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Zimbabwe- Getting Around

We co-ordinate all your transport requirements including car hire, commercial discount air flights from Johannesburg as well as charter flights to Victoria falls and Kariba

Budget tour packages from South Africa to Victoria Falls is our speciality

 

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For self drive guests

When entering Zimbabwe by (hired) car a ‘temporary import permit’ will be issued at the border. A Carbon Tax is charged based on engine capacity

A Road Toll of USD 100 is charged per car

A Third Party insurance covering Zimbabwe needs to be obtained at the border if no valid COMESA yellow insurance card has been provided by the car hire firm.

Payment is accepted in other currencies than US$ as well but we recommend to carry US$ cash in small denominations

By Road ::: Zimbabwe Map

Zimbabwe has a good road infrastructure by African standards although pot holed. Traffic drives on the left

Car rental | vehicle hire: Available at airports and main hotels. Documentation: International Driving Permit or national licence (for up to 90 days); if not in English it must be accompanied by a certificate of authority or translation of text.
Car hire is available but expensive - best suited for exploring the east and south-east of the country.

Victoria Falls and Kariba are connected by a very poor dirt road - there are two alternatives, drive on the Zambian side (8 hours, potholed tar) or take the Kariba/Milibizi Kariba Ferry (22 hours along lake Kariba)

Road transfers between Livingstone, Chobe, Hwange and Binga are easy to arrange

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e.g The roads are quiet, there are two tolls between Bulawayo and the Falls at $1.00 each and several roadblocks.

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Motor Vehicles

Private motor vechicles, caravans and trailers may be brought temporarily into Zimbabwe, provided they are licenced in their home countries and bear appropriate registration plate and nationality plaque. The International Certificate of Motor vehicles is recognised in Zimbabwe.

Vehicles must be insured against third party risks arising in Zimbabwe, short-term policies are obtainable at border posts

Transfers around Zimbabwe

Transfers to and from Victoria falls and Livingstone airports to your lodge are easy for us to arrange and usually costs lower than the standard taxi rates

Transfers from Victoria falls to Hwange, Chobe-Botswana, Livingstone-Zambia, Binga on Lake Kariba are again easy for us to arrange.

Transfers from Lusaka, Harare and Victoria falls to Kariba are expensive but possible for us to arrange. We will find the lowest price for you.

Shuttle services are provided by most hotels away from the town centers so there is no need to hire a vehicle

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Driving in Zimbabwe

International driving permits and valid driving licences issued in Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland are valid in Zimbabwe. A visitor from any other country may, for 90 days or more (depending on the country of issue), use a valid driving licence, issued by the competent authority in that country. If not printed in English, it should have a printed certificate of authority and validity, or a transcription of the text with the bearer's photograph attached.

Rules of the road:

In Zimbabwe drive on the left hand side of the road and give way to traffic approaching on the road to your right at uncontrolled intersections.

At controlled intersections, motorists are required to yield to pedestrians crossing on a green light.

At all intersections, a fire engine, ambulance or police vehicle sounding a siren takes precedence over all other traffic; move out of its course

The general speed limit in Zimbabwe is 120 km/h on open roads and 60km/h in urban areas, but watch for signs

Luxury train journeys from Pretoria to Victoria Falls

We also book luxury train safaris from Pretoria and flights from Sun City or Okavango to Victoria falls

The Blue Train : combines the luxury of the world's leading hotels with the charm of train travel

Rovos Rails : world-class train travel experience

Enquiries
Email us at: info@falconsafaris.com

 
 
 

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