Blessed with abundant sunshine, striking scenery and one of the most stunning waterfalls on earth, Zimbabwe's natural beauty is world-famous.

Home to determined locals full of creativity, enthusiasm and hope, expect a warm welcome and generous hospitality. Overlook Zimbabwe and you'll miss an important piece of Africa's ancient heart.

Our Zimbabwe trips

10 Days From $1,102

Tour through Johannesburg, Maun and Victoria Falls on this trip through South Africa,...

18 Days From $2,220

Travel to South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe and uncover their natural wonders. From...

9 Days From $956

Travel from Zimbabwe to Botswana and South Africa on a real African adventure. Visit...

9 Days From $2,405

Stay in a tree house, search for the Big Five in the Chobe National Park, meet Xwe...

22 Days From $2,439

Travel to Africa and discover the unique, contrasting lands of Zimbabwe, Botswana,...

10 Days From $3,410

Visit Africa and travel through Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe on a tour from Windhoek...

22 Days From $2,252

Take a wild African adventure from South Africa to Zimbabwe. Travel north from Cape...

64 Days From $8,585

Jump aboard this epic tour from Cape Town to Nairobi. From safaris in Tanzania and...

22 Days From $7,590

Jump onboard an exhilarating journey from Cape Town to Victoria Falls through the...

16 Days From $2,665

Visit Africa and travel through southern Africa's beautiful regions. Visit South Africa...

27 Days From $3,930

Explore the wilds of Africa on this action-packed adventure from the busy streets of...

9 Days From $1,570

Travel from Zimbabwe to South Africa via Botswana. The Okavango and Beyond trip is the...

8 Days From $1,305

Travel from South Africa's capital to Botswana and Zimbabwe, visiting two of southern...

48 Days From $7,245

Explore Africa as you travel from Kenya to Cape Town through Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi...

18 Days From $1,517

Explore the best of south and east Africa with this adventure from the spicy beaches of...

63 Days From $10,510

See Africa encompassed on a tour through Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi,...

28 Days From $4,035

Experience the exhilarating wild of Africa as you travel from Victoria Falls through...

19 Days From $1,785

Travel from thundering Victoria Falls to the fragrant spice plantations of Zanzibar...

10 Days From $1,530

Take your family to Victoria Falls, Okavango River and Chobe National Park on this teen...

40 Days From $4,535

See Africa on this incredible overland adventure from South Africa to Tanzania. Soak up...

39 Days From $3,816

Explore Africa on this wildlife-rich adventure from Tanzania to South Africa. Explore...

49 Days From $6,890

Explore Africa as you wind your way up from South Africa, through Namibia, Botswana,...

42 Days From $6,026

Take an epic East African adventure from Kenya to Zimbabwe. Safari in the Serengeti, go...

15 Days From $1,283

Embrace the sights, sounds and culture of Africa on this eye-opening adventure from...

4 Days From $495

Situated on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe the Victoria Falls are over a kilometre...

37 Days From $17,340

Jump onboard an exhilarating journey from Cape Town to Victoria Falls and then onto...

30 Days From $3,775

Take a wild African adventure from South Africa to Zimbabwe. Travel north from Cape...

43 Days From $7,430

This East Africa adventure tour travels from Zimbabwe to Kenya. Visit Zanzibar beaches,...

11 Days From $4,215

Travel from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park, cross the Makgadikgadi Pans to Maun,...

28 Days From $2,945

Travel through Botswana to the thundering Victoria Falls and on to to the fragrant...

16 Days From $1,615

Spot a host wildlife at the Luangwa River, gape at the mighty Victoria Falls, explore...

52 Days From $8,545

Experience Africa travelling through the waterways of Botswana, the beaches of Zanzibar...

37 Days From $5,120

Experience Africa travelling through the waterways of Botswana, the beaches of Zanzibar...

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Zimbabwe tour reviews

Our Zimbabwe trips score an average of 4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews in the last year.

