Zimbabwe | Adventure: Trekking, Hiking & Tours | World Expeditions


No trip to southern Africa is complete without a visit to the spectacular Victoria Falls. Straddling the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia, with twice the width and depth of Niagara Falls, this legendary waterfall has earned itself the local name of Mosi-oa-Tunya- "The Smoke That Thunders".

Prepare to get wet as you experience this awe-inspiring waterfall in action, or discover why this is Africa's adrenalin sports capital with a thrilling bungy jump, white water rafting experience or scenic flight over the falls.

Discover striking granite formations, vaulted caves and ancient rock paintings on a walk through the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Matobo Hills, and seek out the iconic Big 5 on an unforgettable safari drive through Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe's largest game reserve.

Join us as we discover the highlights of beautiful Zimbabwe!


Authentic experiences

Our Zimbabwe adventures offer a myriad of options for those looking for an active or relaxing holiday, from visiting Victoria Falls and spotitng wildlife on a game drive in Hwange to discovering ancient Bushman rock art and embarking on an idyllic sunset cruise.

Ultimate value

Featuring comfortable accommodation or campsites, helpful camping assistants and private vehicles, our Zimbabwe adventures offer exceptional value for money. Additionally, we aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the trip cost such as most meals, game drives and walks, river excursions and national park fees.

Experienced local guides

Our guides are passionate about Zimbabwe and its natural wonders and will strive to ensure that you have an enjoyable and seamless experience.


Deforestation alleviation

When cooking, we use gas to avoid depleting limited wood resources. We take all waste out and use responsible waste disposal facilities.

Plastic bottle reduction

To reduce the amount of plastic water bottles purchased by travelers our vehicles have a tank of clean drinking water that is filled up along the journey.

Community interaction

At local markets we encourage travellers to barter (gently and in good humor) with the local people while remaining mindful that this is their livelihood.

Safari lodges

In game parks, national parks and rural locations we use 3 to 4 star comfortable properties that reflect the character of the area. Some may have extra facilities such as a swimming pool or private balcony.

Permanent safari camps

Like a tented hotel room, this is the perfect way to experience the African wilderness. We use 3 to 4 star comfortable properties that reflect the character of the area.


We offer two styles of camping; fully supported and semi-participation. Both styles feature quality two person tents erected in scenic wilderness.


In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star, twin share properties that are centrally located, comfortable and reliable.

A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.

Desert Rivers and Wildlife in Comfort

The local currency used to be the Zimbabwe Dollar ($Z) but this has been abandoned. US dollars, British Pounds and South African Rand are now used instead.You cannot get any foreign currency in Zimbabwe so bring this with you. Large denomination bills such as 50’s or 100’s are not accepted so we recommend bringing smaller denominations while you are travelling.

The US dollar remains the legal currency of Zimbabwe. As of 28 November 2016, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has introduced new 'Bond Notes' as legal tender alongside the US dollar. These 'Bond Notes' are valued at a 1:1 parity with the US dollar. The 'Bond Notes' will be released in small denominations (up to $US5). Travellers cannot withdraw cash from international debit cards through ATMs. Take sufficient cash to cover your needs for the duration of your travel. Check with hotels and other service providers whether card payments will be accepted.

Visa & Mastercard are accepted in major and tourist centres such as Victoria Falls. Outside these areas it is difficult to use (credit cards widely accepted except in rural areas). Note that merchant fees can be high on credit card purchases.

Amex and Diners are not readily accepted.

We recommend that you travel with USD cash (printed after 2006), EUR or ZAR cash.

ATM's are not readily accessible.

International Dialing Code


Type D plug

Electricity in Zimbabwe is 240 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin types are D (3 pin round) and G (UK – 3 prong).


Visas are required for Zimbabwe for all the following nationalities and can be obtained at the border/ on arrival. These visa fees are payable (in cash only) on arrival at port of entry and are subject to change without notice:

United States of America US$ 30 single entry; US$ 45 double entry

United Kingdom US$ 55 single entry; US$ 70 double entry

Canada US$ 75 single entry only; double entry not available

Australia US$ 30 single entry; US$ 45 double entry

New Zealand US$ 30 single entry; US$ 45 double entry

A common tourist visa was recently introduced for Zambia and Zimbabwe known as the (KAZA) UNIVISA. The US$50 Univisa (recommend to pay in cash) is valid for 30 days and allows the bearer to enter both Zambia and Zimbabwe. So if you think you will cross into Zambia even for a short period from Zimbabwe (eg. to look at Victoria Falls from that side), then it is better to purchase the Univisa. Full details including ports of entry issuing the Univisa, the eligible countries and more are available here: here <http://www.kazavisa.info/index.php/about/zambia-zimbabwe-visa-info> . Keep in mind that if you are visiting Botswana for longer than a day trip, you will need to get a single entry visa (for Zambia or Zimbabwe depending on where you land) or a Univisa (if you plan to visit both Zambia and Zimbabwe), then visit Botswana and on return, will need to purchase another single entry visa or Univisa. In other words – if you have a Univisa but leave the joint Zambia/Zimbabwe area, you will have to buy a new visa on re-arrival.

All other nationalities should check with your nearest embassy or consulate.

Visa requirements do change regularly so we suggest you check with your travel agent or reservations consultant.


Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

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