Capital Harare

Population 14,240,168

Area 390,757 km2

Key facts

Zimbabwe is a country located in Eastern Africa. There are 4 countries (Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia) that Zimbabwe shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak English, Shona and North Ndebele.

The national currency in Zimbabwe is Zimbabwean dollar (ZWL). The dollar (Z$) is subdivided into 100 cent.




1 cents5 cents10 cents25 cents50 centsZ$1Z$2

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Zimbabwe.6.05 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Zimbabwe, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Zimbabwe. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type D 220 V, 50 Hz  Type G 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2024, Zimbabwe will celebrate 13 national public holidays. The next one Heroes’ Day will take place on August 12.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2024 New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day
February 21, 2024 Robert Mugabe National Youth DayRobert Mugabe National Youth Day
March 29, 2024Moving holiday Good FridayGood Friday
March 30, 2024Moving holiday Easter SaturdayEaster Saturday
April 1, 2024Moving holiday Easter MondayEaster Monday
April 18, 2024 Independence DayIndependence Day
May 1, 2024 Worker’s DayWorker’s Day
May 25, 2024 Africa DayAfrica Day
August 12, 2024Moving holiday Heroes’ DayHeroes’ Day
August 13, 2024Moving holiday Defence Forces DayDefence Forces Day
December 22, 2024 Unity DayUnity Day
December 25, 2024 Christmas DayChristmas Day
December 26, 2024 St. Stephen’s DayBoxing Day


What hotel chains are present in Zimbabwe?

There are no Mariott hotels in Zimbabwe.

There are no Hilton hotels in Zimbabwe.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Zimbabwe.

There are no Best Western hotels in Zimbabwe.

There are no Radisson hotels in Zimbabwe.

There are no Accor hotels in Zimbabwe.

What fast food chains are present in Zimbabwe?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Zimbabwe.

The KFC chain does not operate in Zimbabwe.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Zimbabwe.

The Subway chain does not operate in Zimbabwe.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Zimbabwe.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Zimbabwe.


What is the weather like in Harare?

Today the sun in Harare, rises at 6:25 AM and sets at 5:29 PM. The climate of Harare may be categorized as a , according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayJun 18Partly cloudlyLow: 9.6°C (49.28°F)High: 20.3°C (68.54°F)
WednesdayJun 19Partly cloudlyLow: 8.6°C (47.48°F)High: 21.9°C (71.42°F)
ThursdayJun 20Partly cloudlyLow: 9.8°C (49.64°F)High: 22.9°C (73.22°F)
FridayJun 21Partly cloudlyLow: 10°C (50°F)High: 22.4°C (72.32°F)
SaturdayJun 22Partly cloudlyLow: 8.6°C (47.48°F)High: 20.8°C (69.44°F)
SundayJun 23Partly cloudlyLow: 10.6°C (51.08°F)High: 20.9°C (69.62°F)

Weather data for Harare (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com


Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Zimbabwe.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in Zimbabwe.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.8, Zimbabwe is placed 31st out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Zimbabwe traffic is left-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  738.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2008.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 41.20 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Zimbabwe

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is prohibited, but medical use is legal.

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