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Plan your Stay

People visit us to be immersed in the heart of adventure. Victoria Falls is the largest curtain of falling water in the world, surrounded by thousands of kilometers of green African wilderness and wildlife. Our safe, charming city offers warm hospitality, buzzing adrenaline and time to slow down and breathe. Take a look at our suggested itineraries for inspiration, check which airlines are currently coming in, and see what visa requirements you need. For more indepth planning, speak to an Africa Specialist in your country, or to one of our local Tour Operators or Agents

green African wilderness

Getting Here

You can get to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe by air, by rail or by road. Victoria Falls International Airport is located close to Victoria Falls, and in the middle of the largest conservation area on earth - Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. Victoria Falls is known as the regional tourism gateway to the whole area spanning Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa. It is a great place to start your journey deeper into Zimbabwe.

The Area

Airlines flying to Victoria Falls

It is important to note that there are also smaller Charter Airlines that fly from Victoria Falls into other remote destinations within Zimbabwe on a scheduled seat rate or private charter basis. Below is an outline of the flight schedules of the airlines that fly into Victoria Falls International Airport.

*Please note that the below is an overview of the airline frequency and schedule but that times and routings are subject to change at the discretion of the airline. We therefore encourage you to cross check up to date flight information with the airline you are utilising prior to your departure. We Are Victoria Falls cannot be held liable for any changes to flights.

Cem Air (5Z)

Cem Air (5Z)
13:30
VFA
Days: M - W T F S S
15:10
JNB
Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
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Cem Air (5Z)
11:20
JNB
Days: M - W T F S S
12:00
VFA
Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
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Ethopian Airlines (ET)

 Ethopian Airlines (ET)
08:30
NBO
Days: M - W T F S S
12:10
VFA
Addis Ababa to Victoria Falls
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 Ethopian Airlines (ET)
13:10
VFA
Days: M - W T F S S
13:55
BUQ
 Ethopian Airlines (ET)
14:55
BUQ
Days: M - W T F S S
20:45
ADD
Victoria Falls to Addis Ababa
via Bulawayo
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Eurowings Discover (4Y)

 Eurowings Discover (4Y)
21:00
FRA
Days: M - W - F - -
07:05
WDH
 Eurowings Discover (4Y)
21:55
FRA
Days: M T W T F S S
09:05
WDH
Frankfurt to Windhoek
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 Eurowings Discover (4Y)
09:55
WDH
Days: M T W T F S S
11:15
VFA
Windhoek to Victoria Falls
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FastJet (FN)

FastJet (FN)
15:00
VFA
Days: M T W T F S S
16:05
HRE
FastJet (FN)
15:10
VFA
Days: M T W T F S S
16:15
HRE
Victoria Falls to Harare
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FastJet (FN)
08:40
HRE
Days: M T W T F S S
09:50
VFA
FastJet (FN)
08:5`0
HRE
Days: M T W T F S S
10:00
VFA
Harare to Victoria Falls
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FastJet (FN)
10:30
VFA
Days: - T - T - S S
12:05
JHB
FastJet (FN)
13:00
VFA
Days: M T W T F S S
14:35
JHB
FastJet (FN)
13:20
VFA
Days: M T W T F S S
14:55
JHB
FastJet (FN)
15:05
VFA
Days: M T W T F S S
16:40
JHB
Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
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FastJet (FN)
09:55
JHB
Days: M T W T F S S
11:35
VFA
FastJet (FN)
11:10
JHB
Days: M T W T F S S
12:50
VFA
FastJet (FN)
12:40
JHB
Days: M T W T F S S
14:20
VFA
Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
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FastJet (FN)
12:45
VFA
Days: M T W T F S S
14:30
MQP
Victoria Falls to Nelspruit
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FastJet (FN)
10:30
MQP
Days: M T W T F S S
12:15
VFA
Nelspruit to Victoria Falls
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FlySafari (FA)

FlySafari (FA)
12:45
JNB
Days: T - T - S -
14:20
VFA
Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
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FlySafari (FA)
15:20
VFA
Days: T - T - S -
17:00
JNB
Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
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Kenya Airways (KQ)

