English is one of the official languages on Zimbabwe, and is widely spoken and throughout the country. Ndebele, Shona, Venda, Tsonga and Tonga are also spoken in the country
The national currency is The easiest currencies to convert are the US Dollar, GB Pound and South African Rand. Foreign currency can be changed at banks, bureaux de change and authorized hotels.
Banking hours are usually from Monday to Friday 08h00 to 15h00
Wednesdays 08h00 to 13h00
and Saturdays 08h00 to 11h30
ATMs will accept most visa cards, and most credit cards can be used in accommodating lodges and hotels
There is WIFI available at most lodges and hotels, however some are located in remote areas that will not be covered by internet or cellphone reception. SIM cards can be purchased in most shops. The main mobile operators are Econet and Net.One.
The dialing code for Zimbabwe is +263.
Zimbabwe is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. One hour ahead of Central European Time. Seven hours ahead of Eastern USA time. Ten hours ahead of Western USA time.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Zimbabwe has decent medical care in Victoria Falls and Harare. A yellow fever certificate is required if you are traveling from an affected area. it is recommended that visitors begin a course of anti-malaria tablets prior to entering the country. It is advisable to keep your valuables locked away or on your person.
Zimbabwe is making use of the KAZA UNIVISA which can be purchased on arrival in Harare or Victoria Falls. This will travellers to travel between Zimbabwe and Zambia with ease.
Please click here for visa requirements for your country.
Electricity is supplied between 220-230V in Zimbabwe, and there are charging facilities in almost every lodge and hotel. Most will also have international adaptors available however it is wise to travel with one incase. There are several shops and shopping centers in Victoria Falls, Harare and other small towns basic commodities can be obtained.