Languages of Zimbabwe

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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.


Our Recommended Itinerary

10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe

day 1 to 3

Welcome to the finest wildlife destination
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe

day 4

Visit Kenya’s capital city
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe

day 5 to 6

Explore Victoria Falls
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe

day 7 to 9

Start your game viewing on your doorstep
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe

day 10

End of tour!

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Ndebele ceremony It’s usual for Zimbabweans to exchange greetings and ask “how are you?” to be responded with “fine thanks, and you?” before they proceed with their conversation. It’s considered impolite to launch straight into your conversation without first exchanging these greetings. Traditionally it’s also considered impolite for a younger person to address an older…

Zimbabwe in September

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An affordable safari in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is an excellent value for money destination, with accessible parks such as Hwange offering much lower park fees than neighbouring countries, as well as a range of affordable lodging options. Hiring a car and doing a self-driving trip will offer the best value for money, and national parks campsites offer the most budget-friendly lodging option, although self-catering cottages…

Zimbabwe in January

January is a rainy month and some camps and lodges are closed. The landscape is green and lush and with abundant water around, making animals hard to spot as they are dispersed in the bush. Birding is excellent during January, as well as the other rainy months, with all of the migratory species present. ...

Is Zimbabwe safe?

While most people who visit Zimbabwe have a trouble-free holiday, you do need to be aware of some risks so that you stay safe on your travels. When you’re in a city or town, take care when you’re driving at night and avoid walking at night if you can. Don’t ever display your valuables or expensive jewellery and never leave belongings in your car, and be aware when you leave ATMs…

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