Kenya Airways (KQ)
07:30
NBO
Days: M - W - F - -
09:45
VFA
Nairobi to Victoria Falls
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Kenya Airways (KQ)
10:30
VFA
Days: M - W - F - -
13:40
CPT
Victoria Fall to Cape Town
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Kenya Airways (KQ)
14:30
VFA
Days: M - W - F - -
17:20
CPT
Cape Town to Victoria Fall
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Kenya Airways (KQ)
18:05
VFA
Days: M - W - F - -
22:20
NBO
Victoria Fall to Nairobi
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Mack Air (MBK)

Mack Air (MBK)
11:00
BBK
Days: F S S
11:20
VFA
Mack Air (MBK)
15:15
BBK
Days: F S S
15:35
VFA
Kasane to Victoria Falls
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Mack Air (MBK)
12:00
VFA
Days: F S S
12:20
BBK
Mack Air (MBK)
16:00
VFA
Days: F S S
16:20
BBK
Victoria Falls to Kasane
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South African Airlines (SA)

South African Airlines (SA)
10:50
JNB
Days: M - - T - - S
12:25
VFA
South African Airlines (SA)
10:50
JNB
Days: - T W - F -
12:25
VFA
Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
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South African Airlines (SA)
13:10
VFA
Days: M - - T - - S
14:50
JNB
South African Airlines (SA)
14:05
VFA
Days: - T W - F -
15:40
JNB
Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
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Airlink (4Z)

 Airlink (4Z)
14:00
VFA
Days: M T W T F S S
15:40
JNB
 Airlink (4Z)
11:35
JNB
Days: M T W T F - S
13:20
VFA
Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
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 Airlink (4Z)
11:45
VFA
Days: M T W T F - S
13:20
CPT
Victoria Falls to Cape Town
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 Airlink (4Z)
13:30
VFA
Days: M - W T F S S
15:10
JNB
Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
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 Airlink (4Z)
09:45
CPT
Days: M T W T F - S
12:40
VFA
Cape Town to Victoria Falls
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 Airlink (4Z)
11:35
KMIA
Days: - T - T - S -
13:25
VFA
KMIA to Victoria Falls
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 Airlink (4Z)
14:00
VFA
Days: - T - T - S -
15:40
KMIA
Victoria Falls to KMIA
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Botswana

Botswana

Botswana has gained momentum over the years as one of the most sought after destinations in Africa. The landlocked Southern African country boasts vast unspoilt tracts of nature reserves, pristine landscapes and unforgettable wildlife experiences. The diversity of the landscapes include Kalahari Desert, salt pans, salt marshes and rocky outcrops along with the world’s greatest inland delta the Okavango Delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site. These areas all protect an extensive wilderness and immense biodiversity. It’s a wilderness that – along with the country’s permanent rivers – brings life and sanctuary to the countless animals and birds that thrive within its borders. Most notable safari destinations include the Okavango Delta, the Savute, the Moremi Game Reserve, the Central Kalahari, the Linyanti Wetlands, Chobe National Park and Makgadigadi Salt Pans to name just a few.

Botswana prides itself on creating amazing safari experiences that are both sustainable and low impact with small, intimate and luxurious lodges which are perfectly positioned to maximize the safari experience. Most camps have airstrips nearby, so access is primarily via light aircraft.

With a population of roughly 2 million, 40% of its land is dedicated to parks and wildlife with its two largest rivers, the Okavango and the Chobe, attracting diverse wildlife throughout the year, Botswana is one of the most unrivaled destinations in Southern Africa for its wildlife experiences.

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Namibia

Namibia

Namibia lies on the west coast of southern Africa and is a land of incredible diversity and contrasts. It boasts the second second-lowest population density on the globe, and is characterised by vast open spaces, breathtaking scenery and great contrasts – ocean, dunes, mountains and deserts. Namibia has a unique mix of wildlife, spectacular scenery and diverse cultures. Natural attractions include the Namib Desert, which is the oldest desert in the world; the Fish River Canyon, which is the second-largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon; the world-famous sand dunes at Sossusvlei; the Skeleton Coast with its extraordinary landscapes; and Etosha National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Coupled with its natural beauty, Namibia’s good road infrastructure, potable water, and lower levels of crime than most of its neighboring countries make it an ideal destination.

