Zimbabwe destination information

All you need to know before visiting Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe summary

Zimbabwe is a medium sized country with around 14M Zimbabwean. Official languages are Northern Ndebele, Kalanga, Xhosa, Tsonga, Chewa, Chibarwe, Ndau, Shona, Khoisan, English, Venda, Sotho, Tonga and Tswana. Zimbabwe uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00. Currency used in Zimbabwe is Zimbabwe Dollar (ZWD).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 31
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 157

ATMs in Zimbabwe are Rare. Internet speed in Zimbabwe is on average 4.0 Mbps. In Zimbabwe you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Harare
🗣️ English Northern Ndebele Shona
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 14M ☀️ ~21 °C 🌧 ~55 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 391k km2 (151k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Zimbabwe uses 240V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • English
  • Northern Ndebele
  • Shona


Currency 💱

1 ZWD = 1 USD

Zimbabwe uses the United States dollar (symbol: $), code USD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Zimbabwe. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Zimbabwe uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Zimbabwe upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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Ambulance :


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Calling ☎️


To call Zimbabwe, dial +, then 263 (the country code for Zimbabwe), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Zimbabwe, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 13 .

international: + 263 13 1234567
calling local: 013 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Zimbabwe is on average 4.0 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Zimbabwe is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about $45.00, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Econet, NetOne or Telecel.


Rules 🚗

In Zimbabwe you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas, 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on undivided highways, 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on motorways and 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on expressways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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