Tips and recommendations for healthy travel to top destinations
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The Zambezi river flows through northwest Zimbabwe, where gorgeous Victoria Falls is located. Travelers see the beautiful, red msasa trees and green mountains.
Those who venture into the cities will meet locals who are friendly, polite, and welcoming, despite the economic and political difficulties they have faced. Zimbabwe is a country for those who want to see some of the natural beauty Southern Africa has to offer.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Zimbabwe. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Zimbabwe: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, and influenza.
Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry to Zimbabwe. The disease is also present in the country and poses a threat to travelers. Make sure you are vaccinated before your trip.
Malaria is also present in Zimbabwe. Make sure you are protected with antimalarials, mosquito repellents and nettings.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
In 2008 there was a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe. However, by July 2009 the outbreak was controlled. Cases of cholera do still arise in the country and vaccination is recommended for travelers to the area.
The best protection against cholera is through vaccination. Passport Health clinics offer Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccine available in the United States. Book your cholera vaccination appointment today!
American travelers visiting Zimbabwe are required to have a passport, a visa, a return ticket, and adequate funds to cover the duration of their stay.
Zimbabwe’s visa process is in flux, it is best to speak with a travel document professional to learn more.
For more information, see our Zimbabwe visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling or by filling out our online form.
The climate in Zimbabwe is quite variable, depending on the elevation one is at. Throughout the country there is a dry season from May to September and a rainy season from November to March.
In the central Highveld plateau, temperatures are quite warm. Hwange and Zambezi NP, which are lower-lying parks, reach temperatures in the high-80’s. Even lower elevation, Mana Pools gets very hot, peaking in the low-90’s.
Travelers who go to the Eastern highlands will experience cooler temperatures.
There is a moderate amount of crime in the country of Zimbabwe. Criminals often operate in areas where large numbers of people congregate. Travelers should avoid carrying unnecessary valuables with them.
Travelers should be aware of “smash and grabs” where thieves break car windows while stopped and reach in, taking whatever they can. To prevent this, travel in well-lit areas and keep car doors locked and windows rolled-up.
Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe. Travelers looking to see wildlife, will be amazed will have plenty to look for. The Park is home to over 100 different species of mammals and about 400 different species of birds. Make sure to stay until dark to see the beautiful sunset. Those who want to stay overnight can sleep in one of the lodges, cottages, or chalets and visit the bar and restaurant or curio shop located on the Main Camp.
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
U.S. Embassy Harare
172 Herbert Chitepo Ave
Fax: 263- 4-796488
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