Is Zimbabwe safe for tourists?
Zimbabwe is a safe country to visit, especially on the main tourist routes.
There is an issue with petty theft, as with lots of destinations around the world, so we would recommend you take care not to display any valuables and be discreet when withdrawing money from the cash machines. Do not walk around at night; use a taxi service or a hire car.
Whilst on safari, you must listen to your guide who will take your safety as paramount. You will be in wilderness areas around wildlife, so be sensible with your decisions and you will remain safe.
What languages do they speak in Zimbabwe?
The three main languages in Zimbabwe are English, Shona and Ndebele. Pretty much everybody has a good grasp of English, so communication is not generally an issue.
What are the currencies of Zimbabwe?
The official currency of Zimbabwe is the Zimbabwean Dollar (ZWL). The country has gone through various changes in its currency system over the years, including periods of hyperinflation and the use of foreign currencies like the United States Dollar (USD) and the South African Rand (ZAR). However, as of June 2019, the government reintroduced the Zimbabwean Dollar as the sole legal tender.
Can you drink the tap water in Zimbabwe?
The tap water in some areas of Zimbabwe is fine to drink, and in others it is not. We would recommend you always drink bottled water to be safe during our time away and to eliminate any worry you may have.
How to get around in Zimbabwe?
The distances between national parks is quite large, so we usually recommend light aircraft as being the best way to travel. Not only does this shorten the time you spend transferring, it also gives you a completely different perspective of the stunning landscapes of Zimbabwe. It is possible to do some transfers by four wheel drive vehicle and we always ensure these vehicles are of a very comfortable standard. Whatever the option, we’ll work with you to plan out your full itinerary.
What’s the food like in Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwean cuisine is strongly influenced by Europe, with pasta, rice and potatoes readily available. On safari, you will generally be served European style cuisine with an African twist. Maize is the most common thing to eat and you must make sure you try Sadza, kind of like maize balls that you roll up with your hands and dip in your stew. Trying new and local foods as it is all part of the experience.