Zimbabwe is located in the southern hemisphere, between Ecuador and the Tropic of Capricorn, thus the seasons are inverted relative to our northern hemisphere. While the snow stretches our roofs, the southern summer beats its full in Zimbabwe. The seasons are still less marked than in France, allowing Zimbabwe to enjoy a climate hosting the whole year. It is in winter that temperatures are the most pleasant. From June to August the thermometer fluctuates between 13 ° C and 20 ° C. It is also a good time for photo safaris, because animals are attracted by the few politeness water points known to the guides and the rangers. September is a month expensive in the eyes of Nature Lovers.
A wild paradiseZimbabwe has a unique fauna and flora in the world, which can be observed at nature safari. It's easy to discover the Big Five: lions, leopards, elephants, black and white rhino, buffalo. In addition to hundreds of impalas, cobs, koudous, or zebras, through are involved in the forests of mopanes (Colophospermum mopane), sieberiana acacias, baobabs and flowering shrubs with intoxicating scents.Five times classified as World HeritageZimbabwe is one of the countries of the continent best ranked on the World Heritage List of Humanity. The great architectural achievements of the Great Zimbabwe and the ruins of Khami testify to the genius of the inhabitants of the region.In Zimbabwe, nature is never far away. The pearls of the destination include the fascinating national park of Mana Pools and the adjacent Sapi and Chewore area, not forgetting the hills of Matopos. Finally, the Zimbabwe star, the Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya), is an inescapable one and it alone justifies a trip to that country! To be able to discover the essence of these multiple natural treasures in Zimbabwe, organizing their live travel with a local agency is the guarantee of discovering a condensed country in record time because your stay will be built by true experts in the country in accordance with your tastes and requirements. True to measure!A wide choice of activitiesThe destination is as well indicated for holidays as for active holidays.Luxury lodges allow to observe wildlife without even leaving, as they are always oriented towards a water point, place of encounters of elephants, impalas or zebras, while crocodiles and hippos paressent in the sun.There are also many possibilities for sports holidays: hiking, canoeing, rafting, horse riding or elephant back...Zimbabwe is a surprising country, as everything can change very quickly. Zimbabweans move from one currency to another from a click. Moreover, everything can happen very quickly, for a few years it has appropriated the US dollar and now it has been closely interested in the Chinese yuan... As a general rule, the cost of living in Zimbabwe is quite high.
FormalitésFirst, make sure your passport is valid six months after your departure. To go to Zimbabwe, all foreign nationals must have a visa. The visa can be obtained in France but you can also purchase it upon arrival in Zimbabwe during check-in the airport immigration area; you will be given it in 5 minutes and you will even save money! Prepare the money beforehand. At Harare Airport or Victoria Falls, the visa costs USD 30 for a single entry, USD 45 for two entries and USD 55 for a multiple entry visa.
English is the official language of Zimbabwe. Local languages are shona, ndebele, batonga, hlengweet, shangaan, afrikaan (spoken by the South African community).
The hyperinflation of recent years was right for the Zimbabwean dollar, which has been used since 2009 and which was démonétisé in 2015. It is essentially the US dollar circulating in the country today, followed by the South African rand, the pula of the Botswana and the euro. Today, the country even manufactures coin coins in U.S. dollars, valid only in Zimbabwe. Since China has been economically closer for several years from Zimbabwe, the country has decided to add the yuan to currencies in circulation in 2016 for the diplomatic purpose of making it the main currency. The question remains whether it will be accepted by the public...
Zimbabwe's climate is one of the most pleasant countries in Southern Africa. There are two major seasons in Zimbabwe the year: summer, November to April, and winter from June to August.
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