Zimbabwe

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ZIMBABWE:

Climate

Zimbabwe’s climate is divided mainly into summer and winter. Summer is October to April when maximum temperatures average 32C and during which rains may be expected. Winter is May to September and average temperatures during the day are 20 Celsius, but can drop much lower at night. Very little rain can be expected at this time.

Health

Malaria preventative medicines are necessary in most of Zimbabwe, particularly in the big game areas in the Zambezi Valley and Lowveld. Please consult your own physician before coming to Zimbabwe. A pyrimethamine/dapsone combination drug taken once a week is generally used locally, and Chloroquine is first choice of malaria treatment in Zimbabwe. Bilharzia is present in many dams and rivers and it is advisable to make minimal contact with this water. However, Bilharzia is easily curable by Biltricide or similar medication.

VISA:

1. Completed Zimbabwean visa application forms (2 copies). You may photocopy the visa application form (form is available online at http://zimbabwe-embassy.us/consular.html under “Visa Application Form”)

2. Passport photos (2) – staple one to each form.

3. Valid passport.

4. If traveling for pleasure: flight itinerary, tour itinerary, hotel reservation confirmation, hunting permit (2) – staple one to each form.

5. Fees: Single Entry Visa per person $60.00. Double Entry Visa per person $75.00

6. Please visit the Zimbabwe Embassy in US Website.

Firearms Regulations

You will automatically be issued a temporary import/export permit for your firearms at your port of entry to Zimbabwe. Visitor’s certificate to posses firearms and ammunition, Zim declaration of firearms and ammunition. Automatic firearms are prohibited and it is inadvisable to bring semi-automatic firearms to Zimbabwe. A maximum of 100 rounds of ammunition per firearm is allowed. You will need to clear the firearms in RSA, so you will need to complete the RSA firearm import procedure. Please see Fire arms import regulations in the South Africa section of this website.

Hunting Season:

• From end of May to September, It is not recommended to hunt in October, November and December due to temperatures is 120F+. The temperatures during the winter months are 70-90 F, warms up during the day, so dress in layers is the best.