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Money

Currency
Foreign currencies are no longer acceptable as legal tender in Zimbabwe as of 24 June 2019. However this new ruling will mostly not affect tourists as they can still pay for visas in forex cash and any travel related items with their credit card. If you wish to get Zim Dollars for small purchases like curios these can be obtained at a local ATM such the one near Ilala Lodge near The Kingdom Hotel. You may also wish to read the official Zimbabwe Tourism report

Credit cards
Zim is undergoing a cash shortage and as a result the major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and even Amex) are accepted everywhere – well, almost. Roadside curio sellers for instance will not have this option.

Passports
All visitors require a passport to enter Zimbabwe with at least 6 months until expiry plus at least 2 blank pages. If you are travelling between multiple destinations then have more open pages. Day trips to Chobe or Zambia can quickly eat into your passport space.

Passports

All visitors require a passport to enter Zimbabwe with at least 6 months until expiry plus at least 2 blank pages. If you are travelling between multiple destinations then have more open pages. Day trips to Chobe or Zambia can quickly eat into your passport space.

Visas

If you are from “overseas” as in not from Southern Africa, the chances are you will need a visa to enter Zimbabwe. Please try out the links below to see whether or not you need a visa.

  1. Category A Visa is Free
  2. Category B Visa Fee is US$30.00 for Single Entry
  3. UK is US$55.00 for Single Entry and US$70.00 for Double Entry

E Visa
Zimbabwe has introduced an e visa facility, so if you need a pre-applied for visa before arriving in Zimbabwe, this can be done online at this link

Kaza Uni-Visa
The Uni-visa allows fee movement between Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana for certain passport holders. This means that if you are including two or more of these countries into your itinerary you will only have to pay one fee. (on implementation the cost was $50 pp) The UniVisa is valid for 30 days.

Visas bought on arrival
Visas can be paid for by credit card. We recommend that you have the amount needed in cash – just in case there is a power outage and the machines aren’t working that day.

Language

English is widely spoken and almost everyone you come into contact with as a tourist will speak it. Foreign language interpreters can be arranged for you (at an extra cost) if required.

The Victoria Falls Rainforest

The Kingdom Hotel is in walking distance of the entrance to the Victoria Falls rainforest. If you come from colder climes and are not used to hot weather then the getting there on foot may be more than you are used to. In this case pre-arrange a Victoria Falls tour or catch a cab to the rainforest entrance.

Entrance fees (Zimbabwe)*
International visitors: US30 (Adult) US$10 (child)
Regional ( SADC countries ) visitors: US$ 20 (Adult) US$8 (child)

Please note these costs are for a single entry only but you can stay within the rainforest for as long as you like within a single day.

You can use cash (USD is best, but ZAR and other major currencies are accepted) or credit card to enter the Falls from the Zimbabwe side. Please take your passport with you if you are a local or regional visitor otherwise you will be charged the international rate.
*Entrance fees are subject to change.

When the Falls are high you will get VERY WET! Take measures to protect your camera and other valuable items and dress accordingly. If you are on a guided tour a poncho will be provided, but if there is lots of water going over the Falls, you can expect to get wet right through this. Ponchos and umbrellas can be hired if you are a walk-in visitor.