- About Victoria Falls
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- About Charles
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Zimbabwe is a landlocked country situated in southern Africa. It is bordered by Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. The Zambezi River flows along its northern border with Zambia, and the Limpopo River along the southern border with South Africa. Both flow east, through Mozambique, into the Indian Ocean.
The country can be divided into three broad climatic regions. The central plateau, covering most of the country, is generally temperate, whilst low lying areas, such a the Zambezi Valley, are significantly warmer and drier with hot summers. The Eastern Highlands are cooler in climate with much higher year-round rainfall.
Most nationalities can purchase single entry and double entry visas easily from customs and immigration at their point of entry (airport or border post). For most countries a single entry is US$30.00 and a double entry is US$45.00. For British Nationals it is $55.00 for a single entry and $70.00 for a double. Multiple entry visas are available upon application. Multiple entry visa are available on application. Some nationalities are required to pay different amounts or to apply in advance.
|Antigua & Barbuda Aruba Bahamas Barbados Belize Botswana Cayman Islands Cyprus Fiji Grenada Hong Kong Jamaica Kenya Kiribati||Leeward Islands Lesotho Malaysia Malawi Maldives Malta Mauritius Montserrat Mozambique Namibia Nauru Samoa Western Singapore South Africa||Solomon Islands St Kitts St Lucia St Vincent Swaziland Tanzania Togo Trinidad and Tobago Turk & Caicoa Islands Tuvalu Uganda Vanuatu Zambia|
|Argentina Austria Australia Belgium Bermuda Brazil Brunei *Canada Cook Island Denmark Dominic Rep Egypt Finland France Germany *Ghana||Greece Indonesia Iceland *Ireland Israel Italy Japan Korea (South) Kuwait Liechtenstein Luxemburg Monaco Netherlands New Zealand Norway Palau Islands Palestine||Papua New Guinea Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Russia Seychelles Spain Sweden Switzerland United Arab Emirates Uruguay *United Kingdom United States of America Vatican Virgin Islands|
|Single Entry US$ 30|
|Double Entry US$ 45|
|Multiple Entry US$ 55|
|British and Irish|
|Single Entry US$ 55|
|Double Entry US$ 70|
|Single Entry US$ 75|
|Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Armenia Azerbaijan Bahrain Bangladesh Belarus Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia-Herzegovina Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Island Central Africa Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Islands Congo (Brazzaville) Congo (DRC) Costa Rica Cote d’Voire Croatia Cuba Czech Rep Djibouti Rep El Salvador Equator Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Eyrom French Guiana||French Polynesia French West Indies Gabon Gambia Georgia Gibraltar Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Haiti Honduras Hungary India Iran Iraq Jordan Kazakhstan Korea (DPRK) Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Liberia Libya Lithuania Macau Madagascar Mali Marshall Islands Mauritania Mexico Micronesia Moldova Mongolia Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Nepal New Caledonia Nicaragua Nieu||Niger Nigeria Norfolk Islands Northern Mariana Oman Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Principe Qatar Reunion Romania Rwanda Samoa (America) San Marino Sao Tome Saudi Arabia Senegal Sierra Leone Slovak Rep Slovenia Sri Lanka Somalia Sudan Suriname Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Thailand Togo Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Ukraine Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Rep Yugoslavia|
|Single Entry US$65 to US$100|
Zimbabwe is made up predominantly of two tribal groups – approximately two-thirds of the estimated 10 million population are Shona, from the eastern half of the country, and remainder mostly are Ndebele, from the western half. Various other minority groups also occur in the country, for example the Tonga people of the Middle Zambezi Valley, and who are found on both sides of the river and also form a minority group in Zambia. Although a great deal of traditional customs are still followed, the main cities are very westernised. The majority of the population follow Christianity.
The Zimbabwe Dollar is no longer in circulation (withdrawn in 2009). The official currency is US Dollars, of which smaller denominations can often be in short supply. Other currencies such as the South African Rand, Botswana Pula and Pound Sterling are also accepted, but often at slightly less favourable rates. Change is often given in Rand or Pula coinage, which again can be in short supply, credit notes or even sweets! Visa cards are accepted by some, but not all, establishments. Mastercard is generally not as widely accepted.
Anyone who loves the bush or wants to truly experience the natural environment at Vic Falls needs to do a trip with Charles Brightman. His work with the anti-poaching unit is inspirational and we cannot recommend him highly enough.
Barbi Jay – Australia
Discover Victoria Falls is by far the best way to experience all that this incredible part of the world has to offer. I have been to the falls several times but came away from this most recent trip with the most memorable and special experiences I could wish for.
London, United Kingdom
Charles Brightman was our guide in the Zambezi National Park and his enthusiasm for nature and all things was so contagious that our 3 hour Walking Safari went for 5 and a half hours and finished only because we had a midday lunch appointment. Treat yourself to a wonderful experience.
Our bush walk with Charles Brightman was so informative and his love for the bush, animals, birds, environmental issues and the country was inspiring. And the sunset dinner was wonderful! Many, many thanks - a great service!
We engaged Charles as our private guide whilst on holiday in Zimbabwe last October. Cannot recommend him enough - he made our trip to Hwange!!