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What You Should Know More About Harare

  • Travel Advice

    ·         Do not get involved in fights or brawls with anyone.

    ·         Do respect the local cultures and traditions.

    ·         Do not get indulged in drugs of any form.

    ·         Make sure you do not travel alone in the night.

    ·         Girls please ensure that you do not get over friendly with someone you barely know.

    ·         Do not eat street food without checking the quality.

    ·         Make sure you drink only bottled mineral water.

    ·         Check for the seal before you buy a water bottle.

    ·         Do not buy a bottle from the brand you do not know.

    ·         Before going to a restaurant, make sure you research well about the applicable dress code and dress accordingly.

    ·         Learn a few words from the local language of the region. It can be a good way to communicate with the locals and understand the local traditions and cultures.

    ·         Always book a hotel in an area that is centrally located.

    ·         Avoid staying in any shady area.

    ·         Keep the vendors at bay.

    ·         Do not entertain the touts.

    ·         Do not entertain the beggars.

    ·         Always carry with you at least one proof of your identity at all times.

    ·         Do not leave your passport in the hotel room.

    ·         Book a room in the hotel that has a room safe.

  • Drinking Law

    The legal age for drinking in Harare is 18 years. 

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    National Gallery of Zimbabwe

    Art galleries are usually on top of the must visit places no matter which city you visit. The National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare is highly focused on presenting and conserving the country's contemporary art and visual heritage. The gallery stays closed on Saturday and Sunday so plan your trip accordingly. Don’t forget to visit the gallery as some fine art is waiting for you.


    Chapungu Sculpture Park

    You will be surprised to know that Zimbabwe is home to some of the best stone sculptors in the world. To showcase their work and give their art a boost, the Chapungu Sculpture Park displays all kinds of stone sculptures created by the world famous stone sculptors of Zimbabwe. The park was found by Roy Guthrie as he was very keen in promoting the work of Zimbabwe's sculptors on a world level.


    Zimbabwe Museum of Human Science

    The Zimbabwe Museum of Human Science was previously known as the Queen Victoria Museum. Some locals still refer to the place by the same name even now so keep both the names handy while you are visiting the place. One of the major attractions of this museum is that it has the 700 hundred year old Ngoma Lungundu which is also said to be the duplicate of Art of the Covenant.


    National Botanic Garden

    There are many who love to explore different species and types of plants and vegetation. Harare boasts of many such varieties of plants that you will love to see. Inside the botanic garden, there is National Herbarium of Zimbabwe which consists of all kinds of herbs. There are so many interesting things here that you will have to spend a lot of time to check out all what the place has to offer. The wide botanic garden is spread over more than 7 square kilometers in space and allows you to comfortably discover new plants and trees.

    Harare Safari Lodge


    We all love watching animals and have fantasized about being among them for some time, the Harare Safari Lodge makes it possible. You will love to stay at the lodge which is right in midst of the jungle, has a beautiful lake view and you will get the feel of staying in an authentic Zimbabwe home. This is probably the best safari experience you will have while on your holiday to Harare. There are different prices depending upon various factors so check out the official prices before you visit there.


    Mukuvisi Woodlands


    Mukuvisi Woodlands provides a stunning view of a lake and the woodlands. It is also a great place to spot some animals and camp for some time. If you are with your family, the Mukuvisi Woodlands is a phenomenal site to go and spend an afternoon by the lakeside. The place provides the much needed tranquility away from the chaos of the city.  


    Matombo Gallery


    The Matombo Gallery is another superb place in Harare that has some great art pieces for showcase. If you are someone who loves and appreciates good work of art, you must definitely visit the Matombo gallery which is also a popular tourist attraction in Harare. A lot of tourists line up here because of the huge collection they have at display. 

  • What you will like there?

    Hiking

    There are various spots in Harare which are very easily accessible and you can hike them comfortably. The views from the mountain top is quite amazing as well. Make sure you start hiking early morning so that you can reach there when the sky's color looks the best and the city looks awesome with a glint of sunshine.


    Water activities


    It is quite surprising to know that Harare doesn’t even have a single beach and it is popular for water activities. You will find various small as well as medium sized water bodies such as lakes and dams surrounding the city. Fun filled water activities like boating, skiing and tubing can be carried out here with utmost ease. Most of the tourists love to do these things usually to beat the heat and the climate of the city.


    Wine and Dine


    Who doesn’t likes eating good food and having something nice to drink on a holiday. If you are a foodie, you will love to know that Harare has a lot to offer you. The city has a variety of eating and drinking establishments that are very popular among the local people. Try out different cuisines and include the local cuisines among them as well. You will surely enjoy the eating experience at Harare, just know where to eat.


    Wildlife and Game viewing


    Zimbabwe is very famous for wildlife and the exotic animals it has in the country's jungles. We all know the variety of animals in the African wildlife scenario and if you are lucky, you can spot most of them quite easily. Some of the major animals that you can see here includes Giraffes, Elephants, Rhinos and much more. If you are interested, you can also go on a horse ride at Mukuvisi Woodlands.


    Shopping


    Zimbabwe previously had a false image of not catering to those who loved shopping. However, this has drastically changed since the last few years. You can now find hordes of different items worth shopping from here. Sam Levy's Village is a major shopping center in Harare and is quite well known for selling cheap clothes, local crafts, second hand books and much more here.


    Indulge in Sports


    You will find a lot of interesting sports to indulge in the city of Harare. Golfing is pretty famous here as there are various beautiful and challenging golf courses here. The Royal Harare Golf club and the Champan Golf club are the most popular golf clubs here. There are various other sports clubs in Zimbabwe as well which includes cricket, rugby, tennis and squash. So, Harare can be an absolute delight for all those who love to play sports and other related activities

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