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Hwange National Park Zimbabwe
Hwange National Park Zimbabwe
Harare City
Harare City
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

About Zimbabwe (ZW)


Zimbabwe is a vast country in southern Africa with ancient history, magnificent wildlife parks and world-famous natural wonders.

Most of Zimbabwe’s top attractions are outside the main cities, thereby ensuring a relatively safe journey. The best-known attraction is the Victoria Falls, of which about two-thirds are located on the Zimbabwean side. Northeast of Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River feeds into the beautiful Lake Kariba.  Further afield is the mysterious ruined city of Great Zimbabwe dating back to the 11th century AD, and Hwange National Park, one of the largest national parks in Africa. Another unique wildlife conservation area is the Mana Pools in northern Zimbabwe. It is a series of interlinking water bodies, ensuring an unforgettable wildlife experience.

  Getting around

It is generally more advisable to fly into the country and then rent a car in Zimbabwe rather than drive up from South Africa. The roads are mostly in good condition, but distances between cities can be long, so be prepared with sufficient fuel and water supplies. It is not recommended to stop alongside the road, but if you have to, keep a lookout and don’t leave the vehicle unlocked.

Roads are usually well-signposted but having a GPS will avoid time-wasting detours. The motorways are subject to tolls. There are also many police roadblocks on all roads.  It is therefore best to allocate extra driving time and to budget for paying a few ‘fines’. If you are renting a car, the documents should all be in order, but keep these handy to show when asked for it.

  Choosing your car

All the major international car rental agencies such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise and Hertz, as well as a few local ones, are available for cheap car rental in Zimbabwe. Since you might be travelling long distances, or would want to go off-road, it is advisable to rent a 4x4 or SUV and consider taking full insurance. Our Zimbabwe car hire booking site makes is easy to choose from a selection of cars and added benefits.

It is important to read and understand the conditions of your Zimbabwe car rental before signing, as contracts are not all the same.

  Tips and advice for renting a car in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe recently switched its currency from USD and ZAR back to Zim $, but many outlets still use the other currencies. Best to have a backup in case you need it.

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Many carjacking incidents take place at red lights during night. The best way is to approach a red light carefully and then, if the junction is clear, proceed without actually stopping.

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Watch out for stray animals on the road, especially at night.

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It might be free and plentiful, but you risk theft from your vehicle or yourself when you park your car on the roadside. It is advisable to park in a commercial or hotel parking.

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Fuel is not always readily available, so fill up when you can.

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If you hear sirens, or see motorbikes and vehicles with flashing lights, it normally means that the President’s cavalcade is coming past. You must pull off the road immediately.

Are you driving a rental car in Zimbabwe?

Urban Speed Limit

THE URBAN SPEED LIMIT IS

60 kph  | 37.3 mph
Rural Speed Limit

THE RURAL SPEED LIMIT IS

120 kph  | 74.6 mph
Motorway Speed Limit

THE MOTORWAY SPEED LIMIT IS

120 kph  | 74.6 mph
Fuel Price

THE FUEL PRICE IS

SEE PRICES
Currency

THE CURRENCY IS

ZWD
Road Driving

THE ROAD DRIVING SIDE IS THE

Left
Driving Age

THE MINIMUM DRIVING AGE IS

16 years of age
21 years of age to RENT
Emergency Services

EMERGENCY SERVICE NUMBERS

999
Documentation requirements

DOCUMENT

License
IDP
Passport
Insurance
Registration

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car in Zimbabwe

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1. What is the best time of year to book a rental car in Zimbabwe?

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2. Is it possible for one way rentals in Zimbabwe?

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3. Should I rent a round trip or one-way rental in Zimbabwe?

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4. Which location should I rent my car from in Zimbabwe?

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5. Do I pay more fees and taxes for renting a car at the airport in Zimbabwe?

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6. What insurance do I require for driving a rental car in Zimbabwe?

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7. What is the best way to save money on rental car insurance in Zimbabwe?

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8. Should I prepay my rental car booking in Zimbabwe?

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9. What are the largest numbers of vehicle seats available for a rental car in Zimbabwe?

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10. What types of sports and special cars are available in Zimbabwe?

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11. Can I take my rental car across borders in Zimbabwe?

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12. How do I inform the rental company I will be crossing a border from the Zimbabwe?