Welcome to the City of Kings, the gateway to Matopos National Park. During your time in Bulawayo you’ll discover beautiful parks, meet friendly people and experience first-hand why this is Zimbabwe’s cultural hub.
Activities and accommodation
Immerse yourself in Zimbabwean culture at the Natural History Museum, the Railway Museum, and the Bulawayo Art Gallery. And purchase a few souvenirs to take home at the Mzilikazi Art and Craft Centre.
Sample traditional Zimbabwean meals at Dickies, a delightfully cheery eatery chain located across the city. For a more sophisticated dining experience book a table at 26 on Park. As one of the best restaurants in Bulawayo, you’ll enjoy evergreen lawns and an expertly prepared menu.
Experience a touch of royalty at the Nesbitt castle. This well-known hotel is famous for its Sunday high teas and manicured gardens. If is also the ideal location for business and personal events such as weddings.
Take a drive to Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre. Here you’ll meet a variety of rescued animals. Just watch out for the cheeky monkeys, they are only too happy to relieve you of your valuables.
Continue on to Matopos National Park and explore the cave art before visiting Khami Ruins, a World Heritage Site. It’s an incredible experience not to be missed.
Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport
Roughly 25 km from Bulawayo you will find Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo international airport. Formerly known as Bulawayo Airport it was renamed in honour of the leader and founder of the Zimbabwean African People’s Union, Joshua Nkomo. It features two runways, one of which is two and a half-kilometre long.
As the gateway to Zimbabwe’s heritage sites – Khami Ruins and Matobo Hills – and a popular location for cultural festivals, it’s no surprise that the airport sees a little over 1.2 million passengers pass through its doors each year.