Zimbabwe is an amazing country with lots of natural beauty and history. It’s also a great place to visit in December! Here are my top tips for enjoying your trip to Zimbabwe in December:
1. Be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunblock.
- Be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunblock.
Zimbabwe is a hilly country, so you’ll be doing a lot of walking around the cities (and probably even hiking). It can get pretty hot during December, so make sure you have some good walking shoes and sunscreen on hand.
2. You’ll probably need to bring a converter for their plugs if you’re coming from America or Europe.
If you’re coming from the U.S., you will need a stepdown voltage converter and an adapter plug. Some countries don’t have electrical sockets that are compatible with American plugs, so it is best to double-check and make sure that your electronics can be used there.
Zimbabwe uses the British standard plug, which looks like this:
3. Remember that December is the rainy season in Zimbabwe, so be prepared with an umbrella or raincoat if you plan on spending much time outdoors.
- Remember that December is the rainy season in Zimbabwe, so be prepared with an umbrella or raincoat if you plan on spending much time outdoors.
- It can get very hot in Zimbabwe during the day, so drink lots of water!
4. It can get very hot in Zimbabwe during the day in December, so be sure to drink lots of water!
- It can get very hot in Zimbabwe during the day in December, so be sure to drink lots of water!
There’s no need for alarm, but it is important that you are prepared for this high heat by drinking plenty of water throughout the day (and not just at meal times). Not only will this keep your energy levels up and your skin cool, but it will also help prevent dehydration which can lead to headaches and dizziness. And there’s nothing worse than trying to enjoy a relaxing holiday when you feel like you might pass out from dehydration!
It is also worth remembering that although there are many places where shade is available throughout most parts of Zimbabwe (including private hotels), many people still spend their time outdoors on farms or walking around town so make sure that if you have any concerns about being exposed to too much sun then take some sunscreen with you as well as an umbrella if possible – just in case!
5. Zimbabwe’s official currency is the United States Dollar, so don’t forget to convert some money before your trip!
- Exchange your money at the airport
- Use your credit card to pay for things
The official currency of Zimbabwe is the United States Dollar, so don’t forget to convert some money before your trip! Although you can exchange currencies at banks and airports in Zimbabwe, there may be better rates available elsewhere. The current exchange rate is 1 USD = 100 ZWD (Zimbabwean dollars).
Don’t forget your walking shoes and sunblock!
- It’s true that winter in Zimbabwe can get pretty cold and snowy, but there will be plenty of days when you need to wear some comfortable shoes. If you plan on hiking, visiting a national park or just exploring the cities on foot, bring along a pair of good walking shoes.
- Sunscreen is important for your skin whether it’s summer or winter! Even if it’s cloudy outside (which it often is), UV rays can still penetrate through the clouds and damage your skin. The best place to buy sunscreen in Zimbabwe is at an outdoor market; they sell all sorts of different brands and types at great prices!
We hope these tips will help you have a great time in Zimbabwe. Remember that December is the rainy season, so be prepared with an umbrella or raincoat if you plan on spending much time outdoors. We also suggest bringing comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses—the best way to explore this beautiful country is by foot!