TIRITOSE TRAVEL RESOURCES

The best thing to do before travelling abroad is to gather as many facts about your destination as possibly can. Before we receive you we will furnish you with a pre-departure pack that will give you confidence about making the trip. We give you facts about Africa and facts about Zimbabwe in particular.

STEP 1: RESEARCH & PLANNING YOUR UPCOMING TRIP

We are passionate about travel, we have been where you are, trust us, we understand! We are here to help with absolutely anything you would like to discuss on travelling to and in Zimbabwe. You can have a call with us any day of the week, just pick a date and time below:

TRAVEL INSPIRATION

Our Blog: It’s normal for travellers to have many questions and honestly, there is nothing like being over-prepared for a trip abroad and so in addition to our FAQs, we have tried to include many answers in each of our blogs. We cover a wide range of topics that we also ask when we travel, from when it is the best time to travel for an internship in Africa, the best hiking trails in Zimbabwe, the top coffee shops in Harare, and a day in the life of a medical intern.

Volunteer Africa Animals | Tiritose Sustainable Travel

What is sustainable travel?

What is sustainable travel?

Sustainable travel means innovating and maintaining eco-friendly ways to do tourism…

Hiking Guide Zimbabwe

Hiking Guide Zimbabwe

When thinking about travelling, most of us look to UNESCO for the World Heritage sites…

A Day on Lake Kariba

Big Blue Zimbabwe

October has been exceptionally dry. A local idiom designates the suffering of animals…

Planning Your Trip

How To Plan Your Trip

So obviously you can’t just up and say,‘I’m flying across the world tomorrow’ …

Testimonials

We understand that it takes more than words to convince you. Here’s a look at what our past students had to say about their experience with us.

FLIGHTS

An extremely popular metasearch site that works with hundreds of travel providers to find the best fares. You can select nonstop-flights-only when searching, and there are also handy “everywhere” and "anytime" options if you don’t have a particular timeframe or destination in mind.
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The Hopper flight app accurately predicts when is the right time to book flights. It let's you know if now is a good time to buy and if it isn't, you'll get an alert when it is. With 95% accuracy up to 1 year in advance, you can't really go wrong.
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Your one-stop destination for travel bookings, expert advice and excellent prices. From flight bookings to travel packages, bus trips and activities, there is something for everyone. What's more, they offer a best price guarantee and 24/7 support from their free call centre.
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What You Need To Know

Travel Insurance

There are things you want when you travel and then there are things you need.

Fundraise For Your Trip

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Getting Around

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Money Money Money!

There is a short list of things we hate about travelling abroad & unfortunately international bank fees, inflated rates when taking money out at the ATM both make that really short list. TransferWise is that genius little brother (to PayPal) that allows you to have a debit card, several bank accounts in a few countries and wait for it… an exchange rate similar to what you see online. For free transfers of up to GBP£500

VISAS

A valid passport, itinerary, exit ticket, and cash payment are required upon entry to Zimbabwe. If you have at least 8 weeks to departure, you can send your passport to the Zimbabwe Embassy in your country of residence for a tourist visa. We do not recommend getting your visa via the Embassy if you have less than 8 weeks to departure. Should you be unable to obtain your visa via the Embassy due to timing that is not a problem, you can get your visa at the port of entry.

For this, plan on waiting in two lines upon arrival for the visa; one line is dedicated to paying for the visa and the second line is dedicated to receiving your visa stamp. These lines can be long. Make sure you have exact change for the visa payment. Visa & MasterCards machines are available at some ports of entry, but we still recommend you move around with cash!

eVisa: Visit the official government of Zimbabwe eVisa website to find which countries need to apply for a visa in ADVANCE, wh

Books to read

WAITING FOR THE RAIN

by Charles Mungoshi

THE HOUSE OF HUNGER

by Dambudzo Marechera

HARVEST OF THORNS

by Shimmer Chinodya

THE LAST RESORT

by Douglas Rogers

ZIMBABWE

Bradt Travel Guide

STEP 2: WHILE YOU'RE IN ZIMBABWE

WEATHER

ZIMBABWE WEATHER APP

With this handy app you see in real time, the weather in the last 24 hours and in the next 7 days. With a very intuitive and dynamic graphical interface, you can see the state of the clouds at this time, the wind, humidity, pressure and current data up to the next 15 days!

ACCUWEATHER

Statistically speaking AccuWeather has been proven to be the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings. The website combines weather data, technology, and human insight to improve lives and businesses. Explore interactive maps, view weather forecasts up to 3 months in advance and even view air quality.

when to visit

Read our blog post on the best time to visit Zimbabwe which covers weather, activities, peak season and much more.

activities

ADRENALINE ACTIVITIES

To get your adrenaline fix make your way to Victoria Falls for bungee jumping, bridge swings and river boarding

GAME VIEWING

For some of the most spectacular game viewing, visit Hwange National Park, Mana Pool National Park or Gonarezhou National Park, among others.

ART & CULTURE

To familiarise yourself with the 'real' Zimbabwe, explore the Great Zimbabwe Ruins or embark upon a guided village tour.

CULTURE SHOCK

For our volunteer & intern abroad programme participants, we have a comprehensive pre-departure and in-country orientation

Help Mother Earth Heal

When you buy a Stand For Trees certificate, your purchase goes directly to these projects. That means you’re protecting thousands of species of animals, birds, and fish. And saving some of the world’s most threatened wildlife from going extinct.

TRAVEL WITH PURPOSE

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