How to Travel around Zimbabwe

How to Travel around Zimbabwe

Ever increasingly, Zimbabwe is becoming a popular African safari destination due to the quality of their national parks, and increased political stability. The ever-popular Victoria Falls is joined by attractions such as Hwange National Park, Mana Pools, and Lake Kariba.

These beautiful locations have become more readily accessible in recent years because getting around Zimbabwe has become easier in recent years.

Train travel around Zimbabwe

Trains continue to operate regularly in Zimbabwe. A well-known route is the trip between old colonial town Bulawayo and Victoria Falls. Train trips through Zimbabwe give passengers an opportunity to sightsee from the comfort of the carriages as the train travels through Hwange National Park. For a step back to yesteryear, chat to us about booking a train trip through Zimbabwe to Victoria Falls on Rovos Rail.

Bus travel around Zimbabwe

Local buses operating in Zimbabwe’s cities are nicknamed “chicken buses” due to their tendency to transport passengers along with any and all kinds of belongings! However, these local buses tend to be old and unsafe and we don’t recommend them.

Private shuttles and road transfers around Zimbabwe

The best way to travel around Zimbabwe’s top safari and tourist destinations is with private transport companies. Groups such as Wild Horizons and Safari Logistics offer reliable scheduled and private departures to destinations across Zimbabwe including Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools, Lake Kariba and Harare. Certain hotels also offer guest transfers between their properties and airports. By using a private shuttle, guests can ensure their well-being, travel on their own time (or easily fit their activities around the regularly scheduled departures), and enjoy stress-free travel as the details will be taken care of by the company.

Chartered flights around Zimbabwe 

While we have discussed travelling around Zimbabwe by road, rail and bus, another fantastic transport option is air travel. This is the quickest and arguably most efficient and comfortable mode of transport for tourists in Zimbabwe. Chartered flights are available between Zimbabwe’s main tourism hubs and travellers can visit Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Lake Kariba, Mana Pools National Park and Harare by a chartered flight. Flight times can range between 30 minutes to over two hours, and it is useful to note that these small planes usually have set luggage guidelines.  

Several commercial airlines also travel between zimbabwe’s major cities and travel destinations, including Harare, Bulawayo and Victoria Falls. Contact an African travel specialist for more information about air travel in Zimbabwe. 

With so much to see and experience, Zimbabwe continues to grow as a fantastic African destination. Chat to one of our Africa travel specialists to find out more about the logistics of travelling around Zimbabwe’s top travel destinations.

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