Zimbabwe is a song which, once heard, is never forgotten; a mood to suit needs of any soul, any time; a spell that binds all those who know her. Her voice brings forth many melodies; to soothe, quicken and excite every business traveller and make them feel at home.


Zimbabwe enjoys a temperate climate with 10 hours of sunshine hours per day on average. The seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere, with midsummer at Christmas and winter lasting from May to July. It is considerably warmer all year round in low-lying areas such as Kariba, Victoria Falls, Hwange, Gonarezhou and the Zambezi valley.

Daily temperatures reach c.42°C in Oct & Nov. May, June & July experience very cold mornings & evenings with daytime temperatures of c.14°C

Dry Season
The winter months of mid April - mid August are dry and cool. Mid August - mid October is dry but increasingly hotter.

Wet Season
January, February & March is the rainy season with shorter, heavy showers start in November., bringing much relief from the hot temperatures.

Dates for the diary

Victoria Falls Festival

Dec / Jan | Annual | Victoria Falls

A three day blow out to celebrate one year ending & another beginning. Each day features different events, keeping things fresh throughout the experience.

Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA)

April | Annual | Harare

The largest event in the country. Featuring both local & international musical, theatrical, and visual arts

Harare Jazz Festival

April | Annual | Harare

Annual Jazz Festival. Famous Africa musicians take to the stage

Harare International Carnival

May | Annual | Harare

The carnival created by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) is a week-long event aimed at showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Zimbabwe. Harare is a beautiful city and is also the cultural capital of Zimbabwe with a variety of high-profile cultural activities that take place each year.

Bulawayo Music Festival

May | Annual | Harare

Brings together a wide range of genres including classical, pop, jazz, and gospel, the festival is one of best musical showcases in the country

Victoria Falls Marathon

July | Annual | Victoria Falls

A spectacular marathon with 5 official charities to support, benefitting the local area.

Tiger Fishing Tournament

October | Annual | Kariba

Africa’s best freshwater game fishing tournament

Harare International Food Festival

November | Annual | Harare

Showcasing everything from international cuisine to regional wine, this festival brings together the best cuisine and chefs from around Zimbabwe


 Zimbabwe Tourism Board contact information 

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Email: [email protected]
Tel: +263 779 212 289
Address: 55 Samora Machel Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
Web: www.zimbabwetourism.net

Zimbabwe COVID Protocols Zimbabwe COVID Protocols

Zimbabwe COVID-19 Travel Protocols

Updated: 09 June 2023

Pre-Departure Requirements

  • COVID-19 Arrival Protocols lifted
  • Pre Departure testing for unvaccinated travellers no longer required
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates no longer required

On Arrival

  • No COVID-19 special Protocols

On Departure

  •  Dependent on airline / transit point / final destination

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