Size: (Approx) 390,000 square kilometres
Population: (Approx) 12.5 million people
Languages: English, Shona and Sindebele are all official but numerous minor tribal dialects are also spoken.
Religion: Christianity, Islam and
Land borders: Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique and Zambia
Climate: Although located in the tropics, the climate is moderated by altitude and the inland position of the country. The hot and dry season is from August to October, and the rainy season from November to March. The best months to visit are April to May and August to September.
Money: US Dollar is the most widely accepted
Tipping: Tipping for good service is widely appreciated.
Formalities: British passport holders need a visa to enter Zimbabwe. You can get a visa from the Zimbabwean High Commission in London before you travel. Single and double entry visit visas are available at most ports of entry, but multi-entry visas are not. If you plan to get a visa on arrival, make sure you have the correct amount of cash with you as change may not be available.
For further information about entry requirements visit the website of the Zimbabwean High Commission in London.
Travel advice: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office produce up-to-date information on countries around the world. This can be checked on www.fco.gov.uk.