Harsh, dramatic, untamed, this is a country that offers the beauty of space, of sheer scale, as the eye stretches into limitless distances. Driving is key to experience Namibia since the sense of scale and immense landscape is best witnessed from the road.

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Zambia

Zambia

Zambia is blessed with vast tracts of pristine wilderness and has successfully retained an authentic essence of the wild – beautiful and slightly unpredictable. As one of Africa’s hidden gems, it remains relatively underdeveloped and unexplored, yet the true spirit of the safari is alive and well, and it remains renowned as the most authentic destination for walking safaris.

Zambia has the largest water resources in Southern Africa – massive lakes, magnificent cascades and plentiful rivers yielding lush natural vegetation capable of supporting high densities of wildlife. A profusion of 750 bird species, resident and migrant, makes Zambia a birdwatchers’ paradise.

In addition to sharing a border with the mighty Victoria Falls, there are also seventeen other natural waterfalls in the country. About 30% of Zambia is reserved for national parks and game management reserves. South Luangwa, Kafue and the Lower Zambezi are ranked as some of the finest wildlife reserves in the world. In addition to spotting the Big 5 you can also see the second largest wildebeest migration in Africa which takes place in Liuwa Plains, a mesmerizing sight to witness. A visit to Zambia promises an uncrowded, deeply authentic and down-to-earth safari adventure.

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Is Victoria Falls safe?

Victoria Falls is the capital of tourism for Zimbabwe and is considered one of the safest destinations in Africa. Most of our residents rely on the tourism economy and are experienced hosts. We have an excellent safety record for our adventure activities, and there is a well-staffed police station in Victoria Falls should it be required. Elections can be turbulent but rarely cause disruption to travellers.

Does Victoria Falls have malaria?

Malaria can be found in Victoria Falls, and it is recommended that you check with your doctor for the most up to date travel advice 6-8 weeks before departure. We do advise all travellers to take malaria precautions. Avoid mosquito bites by wearing suitable clothing such as long-sleeved tops and long trousers, especially after the sun sets. Use a good insect repellent on any exposed skin.

Is it safe to drink the water in Victoria Falls?

Most local residents drink water from municipal supplies. However, if you suspect you may have a sensitive stomach, then bottled water is readily available. Innovative company Ecodrop provides purified water rehydration points across the destination including the airport. Travellers are able to purchase a sturdy, refillable bottle equipped with a code that can be scanned at any of the refill stations to fill their bottles with cold water, cleaned via reverse osmosis. Read more

Is it safe to walk around in Victoria Falls?

Whilst the centre of Victoria Falls is considered safe to walk around during daylight hours, the city is surrounded by national parks and freely roaming wildlife. It is not advisable to walk around from dusk till dawn.

What will happen if I get sick in Victoria Falls?

There is a well-equipped private clinic in Victoria Falls as well as emergency evacuation services. It is recommended to purchase travel insurance when visiting to ensure you are covered for medical emergencies and the best possible medical care. Read More

What languages are spoken in Victoria Falls?

Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, however, English, Shona and Ndebele are the most widely spoken languages in the country. English is the language of business as well as the main language in schools. In Victoria Falls, English, Nambya, Tonga, Nyanja and Ndebele are the most widely spoken languages.

Do I need a visa for Zimbabwe?
How do I get to Victoria Falls?
When is the best time of the year to visit Victoria Falls?

Victoria Falls is a year-round destination. However, the water levels vary throughout the year, being at their highest between April and June, and their lowest from October to December. Viewing the Victoria Falls at different times of the year offers different experiences – in high flow the falls is a thundering wall of water best seen from a helicopter flight, whereas in low flow the underlying structure can be seen, and visibility is clearer.

What is the climate like in Victoria Falls?

