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Harare

About Destination

Harare is the capital of Zimbabwe, located in southeast Africa. It is 960 000 square kilometers and has a population of 2.2 million people. Harare is also a province of Zimbabwe. The city is located 1500 m above sea level and has a subtropical climate.

The city was founded in 1890 by the Pioneer Column. The city officially became Zimbabwe’s capital when Zimbabwe gained independence from British and South African reign in the late 1980s. Like the rest of Zimbabwe, it has gone through tough economic times due to bad governance, since 2017 new government has been improving living conditions for its people and growing the economy with help from investment from other countries.

The North and the east part are home to the affluent population such as the former president Robert Mugabe. The cities have an abundance of parks and outdoor activities; these parks are also considered the best public parks in Zimbabwe.

Harare has four metropolitan areas, the center of the town is also the business district filled with historic post-war, modern buildings. Harare is a buzzing town with many people coming and going working and living in, creating a life in this post-dictatorship country.

Harare is also home to the National Botanical Gardens, mostly undisturbed by human hands it is left some exotic weedy species of flora to thrive. The Jacaranda tree is found all around the city and when it bloom it covers the streets in a purple blanket. Just like many towns wildlife does not roam around in the city but there are many wildlife conservations right around the city with towing giraffes, elephants, and roaring lions to see.

Things to do in Harare include visiting the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, the museum of human science, the National Botanical Gardens, the Lion and Cheetah Park, or take a safari tour in one of the many parks right around the city.

Accommodation in our area is very affordable hotels, guest houses, and self-catering lodging.

The country’s currency is Zimbabwe Dollar and is equivalent to R0.04 or $0.01

The cuisine in Zimbabwe is very diverse the locals enjoy maize meal and meat stew, wild mushroom soup, and Wawha which is a traditional maize beer. But you can find game meat and traditional farm styles meals at local restaurants.

Visit the magnificent town and support the locals as they thrive!