Travel preparation

Travelling to Zimbabwe usually requires a visa. The formalities depend on your country of origin. Usually the visa is easy to get, in 

common at Bulawayo-Airport. Please make your own enquiry. Bringing Firearms to Zimbabwe normal is also unproblematic.


Since there is hardly time difference between Central Europe and southern Africa, the jet lag is not so bad. If you would like to take a trip to southern Africa, you should check in advance of any necessary vaccinations. There are in addition to the recommended also in Austria diphtheria, polio and tetanus vaccination the generally recommended travel vaccinations against hepatitis A and B and typhoid vaccine. A rabies vaccination may be advisable depending on the type and -route, and you should seek advice for malaria prophylaxis.

South Africa and Southern Africa vaccinations informations:    

  • diphtheria
  • hepatitis A
  • hepatitis B
  • malaria
  • polio
  • tetanus
  • rabies
  • typhoid



Information on specific countries currently relevant health topics (as possible epidemics, etc.) and to the respective destination countries can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There you also find accurate and current information on warnings of increased safety hazard or travel warnings. A guarantee for accuracy and completeness of the information or any liability for any damage or loss sustained can not be accepted.


We strongly recommend that you obtain the following types of insurance which are commercially available:

  • Accidental death and disability
  • Major Medical
  • Emergency medical evacuation
  • Trip cancellation
  • Loss of personal effects

Firearm Features

The choice of firearm is up to our clients. As a basic principle, hunting for certain species requires a minimum calibre. You need a rifle of .375 or bigger for the heavy, thick skinned animals such as

elephant or buffalo and anything from a .270 upwards for the plainsgame. Please bring a good supply of ammunition with you, because it is not easy to buy it from local sources.


What surprises people about Zimbabwe`s climate is that it‘s not as hot as the latitude would suggest. Although it lies entirely within the tropics, the country stretches over a high plateau averaging 900m above sea level, and during the dry season it enjoys a pleasently temperate climate.


Winters (May to October) are like luscious Mediterranean springs, with warm, sunny days and cool, clear nights. It never snows, but overnight frosts and freezing temperatures aren‘t uncommon on the plateau.


If you study the climate-table above, you will know which clothes are best. Daytime temperatures are warm during the whole year, so we recommend light tan clothing. During the winter month (May to mid August), the nights can be surprisingly cold, so warm cloth for the

evenings in the camp are necessary. Your shoes should be comfortable and well worn-in. Camouflage is forbidden by law. Also remember binoculars, cameras and film, sunglasses, sunhats or caps, sun creme and personal healthcare.

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