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Zimbabwe Country Quickfacts

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Area:  390,757 km²
150,871 sq mi


Country Code: 263
Country Population: 13,061,239
Credit Cards: Credit cards are widely accepted in tourist areas but usage is limited outside city centers. Visa and Master Card are popular cards.
Currency: USD$
Departure Tax: A tax of $20USD for each individual international departure and $5USD for domestic is levied.
Drives on the: Left

220 - 240 V (Indian configuration)

Ethnic Groups: 

71% Shona
16% Ndebele
11% other African
1% White
1% Mixed and Asian
10.5% others


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Location:  Zimbabwe is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Mozambique to the northeast, South Africa to the south and Botswana to the southwest. The central zone of hills gives rise to many rivers, which drain into the man-made Lake Kariba to the northwest, the marshes of Botswana to the west or into the Zambezi River to the northeast.
Official Language(s):

English (South African)

Religion: Christian, Mwari and indigenous with some Muslim and Hindu.
Time Zone: Central Africa Time (UTC+2)
Tipping: Tips of 10% are usually expected by taxi drivers and at hotels. Service charge is often included in a bill, but when not, a 10% tip is acceptable.



Zimbabwe Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Zimbabwe.

Learn about the history and culture of Zimbabwe, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Zimbabwe's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Zimbabwe for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Zimbabwe tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours oEgypt tours en route from Zimbabwe or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours



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