Visa and entry requirements Zimbabwe:
Passport required
German citizens need a visa to enter Zimbabwe. This is issued upon entry both at national borders and at airports.
Visa costs: 55, - / 70, - Euro

Information from the Foreign Office on her Zimbabwean trip:

Zimbabwe, or Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country in southern Africa with about 13,8 million inhabitants. The country borders Zambia to the northwest with the Zambezi River, Mozambique to the east, South Africa to the south and Botswana to the southwest.

The state speaks a total of 15 official African official languages ​​as well as English. The national currency was the Zimbabwean dollar until 2015, but was replaced by the US dollar as a key currency as a result of hyperinflation. In addition, the euro, the British pound and the South African rand are still accepted as currency in the country.

Zimbabwe is one of the poorest countries in the world and is strongly dominated by unemployment, hunger, energy shortages and rural exodus. Almost half of all inhabitants are undernourished, one of the highest rates ever. The country is one of the world's most affected by HIV / AIDS, with one in seven adults living with it. The population consists almost entirely of Christians.

Zimbabwe's largest cities include Harare, Bulawayo, Chitungwiza, Mutare, Epworth, Gweru, Kadoma and Kwekwe.

The country surface is almost completely covered by arid savannah and the plant world consists mostly of baobab trees, umbrella acacia and liverwurst trees. The highest peak in the country is the Inyangani with its 2.592 meters.

Zimbabwe's main exports are tobacco, cotton and citrus fruits. In addition, the mining of gold brings important foreign exchange into the treasury.

Zimbabwe's main tourist attraction is the famous Victoria Falls on the south bank of the Zambezi River. The highest waterfalls in Africa are connected in the city of Victoria Falls with a bridge to the northern Zambezi in Zambia. The city of Victoria Falls is considered a tourist center, from where several surrounding national parks or various other tourist activities such as golf, bungee jumping, white water rafting, sightseeing flights, safari tours or a casino visit can be performed.

The capital and largest city in the country, is Harare with about 1,7 million inhabitants in the urban area and almost 3,7 million in the metropolitan area. The city is located at an altitude of around 1.500 meters, is located in a dry savannah and is the economic center of the country.

Harares major attractions include the Catholic Church, Eastgate Center, Al Abbas Mosque, Heroes Acre National Monument, Tengenenge Farm, Anglican Cathedral, Balancing Rocks, National Gallery, National Handcraft Center, Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary as well as several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.

I visited Zimbabwe for the first time in August 2018. Coming from Zambia, I crossed the bridge over the Zambezi River at the Victoria Falls. In contrast to the other side in Zambia, the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe are excellently developed. The waterfalls provide a breathtaking spectacle, but on this side you will get wet from almost every vantage point. So a water-protective coating is absolutely necessary there. The Zimbabwe site is not as exciting and extensive as the opposite side in Zambia.

Late in the afternoon I flew from Victoria Falls City to the capital Harare. Unfortunately, due to my own safety, I could not leave Harare Airport during my stay of several hours. Shortly before the presidential election of Zimbabwe, there were significant riots and street struggles with numerous casualties and deaths.

At night I continued my journey via Addis Ababa to the two Congo.