Zimbabwe is a safe country to visit, especially on the main tourist routes.
In general Africa is no different to the rest of the world. If you plan to spend time in a city, take precautions as you would in your home country. You will spend most of your African holiday in a relatively remote and wild area where crime of any sort is extremely rare, if not non-existent.
Whilst on safari, you must listen to your guide who will take your safety as paramount. You will be in wilderness areas around wildlife, so be sensible with your decisions and you will remain
Most of the safari lodges and camps we use in Zimbabwe are in prime wilderness areas where wild animals roam! At dusk some animals such as elephant, buffalo and hippo may come and graze near these camps. It is not unknown for the ‘Big Cats’ to wander through camps as well! Wild animals are dangerous and should not be approached on foot, unless accompanied by a guide. After dark camps and lodges will have night watchmen on duty to escort you to and from your tent or room. Once you have retired for the night please do not leave your tent/room and in the unlikely event that you need to summon assistance there will usually be a whistle beside your bed to alert the night watchman. It is also wise to keep your tent zipped up, as well as doors and window screens closed at all times after dark and also during the day when you are out.
You will spend most of your African holiday in a relatively remote and wild area where crime of any sort is extremely rare, if not non-existent.
Please check in with your local travel clinic or doctor for advice. Our safaris are conducted in low risk malarial areas but for your own peace of mind, we recommend that you take a prophylactic.
We would recommend you always drink bottled water to be safe during our time away and to eliminate any worry you may have.
Travel insurance is vital for travel anywhere in the world.
Make sure your insurance package includes cancellation or curtailment of the safari, emergency evacuation expenses, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, damage/theft/loss of personal baggage, money and goods.