No visit to Zimbabwe is complete without a trip to Harare, the capital city. Formerly known as Salisbury, Harare is a thriving city and one of the most developed in Southern Africa.
Harare's extensive public transport network makes it easy to move around the city. The vans and buses can be boarded from the main bus stops within the city centre. Taxis can be expensive especially from the airport due to the fixed amount required by the airport authority.
There is only onr airport in Harare. Harare International Airport is the country’s main international airport. For domestic flights to other towns in Zimbabwe, several airlines operate from Harare’s International Airport. Harare is also served by a reliable rail network that links the city to the Victoria Falls, Bulawayo and to Lusaka.
Loads of surprises await your thorough taste buds at Shop Cafe at and a great atmosphere to chill in at Amanzi Restaurant with friends. Get a taste of Castle Lager Milk Stout or chill on a mug of locally-made Shake-Shake at Bronte Hotel.
If travelling for business, the ideal meeting environment with some exquisite menu to try out at Victoria 22.
Regardless of where you’re shopping, the US dollar is the national currency. South African Rand and Euro are also accepted in Harare but be sure to check the exchange rate first.
The city is also home to countless bars, restaurants and clubs befitting of a cosmopolitan destination.
A tourist will definitely find many surprising things in Harare, but that’s the real catch of travelling away from home to explore! When you visit the capital of Zimbabwe, you're spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do. Culture lovers have plenty to explore, with the Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences, National Gallery and Chapungu Sculpture Park all within the city limits.
Once you've tired of the urban side of Harare, pack your bags and venture further afield to marvel at the rural wonders surrounding the city. The National Botanic Garden is situated only 4 kilometres north of the city, while the outskirts of the city also give way to several reserves and safari lodges. If you're looking for a great compromise between city and country, schedule in some time for a stroll through Greenwood Park.