Zimbabwe has a temperate climate, despite its location in the tropics. The summer months, from September to March, are hot and humid often with brief thunderstorms in the afternoons. The winter months, from May to August, are generally mild and dry. Expect wind chill on open game drive vehicles - gloves and fleece jackets are useful for early mornings and evenings.

What is the time difference in Victoria Falls?

Zimbabwe is GMT+2

What are the options for getting around Victoria Falls?

Getting around Victoria Falls is very easy. Most hotels provide free shuttle services into the centre of the city, private or shared transfers are available, and taxis are safe and relatively afforable. E-bikes are available to hire if you wish to get out and explore on your own, and walking in and around the city is safe during daylight hours.

Is it safe to walk around in Victoria Falls?

Whilst Victoria Falls is considered a safe destination to walk around in the City Centre during daylight hours, the City is surrounded by National Parks and it is therefore not recommended to walk at night due to regular sightings of wildlife in and around the City from dusk until dawn

Are taxis safe?

Taxis can be arranged by the hotels or lodges if asked for. You may also find them in the city center to take you around the town. Taxis are registered and fall under the taxi association which follows strict safety standards and protocols.

What type of accommodation is available in Victoria Falls?
What plug points are used in Victoria Falls?

Standard plugs in Zimbabwe are 3 pin square 13amp 220v, like the UK. Majority of accommodations now have international plug sockets to accommodate multiple plug requirements however it is always useful to bring an international adaptor.

Are there babysitting services available?

Some accommodations offer babysitting services at an additional charge. It is recommended you check with your accommodation provider ahead of arrival to organise this service in advance.

What is there to do in Victoria Falls?
How much is the entrance fee to Victoria Falls?
Category Entrance Fee
International visitors US$ 50
SADC visitors US$ 30
Zimbabweans US$ 7
Lunar tour (all visitors) US$ 100

*All children between 6 and 12 years old pay 50% of the adult fee, and children under 6 enter free of charge
* These fees are for a single entry, if you exit you have to pay again. Your day ticket does not cover your night entry fee

What are the opening and closing times for Victoria Falls?

Summer (1st September to 30th April) - Opens 06h00 and Closes 18h00
Winter (1st May to 31st August) - Opens 06h30 and Closes 18h00

Lunar Rainbow Times:

The Lunar rainbow tour is conducted over a period of 3 days, during full moon at the Victoria Falls. The tour is conducted as a group tour for safety reasons, with national parks guides at the front and the back of the group. Raincoats are provided when needed. Entry to the Rainforest is granted 1800-2400 the night preceding the full moon, the night of full moon and the night after the full moon. Please note that the lunar rainbow tour is subject to weather conditions and may be occasionally be cancelled.

What is the difference between the Zimbabwe and Zambia side of the Falls?

Zimbabwe and Zambia share views of this spectacular Natural Wonder of the World but it is important to understand the difference. For a well-rounded experience and view of the entire stretch of Victoria Falls it is recommended to visit both sides of the Victoria Falls. Zimbabwe: 75% of the curtain of falling water is seen from Zimbabwe and can be viewed along 16 viewpoints which bisect the rainforest. A network of paths allows you thoroughly observe and enjoy the Victoria Falls from every angle. You can experience the mist of the spray year-round.

Zambia: On the Zambian side, the eastern cataract provides a view of 25% of the curtain of falling water. There is a network of paths and several viewpoints covering this small section. You can look right down the length of the falls at sunset and yet be close enough to the exit gate to get out before closing time.

It is important to note the seasonality in terms of the water levels at Victoria Falls. The water levels vary throughout the year, being at their highest between April and June, and their lowest from October to December. Viewing the Victoria Falls at different times of the year offers different experiences – in high flow its entire length is a thundering wall of falling water best seen from a helicopter flight, whereas in low flow the underlying structure can be seen, and visibility is clearer.

What currency is used in Victoria Falls?

Zimbabwe’s National Currency is ZWL but the most widely accepted currency in Zimbabwe is US Dollars, however, South African Rand, Euros, British Pounds and Australian dollars are sometimes accepted. We advise you to travel with smaller denominations such as US$1, US$5, US$10 and US$20 as change is a regular challenge.

