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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.

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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.

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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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5 Tours | From Rs114529 p/p

Duration:

12 Days

Country(ies):

Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe

Tour Type:

Overland

Group size:

Min: 4 | Max: 20

Meals:

B- 11, L - 11, D - 11

Highlights:

Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe rock formations, Brandberg rock paintings, Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta, Moremi Game R...


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Rs114529(p/p)

Duration:

9 Days

Country(ies):

Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Tour Type:

Overland

Group size:

Min: 4 | Max: 20

Meals:

B- 8, L - 8, D - 8

Highlights:

Kalahari Desert, San bush people, Okavango Delta, Moremi National Park, Chobe National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans, Victo...


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Rs122319(p/p)

Duration:

15 Days

Country(ies):

Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Tour Type:

Overland

Group size:

Min: 4 | Max: 20

Meals:

B- 14, L - 15, D - 13

Highlights:

Victoria Falls, Kalahari Desert, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans, Hwange & Matopos Nationa...


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Rs233619(p/p)

Duration:

20 Days

Country(ies):

Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Tour Type:

Overland

Group size:

Min: 4 | Max: 20

Meals:

B- 19, L - 20, D - 19

Highlights:

Victoria Falls, South Luangwa National Park, Lake Malawi, Diving & Snorkelling, Zanzibar, Serengeti National Park...


   From

Rs255879(p/p)

Duration:

20 Days

Country(ies):

Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Tour Type:

Overland

Group size:

Min: 4 | Max: 20

Meals:

B- 19, L - 19, D - 19

Highlights:

Cape Town, Orange River, Cederberg Region, Fish River Canyon, Giants Playground, Sesriem Canyon, Namib Desert, Dune 4...


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Rs200229(p/p)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is it safe to visit Zimbabwe?

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.

What is the official currency of Zimbabwe?

The currency used in Zimbabwe is the Zimbabwean dollar (ZWD), which is subdivided into 100 cents.

When is the best time of the year to visit Zimbabwe?

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.

What should you wear in Zimbabwe?

You should wear neutral coloured clothing for safaris, and long-sleeved clothing in the evenings to avoid mosquito bites.

Can you drink the tap water in Zimbabwe?

The tap water in some areas of Zimbabwe is safe to drink, but it is recommended to only drink bottled water during your trip.

How do I plan a trip to Zimbabwe?

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.

Do you need vaccinations to go to Zimbabwe?

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.

What should I see in Zimbabwe?

There are many places to explore in Zimbabwe - here are our top five favourites:

  1. Hwange National Park
  2. Victoria Falls
  3. Lake Kariba
  4. Mana Pools National Park
  5. Bulawayo

How many days in Zimbabwe is enough?

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.

What is the best month to visit Zimbabwe?

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.

TOUR REVIEWS

My contact with Encounters representative was a pleasure, she answered my questions promptly, provided a quotation and changed it quickly when different flights were preferred. Both by e-mail and phone the response was very timely.

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....

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!
Excellent

The trip was excellent and very well run, we have no complaints it was exactly as we expected.The guide was knowledgable and courteous, it ran on time and accommodation was fine.We have no complaints and have now booked again to go to India.
The trip was as above and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, all destinations were as expected and lived up to our expectations.We went with the idea of visiting Turkey and especially Gallipoli which achieved our goals.The historical part of thetrip was very well done and memmorable.

Anthony has been amazing throughout my planning of my tour. He has been very quick in replying to my emails and always answering with everything I wanted to know. I look forward to hopefully planning my next trip through him next year!

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Zimbabwe Country Guide

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Factfile


Time: GMT+2
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)
Capital: Harare
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.

Highlights

  • 123 Eastern Highlands - a strip of mountain country in the Manicaland Province, with pine forests and botanical gardens.
  • Hwange National Park - the largest national park with 107 types of animals and 400 species of birds.
  • Matobo National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, separated into two sections with giant boulders and granite scenery.
  • Victoria Falls National Park - on the Zimbabwe side, this park is home to two-thirds of Victoria Falls.
  • Natural History Museum - the largest museum in Zimbabwe spread over three floors, with gemstone and taxidermy displays.
  • National Heroes’ Acre - a burial ground, national monument, museum and symbol of bravery and selflessness in the country.
  • Gonarezhou National Park - found in the northeast corner of the country, this park is the second largest and most scenic in Zimbabwe.
  • National Gallery of Zimbabwe - situated in Harare Gardens, this gallery displays local African and international artists.

Tips

  • There is a cash shortage, so you should bring US dollars for your trip.
  • Carry small denomination notes for tipping - as it is customary to tip staff and guides.
  • Seek some medical advice with your health practitioner before travelling to Zimbabwe.
  • There is a risk of malaria in some areas, so check with your doctor before.
  • Avoid ice in drinks, or salads that might have come into contact with unhygienic water.
  • You will notice that bargaining is usually acceptable in many stalls, markets and family-owned stalls.
  • English is spoken throughout the country, but you should learn some basic phrases of Shona.
  • Do not take photographs at border crossings, government buildings or of government officials.

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