This international driving license is recognized in Zimbabwe
Essential documentation for driving in Africa with a US license
Why carry an IDP while driving in Zimbabwe?
Your IDP is a valid form of identification in 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information.
It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Zimbabwe highly recommends an International Driving Permit.
Driving Rules in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe will give you breathtaking views, unique stone sculptures, falls, rivers and many more. Roam around and discover each and every places by driving your own car. Familiarize yourself with a few traffic rules before planning your visit.
- Drive on the left side of the road.
- Minimum driving age is 16 years old. Minimum car rental age is 23 years old.
- Seat belt is a must for those who sit in front.
- Take your phones away unless they are hands-free.
- Drink moderately. The legal alcohol limit is 80 mg per 100 ml of blood.
- The speed limit is 60 km/h in urban areas and 120 km/h in rural areas and highways.
- Third-party insurance is required.
- Drive smart at all times.
- Be sure to have early warning device, fire extinguisher, first aid kit and serviceable spare wheel, efficient jack and wheel spanner in your car.
Driving in the Winter
Snow is not present here. However, driving in in this country in rainy season can be challenging as rain drops usually fall in heavy manner. Avoid travelling during the rainy season from November to March. Keep your emergency kits handy at all times. As long as you’re prepared, you’re good to go.
Enjoy Zimbabwe and have a safe travel.
How to get your IDP
2. Upload Photos
Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.
3. Get approved
Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!
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