What to pack for Zimbabwe

Bring all the medication you need to take for your whole trip from home.

You should also bring along a comprehensive first aid kit that includes antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, antidiarrheal medication, antibacterial ointment, antimalarial tablets, rehydration electrolyte sachets, insect spray and repellent, water purification tablets and bandages.


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Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey

day 1

Sleeping with elephants
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey

day 2

Exploring Victoria Falls

day 3

Cape of Good Hope

day 4

Wine tasting

day 5

Cape Peninsula

day 6

The Mother city
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey

day 7

Robben Island

day 8

  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey

day 9

Wine and whales

day 10

Fly home

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What to pack for Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe vs South Africa

South Africa has it all: cultural cities with excellent attractions, restaurants, hotels, museums and shopping, Big Five game reserves and beautiful beaches, desert, mountain and forests, and all the outdoors activities you could dream of. Landlocked Zimbabwe can’t compete with South Africa in terms of this diversity, but what it does have is some truly wild and rugged national parks…

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. ...

Zimbabwe safari costs

- A meal for two at a mid-range restaurant costs around $40. Entrance fees for national parks range from US$10 to US$30 per person per day depending on the park. With so many activities on offer throughout Zimbabwe, there’s no average price. In Victoria Falls, activity rates range from $20 for a guided tour of the falls to US$190 for a full day of white-water rafting and river…

Zimbabwe in January

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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…

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