As part of our first visit to Southern Africa we made a multi-day stop in Zimbabwe to visit Victoria Falls. Located along the Zambezi river which serves as the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world and one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.
Tips Before Your Trip:
- For our visit we stayed on the Zimbabwean side of the falls. Upon arrival at the Zimbabwe airport we needed to go through passport control and purchase our visas. Bring plenty of US dollars. The visa price varies depending on your country of residency. For Americans it was $60.00 a person payable in cash (and exact change only). There are also no ATM’s prior to reaching the visa checkpoint so make sure that you already have the correct amount of cash with you. Their currency is the USD but they will also take euro.
- Additionally, make sure to bring your yellow fever shot record (if required) with you as you could be asked to show it on arrival.
- Make sure that your passport has at least 6 months validity and three blank pages. The will turn you away if you do not meet the requirements. The Zimbabwe visa takes up an entire page in your passport. My favorite Passport wallet is this one by Fjallraven. There is plenty of space for your passport, credit cards and much more all in the convenience of a zipped case.