What is the recommended tipping?

Gratuities are personal and subjective to your experience.
Safari camps and game lodges guides – USD$10 per guest/per day.
General safari camp and lodge staff – USD$5 per guest/per day for safari camps which generally will have a communal tipping box at the main reception area.
Housekeeping staff at hotels – USD$5 per room per day
Porterage – USD$1 per person
Transfer drivers - USD$2 per person
Restaurants / Hotels - 10% of the bill is customary if you feel the service was great.

Are there ATM machines in Victoria Falls - where I can withdraw cash?

Yes, you can withdraw cash (US$) from the ATM at selected banks, however it is advisable that you bring some cash with you. It is recommended that some of your money is in small denominations to pay for national parks fees, souvenirs and gratuities.

Can I use credit cards in Victoria Falls?

American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit cards are widely accepted in Victoria Falls. It is important to highlight that there can be network challenges with credit card machines and therefore advisable to travel with some money in smaller denominations.

How can I assist the local community?
What can I do to support conservation?

Vaccines and Health

Victoria Falls is not considered a yellow fever risk zone by the WHO so vaccinations are not necessary or required. However, if you are travelling from a country which is considered a yellow fever risk zone then entry to Zimbabwe will be denied, unless you have a vaccination certificate. We recommend you check if any countries you are transiting or travelling through to get to Zimbabwe are considered a yellow fever risk zone.

There are no other vaccinations required for entry. Vaccinations such as rabies, typhoid, cholera and hepatitis are a personal choice and travellers should consult their doctors prior to travelling.

Whilst Victoria Falls has a network of both state and private hospitals, the facilities are limited. In the event of an emergency there are a number of world-class medical evacuation services available.

It is highly recommended that you travel with an insurance policy in order to receive the best possible healthcare available.

Medical Facilities in Victoria Falls

Medical Response and Evacuation Organisations:

It is recommended that you check with your doctor for the most up to date advice 6-8 weeks before departure. It is advisable to take malaria precautions. Avoid mosquito bites by wearing suitable clothing such as long-sleeved tops and long trousers, especially after the sun sets. Use a good insect repellent on any exposed skin.

Most local residents drink water from municipal supplies. However, if you suspect you may have a sensitive stomach, then bottled water is readily available. Innovative company Ecodrop provides purified water rehydration points across the destination including the airport. Travellers are able to purchase a sturdy, refillable bottle equipped with a code that can be scanned at any of the refill stations to fill their bottles with cold water, cleaned via reverse osmosis. Read more

Beware of the sun and heat particularly during the months August through to December. It is highly recommended to wear sunscreen, hats and protective clothing and to ensure you stay hydrated throughout your stay in Victoria Falls.

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Seasons

Due to its exceptional climate, Victoria Falls is considered a year-round destination offering five to eight hours a day of sunshine almost year round, with mild winters and hot summers. It is however important to take seasonal factors into account when planning a visit to Victoria Falls. The time of year you choose to visit Victoria Falls will depend on what you would like to experience and the activities you would like to enjoy during your trip!

Summer runs from September to April, during which time temperatures can get quite hot - up to around 30 to 40°C. Evening and night temperatures can drop to approximately 14 to 20°C. Between September and November, the vegetation is very dry and the landscape dusty making for incredible sunrises and sunsets, and a time when wildlife congregates to available water points to drink allowing for easier wildlife sightings in larger numbers.

During the period November to March, with the onset of rains, you can expect occasional dramatic thunderstorms which light up the afternoons, as the summer rains wash through the area. The vegetation during this period quickly transforms to a lush green oasis making for fantastic landscape photography with dramatic contrasts and clear light. Be aware that as the vegetation gets thicker it can be more challenging for wildlife sightings.

