the best way. If you are travelling by road especially from South Africa, through the Beit Bridge border, be advised that there are usually huge delays on the Zimbabwe side. I am not sure if they have upgraded their system since I was last there but all the paperwork is done by hand and it...

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  • By plane is the only way I...

    By plane is the only way I know, though I suppose you could take a ship (though I do not think, being inland, that there are any ports.)When I was last there we rented a car. This seemed to be the most common type of transportation used by volunteers, and it worked quite well (though I might add that the entire process goes best the more people...

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  • I recomend that you fLY into...

    I recomend that you fLY into Harare, even if your if your coming from other sourthern Afican countries. The train goes to Harare from other nearby countries, such as South Africa, only once a week. The bus, on the other hand, is extrmely slow and take longer to clear customs at the border crossings. Also, the bus driver and his relief watch videos...

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  • Imbabala Safari Lodge

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Meikles Hotel

    Corner 3rd Street/Jason Moyo Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Holiday Inn Bulawayo (Milnerton Avenue )

    service was allright rooms are very basic, clean but a little used the restaurant was a posivtive...

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