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Intercity coach/bus travel in Zimbabwe: The affordable way to travel

(Last updated April 2017) What if you want to travel around Zimbabwe without the structure of a packaged holiday, and don’t want to fly or hire a car? You can travel by coach to certain destinations around Zimbabwe, as I have done on a number of occasions. Bus travel in Zimbabwe, with the right company, can be easy and […]

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Walking around Great Zimbabwe Monument: Includes interactive map

Great Zimbabwe Monument covers an area of over 7 square kilometres (nearly 3 square miles) and comprises of a number of historic archaeological sites. If you’re short on time and are a fast walker, you could see the whole site in couple of hours, but it’s best to dedicate about 4 hours to walk around, have some […]

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Zimbabwe tour operator directory: Comprehensive list of tours

Here’s a list of tour operators (that I know of) that offer safaris to Zimbabwe as well as other regions. I can wholeheartedly recommend a Zimbabwe safari: you’ll have a more personal experience than in other countries, because there are fewer tourists and fewer man-made obstructions. You’ll get a closer connection to real African wilderness as a […]

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Great Zimbabwe Monument & Ruins travel guide: Everything you need to know

These ancient city ruins have intrigued both locals and visitors for centuries. The local name for the area was “Dzimba dza mabwe” (roughly “Houses of Stone”) or simply “Zimbabwe”. When Rhodesia became independent in 1980, the nation was named after this city, and the country itself was called Zimbabwe. The ruins of the ancient city […]

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Khami Ruins: Travel journal

The Khami (Kame) Ruins is perhaps the least known of Zimbabwe’s five World Heritage sites. Situated just 22km (14 miles) outside of Bulawayo, Khami was the capital of the Torwa state between 1450 and around 1650, after the capital at Great Zimbabwe in Masvingo was abandoned. It was a trading centre, as attested by the […]

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Being spontaneous in Victoria Falls: Activities that don’t require booking ahead

Although you need to book ahead for a number of activities in Victoria Falls, there are still plenty of things to do if you’re feeling spontaneous. Seeing the Victoria Falls themselves is one such example – all you need to do is show up and pay at the gate. Here are some of the places we […]

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Elephant safari with Wild Horizons

Introducing Wild Horizons: activity operator There are a number of activity operators in Victoria Falls offering activities such as white water rafting and game drives, but for me, Wild Horizons stands apart from the rest because of its clear focus on sustainable tourism. Wild Horizons was founded by people who have an evident passion for […]

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Travel journal 2013: Victoria Falls waterfall tour

Our time in Victoria Falls was busy but happy – there’s a wide variety of things to do here, from spa days to white-water rafting. This corner of Zimbabwe has managed to keep going despite the country’s ups and downs. One of the first things we did here was to see the waterfalls themselves. The […]

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My journey with Kariba Ferries: Best way to get from Kariba to Victoria Falls

Many people planning a trip around Zimbabwe will face a conundrum: How do I travel between Kariba and Victoria Falls? The roads around the Lake Kariba can be onerous, charter flights can break the budget, so the best option is to travel on the lake itself. Kariba Ferries have provided a solution in the form of a […]

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Harare transport links: Routes to other Zim locations

Many visitors to Zimbabwe will start their journeys in Harare. Being the capital, it’s the major airline hub for the country. Flights from South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Dubai, UK and further afield land at Harare International Airport, which is a short drive from the city. For information on airlines that fly into Harare, please see […]

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Areas and suburbs of Harare

Harare is a curious place: sometimes ugly and overbearing, sometimes soft and enchanting. Although some of the city is urban and gritty, you’re never too far away from trees and greenery in unexpected enclaves. Here’s a rough map of the areas of Harare, and more details below. (more…)

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Internal flights in Zimbabwe: Full list of airlines and routes

(Last updated Dec 2017) Here’s a quick-reference guide to internal flights in Zimbabwe. Connections between Harare, Victoria Falls and Bulawayo constitute the bulk of the airline routes, but other destinations in the country are also possible. Air travel is obviously the fastest transport option for getting around Zimbabwe, and there are flight options for a range of […]

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Driving in Zimbabwe: Top tips for self-drive visitors

(Last updated Sept 2017) Information about driving in Zimbabwe Driving yourself around Zimbabwe means you have more independence, which often provides a more authentic experience. Self-driving is one of the best ways to explore the country’s national parks – but bear in mind that if you’re going into the bush, a 4×4 is highly recommended. It’s probably […]

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