Interesting facts about Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is pristine, breathtaking wilderness and untouched countryside, vast valleys and the mighty Zambezi culminating in the spectacular Victoria Falls.
When is the best time to go to Zimbabwe?
September-October is the best time for those who like to relax in warm weather. At this time, Zimbabwe experiences the highest temperatures.
October is a particularly warm month, with thermometers reaching up to 28 degrees Celsius. The month with the lowest temperatures in Zimbabwe is July, when thermometers show around 20 degrees Celsius.
What should you buy while traveling?
The bazaars in the cities and along the main roads sell beautiful hand-painted batiks, as well as wonderful stone and wooden sculptures.
What is worth eating?
- Sadza is one of the most popular dishes in the country. It is a type of porridge made from cornmeal served with meat sauce.
- Another local delicacy is capenta, a small fish that tastes like sprats.
- Also worth trying are biltong (a snack of salted dried meat) and squash (a type of tasty pumpkin).
- Be sure to try chibuku beer, which is made from water, corn, sorghum and yeast.
Zimbabwe has a multi-currency system. Tourists can pay in US dollars or South African rand.
It is not possible to withdraw cash from ATMs in Zimbabwe and there are problems with paying by credit card abroad, but these conditions are constantly changing and credit cards have become more accepted for payment. They can be used to pay at most major malls and gift shops.