"Zimbabwe, presumable better now" Zimbabwe by georeiser

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Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in the southern part of Africa. It's bordered by South-Africa to the south, Botswana to the west, Zambia to the north and Mozambique to the east. The population in the country is 13 mill people. 3 mill people live in the capital, Harere.

Zimbabwe is a republic with Robert Mugabe as President. He has been in power since the country's independence in 1980. The country was earlier a part of the British colony Rhodesia. Zimbabwe has been characterized by economic mismanagement and poverty. The Zimbabwe dollar was abolished in 2009 due to hyperinflation, and US dollar is now used as the national currency. The economic mismanagement is presumable a little bit better now since the worst year in 2008. At least there are more groceries in the shops.

Country information:
Visa: Visa at the border cost 30 USD. Free entry for people under 18 years in companion with adults. Helpsome and co-operative border police. (Tourists from some countries f.ex Latin-America, have to pay 100 USD, and only allowed to stay for 3 days).
Mobil phone: OK roaming in Vic Falls.
ATM: No ATM's. Zimbabwe has no own currency.
Recommended language: English.
Infrastructure: OK in Vic Falls.
Friendliness by the people: Some annoying street sellers. Friendly against tourists.
Attention by Police/military: The police are friendly against tourists in Vic Falls.
Crime: Safe in Vic Falls.
Rainy period:: November to April
Price level: The country use US dollars. It's cheaper than Namibia and Botswana. Same price level as Zambia.
Airport departure tax: N/A.

My Victoria Falls page

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An elephant was crossing the road from Kazungula border to Victoria Falls. The 70 km road is inside a national park, and has a lot of wild animals. Many of them are seen along the road.

  • Last visit to Zimbabwe: Aug 2009
  • Intro Updated Jun 20, 2010
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