Zimbabwe is a world of wonders; home to the thundering Victoria Falls and the majestic Zambezi River.
The iconic falls is what draws most visitors to this beautiful part of Africa; dividing Zimbabwe and Zambia and stretching nearly two kilometres, the spray from Victoria Falls can be seen from miles away, hence its nick name, the Smoke That Thunders. Beyond the falls, there’s so much more to explore, with stunning African plains, tranquil lakes and plenty of national parks, making this the perfect place for any nature and animal lover.
There are a number of carriers flying to Zimbabwe from the UK.
Direct Carriers: There are no direct flights from the UK to Zimbabwe.
Indirect Carriers: Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airline and KLM all fly in direct via their hubs.
If you would like to tip your guide, we recommend you tip around $10 dollars per day at the end of your safari. We suggest you check with the management at your safari camp if you are unsure and also that you pack some blank envelopes which will be useful for putting tips in. You can tip the same amount to the general safari camp staff and there is normally a tipping box for this purpose.
British passport holders do require a visa to enter Zimbabwe. These can be obtained on arrival. Current cost is around $75 US dollars. Please be aware that you can obtain a single or double entry visa on arrival. If however you require a multiple entry visa, these must be obtained prior to departing the UK.
On the 01st December 2014, a new joint Zimbabwe/Zambia UNIVISA system was introduced. This means that you can now enter both countries using this dual visa, which is valid for 30 days. The new visa is issued at the Livingstone, Lusaka and Harare International airports and at the border posts of Victoria Falls and Kazungula.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months and have 3 blank pages left in it to enable you to enter Zimbabwe and exit via one of the neighbouring countries, if leaving at short notice becomes necessary.