Changing money in Zimbabwe

enter image description here

The currency in Zimbabwe is the US dollar. Some places will accept South African rands, Botswana pula, pounds and euros but you may get a bad exchange rate. Since 2016, the country has been experiencing a shortage in cash. Bond notes – worth the same as US dollars – were introduced as legal tender and can be used for any purchases in Zimbabwe but have no value outside of the country so be sure to spend them before you leave.

Because of the cash shortage, there are few ATMs that dispense cash. Instead you will need to bring along enough US dollars in cash to pay for things like fuel and other sundry items. You can pay with debit and credit cards in hotels, restaurants and lodges. We’ll advise you on where you will be required to make payments in cash. Bring along plenty of small denominations for buying things like curios.


Our Recommended Itinerary

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

day 1 to 2

  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

day 3 to 4

Explore the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

day 5 to 6

The wildlife of the Chobe National Park
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

day 7 to 9

Visit the thundering Victoria Falls
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

day 10 to 12

Explore the city underneath the sun
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

day 13 to 14

Take in the lush green Cape Winelands
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

day 15 to 18

The city at the tip of Africa
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

day 19

We're sad to see you leave

View Full Itinerary

You might also like

Active safaris in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a perfect destination for an exciting active holiday: the country is full of outdoors activities in the bush and the mountains. If you had to choose one base for doing as many heart-pumping activities as possible, it would be Victoria Falls. The town is Zimbabwe’s adventure capital, offering just about every kind of adventure activity under the sun, including bungee…

Wildlife in Zimbabwe

Northern Zimbabwe is the country’s most popular region for wildlife safaris, as it’s home to a number of game-rich wilderness areas. In the northwest, Hwange National Park is the biggest reserve in the country, conserving one of Africa’s largest elephant populations (an estimated 40 000 animals), as well as the other four of the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo), one of…

Zimbabwe in August

August is an excellent time to travel to Zimbabwe, as days are sunny, daytime temperatures are mild (dropping down to below 10C at night), and wildlife viewing is at its prime. It’s one of the busiest months of the year so be sure to book all your accommodation in advance. ...

Hwange National Park

One of Africa’s top national parks, Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe’s northwest should be on any safari lover’s bucket list. Roaming Hwange’s savanna grasslands and woodlands are the Big Five and 100 other species of mammals – the park has the biggest diversity of mammals out of the world’s national parks. The Belgium-sized park is also home to some 50 000 elephants and is…

Visa requirements for Zimbabwe

Travellers from Europe, the UK, Canada and the USA need a visa to visit Zimbabwe. You can obtain a visa from the Zimbabwean embassy in your country but it’s easier to just get one on arrival at the airport or at the border crossing. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months and have enough blank pages. You also need to show your return ticket to your country and have…

Languages of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has 16 official languages: English, Shona, Ndebele, Shangani, Sotho, Venda, Kalanga, Nambya, Chewa, sign language, Tonga, Chibarwe, Ndau, Tswana, Koisan, and Xhosa. Shone, Ndebele and English are the most widely spoken languages. While travelling in Zimbabwe in tourist areas you’ll find a lot of people who speak English. ...

Popular Zimbabwe Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

 | Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)

Jewels of Zimbabwe and Zambia Safari (9 days)

Fall under the spell of three prime attractions in Zimbabwe and Zambia – Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and the Mana Pools ...

 | Wild Zimbabwe Safari (7 days)

Wild Zimbabwe Safari (7 days)

A Zimbabwe safari offers beautiful landscapes and fantastic encounters with wildlife in the famous Hwange National Park and Matusadona National Park...

 | Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)

Botswana and Zimbabwe's World Wonders (7 days)

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – to the diverse game viewing at the Chobe National Park and ending at the thundering Victoria Falls...

 | Wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe (10 days)

Wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe (10 days)

Why not visit more than one exciting African destination? See the Great Migration, Victoria Falls and wildlife-rich Hwange National Park...

 | Highlights of Botswana Tour de Force (14 days)

Highlights of Botswana Tour de Force (14 days)

The ideal safari to capture Botswana's unrivalled beauty and abundance of flora and fauna through the lens...

 | Victoria Falls and Chobe Encounter (5 days)

Victoria Falls and Chobe Encounter (5 days)

Encounter the smoke that thunders and explore the land of giants in the Chobe National Park...

 | Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

This Southern Africa safari adventure will take you to the tip of the African continent...

 | Expedition to Zimbabwe and Botswana (8 days)

Expedition to Zimbabwe and Botswana (8 days)

Explore the thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and the wildlife wonderland of the Okavango Delta...

 | Journey through the Highlights of Southern Africa (13 days)

Journey through the Highlights of Southern Africa (13 days)

Exploring these areas of the Southern African continent should on top of your bucket list...

 | Luxury South Africa to Zimbabwe safari (8 days)

Luxury South Africa to Zimbabwe safari (8 days)

Spot the Big Five in Thornybush Private Game Reserve and enjoy the majesty of Zimbabwe's roaring Victoria Falls ...

Ready to start your adventure?

Your tailor-made African holiday starts here...

How can we get hold of you?

How many people will be travelling?

Details

Please tell us more about your travel plans?


Discover Africa needs the contact information you provide, to us to contact you. You may unsubscribe from these communications at anytime.

Submitting your inquiry

Thank you, your enquiry has been received

Thank you, your enquiry has been received

Reference:


   discover.africa
    info@discoverafrica.com
    8AM - 5PM GMT+2