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International and domestic arrivals by air
International and domestic arrivals by air
Kariba Airport is an international airport. Although no commercial international airlines currently fly into this airport, the customs and immigration officials, posted at the Dam Wall border post, will assist with entry and exit formalities for guests arriving on an international charter. We will arrange for the officials to meet guests on arrival and departure at the airport.

Bumi Hills Airfield
Domestic arrivals by air
Guests can make use of the Bumi Air shuttle service between Bumi Hills Airfield and either Harare or Victoria Falls. T his shuttle operates at a minimum of 3 times weekly on both sectors.

Road Transfers
We can arrange road transfers between Matusadona and Chirundu o r Lusaka in Zambia and from tourist destinations in Zimbabwe.

Visas
All travellers to Zimbabwe require a visa, which is easiest obtained at the port of entry into the country. Those enterin g Zimbabwe on a passport other than a Southern African States passport are required to pay a visa fee. For a single entry visa, the cost is US$ 30 pp, whereas a double entry will cost US$ 45 pp.

Medical
Zimbabwe is a malaria area and we recommend that travellers see k advice from their doctor and/or travel clinic on the use of anti‐malarial prophylactics.
Please consult your Foreign Offices and Consular Sections for further travel, health and safety advisories.

Boarding and Disembarking

We suggest that guests board and disembark from either Marineland Harbour (Kariba Town) or from Bumi Hills Airfiield. Boarding and disembarking times:

Location Embark (Earliest) Disembark (Latest)
Marineland Harbour 09h00 12h00
Bumi Hills 11h00 10h00

Marineland
If guests choose to board at Marineland, we recommend boarding well before lunch time. This will allow for a substantial cruise on the lake to find a quiet mooring point for the first night. Marineland harbour is a 25 minute drive from Kariba International Airport and a 15 minute drive from the Zimbabwean borderpost at the Kariba Dam Wall.

Bumi Hills Airfield
The Bumi Hills Airfield is a domestic airfstrip, situated on the shores of Lake Kariba, about 60 km South‐West of Kariba Town. Private air charters can make use of the airfield (BHZ / FVBM). Alternatively, guests can fly between Victoria Falls and this airfield on one of the scheduled flights operated by Bumi Air (01h15). A vehicle transfer from the airfield to the Bumi Hills Jetty will only take 5 minutes.

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