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Cell Phone Reception

by Martin Gomo


I am traveling to Zimbabwe and staying at Hwange National Park. My job requires me to be contactable all the time, so I would like to know what the cell phone reception is like at the park, even when I'm on a game drive?
Thank-you for taking my inquiry.

Martin Gomo

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Feb 14, 2017
Not complete coverage
by: Tony

Hi Martin.

There is some signal in certain areas of the park but it is quite limited and there is certainly not full coverage for the whole park, its 14,600sqkms of wild bush. If you stayed in certain areas and didn't leave those you might be okay but as you get further away from the main road and built up areas you will lose signal.


Mar 20, 2017
I'm asking for reception contacts so that we can call for more information on local trips with primary school children
by: Anonymous

I'm looking for reception contacts for Vic falls as well safari to get detailed information on field trip with primary children

Mar 23, 2017
Not understanding
by: Tony

I am sorry but I don't really understand your question or what you are tying to find out.

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Concerning cellphones

by Ryan

Is it possible to bring an unlocked phone (iPhone 4, blackberry) from Canada and get a pay as you go type Sim card once I am in Victoria Falls? Thanks in advance

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Aug 18, 2016
Sim cards are available
by: Tony

Yes, you can do that no problem. Econet is the best service provider and they have a shop on the main street, costs $2 for a sim card.

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cellphone reception

Is there cellphone reception at Victoria falls?
I currently live in south africa, will my cellphone work there?

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Nov 17, 2010
Cell phone reception
by: Tony

Yes there is cell phone reception in Vic Falls albeit a bit intermittent at times and your SA cell will work there.

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Computer Availability

I read that you have internet cafes. Will I be able to use a computer at one of the cafes, or at a hotel? Do I need to bring my own computer? Thank you.

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Sep 10, 2010
Yes computors available
by: Tony

Yes there are a couple of internet cafes in town where you will be able to use their computers.

Not sure which hotel you are staying at, but most of the hotels will have an internet room where you can log on using their computer, for instance Victoria falls safari Lodge will charge you US$10 for 180mb.

Rest camp also has a computer which you can use.

If you bring your own laptop with WiFi you will also be able to use this at various locations.

So in short, no you don't have to bring your own computer

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internet service

Do the rooms at the Victoria Falls Hotel Have internet service?

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Aug 24, 2010
WiFi Access
by: Tony

Yes.... Victoria Falls hotel has complimentary WiFi access throughout the whole hotel including the bedrooms. Just note though that it is not a particularly fast connection.

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WiFi/3G Info

Are there wireless connections available in Victoria Falls? As far as I have been able to find out there is no 3G available. Is this true to your knowledge? I want to bring my computer to use if at all possible. Thanks.

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Aug 04, 2010
internet connection
by: Tony

As far as I know, there is no 3G. Victoria Falls works on a GPRS signal. Data sim cards are not available for purchase in Zimbabwe at the moment.

However WiFi is available at the internet cafe's of which there are a few scattered around and also at some of the hotels and lodges.

We have found that The in-da-belly restaurant at the Victoria Falls rest camp works very well, you just need to buy Chilli hotspot card from them for about $5 and then it is simple to connect. Please bear in mind though that connection speed is quite slow.

Oct 11, 2012
Usage of my South Africa cellphone at Vic Falls
by: Mac Tladi

Can I get a clearity on how I will utilize my cellphone with regard to the network as I'm using South African network
MTN & Vodacom

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