Zimbabwe attracts visitors to a number of exquisite national parks, including Hwange National Park and Mana Pools National Park. These parks offer great sightings of elephants, lions, wild dogs, and various species of antelope.
Zimbabwe is also famous for the mighty Victoria Falls. A natural spectacle, visitors come to Victoria Falls to marvel at this large and powerful waterfall. However, the area around the falls is often referred to as the adventure capital of Africa, offering visitors a range of exciting activities to choose from. This includes ziplining and bridge swinging over the gorge, bungee jumping from the famous Victoria Falls bridge, white water rafting down the Zambezi, enjoying scenic flights over the falls, and much more.
Getting to Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe offers international flights to Harare International Airport with a number of different airlines. Once in the country, domestic flights are also available to Victoria Falls and Bulawayo and onwards to Johannesburg to South Africa.
It is also possible to travel by road within Zimbabwe however the roads are in a very dilapidated state, fuel is expensive and much care needs to be taken while driving in the country.
Passport, visa, and other entry requirements to Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe offers visa-free travel for a number of nationalities, while others are able to apply for a visa directly on arrival in the country. Some more outlying countries may be required to get a visa prior to travelling. It is best to enquire with your local embassy or travel authorities prior to travel, regarding the visa requirements for your country.
The best time to visit Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe offers a tropical climate with a rainy season between November and March, and while it can rain heavily during this time, severe storms are rare. The best time to visit is during the dry, winter months when the temperatures are mild, there is virtually no rain and the risk of malaria is low. This is between May and October.
On the other hand, the Victoria Falls are at the best between February and May, directly after the rains when the falls are flowing heavily. That said, the dry season gives better views of the falls and more activities are available during this time as some activities, such as white water rafting, as this cannot happen when the water levels are too high.
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