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Mutare
Washington
Day 10
05:00 pm
20h 18m
Estimate time
01:18 pm
Plane
14,622 km
Day 11
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Travel Tips

Sure! Visiting Harare, Bulawayo, Masvingo, and Mutare in Zimbabwe is a breathtaking journey through history and wildlife. Let me share some tips for your travel:

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Zimbabwe is during the dry season from April to October when the wildlife viewing is at its peak. However, visit between May and September for the best weather.

Route and Accessibility:
Visitors generally access Zimbabwe by air, flying into Harare or Victoria Falls. From there, domestic flights or road transfers are possible to Bulawayo, Masvingo, and Mutare.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
Zimbabwe's altitude varies from around 430m to 2590m above sea level. Most of its cities are around 1500m, so acclimatization may be required. Stay hydrated, eat well, have good rest, and listen to your body.

Accommodation and Booking:
From luxury lodges to budget hostels, Zimbabwe offers varied accommodation to suit all types of travelers. It is advisable to book well in advance for your stay, especially during the wildlife season.

Clothing and Essentials:
Pack lightweight layers for the day and a warm jacket or fleece for the night when temperatures can drop. And don't forget to bring a good insect-repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, sturdy shoes, an adapter plug, and binoculars for wildlife viewing.

Health and Safety:
Take precautions against malaria, such as using repellents and taking antimalarial medication. Tap water is not drinking-safe in all areas, so consume only bottled or purified water. Always carry a small first-aid kit with basic medications.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Zimbabwean culture is rooted in respect and politeness; your attempt to exchange greetings & thanks in the local language would be appreciated. Don't photograph anyone without their permission. Protect wildlife and the environment by not littering or venturing off designated paths.

Enjoy your trip to Zimbabwe!