What are the current entry requirements for Zim?
- Passport valid for the next six months
- Children under 18 must produce birth certificates or have parental consent to travel
- Visa if required – visas issued on arrival for most nationalities
- Printed negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours on arrival. It must be in English. We suggest printing multiple copies – do not rely on the results being on your mobile phone only.
When you land, you will:
1. Fill out a travel history document
2. Undergo a temperature check. If you have Covid-19 symptoms, you have to undergo a PCR test. If positive, you will enter quarantine.
How do I get to Zimbabwe?
As you can see, there are plenty of flights into the region. Let us stress about this – that’s what we’re here for. We’ll co-ordinate the best route to your budget and the holiday time you have available.
Cape Town + Victoria Falls – Monday and Fridays
Johannesburg + Kasane – Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Johannesburg + Livingstone – Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Addis Ababa + Victoria Falls – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Johannesburg + Victoria Falls – daily
Johannesburg + Victoria Falls – Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Johannesburg + Livingstone – Tuesday and Saturday
Cape Town + Victoria Falls – Monday and Friday
Nairobi + Victoria Falls – Monday and Friday
Nairobi + Livingstone – Tuesday and Sunday
Kasane + Victoria Falls – daily
Are deals still available or have we missed them?
As they say in Zim, no worries, we’ll make a plan! Deals are still definitely very much available, with many lodges and camps freezing their rates, providing two-for-one specials or throwing in ‘extras’ to reward guests who travel.
The Falls are very high this year after good summer rains so high season (from July to October) should be off the charts for sightings and predator interaction. If you still haven’t been to Zimbabwe because you thought you couldn’t afford it, 2021 and 2022 are the years to hit that bucket list, hard. Rates will not stay this low forever.
What happens if I need to cancel or defer our trip?
We understand that the future is unpredictable. The next steps around cancelling or deferring your trip depend on the reasons for doing so: factors beyond your control such as mandated travel bans or lockdowns, and ones within your control. Your consultant will discuss cancellation and deferral policies, as well as their respective fees, with you.
Because no-one has a crystal ball, we strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance that covers you fully in the event of a cancellation.
Is it safe?
Yes. Did you know that Victoria Falls Town is considered to have reached herd immunity status, thanks for nearly 80% of its residents being vaccinated in Zimbabwe’s vaccine rollout. Travel and hospitality workers were encouraged to get their jabs, making Vic Falls one of the world’s safest tourist destinations and the first city in Southern Africa to achieve herd immunity.
Being on safari in Hwange or Mana Pools is very low risk thanks to few guests (none of whom can enter the country without proving their negative status), plenty of fresh air and staff who are scrupulous about hygiene and protection.