Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE TRAVEL GUIDE

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Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas. On the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls make a thundering 108m drop into narrow Batoka Gorge, where there are white-water rafting and bungee-jumping. Downstream are Matusadona and Mana Pools national parks, home to hippos, rhinos and birdlife.

 

Once known as the Breadbasket of Africa, since 2000, Zimbabwe has undergone an economic collapse and the rule of law has gradually but largely broken down, although there have been a few signs of improvement since the theoretical formation of a unity Government in 2009 and the Zimbabwean economy has been on the rebound.

 

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ZIMBABWE QUICK FACTS

  • Capital: Harare
  • Currency: Zimbabwean dollar (official for governmental transactions)
  • Area: 390,757 km2
  • Population: 14,44 million (2018)
  • Language: English (official), Shona (official), Sindebele (official) (the language of the Ndebele), numerous but minor tribal dialects
  • Religion: Syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%
  • Electricity: 220/50Hz (UK plug)
 

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ZIMBABWE PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 18 April, Independence Day
  • 1 May, Workers’ Day
  • 25 May, Africa Day
  • 2nd Monday in August, Heroes’ Day
  • 2nd Tuesday in August, Armed Forces Day
  • 22 December, Unity Day

Also, Good Friday through Easter Monday.

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ZIMBABWE WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Zimbabwe experiences its rainy season along with relatively high temperatures from October to March; and it encounters dry season with low temperatures from June to August. After the dry and cold season, the average temperature peaks around October or November. The mean monthly temperature of the country ranges between 15°C and 25°C during the period of 1901 - 2016. During the same time period, the mean monthly precipitation of the country varies from 0 mm to 160 mm, which resulted in an annual average rainfall of roughly 670 mm. Zimbabwe tends to receive less than average rainfall during the warm phase of ENSO (or El Niño) during rainy season from October to March; and it often experiences more than average rainfall during the cool phase of ENSO (or La Nina) also during rainy season.

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ZIMBABWE TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

SNOW SPORT IN ZIMBABWE

HIKING & CYCLING IN ZIMBABWE

The best time for outdoor activities and game viewing in Zimbabwe is during the dry season, from May to October.

BEACH OPTIONS IN ZIMBABWE

SURFING IN ZIMBABWE

River surfing is growing in popularity worldwide and one of the world’s most dangerous river wave lies somewhere along the mighty Zambezi River in Zimbabwe.

KITESURF IN ZIMBABWE

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HEALTH RISKS IN ZIMBABWE

Be aware of possible health risks in 

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Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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