Information & Facts
English is the official language in Zimbabwe, although it
is only spoken as a first language by a tiny percentage of the
population. Several indigenous languages are spoken including Shona
The official currency is the US dollar (USD). The Zimbabwe
dollar (ZWD) was effectively abandoned as the official curency in
early 2009. Major credit cards, including Visa and MasterCard, are
accepted in most of the larger hotels, restaurants and shops; Many
smaller establishments still do not have credit card facilities;
Diners Club and American Express are sometimes not accepted. ATM
facilities, dispensing US$, are available in the cities.
Local time in Zimbabwe is GMT +2.