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.
Everything about the trip was thought through, fine-tuned , and marvelous. From Ant Horribin helping us arrange the trip, to rep Waled Ali, and our guide Big Mo, we could not have asked for a better team. Our sincere thanks to them.
Encounters Travel did such a superb job in organizing this tour. I had never heard of them before going on the Maldives Magic tour, however now I will recommend them to friends/family and use them for my future planned trips.
Our tour is what made the trip that much more memorable. Rather than being plopped at a westernized resort, we were able to get a taste of how the locals live, eat and entertain themselves. We stayed in quaint guesthouses on the islands amongst the locals, ate authentic Maldivian cuisine (one day even with a Maldivian family who made us breakfast), and viewed a traditional dance/singing performance which was absolutely delightful. This was a trip of a lifetime that I will never forget.
I thought it was very good we didn't have to worry about anything everything was in order and kept with the schedule as planned, unless we wanted to deviated from it to do somethingelse. The trip really a trip of a life time.
There was a time many years ago that I wanted to travel to Egypt and didn't because of the cost. This trip was, to me, very affordable. I think everyone should experience this trip. The tour guide was alos excellent, Sherif Mohammad.
Anthony has been a pleasure to work with and when he is not available, other members of the team respond in a timely manner. I have booked a total of 6 trips since December 2013 and plan to book more to fill my bucket list.
I liked the fact we were met at the airport and helped thru customs and getting a visa and then upon leaving taken to where we needed to go. Its always tough to figure out where everything is in a foreign airport when you do not travel much
Everything was great. Our guide was very knowledgeable and liked that we were interested in what he was telling us. We were lucky to be in a group with like minded people who also wanted to stay in places longer of which our guide accommodated. Only negative thing was the sitting train. Best to just take the flying option. Train was not bad but has no services, no alcohol, and breakfast was all carbs and an egg. Egypt really seems to like their breads and pastries....
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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