Our Zimbabwe tours will take you on a great Africa safari adventure - from the iconic Victoria Falls to the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, this country has so much to offer.
Our Zimbabwe tours offer unbeatable opportunities for adventure travel and wildlife safaris - if you're looking to see the Big Five, there's a good chance you'll see it here.
A Zimbabwe safari tour has breathtaking game reserves that are among the most abundant and beautiful Africa has to offer. At Encounters Travel, our Zimbabwe tours are combined with rich local culture and a long colonial past. It's every outdoor enthusiast's dream come true.
On a Zimbabwe tour you can expect to visit iconic sights including, but not limited to, the mighty Victoria Falls, Matopos and Hwange National Parks and the mysterious ruins at Great Zimbabwe - giving you the ultimate Africa experience.
Don't hesitate to contact us for any additional information or if you'd like a tailor-made tour arranged - we can assist.
Do you want to know more about Zimbabwe and its beauty? Or do you need accurate visa information?
Contact the Zimbabwe tourism board for more information.
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Zimbabwe is generally a very safe country, although occasional robberies do take place. You should remain vigilant, especially after dark, and avoid political activity and demonstrations.
The currency used in Zimbabwe is the Zimbabwean dollar (ZWD), which is subdivided into 100 cents.
The best time of the year to visit is during the dry, winter season from May to October, as the temperatures are mild and there is hardly any rain.
You should wear neutral coloured clothing for safaris, and long-sleeved clothing in the evenings to avoid mosquito bites.
The tap water in some areas of Zimbabwe is safe to drink, but it is recommended to only drink bottled water during your trip.
When planning a trip to Zimbabwe you have to consider several factors - such as your budget, your goals you'd like to achieve, and how long you plan on staying in the country.
However, if you book with us at Encounters Travel you can leave all the planning to us - we offer a range of Zimbabwe tours from 1270 USD person - accommodation, travel, and meals included.
Yes, the vaccines recommended for Zimbabwe are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.
There are many places to explore in Zimbabwe - here are our top five favourites:
It's hard to say how many days are enough to explore a country that has so much to offer but three to five days should be enough if you plan on visiting its neighbouring African countries. This should be enough time to cover the countries famous national parks.
The best time to visit Zimbabwe is its dry months - May to October - winter season is generally seen as the best time to visit Zimbabwe for game-viewing.
Also, you should note that September and October are extremely hot and dry months.
There was a lot of communication from the beginning. The encounters staff was very responsive and the tour guide was great and very accommodating. Encounters was also able to help me with last minute changes to my itinerary while I was on the trip.
This is our first travel through Encounters Travel and so far the arrangement is working very well. Our travel is not until April 2017 so I am more than hopeful all will continue to run as smoothly as it has so far.
Ant provided excellent service. He always responded as quickly as he could, attending to the questions I had for him. He was also very patient and pleasant. I depended on his knowledge and service to make the trip.
I liked the service and the tour guide & driver on the tour. They were professional and provided very good service. I thought 1-2 hotels on the trip were not quite 4-star. It also happened that this group of people was always late for schedule and our walk pace was too slow. It really needs the guide to make people on schedule and be punctual for the activity. Overall I think the time management of this tour needs improvement.
Amazing tour. Any issues we had were addressed in a timely fashion and the resolutions were satisfactory. My only complaint is the driver picking us up was late and none of the cell numbers worked when we tried to call and figure out what to do.
I had an amazing time on the trip. Everything was incredibly well organized and planned out to a tee. Our tour guide, Big Mo, was amazing and super knowledgeable. I couldn't have imagined a better trip to Egypt!
Dial Code: +263
Area: 390,757 km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Zimbabwe is the junction of the Runde and Save rivers at 16m (52 ft.) | The highest point in Zimbabwe is the Inyangani at 2,592m (8,504 ft.)
Population: 16,150,362 (2018)
Government: Republic, Presidential system, Unitary state, Military dictatorship, Semi-presidential system
Language: Chewa, Chibarwe, English, Kalanga, Koisan, Nambya, Ndau, Ndebele, Shangani, Shona, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda, and Xhosa.
Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country situated in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by Zambia, Botswana, South Africa and Mozambique. Harare is the capital and the largest city in Zimbabwe.
Most of Zimbabwe's landscape is elevated, and consists of a central plateau, extending from the southwest northwards. East of the country is mountainous and is known as the East Highlands. Mount Nyangani is the highest point at 2,592m. Victoria Falls is one of the world's biggest and most impressive waterfalls.
The climate in Zimbabwe is tropical, with heat and aridity in the southern areas, extreme heat in the Zambezi, and cool temperatures and the highest rainfall in the Eastern Highlands. The landscape of Zimbabwe is mostly savannah, but the mountainous Eastern Highlands are forested. Around 350 species of mammals can be found in Zimbabwe.
The main foreign exports of Zimbabwe are gold, agriculture and minerals. Tourism also plays a pivotal role in its economy. English is the main language used in the judiciary and education systems. Zimbabwe has 16 official languages. Shona is spoken by 70% of the population and 20% of the
population speak Sindebele. Around 80% of the country's citizens are Christians and 63% of the population identify as Protestants.
There are a variety of cultures in Zimbabwe, and the largest ethnic group is Shona. The Shona people are known for crafting sculptures and carvings. Traditional arts in Zimbabwe include textiles, jewellery, carvings, pottery and basketry.
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