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There can't be any exact dates for when it's safe because that depends on the (highly variable) water level in the river, which depends on rainfalls. Getting there requires taking a boat, a short rocky hike and swimming through a safe part of the river before you get to the pool itself (source: a TV show I saw). You should only do it as a guided tour, in ...


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There is no need to hand over money to any officials to bribe them. There are now anti-corruption units all over the country that will arrest on sight for such activity. Officials now fear taking bribes and fear foreigners in particular because they know they can go a step further to expose them. Personally i do not support corruption and it I have seen how ...


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According to the Zimbabwe Embassy in the US, NZ can get a multi-entry visa on arrival. Find New Zealand on the list here. You can find the prices here. Currently it says 95USD for a multi-entry visa.


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The reason the dates vary is because high water season varies. Guides won't take people when the water levels are too high, because they have to take it too. There's a really good blog post on this which details: the steps involved getting there (boat ride, pics of the rocky walk, and the jump you need to do to get in tips on how to manage it (any girls ...


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There are a ton of taxis who come in to meet the planes. Try and buddy up with another tourist if possible and save on cost, and be aware - you're a tourist, taxi drivers will sometimes ask 10x the normal price just to see if you'll take it - do ask a couple of drivers before accepting one. Acceptable price is US$25, but if you're a good negotiator you can ...


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When I landed at Vic Falls the options I was given is $30USD for single entry or $45USD for double entry. The prices were the same for the Americans, Swiss and Germans I spoke to in the queue. A point to note, there was one immigration officer charging people for a double entry and placing a single entry visa in there passport and writing them a receipt for ...


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Driving from Lusaka to Livingstone is straightforward. Most of the road is in reasonable enough shape, though last time I did the journey (about 4 years ago), there were still a few bad, potholed filled, stretches. But, even a regular (non 4x4) car will be able to do the journey fairly easily. There are several very reasonable hotels and guesthouses on the ...


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Most other forums online indicate that now the Zimbabwean ATMs in Vic Falls dispense USD. VictoriaFalls-Guide.net indicates that: Barclays Bank and several of the other banks now have ATM cash withdrawal facilities accepting Visa and Master Cards and dispensing US$ cash. The limit is the same as your limit back home. Charges are $1.25 per ...


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There is also an ATM I can't remember the brand in the shopping area near chicken-inn off the main road. The Barclays ATM was giving out large notes (100USD) which can be hard to get rid of in the local shops. Its probably best to have a bunch of 1, 5, 10 USD notes with you when you arrive.


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The Gov.UK Official Website has a great tool to help you out in these situations. Feeding your information on the tool and assuming that you are a citizen of Zimbabwe, or for that matter, in this case most countries you won't need a transit visa if you already have a valid US Visa. Since you are traveling to Los Angeles, that would imply that you have a ...


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I was in Zimbabwe a long time ago at a better time... While in South Africa, a police officer tried to extract money from us by a "fine" for a non-existing offense, but my brother (who is in a wheelchair) was able to convince him to let us go. So, bribery can unfortunately happen at any time, but on the other side this was the only attempt during our long ...


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Yes they are there and as mentioned Barclays Bank is the best bet and accepts various international cards.



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