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Traveling to Zimbabwe, what you need to know!

By on April 29, 2016

Zimbabwe after much difficulties with its economy, tourists are becoming more enthusiastic about travel to the country. Stability is returning to the country, and enticing foreigners and locals to explore this beautiful country and enjoy what it has to offer them. Zimbabwe has many natural wonders, very welcoming locals, a climate all overseas travelers enjoy, and a heritage we openly share with others.

Victoria Falls, our largest Natural wonder in Zimbabwe, is the most popular of all destinations within the country, and borders Zambia. Zimbabwe is proud to have one of the largest falls in the world, and when in full flow, the “thunder” of the water flowing is truly mesmerizing. Hwange National park is situated between Victoria falls and Bulawayo, where you are most likely to encounter the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo and lion), an experience not to be missed.

Matobo Hills Lodge is located within the Matopos National Park, and surrounded by granite rocks and breathtakingly beautiful scenery. Matopos is one of a National Heritage site, where rhino’s are being protected from poaching, opportunities to see these amazing animals, that are becoming extinct, is rare, so a rhino walk with a guide is the perfect opportunity to see them up close!

Zimbabwe has the most welcoming of people, and tourism is vastly growing to becoming one of the largest income earning sectors in the country. We hope to entice people to not only visit Matobo Hills Lodge but Zimbabwe as a whole, the marketing has compiled some of the most needed to know aspects of traveling to Zimbabwe:

Passports and Visas:
A passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. Two blank pages are needed, Australian, British, Canadian, Other EU and USA passport holders are required to have a valid passport, return ticket and a visa to enter Zimbabwe. If you are a national from Cyprus and Malta, you do not require a visa. Visas can be purchased on arrival valid for up to 90 days except nationals of Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania, who must obtain a visa in advance. A joint visa on arrival, called the Kaza visa, allowing entry into Zambia and Zimbabwe, was trialled from late 2014. As of late 2015, both countries have stopped issuing this visa.

Visa Costs:

Single-entry visa: US$30; double-entry visa: US$45; multiple-entry visa: US$55. Single-entry visa in advance from the embassy: £40.

Travelers note the import and export of local currency is limited to Z$15,000. The import of foreign currency is unlimited. The export of foreign currency is unlimited as long as declared on entry.

Zimbabwe duty free

The following items may be imported into Zimbabwe by travelers aged 18 and over without incurring customs duty:

• 5L of alcoholic drinks (of which up to 2L may be spirits).
• Goods up to the value of US$200.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Beautiful Zimbabwe.

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