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Wedged above South Africa and in between Zambia, Botswana and Mozambique, Zimbabwe is three times the size of England, yet is home to just a quarter of the number of people - that's because Zimbabwe is full of lush plains that teem with wildlife, giant waterfalls that sound like thunder, hills, lakes and never-ending vistas speckled by traditional villages and prides of lion. The cities of Harare and Bulawayo swing to an entirely different beat. They shouldn't be overlooked as pleasant stopover destinations when you arrive at their airports, before you take a journey deep into Zimbabwe's natural splendour.
The political and economic instability of Zimbabwe doesn't encourage as many tourists as it should. Those who do go are richly rewarded by a wonderful year-round climate, friendly and hospitable locals, and some of the most majestic vistas on the planet.
Most Zimbabwe flights arrive at Harare International Airport (HRE), the largest airport in the country and located in the north east of Zimbabwe. Passengers also disembark flights in Bulawayo at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ). Those visitors looking to see as much as Victoria Falls as possible book flights to land just across the border in Zambia, at Livingstone's Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVI), which is also just known as Livingstone Airport.
You can look for deals to any of these airports when you search for a flight to Zimbabwe on TravelSupermarket. The cheapest flights to Zimbabwe are usually found during the wetter months of November to March, while the peak time for flights to Livingstone is between April and June, when the sun shines and the Zambezi flows fast and strong over Victoria Falls.
There are no direct services to Zimbabwe from the UK and so all travellers will need to connect within Africa to reach the country...
The average flight time from the UK to Zimbabwe is around 13 hours. From London you could fly with Kenyan Airways and reach Harare via Nairobi. Alternatively, if you fly with British Airways or South African Airways, you'll go via Johannesburg. Other options include Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Ababa or Egyptair via Cairo.
Emirates also offers a one-change service via Dubai with an additional touch down in Luanda on the way, making that a viable alternative for those looking to fly from the UK regional airports of Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow.
Connections on to Bulawayo are the usual way of reaching that airport, although you will find some prices offered via South Africa.
It's not easy to get around Zimbabwe independently, though there are options for those willing to try...
Guided tours and hotel-airport shuttles are popular here as many travellers find travelling within Zimbabwe something of a formidable challenge.
Buses and trains connect the major cities, though many would warn against travelling alone on public transport.
Taxis are available at the airports. Use vehicles only from the official taxi ranks and agree a price before you travel. US dollars are widely accepted and will be more valuable to you than local currency.
Car hire is available, though rural roads might not be suitable for anything other than off-road vehicles, so consider your travel plan carefully.
You can also fly between the main airports once you've arrived in Zimbabwe.
Do you want a thrilling city break or a night under the stars amid the vast natural landscape? You will find a hotel to suit your budget...
Stay in the bustling capital of Harare for a Zimbabwe that flows with culture. Stroll around the museums, shop in the markets, and taste Africa in one of the excellent and modern restaurants in Harare.
The legacy of colonial-era Bulawayo is stamped on the architecture. Just like Harare, it's worth lingering a little longer before dashing off on safari or to Victoria Falls.
Of course one of the main reasons that visitors book flights to Zimbabwe is to see, hear and feel the majesty of Victoria Falls, which sit on the border between northern Zimbabwe and southern Zambia. Daredevil adventurers, not simply content with taking a few photographs and feeling the mist on their faces, can swim in pools at the top of the falls, bungee jump, swing across the water and even tackle the rapids of the Zambezi. The area around Victoria Falls caters well for international visitors. You'll discover a range of hotels, eateries, plus British bars!
For safaris in Zimbabwe, consider stays in the lodges of Hwange National Park, where big game prowl. Bulawayo is the ideal gateway for holidays here. Also worth considering for wildlife spotting adventures is Mana Pools National Park, which is close to Victoria Falls. Elephant, zebra and buffalo provide 'wow' moments in this patch of Zimbabwe.
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