I feel like every year the story changes about Zimbabwe and air travel but here is the current state of the union. If you are coming from the USA headed to Harare, it appears the ONLY way to get to Harare legit with guns is on Emirates. With KLM you have to intentionally withold knowledge that you are heading to Zimbabwe and make a detour to South Africa first, then use a different travel agent/booking for the last leg so KLM doesn't know your final destination is Zimababwe. Lufthansa, Air France, British Air and all the other EU members have a present sanction against bringing firearms into Zimbabwe so there is a no-go there. Delta and South Africa Airways can be flown from the US into Jo'Burg and then on to Zimbabwe but you'll probably need an overnight at Afton House, SAPS paperwork, etc. So if you need to get to Harare and don't want to pay for boarding houses and additional rifle permits in foreign lands, Emirates is the only option into Harare from the USA. Alternatively, if you don't need or want to go to Harare but you need to head to Bulawayo, you have a few choices. Emirates into Jo'Burg. Delta into Jo'Burg. SAA into Jo'Burg. Then clear customs as they won't usually check your guns through. Fill out SAPS paperwork, then hop on SAA Airlink from Jo'Burg to Bulawayo. If going into RSA is too stressful and adds too much time, then you're stuck with emirates into Harare and then you have to figure out how to get out of Harare to say Bulawayo or Vic Falls. Those options at present are: Air Zimbabwe flights for $200 roundtrip plus gun fees for overweight. (only for sale inside Zimbabwe presently) Or, a charter flight. It appears charter flights are running $3000 roundtrip to Vic or Bulawayo from Harare. In short, it is not easy to fly into Zim with guns these days and all it will take is a policy change or two from either Air Zimbabwe, SAA Skylink or Emirates to effectively end bringing a gun into that country for a safari.