Zimbabwe

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.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 312.35 ZWL and 1 USD is worth 322 ZWL.

Zimbabwean
Banknotes

Z$1Z$5Z$10Z$20Z$50Z$100Z$500

Zimbabwean
Coins

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 The average fixed internet speed in Zimbabwe is 18.48 Mbps and mobile is 18.71 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Zimbabwe.6.16 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

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 2022, Zimbabwe will celebrate 13 national public holidays. The next one Unity Day will take place on December 22.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayNew Year's Day
February 21, 2022Robert Mugabe National Youth DayRobert Mugabe National Youth Day
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayGood Friday
April 16, 2022Moving holidayEaster SaturdayEaster Saturday
April 18, 2022Independence DayIndependence Day
May 1, 2022Worker's DayWorker's Day
May 25, 2022Africa DayAfrica Day
August 8, 2022Moving holidayHeroes' DayHeroes' Day
August 9, 2022Moving holidayDefence Forces DayDefence Forces Day
December 22, 2022Unity DayUnity Day
December 25, 2022Christmas DayChristmas Day
December 26, 2022St. Stephen's DayBoxing Day

Food & Hotels

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?

Sadza are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Zimbabwe. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Zimbabwe below.

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.

Weather

Today the sun in Harare, rises at 5:38 AM and sets at 5:54 PM. The climate of Harare may be categorized as a , according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29OvercastLow: 21.3°C (70.34°F)High: 32.9°C (91.22°F)
FridaySep 30Partly cloudlyLow: 21.6°C (70.88°F)High: 34.5°C (94.1°F)
SaturdayOct 1OvercastLow: 22.9°C (73.22°F)High: 35.6°C (96.08°F)
SundayOct 2Partly cloudlyLow: 23.3°C (73.94°F)High: 37.1°C (98.78°F)
MondayOct 3SunnyLow: 23.7°C (74.66°F)High: 37.7°C (99.86°F)
TuesdayOct 4Partly cloudlyLow: 24°C (75.2°F)High: 38.3°C (100.94°F)

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

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

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.

Safety

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 16.71.

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

Emergency phones in Zimbabwe

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police

Sources

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.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Zimbabwe?

Currently, citizens of 142 countries can enter Zimbabwe without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Zimbabwe.

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