The holiday season is a time to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends, but it can also be a time for travel. Whether you’re visiting loved ones in another country or exploring the world on your own, there are plenty of things to consider when travelling during the holiday season—especially if you’ve never been to Zimbabwe before. In this blog post, we’ll cover everything from packing tips and pre-travel preparations all the way up through what to do once you arrive at your destination.
Bring the right wardrobe.
The weather in Zimbabwe is unpredictable. The highland areas are cooler than the lowlands, and it can get chilly at night. You might want to bring a sweater or jacket and a raincoat as well as sunscreen and sunglasses. You’ll also want to bring along your small backpack for day trips, just in case you decide you don’t want to spend time indoors or would like a change of scenery after exploring the city for several days.
Check your health insurance.
If you’re going to be travelling around Zimbabwe and its neighbouring countries, it’s important to check if your health insurance covers you in all of these areas. If not, consider buying additional coverage or getting travel insurance instead. Travel insurance will also cover any lost baggage and stolen items while away from home, which can be a lifesaver if something happens to your luggage.
You can buy travel insurance online at sites like World Nomads or InsureandGo (which has been voted one of the top five online travel insurance providers by TripAdvisor).
Be aware of local cultures and customs.
- Be aware of local cultures and customs.
- Be aware of the local dress code
- Learn some key phrases in the local language
- Know about the local currency
Be prepared for the unexpected.
It’s no secret that Zimbabwe’s economy has seen better days. You must be prepared for the unexpected with some simple steps:
- Get travel insurance.
- Have a contingency plan in place.
- Pack essentials like food and water, as well as emergency supplies like a first aid kit, poncho and flashlight.
There are also things that you can do to make sure you’re safe while travelling around Zimbabwe during this time of year:
Find a reputable travel company.
Travel companies come in all shapes and sizes. You want to make sure that you’re booking with a reputable company that has a good reputation and can provide reliable services.
Good places to start looking for travel companies are through word-of-mouth, asking friends or family if they have any tips for finding a reliable service provider in your area. If you don’t know anyone who travels often, ask around at work or at school; someone may be able to direct you towards some resources that can help point you in the right direction.
Next, take some time to look up reviews on different brands of travel companies online. This will help give you more information about what other customers think about the company’s services before signing up with them yourself. It’s also worth checking if any organizations have certified these businesses as being safe and legitimate operators within Zimbabwe so there is less chance of being scammed by someone pretending they’re an official tour guide/travel agent when really they’re just trying to take advantage of travelers’ ignorance about local customs.”
Save documents (like boarding passes and medical records) in the cloud.
The cloud is an easy way to keep your documents safe and accessible.
- You can access them from anywhere, at any time.
- They’re available on multiple devices so you don’t have to rely only on your laptop to view your files.
- You can share them with others without having to send files back and forth through email or other means of communication like instant messaging (IM).
- A password protects the cloud so that no one else will be able to access your information without it.
- Stay safe
Zimbabwe is a relatively safe country, but you should still exercise caution when travelling. Harare may be the safest city in Zimbabwe and other areas like Victoria Falls are also generally considered safe. However, crime is more common in rural areas and some low-income suburbs of major cities where there is little police presence and few community watch groups or volunteer patrols. Many people will advise against visiting Matabeleland North Province due to ongoing political tensions in this region, but it’s easy enough to avoid if you’re not interested in visiting Bulawayo and surrounding areas.
- Beware of pickpockets
Pickpocketing is common at markets and bus stations throughout Zimbabwe so be sure not to carry anything valuable on your person while there (iPhones being most commonly targeted)
There are many things to consider when travelling during the holiday season, but with proper research and preparation, it can be a wonderful time to travel and see the world!
Traveling during the holiday season can be fun, but it is important to plan ahead. For example, if you are traveling to Zimbabwe for the Christmas holiday, you will need to consider various aspects of your trip such as:
- What will I do when I get there?
- How much money should I bring with me?
- How long do I want my stay in Zimbabwe to be?
These types of questions will help you decide whether or not traveling during this time period is right for your situation.
We hope that this list of tips has helped you prepare for your upcoming holiday travel to Zimbabwe. If you have any questions, please contact our team at [email protected] or visit our website at [website]. Happy holidays!