Harare, the bustling and thriving capital of Zimbabwe, is known as the “Sunshine City” because of its pleasant sunny weather and friendly, jovial, warm-hearted people. A gateway to Victoria Falls, Harare is mostly visited by tourists from around the world for is ancient sites in Bulawayo, art galleries, happening theaters, age old museums and game viewing in Zimbabwe.
Best Places to Visit
See our Harare City Guide to discover some of the top attractions here. These include the Lion and Cheetah Park, Mukuvisi Woodlands, the National Heroes Acre, Ruwa Sculptures Gallery, Dendura Gallery, Chriemba Balancing Rocks and Mountain of Drums, and the Ngomakurira.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Harare is during the months of April through August. The weather is pleasant and is suitable for hiking, fishing, boating, game viewing and other activities.
Best Dining Places
Zimbabwe is popularly known as “The Bread Basket” of the world. Its capital Harare offers traditional food mostly based on wheat, maize, corn, milk, rice, grains and mashed potato. Popular eateries in the city include 40 Cork Road café, the 167 Enterprise Road Chisipite, and the Gardens of Café Espresso.
Best Airlines to Reach
Harare International Airport connects the city with different parts of the world. Major airlines serving the city include Air Zimbabwe, South African Airways, British Airways, Kenya Airways, Air France and Ethiopian Airlines.
Best Places to Stay
Harare boasts of many 5-star hotels and affordable accommodations. If you are looking for cheap hotels in Harare then visit the Selous Avenue area where you will find several inexpensive backpackers guesthouses.