Vic Falls to Zanzibar, August 2017

Josie Misick

Vic Falls to Kenya, June 2017

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Zimbabwe travel FAQs

ZIMBABWE:

Australia: Yes - visa on arrival
Belgium: Yes - visa on arrival
Canada: Yes - visa on arrival
Germany: Yes - visa on arrival
Ireland: Yes - visa on arrival
Netherlands: Yes - visa on arrival
New Zealand: Yes - visa on arrival
South Africa: Yes - visa on arrival
Switzerland: Yes - visa on arrival
United Kingdom: Yes - visa on arrival 
USA: Yes - visa on arrival

Zimbabwe visas are required by most nationalities, including from the EU, US and Australia. All nationalities should check with their nearest Zimbabwe Embassy for more information. For most nationalities, Zimbabwe visas are available at the point of entry. If you plan to purchase your visa on arrival you will need US$ cash. The cost is approximately US$30/45.

Please note: As of January 2016, the KAZA Visa for Zimbabwe and Zambia will be unavailable to purchase. Singular visas for Zimbabwe remain available on arrival at point of entries.

Many Zimbabweans are struggling to make ends meet, so being generous by tipping service workers is a good idea. Generally, a minimum of US$1 should be put aside for porters, waiters, local guides and drivers. Rounding up the bill at restaurants and other establishments is common as small change is hard to come by.

Internet cafes can be found in Zimbabwe's larger cities, however smaller towns and rural areas will have little to no access to the internet.

Mobile phone coverage is generally good in Zimbabwe's cities and urban centres but less so in rural and remote areas. Ensure global roaming is activated before leaving home.

Visitors can expect to encounter a wide range of toilets while in Zimbabwe. Western-style flushable toilets are available at many high-end hotels, bars, airports and tourist attractions while squat toilets are more common in rural areas and places frequented by locals. Be prepared by carrying your own toilet paper, soap or hand sanitiser, as these may not be provided.

Snack from street vendor = US$1
Espresso coffee in a cafe = US$1
Bottle of beer = US$3
Meal in a mid-range cafe or restaurant = US$10

Tap water isn't safe for tourists to drink in Zimbabwe. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Ask your leader and accommodation provider for local advice on where drinking water can be accessed. Also, avoid ice in drinks and peel fruit before eating.

Zimbabwe's currency and economy is classified as unstable. Credit cards are accepted by some tourist-driven establishments but are generally not a reliable option in Zimbabwe. Be prepared by carrying low denominations of US dollars and South African rand, as the Zimbabwean dollar is no longer an acceptable form of currency.

ATMs can be found in Zimbabwe’s major cities but are less common in rural areas. Be prepared by carrying cash (US dollars and South African rand in small denominations).

Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance

  • 1 Jan New Year's Day
  • 2 Jan Public Holiday
  • 14 Apr Good Friday
  • 15 Apr Holy Saturday
  • 16 Apr Easter
  • 17 Apr Easter Monday
  • 18 Apr Independence Day
  • 1 May Workers' Day
  • 25 May Africa Day
  • 7 Aug Heroes' Day
  • 8 Aug Defense Forces Day
  • 22 Dec National Unity Day
  • 25 Dec Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec Boxing Day

Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Zimbabwe go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/zimbabwe/public-holidays

Responsible Travel

Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.

Reusable water bottle in Zimbabwe

Top responsible travel tips for Zimbabwe

  1. Be considerate of Zimbabwe’s customs, traditions, religion and culture.
  2. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Instead, fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water.
  3. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts.
  4. When bargaining at markets, stay calm, be reasonable and keep a smile on your face. It's meant to be fun!
  5. Learn some local language and don't be afraid to use it - simple greetings will help break the ice.
  6. Shop for locally made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive.
  7. Refrain from supporting businesses that exploit or abuse endangered animals.
  8. Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.
  9. When on community visits or homestays, refrain from giving gifts or money to locals.
  10. Avoid purchasing ivory or other products harvested from endangered animals.