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Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare the capital of Zimbabwe, The city contains modern buildings, wide roads, numbers of huge parks and gardens. The whole city is lined up with flowering trees and moderate climate which gives a green feel. The city is very rich in cultural and historical heritage and many old building has been prevented from decaying. The city is popular in manufacturing of textiles, chemicals and steel and it trades tobacco, maize, citrus fruits and cotton. You can find priceless collection of Africana in the form of notebooks and diaries placed in National archives. Queen Victoria Museum and the Queen Victoria National library are worth to be visited by the tourists. You can easily get a flights to Harare because Harare International Airport is the gateway of Zimbabwe that is the most advanced airport in the country.

The city presents different large open spaces such as 68ha National Botanic Garden, there you can find more than 900 species of wild trees and shrubs from all over the country and Mukuvisi Woodlands which is 277 hectares of prevented natural woodland that postures the banks of small Mukuvisi stream, there you can find different variety of birds and wild animals such as giraffe, zebra, tscssche, impapa bushbuck, wildebeest, reed buck etc. So if you are nature lover then just book a flights to Harare right now.

A tourist can experience shopping in flea market at Mbare, where visitor can find an array of Food, clothing, baskets and other items on cheap prices. In Harare there are many western style or European style restaurants are available which serve all kinds of foods on very cheap rates. It is a place where you can feel all type of cyclic weathers that's shy it has very pleasant and healthy climate. The average annual temperature is 17.95C and this is because of its high altitude position. May and August is the coolest time period so these Months are good to visit.

General attractions around Harare

The centre is fairly compact and a brief stroll should include African Unity Square, the Anglican Cathedral, the peaceful and scenic Harare Gardens, the cafeterias and craft shops of First Street Mall and the main attraction of the city - the National Gallery which houses a major collection of African art and specialises in Shona stone sculpture.

The museum has a sculpture garden on the edge of the Harare Gardens where stone pieces are set outside in the open, including the life-size rhino. Some pieces are for sale at the gallery shop and these can also be purchased in private galleries such as the Matombo Gallery.

One of the most colourful and frenetic sights is the Mbare Market in the suburbs of Harare. This is the nation’s largest and noisiest market situated on the southern outskirts about 10 minutes from the city centre. It is a crowded place and attracts the inevitable pickpockets. You will find all sorts of craft works for sale including baskets, masks, soapstone carvings, spears and beads.

Other attractions on the outskirts of the city include the Mukuvisi Woodlands (wildlife sanctuary with elephant and plains game only a few kilometres from the city), the Larvon Bird Gardens (over 180 species of bird including eagles, vultures, flamingoes and sacred ibis), Lake Chivero (recreational park and game reserve), the Ewenrigg Botanical Gardens (with terraces of aloes and many other spectacular plant displays) and Heroes’ Acre (ceremonial burial ground to the 25,000 Zimbabweans who died in the civil war leading to the country’s independence in 1980).

Harare has a very large number of high-quality restaurants. Thai, Indian, Chinese, Creole, Greek, French, Italian...the choice is large

Harare is a sporting paradise. The city and its suburbs have many beautifully-kept world-class golf courses, the best of which offer membership to Meikles guests. Numerous sports clubs offer a wide range of sporting activities from tennis to cricket.

You can visit the world's largest tobacco auction floors and see the sing-song auctioneers selling a bale a minute; you can see the historical highlights of the city, visit game parks and a lion and cheetah sanctuary, ride an elephant, marvel at 5 000 year old cave paintings, walk among the wildlife with a safari guide, go birding, take a sunset cruise on a lake, enjoy breakfast on top of a granite mountain, take a wine tour to a vineyard and cellar, experience the colour and fun of a traditional market, or go underground at a gold mine

Tours around Harare

Big City Tour - 3 hours

Drive past historic buildings en route to a panoramic outlook of the city from the Kopje hill. Enjoy the swinging action at the Tobacco Auction Floors (during April – October only) and bargain for curios and souvenirs at the bustling Mbare Musika.

Private Hire & Chauffeur Drives 
Enjoy the flexibility of morning, afternoon, full day or multi day bus hire options. Alternatively follow your own itinerary at leisure – in the company of a seasoned tour guide.

Mukuvisi Woodlands - 3 hours 
Only 15 minutes from the city centre, call in to see elephant, impala, ostrich and giraffe in natural woodland set aside and run by the Wildlife Society of Zimbabwe.

Great Zimbabwe Day Trip – Full Day 
Tour this majestic 13th century structure, the cornerstone of Zimbabwe’s culture and heritage and the largest historical structures south of the Pyramids.

Rural Route – Nyachowe Village, Full Day 
Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city, head west to an expansive communal area 80km from Harare. You will never forget the welcoming warmth of the rural people, and you will cherish the memory of having been a part of this simple, yet beautiful, traditional lifestyle.

Kuimba Shiri Bird Gardens & Snake World – 3 hours 
Take a look at another aspect of Zimbabwe’s wildlife, by visiting the 100s of exotic and local bird species at Kuimba Shiri. At Snake World, you will come face to face with some of Africa’s most venomous vipers.

Lion & Cheetah Park and Lake Chivero Game Park, 3.5 - 4 hours 

A chance to see the wilds of Africa right on the outskirts of the city. The Lion & Cheetah Park hosts big cats and some rare and nocturnal species. At Lake Chivero, you will be in the company or free- ranging plains game and may even glimpse the shy white rhino. A short drive from Harare to the Lion & Cheetah Park where the king of beasts can be seen and photographed in his natural surroundings. View the many rare and nocturnal species of game before continuing past Lake Chivero to the well-stocked game park where giraffe, antelope and numerous other plains game may be seen.



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