Where safari scenery meets modern glamour, Harare is an attractive city known for its laid-back vibes, craft markets and natural attractions. Whether you’re looking for a home base in between adventures in the bush or hoping to stay awhile, Harare has something for everyone.
Things to do in Harare
For a dose of culture, head over to the National Gallery of Zimbabwe which encompasses exhibitions spanning a century. Spend time indoors strolling through a vast gallery of oil paintings, wood carvings and stone etchings then head outside for a tour of the beautiful sculpture garden. When you're tired, perk up with a coffee or bakery item from the cafe before continuing to your next destination.
If you want to help save the planet, book a visit to the Wild is Life Sanctuary, dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife in need. Enjoy up close encounters with wildlife orphans, feed giraffes and have afternoon tea and champagne surrounded by animals, making for a remarkable experience you will never forget.
The Chiremba Balancing Rocks are an archaeological wonder situated about 13 kilometres outside of Harare. You can experience exquisite views from the roadside or enter the park for a unique opportunity to photograph the most famous balancing rocks in Zimbabwe.
An escape from the urban bustle located within city limits, the Mukuvisi Woodlands is a welcome presentation of open space. Observe zebras, giraffes and antelopes running free from up on a viewing platform, go birdwatching for a few hours or take a mini safari on horseback and when you’re finished enjoying the light fares at the attached cafe.
Getting around Harare
When jetting in from overseas, you will land in Harare International Airport, serving as your gateway in and out of the city. Take a taxi from the airport into the heart of Harare and from there rent a vehicle to travel around freely. An overnight passenger train service routes from Harare to Mutare, making for efficient transport between cities.