Tourism in Zimbabwe is Bouncing Back
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, USA, Japan & most of E.U no longer has official alerts warning against travel to the country
The fact that the US dollar is now the main trading currency has made a huge difference
Important notes for Tourists
Do not allow anyone to take your credit card out of your sight
Clients should carry cash on them in either U$ or Rand, and in small denominations as they are unable to give change in foreign currency
Alternatively book and pay in advance
Despite continuing unrest in some parts of Zimbabwe, much of the country remains trouble-free and is safe to visit
Stick to well-established tourist destinations, visiting with reputable tour operators rather than independently.
Mana Pools is still without doubt one of the most peaceful Places on the planet to visit.
Zimbabwe is a headache for those that don't know first hand what to do and not to do. If carefully planned a holiday in Zimbabwe can be the best and cheapest safari experience in Africa
Tips and Quick Facts
The strange nature of Zimbabwe's crisis meant it was never really unsafe to visit the country.
Those that do visit will find the rewards far out weigh the perceived risks.
Zimbabwe’s tourism highlights such as Victoria Falls, Hwange, and Lake Kariba are well away from urban centres and most often travelers to Zimbabwe never see or hear of trouble and the visitor is safe
In fact in Victoria Fallsthere is a special tourist police force who patrol 24/7 to ensure the safety of visitors
Driving in Zimbabwe
International driving permits and valid driving licence's issued in Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland are valid in Zimbabwe. A visitor from any other country may, for 90 days or more, use a valid driving licence, issued by the competent authority in that country.
Stick on reflectors for bumpers- saves hassles
self driving into Zim are allowed a full tank, and an additional 200 liters of fuel in jerry cans.
This must be declared at border post, and a fuel levy paid per litre in the cans