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Zimbabwe Travel Facts

Natural Features: Tropical, moderated by altitude, with rainy season from November to March Mostly high plateau with higher central plateau. Mountains in the east.
Rainy Seasons: November to March
Clothing: Zimbabwe boasts of a wide range of tourist attractions. Is a landlocked country in south central Africa, lies entirely within the tropics. It is bound on the northwest by Zambia, on the east and northeast by Mozambique, on the southwest by Botswana, and on the south by the Republic of South Africa.
Tipping: Taxi drivers and some tourist class hotels and restaurants expect a 10 percent tip. Some establishments however add a 10 percent service charge on their bill.
Entertainment: There are various entertainment centres in all major towns and cities. The best places for local bands are in Harare.
Accommodation: A wide range of accommodation is available ranging from top international hotels like Holiday Inn and the Harare Sheraton, to budget hotels like Elmfield Lodge, tented camps and self-catering units.
Post and Communications:International call and fax facilities are available at post offices in large towns.
Food: Restaurants in cities serve a variety of cuisine, from African to Chinese. In Harare, try the Roots of Africa restaurant for African food, while the Cattleman in Bulawayo serves succulent steaks.


Getting There:

Air: Harare Airport is located 12 km from the city centre. Air Zimbabwe operates five weekly flights to London Gatwick. Other international airlines that operate flights to Harare include Air France, KLM and Swissair
Rail: There are two train services between Bulawayo and Johannesburg: Trans-Limpopo Express and the Bulawayo Express
Road: There are scheduled buses from Botswana, Malawi , Zambia and South Africa to diverse destinations in Zimbabwe

Best Time To Visit: June to August

Last Updated on Sunday 6th December 2009

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