Start your Zimbabwe Self Drive 4×4 Vacation
Zimbabwe is like nothing you have ever seen before. The perfect combination between amazing wildlife and pure peace and quiet.
Our Recommended 4×4 Vehicles for Zimbabwe
NISSAN SINGLE CAB 4X4 BNSC
The Nissan Double Cab BNDC 4×4 is built to take on the harshest environments. This 4×4 is manual and has a 2.5 litre diesel engine, a 140 litre fuel tank and a fuel consumption of 12 litres per 100 kilometers. The Nissan Double Cab accommodates two people comfortably.
Toyota Landcruiser 4×4 BLC
The Toyota Landcruiser is a very robust, reliable and exceptionally capable 4WD vehicle. A highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote area travel. This vehicle comfortably seats 5 adult passengers.
Toyota Fortuner 4×4 BFTA
The Fortuner is one of Southern Africa’s best selling SUVs. This Hilux based SUV is built tough to traverse different terrain. Experience great ride comfort in this 7 seater which seats 5 adults and 2 children comfortably. Perfect for a group or family vacation.
Toyota Double Cab 4×4 BTDC
The Toyota Double Cab BTDC 4×4 is a four sleeper equipped vehicle. Ideal for a family trip through Southern Africa. This 4×4 has 2.4 litre diesel engine and a 160 litre fuel tank. The average consumption is 12 litre per 100 kilometres. The vehicle comes with two spacious rooftop tents.
Zimbabwe is a relatively small, landlocked country close to Zambia, South Africa, and Mozambique. The country shares the iconic Victoria Falls with Zambia and is an excellent destination to experience the freedom of a 4×4 self-drive holiday.
Zimbabwe Official Language
Zimbabwe has 16 official languages but the main language used in government and business is English. The other main langauges in Zimbabwe are Shona spoken by appproximately 70% of the population and Ndebele which is spoken by roughly 20% of the population.
The currency in Zimbabwe is the Zimbabwe Dollar but due to hyperinflation currencies such as the United States Dollar (USD), the South African Rand (ZAR), Pound Sterling (GBP) and Botswana Pula are used.
Best Time to Visit Zimbabwe
The best time to visit Zimbabwe is during the winter months from May to October. The period presents the lowest risk of malaria, the best wildlife viewing and the perfect conditions for an off-road 4×4 adventure.
Where to Stay
This is one of the major tourist destinations for both Zambia and Zimbabwe and the town pretty much thrives off the tourism industry. There really is a world of first class accommodation facilities to suit all tastes and budgets in this area of Zambia. 4×4 hire Zimbabwe will enable you to explore and do more.
Harare the capital has a world of great hotels, lodges and guest houses to stay at, so you really won’t have any issues finding great places to stay at in the capital before you head off on your epic off road 4×4 adventures.
Bulawayo is another urban hub. This will also be a great place to charge some batteries before you get back out there exploring this majestic country.
Aforementioned Zimbabwe also has a wealth of great camps and lodges within all of their national parks, these vary from luxury tented camps to self-catering facilities and eco bush lodges.
Around the area
Zimbabwe is a country with an abundance of national parks and vivid spectacular scenery most notably Victoria Falls. Where one can bungee jump or go kayaking nearby as well as river cruises around the area which is famous for an abundance of water wildlife including hippos. Batoka gorge is famous for white water rafting; Matusadona and Mana Pools national park is where you will find a lot of the wildlife. You can also get a little urban taste of Zimbabwe at Harare and Bulawayo and other notable areas include Hwange National Park, Matobo National Park, Gonarezhou National Park and the Chinhoyi Caves.
Much of the country has natural environments and national parks, off-road driving and 4×4 trails are in abundance and adventures are waiting to happen at the drop of a hat. This means there are also 4×4 operators who will take you to these locations. However, if you rent a 4×4 you can do it yourself with the option of camping and experiencing the great Zimbabwe outdoors in style. Length of stay
Length of Stay
Zimbabwe grants 30 day tourist visas, however there are quite a few countries exempt from obtaining a visa, do some research beforehand on this. Victoria Falls could be experienced within a week but you’ll probably want more time since Zimbabwe is a small country three weeks would probably be sufficient. 30 days will serve you well in the country with the possibility of you wanting a longer stay.
What to Pack for Your Trip
Beyond the normal things you would take on a safari a self-drive 4×4 adventure is a little different as you are likely to get yourself in certain situations where you won’t be near civilization so bear this in mind. A decent first aid kit is mandatory, take lots of extra water.
4×4 Rental in Zimbabwe
From rolling fields, magical waterfalls, bungee jumping and river rafting it seems that adventure waits around every corner in this amazing landlocked wonderland. If you really want to explore it in its entirety renting a 4×4 seems the way. Drive South Africa with our excellent team of sales representatives and 4×4 self-drive safari travel experts getting out there on the road really is a breeze. Contact us and one of our friendly travel experts will get back to you.