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Zimbabwe At A Glance

Welcome to Zimbabwe Safaris. Here is Zimbabwe at a Glance to get a better understanding of the country.

Basic Information

Official name: Republic of Zimbabwe

Area: 390,745 sq. km

Government: Unitary constitutional parliamentary republic

Borders

North: Zambia

East: Mozambique

West: Botswana, Namibia

South: South Africa

Capital

Harare

Provinces

  • Bulawayo
  • Harare
  • Manicaland
  • Mashonaland Central
  • Mashonaland East
  • Mashonaland West
  • Masvingo
  • Matabeleland North
  • Matabeleland South.

Population

Total: 16.49 million

Male: 7.8 million (47.2%)

Female: 8.7 million (52.8%)

Language

Official language: Shona, English, Chewa, Chibarwe, Kalanga, Koisan, Nambya, Ndau, Ndebele, Shangani, sign language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda, and Xhosa.

Business Language: English

Time Zone

UTC (Coordinated Universal Time Greenwich) +2  

Currency

Currency: Zimbabwe Dollar, US Dollar

ISO Code: ZWE

Credit cards: Yes

Cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express

Traveler’s cheques: Not widely accepted

Tips: Customary

Currency Exchange

Exchange Rate: €1= 358.76262 ZWL

  • Airports
  • Banks
  • Hotels
  • Shops
  • Restaurants
  • ATMs

Economy & GDP

Real GDP Growth: 3.4%

US $ 20,678,055.60 (current US$ for 2022)

US $ 41,301,501.46 (PPP)

GDP per Capita

US $ 1267 (current US $ in 2022)

US $ 2,530.6 (PPP in 2022)

Key Economic Sectors

  • Mining
  • Tourism
  • Agriculture     

Transport

Roads in fair condition

Stable domestic and international rail and air facilities.

Public transport in major cities

Health

Health sector in a fair state

Malaria is a major health problem to look out for

For more information about Zimbabwe Safaris and information regarding travel insurance, health guidelines, or any other necessary details, visit Gazelle Safaris Africa today.

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Quick Facts About Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe Travel Guide

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Zimbabwe is an excellent destination for safari enthusiasts. It boasts several world-renowned national parks, such as Hwange National Park and Mana Pools National Park, which offer incredible wildlife viewing opportunities and breathtaking landscapes.

The best time for a safari in Zimbabwe is during the dry season, which typically runs from May to October. This period provides optimal game viewing conditions as animals gather around water sources, making them easier to spot.

Visa requirements for Zimbabwe vary depending on your nationality. It's advisable to check with the nearest Zimbabwean embassy or consulate or visit the official website of the Zimbabwean immigration department to determine the specific visa requirements for your country of residence.

Zimbabwe offers a range of accommodation options for safari-goers, catering to different budgets and preferences. There are luxury lodges, tented camps, and bush camps located within or near national parks.

The official currency of Zimbabwe is the Zimbabwean dollar (ZWL). However, it's worth noting that Zimbabwe has experienced currency fluctuations in recent years. It's advisable to carry a combination of US dollars (in small denominations) and local currency. US dollars are widely accepted, especially in tourist areas, and it's essential to have enough cash on hand as ATMs may not always be reliable.

Zimbabwe has made significant progress in terms of safety and security in recent years. Tourists generally have positive experiences when visiting Zimbabwe, especially in popular tourist destinations. However, like any travel destination, it's important to take necessary precautions. It's recommended to stay informed about the current situation, follow local guidelines, avoid walking alone at night, and secure your belongings.

Zimbabwe has multiple official languages. The most widely spoken language is Shona, followed by Ndebele. English is also an official language and is commonly used for business, education, and government affairs.

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Zimbabwe Safari Itineraries

11 Days The Gem Of Africa Safari

Nairobi | Masai Mara Game Reserve | Lake Naivasha | Aberdares National Park | Lake Nakuru |

Kenya Wildlife Safari

11 Days From $ 3277

4 Days Livingstone Adventure Experience

Victoria Falls | Livingstone | Chobe National Park

Zambia Tour

4 Days On Request
Gorillas & Golden Monkeys

4 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Golden Monkeys Safari

Kigali | Franco-Rwanda cultural Centre | Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Rwanda Gorilla Safaris

4 Days From $ 2,470

6 Days Livingstone And Lower Zambezi Tour

Victoria Falls | Mosi-oa-Tunya | Sausage Tree Camp | Lower Zambezi National Park

Zambia Tour

6 Days On Request
Cape Town

7 Days 6 Nights Cape Town & Johannesburg

Table Mountain Cable Way | Ameera Yacht | Cape Point | Funicular Train Ride | Seal Island

South Africa Luxury Safari

7 Days From $ 1037

7 Days Botswana And Victoria Falls Adventure Tour

Okavango Delta | Chobe National Park | Victoria Falls

Zambia Tour

7 Days On Request

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