Zimbabwe is a year round destination. April thru October is very hot and dry. The Falls tend to be their least impressive, although game viewing is ideal during this period. The rainy season is November thru March. Botanical enthusiasts will enjoy the lush, green vegetation during this period. Zimbabwe's weather is most comfortable right after the rainy season in May and June. The grass is highest then, making game viewing difficult and Victoria Falls is shrouded in mist.
Check out the current weather conditions in Zimbabwe.
See our Visa page for information on passports and visas to Zimbabwe.
Malaria is present in Zimbabwe. Ask your doctor about vaccinations for typhoid, polio, and hepatitis as well. Zimbabwe has one of the highest infection rates in the world for HIV/AIDS. Do not swim in any freshwater such as lakes or rivers since they are house to parasites.
The currency in Zimbabwe is the Zimbabwe dollar. Please review the current exchange rate for the Zimbabwe dollar.
Tipping: In restaurants, tip 10-15%.
Shop for minerals, jewelry, dolls, woven hats, wood carvings, copper plaques, wooden spoons, safari clothing, baskets, beads, stone sculptures, and snuffboxes. Ivory has been problematic and some countries do not allow its import.
Voltage: 220 V; Plug D & G. You will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.