Taxis are safe and reliable, and can be booked through your hotel front desk. Most are metered, charging around $2.50 for 1km at the time of writing. Taxis in cities travel within a 40km radius of the city. Always take a taxi at night.
Visitors can use their driving licence from their home country for up to 90 days in Zimbabwe as long as it’s written in English. Given the growing possibility of police trying to elicit bribes, however, it’s best to ensure you also have an international driving licence.
The cost of petrol was US$1.60 a litre at the time of research.
Many residents make a rule of not driving outside the major towns after dark. Police roadblocks are another inevitable part of driving in Zim, and you can expect to be waved down multiple times for long journeys. As long as you have all the correct papers and safety equipment, a smile and being courteous should see you waved through without any problems.