Can’t Leave Home Without

  • Passport
    you cannot enter the country without it!
  • A copy of the personal identification page of your passport
    it is legal to make copies. Store in a place separate from your passport. If your passport is lost or stolen the copy can help us work through the paperwork to obtain a new passport. Also, leave a second copy with your family.
  • Visa
    $30 US cash to pay for a visa at the airport in Harare. Must be exact change.
  • Spending Money
    Zimbabwe goes back and forth between using the US dollar and their own currencies (it’s complicated!), but you can almost always pay in dollars. Take cash that is in fairly good condition, but it doesn’t need to be perfect. It’s easier to bargain with smaller bills. In fact, if you can offer exact change you sometimes get a better deal. Take plenty of ones and fives. Take enough money for your entire trip because ATM’s are hard to find.
  • Bible
  • Notebook/Journal
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Camera, Memory Cards, Battery Charger (if you use something beyond your smartphone)
  • Backpack or Small Tote Bag
  • Smartphone and Charger (optional)
  • Headphones/Earbuds
  • Watch/Alarm clock (or use your phone)
  • Flashlight (or use your phone)
  • Extra Batteries for anything battery operated
  • Refillable Water Bottle
    some like camelbacks; some swear by Nalgene. Whatever you choose, DRINK WATER! Drink even more a week before you leave. Airplanes are dry and you are headed to a climate where hydration is critical.
  • Power Converter
    for anything not dual-voltage. Most smartphones and computers are dual-voltage.
  • Plug Adapter
    outlets are types D and G.
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