Winter runs from May to August, during which time the days are mild and largely dry and sunny - around 20°C, with the temperature at night dropping sometimes to below 10ºC. It is recommended to travel with warm clothes - jackets, scarves and gloves during this period particularly for early morning or evening activities. Due to the dryer conditions during this period, vegetation begins to become sparse allowing for easier wildlife viewing.

spring at the falls
sunset vibes zambezi

February to May sees the Victoria Falls flowing at its greatest volumes following the annual summer rains and continued comfortable weather. This 'high water' season occurs between February and July, peaking between April and May. During this period, the spray thrown up from the immense amount of water falling over Victoria Falls Gorge is dense, thick with rainbows, and sure to get anyone nearby drenched - a spectacular sight when viewed from the air and a revitalising and uplifting experience when soaked through on the ground.

‘Low Water’ season occurs between August and January, with lowest water levels occurring between November and early December. This is the time when there is very little spray and travellers are able to fully appreciate the geological formation of the Batoka Gorge and Victoria Falls and view the full length and breadth of the cliff faces. The water level in the gorge drops and the Zambezi River's conditions are ideal for white water rafting. This is the time of year that has earned the Zambezi River its reputation as one of the wildest in the world. This is also a great time of year to experience swimming at Devil’s Pool off Livingstone Island.

Important notes in relation to seasonality:

  • To experience the fullest curtain of falling water over Victoria Falls, and the huge volume of spray above the Victoria Falls, it is recommended to travel between March and May. During this time viewing of the falls from the ground can be challenging due to the overwhelming amount of spray but it is a spectacular sight from an aerial perspective.
  • August through to December are the best months if you are looking for the adrenalin and charge of the white-water rafting at its best down the Zambezi River. Important to note that rafting generally closes around April or May for a couple of months due to the excessive high water levels.
  • Livingstone Island and Devils Pool generally close between January and August due to the high water levels. Between January and March, Angel Pools is usually an alternative option but both Devils Pool and Angels Pool are closed during certain months between January and August depending on water Levels.

Zimbabwe Visa Requirements

You may be required to obtain a visa to enter Zimbabwe. Please read the details below carefully to understand what you need to know and do. Category A and B passport holders staying for short term holiday purposes can enter with minimum formalities.

Visa categories

Zimbabwe has 3 visa categories

Category A: Visitors from the list below DO NOT require a visa to travel to Zimbabwe

Countries whose nationals do NOT require a Visa. No action required, you will be granted easy entry at any border post.

Andorra

Antigua and Barbuda

Aruba

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Botswana

Cayman Islands

Congo

Cyprus

Fiji

Ghana

Grenada

Hong Kong

Jamaica

Kenya

Kiribati

Lesotho

Madagascar

Malaysia

Malawi

Maldives

Malta

Mauritius

Montserrat

Mozambique

Namibia

Nauru

Samoa

Seychelles

Singapore

Solomon Islands

South Africa

Saint Helena

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Swaziland

Tanzania, United Republic of

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Turks and Caicos Islands

Tuvalu

Uganda

Vanuatu

Zambia

Category B: Visitors from the list below are granted a Zimbabwe Visa at port of entry on payment of requisite visa fees

Countries whose nationals are granted a Zimbabwe visa at the port of entry on payment of requisite visa fees. These visas are easiest obtained on your arrival at the Airport or border post.

*Note* If you are a Category B national it is not advisable to pre-apply online via Zimbabwe evisa. The e-visa system is designed for Category C nationals who are required to pre-apply. You do NOT save yourself any time on arrival, in fact it can cost you more time as they need to verify your application.

Albania

Andorra

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahrain

Belarus

Belgium

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

British Indian Ocean Territory

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Burundi

Canada

Cape Verde

Chile

China

Comoros

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Estonia

Ethiopia

Finland

France

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Georgia

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Guam

Haiti

Honduras

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran, Islamic Republic of

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Kazakhstan

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Kyrgyzstan

Kuwait

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macao

Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of

Marshall Islands

Mexico

Micronesia, Federated States of

Moldova, Republic of

Monaco

Netherlands

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Norfolk Island

Northern Mariana Islands

Norway

Palau

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Reunion

Romania

Russian Federation

Rwanda

Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Serbia and Montenegro

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Tajikistan

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Venezuela

Virgin Islands, British

Virgin Islands, U.s.

