Things you Must Know Before Your Zimbabwe Safari

  • Gazelle Safari Africa

  • Zimbabwe
  • Jun 09, 2024

As you prepare for your Zimbabwe safari, arming yourself with essential knowledge will ensure you make the most of your time in this enchanting land. Here’s a list of what to know before traveling to Zimbabwe.

Dress code:

Prepare for Zimbabwe’s varied climate by packing versatile clothing suitable for both cool mornings and sunny afternoons. Neutral-colored clothing is recommended and all camouflage or clothing that mimics military wear is not permitted.

Also important to note is to wear decent clothing as a show of respect to the culture in Zimbabwe. Don’t forget to pack essentials like a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen to shield against the African sun, and a quality pair of binoculars for spotting elusive wildlife.

Health and Safety:

Prioritize your health by being mindful of malaria risks in certain regions of Zimbabwe. Consult with your doctor before your trip to ensure you have the necessary medications and vaccinations. 

It’s also essential to research if your country is in the visa free category and the visa requirements to enter Zimbabwe. Stay informed about local safety guidelines and exercise caution when exploring unfamiliar areas. By staying vigilant and informed, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable safari experience.

Currency and Finances:

Zimbabwe’s official currency is the Zimbabwean dollar (ZWL), but other currencies such as the US dollar and South African rand are widely accepted. It’s advisable to carry a mix of cash and cards, ensuring you have access to funds for purchases and emergencies. 

Cuisine and Dining:

Indulge your taste buds with Zimbabwe’s vibrant culinary scene, where a fusion of flavors awaits. Sample traditional dishes such as sadza (a maize-based staple), nyama (grilled meat), and vegetable dishes infused with local spices. From street food vendors to upscale restaurants, Zimbabwe offers a diverse array of dining options to suit every palate and budget.
To know more about this growing African destination, check our Zimbabwe travel guide. Zimbabwe promises an adventure like no other and Gazelle Safaris Africa is here to ensure you have a hustle-free planning process.

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