Location and Travel Tips
Chewore Lodge and Campsite is situated at the confluence of the Zambesi and Chewore Rivers between the Sapi and Chewore north National Park areas.
Harare International Airport
Airport Code: HRE.
Location: The airport is 14km (9 miles) southeast of the city.
Public transport description: Coaches run at regular intervals to the city (journey time – 20 minutes). Taxis are available
Zimbabwe Travel Regulations
Customs Regulations: Visitors may import a maximum of US$350 in items not for trade, excluding personal effects. Travellers over 18 years of age can also import up to 3L of alcohol, including 1L of spirits.
Visas: With a few exceptions, visas are required by nationals of all countries. They can be obtained at your point of entry. Single-/double-entry visas cost US$30/45 (and can be issued upon arrival) and multiple-entry visas (valid for six months) cost US$55, but are only issued at Zimbabwean diplomatic missions. British and Irish citizens pay US$55/70 for single/double entry. For visa extensions, contact the Department of Immigration Control.
^ subject to change.
If calling from overseas, the country code for Zimbabwe is 263, but drop the initial zero for area codes. The international access code from within Zimbabwe is 00.
Please note there is no access to phones at Chewore however there is there is internet communication available from the office area around the campsite, We have a Satellite phone as a backup in the case of an emergency.
We are currently arranging Medical Air Rescue. For a small fee insurance is paid for before the trip and in the case of an emergency, the client will be collected and transferred to hospital. Please enquire through the booking office prior to your trip.
The African Sun
Limit time in the midday sun
The sun’s UV rays are the strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the sun during these hours.
- Watch for the UV index
This important resource helps you plan your outdoor activities in ways that prevent overexposure to the sun’s rays. While you should always take precautions against overexposure, take special care to adopt sun safety practices when the UV Index predicts exposure levels of moderate or above.
- Use shade wisely
Seek shade when UV rays are the most intense, but keep in mind that shade structures such as trees, umbrellas or canopies do not offer complete sun protection. Remember the shadow rule: “Watch your shadow – Short shadow, seek shade!”
- Wear protective clothing
A hat with a wide brim offers good sun protection for your eyes, ears, face, and the back or your neck. Sunglasses that provide 99 to 100 percent UV-A and UV-B protection will greatly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose fitting clothes will provide additional protection from the sun.
- Use sunscreen
Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 15+ liberally and re-apply every two hours, or after working, swimming, playing or exercising outdoors.
Insects & insect Repellent – Advisable.