Category C: Visitors from the list below are granted a Zimbabwe Visa at port of entry on payment of requisite visa fees

Countries whose nationals are required to apply for and obtain a Zimbabwe visa prior to travelling. You can apply for one through a Zimbabwe High Commission in your home or neighbouring country. Another way is to apply online - click on this link Zimbabwe e-visa for details. Please note that the online system has encountered some challenges and you may be required to follow up with Immigration in Harare regularly to receive your evisa prior to travelling. If you are Category C please do not attempt to travel to Zimbabwe without the e-visa or a prior approval letter.

If you are intending to visit Zambia as well then the Kaza / UniVisa for some nationalities is your most economical choice.

Afghanistan

Anguilla

Bangladesh

Benin

Bolivia

Cambodia

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Chad

Colombia

Congo

Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

Cote D'Ivoire

Djibouti

Eritrea

Gabon

Gambia

Guinea-Bissau

Guinea

Iraq

Jordan

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Lebanon

Liberia

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Mali

Mauritania

Mongolia

Morocco

Myanmar

Nepal

Niger

Nigeria

Oman

Pakistan

Philippines

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Sierra Leone

Somalia

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Syrian Arab Republic

Taiwan

Thailand

Togo

Tunisia

Viet Nam

Yemen

Passport Requirements

Passport valid for a least 6 months from your date of entry.

Return ticket to your country (or enough money to buy one)

Sufficient funds to cover your stay in Zimbabwe

Enough blank pages in your passport to fit the required entry visa.

Visa Types

What are the Zimbabwe Visa Types?

Single Entry

Single Entry visa allows for entry into Zimbabwe one time. Once you exit Zimbabwe, the visa cannot be used again.

Double Entry

Double Entry visa allows for up to two entries into Zimbabwe. Valid up to 90 days from the date of issue. Once you have used it for the two entries and two exits, the visa cannot be used again.

Multiple Entry

Multiple Entry visas - CANNOT be obtained at the port of entry into Zimbabwe. You may enter Zimbabwe on a single entry visa and then obtain a Multiple Entry Visa from the town office - but this is on special application and may take up to 7 working days to be issued and in many cases is declined - if you need to enter 3 or 4 times rather buy a single entry and then a double entry visa or two doubles, which is a perfectly accepted by immigration.

KAZA UNIVISA

Visa Fees

Travellers coming from Category B countries can pay the fee for their visa when they arrive at the port of entry, whether it is at the land border or at the airport. We strongly recommend travellers to have the exact cash required for their visa, in case the credit card machines are not working due to network problems or there is a challenge with change. Category C nationals who applied for a visa online will pay for the visa during the online application unless otherwise authorised by Immigration.

Fee structure for Category B -Zimbabwe visas:
Type Amount
Single Entry US$ 30
Double Entry US$ 45
Multiple Entry US$ 55
Fee structure for Category B British and Irish Citizens
Type Amount
Single Entry US$ 55
Double Entry US$ 70
Fee structure for Category B Canada Citizens
Type Amount
Single Entry US$ 75
Fee structure for Category B China Citizens
Type Amount
Single Entry US$ 60
Single Entry US$ 90
Fee structure for Category C
Type Amount
Single Entry US$ 30
Category C nationals can apply for a single or double entry Zimbabwe visa

Category C nationals can apply for a single or double entry Zimbabwe visa

Children - Zimbabwe will charge FULL VISA fees for any individual who is required to have a VISA despite their age. This includes infants and children (who were previously being exempted from this).

British & Canadian

British and Canadian Passports Holders 

British and Canadian passport holders need a Zimbabwe visa to visit Zimbabwe. It is recommended to obtain your visa on arrival at the port of entry. The current charge for a single entry Zimbabwe visa is US$ 55 and US$ 75 for a Double Entry Zimbabwe visa.

American & Australian

American and Australian Passport Holders 

American and Australian passport holders need a Zimbabwe visa to visit Zimbabwe. It is recommended to obtain your visa on arrival at the port of entry. The current charge for a single entry Zimbabwe visa is US$ 30 and US$ 45 for a Double Entry Zimbabwe visa.

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