4. Keep your bank informed about your trip
Do not leave your native country without informing your bank about the trip and your travel arrangements. Credit card companies as well as banks can block your account if they suspect some sort of activity from abroad. They will be trying to do their best to protect your money. If you are far away and need money during your trip in Zimbabwe, want to pay for an expensive souvenir or excursion using your credit card, your bank may decide to freeze your account. Later on, when you least expect this, you can find out that you can no longer pay your bills at restaurants, shops and other places. This sort of inconvenience is very simple to avoid. Just call your bank, send them an email or drop by and talk to the managers in person.