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Stay Safe & Healthy in Zimbabwe

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Stay Safe in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, in general, is a highly secure nation with much less crime risk than neighboring South Africa, and Zimbabweans are widely renowned for their unmatched hospitality. Travelers should take precautions to ensure their own security and safety. It’s really simply a question of common sense, which you should use regardless of where you are.

In April 2009, the United States, Japan, and Germany removed their travel advisories for Zimbabwe, indicating that the security risk for tourists is minimal. While many locals may be interested in you and your nation, keep in mind that most Zimbabweans are still extremely sensitive to outsiders’ views of their country and its leaders. As a result, it is usually a good idea to avoid political conversations or talks about political leaders’ views.

Stay Healthy in Zimbabwe

Do your homework on what’s available. Bring any necessary medicines with you. There are a lot of easily accessible private hospitals in large cities.

Zimbabwe has the world’s fourth highest HIV/AIDS infection rate, at approximately 20%, or one in every five people affected. Obviously, you should never have sex without protection. Before moving forward in a committed relationship, consider having an HIV test for both of you.

Malaria is common, therefore anti-malarials are recommended unless you plan to remain completely in Harare or Bulawayo. Drugs decrease the severity of the illness but do not prevent infection, therefore consider other measures such as:

  • sleeping with a mosquito netting (lightweight travel nets are comparatively cool to use)
  • applying insect repellant to the skin or burning mosquito coils
  • wearing long-sleeved clothes and long pants, especially in the evening

Bilharzia may be found in certain lakes. Before going swimming, check with the locals.

Snake bites are frequent in the wilderness, and the majority of bites occur on the foot or lower leg. Wear appropriate boots and either long, loose pants or thick, concertinaed hiking socks while walking, especially in tall grass. In the morning, shake out your boots and shoes in case you have a visitor. These measures also lessen the possibility of scorpion sting. Stay calm if you are bitten or stung. Try to determine the precise cause, but go to medical help as soon as possible without exerting excessive effort. Many bites and stings are not deadly if left untreated, but it is safer to seek treatment, which is now extremely effective.

How To Travel To Zimbabwe

By plane Harare International Airport serves a variety of international destinations, mostly in Africa. From Europe, flights are available through Johannesburg, Nairobi, Dubai, Addis Ababa, and Cairo. You may travel with South African Airways, Airlink British Airways, or Air Zimbabwe from South Africa. From Europe, Emirates Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways,...

How To Travel Around Zimbabwe

You travel between cities in luxury buses such as Pathfinder and Citilink. You may also take good buses from Harare's RoadPort to other important cities in Zimbabwe and adjacent countries such as Johannesburg, Lusaka, and Lilongwe. Intra-city transportation is provided by minibus taxis, which are very cheap by European standards....

Visa & Passport Requirements for Zimbabwe

Category A (countries/territories whose citizens do not need visas): For up to a 6-month stay: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cyprus, Fiji, Grenada, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia,...

Destinations in Zimbabwe

Regions in Zimbabwe MatabelelandThe western portion of the nation is made up of Bulawayo, the second biggest city, the magnificent Victoria Falls, and Hwange National Park. The Lower Zambezi and Lake KaribaThe eastern edge of Lake Kariba is a favorite holiday destination for Zimbabweans. Many national parks, such as Mana Pools...

Accommodation & Hotels in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe provides a wide range of visitor amenities and lodging choices, including international hotels, guest houses, lodges, backpacker hostels, and safari camps for various budgets. Most safari regions include tented camps, chalets, and camping spots for those on a safari trip. Most towns offer a backpacker hostel with rates starting at...

Things To See in Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park. The park, which is located between Victoria Falls and Bulawayo, is home to over 100 distinct animal species and over 400 different bird species. It is one of Africa's few major elephant sanctuaries, containing approximately 30,000 elephants.Matobo Hills National Park. This tiny park near Bulawayo, often known as...

Things To Do in Zimbabwe

Bungee jumping at Victoria Falls. A thrilling 111-metre drop from the Victoria Falls bridge into the roaring Zambezi.Walk with lions, swim with elephants, and ride a horse. Participants participate in other game activities in Antelope Park, which is situated near Gweru, between Harare and Bulawayo.An Authentic African Safari. Walking, kayaking, or...

Food & Drinks in Zimbabwe

Food in Zimbabwe Ask for "sadza and stew/relish" to get a taste of what Zimbabweans eat (in some manner, almost every day). The stew will be familiar, served over a big amount of sadza, a thick ground corn paste (vaguely similar to polenta and with the consistency of thick mashed...

Money & Shopping in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe legalized the use of foreign currencies as legal currency, obviating the necessity for the inflation-ravaged Zimbabwe dollar, which is now out of circulation. The US dollar is currently Zimbabwe's de facto currency. Credit card usage in Zimbabwe is increasing, with an increasing number of service providers accepting Visa or MasterCard....

Culture Of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has several distinct cultures, each with its own set of beliefs and rituals, one of which is Shona, Zimbabwe's biggest ethnic group. The Shona people have a large number of sculptures and carvings that are created from the best materials available. Zimbabwe declared independence on April 18, 1980. Harare's...

History Of Zimbabwe

Many stone towns were constructed in modern-day Zimbabwe. The most magnificent and well-known of them, Great Zimbabwe, was constructed in the 15th century, although people had been living on the site since about 400 AD. The Khami Ruins, located outside of Bulawayo, are another excellent example. The population was overwhelmingly...

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