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Zimbabwe - One week, two week itineraries

Zimbabwe location

Eastern Africa

Located

Land borders

Botswana

Mozambique

South Africa

Zambia

Zimbabwe at a glance

Zimbabwe Dollar (ZWD)

Currency

Zimbabwean Sign Language

Language

Very cheap (1 of 5)

Level of costs

Shrinking (2 of 5)

Tourism trend change

Safe (53 / 100)

Safety index

Underdeveloped (54 / 100)

Human development index

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. for the first time with kids in tow, you might want to consider putting Zimbabwe on top of your list for the first country to visit in Africa. Not only will you feast your eyes with its dramatic landscapes, diverse safaris, and abundant reserves, you will also not have a hard time looking for Zimbabwe activities for ...

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If you are traveling to Zimbabwe to see Victoria Falls or go on safari, you absolutely must visit Wild is Life Driving in, I could barely contain my excitement when I glimpsed a boisterous elephant calf tossing its tiny trunk around and leaning into its handler. Unbeknownst to me, I’d soon get to see this adorable ...

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Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery– the best thing to do in Harare

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Most of the issues I had happened around Victoria Falls. I am actually going to write a separate post about how I hated Victoria Falls, but I will spare you from that right now. ...

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Eat & drink

Birds were already chirping when I stepped onto the balcony with the sky lightening to blue. For a moment I hesitated before heading down the steps and walking to the lodge’s communal areas. Upon arrival Milton, the manager at Elephant’s Eye, mentioned that care is required: wild creatures have the habit of passing ...

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Since ZEN’s ultimate goal is to release rehabilitated elephants back to the wild, integrating the youngsters with the elephant family is an important part of the process. ...

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Unfortunately outside of the big hotels the food in Zimbabwe is one thing: sadzaserved with vegetablesand chicken or goat. Given the lack of food, the meat dose is often very small, more or less a bone with a few grams of flesh.

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Don’t worry about bringing snacks on this train from Mozambique (more about Mozambique) to Zimbabwe. At every stop there was practically a bazaar of people selling snacks at every hour of the day or night. Women will balance baskets of corn on their heads for you to pick from while you are in your seat. For other stops, the train waited long ...

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Worth to visit

Where to start? If you love adventure, wildlife, ancient history, stunning landscapes, variety, and hanging out with friendly locals, Zimbabwe needs to be at the top of your to-visit list. During my time in Zimbabwe, I bungy jumped from the top of a bridge near one of the world’s seven natural wonders, saw a herd of ...

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General

Have you ever been confronted by street hawkers trying to sell you stuff? Have you ever been chased down the street by said hawker as he drops the price more and more until he offers to give you everything he has for $1 US? We were approached by kids, by teenagers, by grown men, all trying to sell us typical tourist ...

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In the famous words of Ned Stark: WINTER IS COMING! So I thought this would be the perfect time to highlight some winter destinations, specifically Lapland, Finland. This was my firstphoto expeditions, and from my experience it was more like a fun venture out to a photography lover’s ...

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Activity that should have made the list: Hang Gliding

Beyond Arctic Photography Expeditions

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Itinerary

In July 2012, after travelling 5.700 kilometers in three weeks in cars, boats and even a canoe, we got a bit of a feel what Zimbabwe is like, at least from a tourist’s perspective… Nevertheless, this country is so large and has so much to offer, both On and ..

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Costs

Guide to Backpacking in Zimbabwe: Route, costs and general tips! Spot the big five in South Africa! However, even before getting to Zimbabwe, my views had already changed as I met many Zimbabweans in South Africa (visit South Africa itineraries) and Namibia (see itineraries). Backpacking in Zimbabwe turned out to be a breeze. Due to bad trip planning, I ended up ...

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Backpacking costs in Zimbabwe

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They made us a fire and heated the water for the shower. The forest ranges from 900 to 1,200 meters above sea level and has an area of 1,000 hectares. ...

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Accommodation

. and what seems like a lot of the white travel writers out there. ...

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This should depend heavily on what activities you plan on doing. If you don’t plan on doing the microlight flight and/or Devil’s pool, there is no reason to stay in Zambia (more about Zambia) honestly. Stay in Zimbabwe and just get a double entry visa and you’re good to go! ...

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Where to Stay in Nusa Lembongan

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The Elephant Hills Hotel featured several large swimming pools. During the day bar service was available around the pool area. No one was allowed at the pools after 18:00 which was a pity as the water would have been lovely at that time. ...

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Elephant’s Eye21 671 7729) is a luxury eco-lodge set on a 6,000 private concession adjacent to Hwange National Park. The resort is close to the town of Dete and 13 kilometres from the park’s main gate. ...

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