Travelling Around Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is becoming more and more popular as an African safari destination despite the tumultuous political climate. 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 accessible in recent years because getting around Zimbabwe has become easier in recent years.

Train Travel

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. This is a trip for more adventurous travelers as it is reputed not to be the most comfortable and there can be some delays but it is a unique Zimbabwean experience.

Bus Travel

Local buses in Zimbabwe’s cities (nicknamed “chickenbuses” due to their tendency to transport passengers along with any and all of kinds of belongings). However, these local buses tend to be old and unsafe. An alternative is to travel by the inter city express buses which travel between major cities and are modern and safer.

Private Shuttles and Road Transfers

The best way to travel around to Zimbabwe’s 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 regular scheduled departures), and enjoy stress free travel as the details will be taken care of by the company. 

With so much to see and experience, Zimbabwe continues to grow as a fantastic African destination.

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