Zimbabwe’s capital is a well-developed, cosmopolitan city with modern buildings and facilities as well as beautiful suburbs and parks. It is the seat of government and home to the diplomatic corps. It is also a hub for travel within the country and within the central and southern African region.
Activities and accommodation
Harare’s warm weather means there’s never a wrong time to enjoy water sports. From fishing to boating, skiing or tubing, Darwendale Dam and Lake Chivero have something for everyone. If you prefer to stay dry, practice your driving and putting skills at the Royal Harare or Borrowdale Brook golf courses, or consider go-carting.
Known for its incredible wildlife, a short drive outside Harare is Mukuvisi Woodlands. View game on horseback or in your car, you decide. And since you’re already out of town, we’d also suggest a visit to Domboshawa village. A short hike up the outcrop and enjoy a 360-degree view of Mashonaland while sipping on your choice of sundowner.
If you love art, you’ll find breath-taking sculptures, art galleries, trinkets, hand-made pottery and delicious Belgian chocolate at Chapungu Village. Or head on over to Mbare Musika Market and browse exquisite hand-crafted souvenirs. There’s much to see so take your time. And if you find something you like, bargain for it. It’s a feast for all senses.
If you love museums and learning about the history and culture of places then you need to visit the Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences and the National Heroes’ Acre. You won’t be disappointed.
For the ladies, Sam Levy’s Village and Avondale flea market are just two places where you can find affordable presents for family and friends. And depending what you're in the mood to eat, Harare has fantastic restaurants ready to wine and dine you. From rustic restaurants to up-market, the choice is endless.
R.G. Mugabe International Airport
The capital's airport is the largest in the country, boasting one of the longest civil runways in the world, at just under 5 kilometres. It's located roughly 15 km south east of the central business district of Harare.
Facilities in the airport include ATMs, shops, restaurants, luggage wrapping counters, money exchange, and airline lounges. Access to Wi-Fi is limited to a few select areas.
Rent a car, pre-organise a tour bus/shuttle, or catch a lift to the city to discover all it has to offer.