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  • Harare is a starting point for many Zimbabwe vacations.
  • Small children looking out the window.

Harare, the capital and largest city in Zimbabwe is located on the higher part of the Highveld Plateau in the Mashonaland East Province to the northeast of the country on a Zimbabwe tour. It serves as the administrative, commercial and communication centre of Zimbabwe.

The Pioneer Column, a military volunteer force organised by Cecil Rhodes founded the city as a fort on 12 September 1890. Originally known as Salisbury, the area became a municipality in 1897 and then a city in 1935. It retained the name Salisbury until 1982 when, for the second anniversary of Zimbabwean independence, it changed to Harare in honour of the Shona chieftain Neharawa.

Nicknamed ‘The Sunshine City’, Harare is known for its year-round good weather. A fairly cosmopolitan city, it is one of the most developed in Southern Africa. A beautiful place to see on travel to Zimbabwe, Harare is home to numerous parks and gardens. The National Botanic Garden is 68 hectares in size and hosts over 900 species of wild trees and shrubs from around Zimbabwe while Mukuvisi Woodlands, a wildlife sanctuary, spans 227 hectares. There is also a strong appreciation for culture and history in the city. This is evident in both the National Gallery and the National Archives which houses original works by some of the most famous names in African exploration.

 


 

Zimbabwe Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Zimbabwe travel.

Learn about the history and culture of Zimbabwe, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Zimbabwe's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Zimbabwe for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Zimbabwe tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours oEgypt tours en route from Zimbabwe or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours

 

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