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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

About Zimbabwe:

Time Difference: EST + 6 hours   Current Time and Date in Zimbabwe

Currency: Currency Converter– Zimbabwean Dollar (ZWD)

Travel Advisory: State Department Report Zimbabwe

US Embassy in Zimbabwe: harare.usembassy.gov

Zimbabwe: Republic of Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa, bordered by the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. Zimbabwe offers popular tourist attractions in Victoria Falls, Great Zimbabwe, and selected game parks.

Entry Requirements:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • proof of yellow fever vaccination

Health: CDC Zimbabwe

Diplomatic Missions:

Permanent Mission of Zimbabwe to the United Nations in New York
Site of the Permanent Mission of Zimbabwe to the UN.
Zimbabwe Embassy in the U.S
Zimbabwe Embassy in Washington, DC
Zimbabwean Consulate London
Zimbabwe Consulate in the UK
Embassies of Zimbabwe around the world
List of Zimbabwe Diplomatic Missions around the World.

What to Pack

Weather: Zimbabwe Weather

Communications: Dial 011 followed by country code 260

CLIMATE:
Average daily high temperature of 68°F and low of 55°F

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls

These are among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Zambezi River, which is more than 2 km wide at this point, plunges noisily down a series of basalt gorges and raises an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20 km away.

Great Zimbabwe National Monument

The ruins of Great Zimbabwe – the capital of the Queen of Sheba, according to an age-old legend – are a unique testimony to the Bantu civilization of the Shona between the 11th and 15th centuries. The city, which covers an area of nearly 80 ha, was an important trading centre and was renowned from the middle Ages onwards

Khami Ruins National Monument

Khami, which developed after the capital of Great Zimbabwe had been abandoned in the mid-16th century, is of great archaeological interest. The discovery of objects from Europe and China shows that Khami was a major centre for trade over a long period of time.

Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas

On the banks of the Zambezi, great cliffs overhang the river and the floodplains. The area is home to a remarkable concentration of wild animals, including elephants, buffalo, leopards and cheetahs. An important concentration of Nile crocodiles is also be found in the area.

Matobo Hills

The area exhibits a profusion of distinctive rock landforms rising above the granite shield that covers much of Zimbabwe. The large boulders provide abundant natural shelters and have been associated with human occupation from the early Stone Age right through to early historical times, and intermittently since. They also feature an outstanding collection of rock paintings. The Matobo Hills continue to provide a strong focus for the local community, which still uses shrines and sacred places closely linked to traditional, social and economic activities.

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