Meikles Hotel

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Corner 3rd Street/Jason Moyo Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
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The treasures of Zimbabwe are...

by Navihawk

The treasures of Zimbabwe are rich and varied, ranging from her great wildlife sanctuaries, mighty rivers and natural wonders, to her ancient art heritage left behind by iron and stone age man. Zimbabwe's many private game reserves offer both standard and luxury accommodation. National parks have cottages, chalets or lodges, which are all fully equipped. Booking is essential.
Tour Code: PDAZ 007
Tour Name: Zimbabwe Explorer Safari
Tour Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
A chauffeur driven safari departing from Harare and taking you to some of the best kept secrets of Zimbabwe including the Great Zimbabwe, a world heritage site and the Matobo Hills known for it's scenic granite.

See below for itinerary, tour prices and booking information
'Personalized Safaris Series'

Zimbabwe Explorer Safari - 10 Days / 9 Nighs

Day 1: Arrival Harare - Zimbabwe Capital

Arrive in Harare and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure or contact us for optional tours. Overnight: Meikles Hotel.

Day 2: Harare (Breakfast included)

On this morning's tour of Harare, see some of the city's historic buildings and visit Kopje Hill for a panoramic view of the city. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight: Meikles Hotel

Day 3: Great Zimbabwe (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Depart by road for Great Zimbabwe. This afternoon, tour the ruins, which are the largest ancient stone complex south of the Sahara. Overnight: Great Zimbabwe Hotel

Day 4: Bulawayo (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Drive to Bulawayo today, arriving around midday. An afternoon game drive in the Matobo Hills. Overnight: Matobo Hills Lodge

Day 5: Bulawayo (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Choose from the various activities offered by the lodge. These include game drives, a tour of the Matopos, visit to areas of scenic and historical interest, and sites of some spectacular rock paintings. The less adventurous may choose to simply relax. Overnight: Matobo Hills Lodge

Day 6: Hwange (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Early morning drives before driving to Hwange. This afternoon, enjoy a game drive in the National Park. Overnight : Detema Safari Lodge

Day 7: Victoria Falls (Breakfast & dinner included)

Enjoy an early morning game drive before driving to Victoria Falls. This afternoon, tour the falls and a Traditional Living Village. In the evening enjoy traditional dancing. Overnight: A'Zambezi River Lodge

Day 8: Victoria Falls (Breakfast & dinner included)

A full day excursion to Chobe National Park today. Overnight: A'Zambezi River Lodge

Day 9: Victoria Falls (Breakfast & dinner included)

This morning, travel into Zambia for a morning visit to Mukini Village. This afternoon enjoy a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River. Overnight: A'Zambezi River Lodge

Day 10: Depart (Breakfast included)

Transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Safari Price Guide

All prices are quoted in United States Dollar (US$)

NOTE: Rates Not Valid on Major Public Holidays such as Christmas, Easter, Islamic Idd etc.

Rates Depends on No. of Travellers High Season Rates in US$ Low Season Rates in US$
Per Person Sharing in a Party of 2 US$ 3205 US$ 2805
Single Room Use (Supplement) US$ 550 US$ 517

Tour Prices Validity: All Year Round (Except on Major Public Holidays)

High Season : November, December and January

Christmas Season: 21st December - 04 January of every year

Organized Group Rates : Special Group travel rates are available on request

Your Safari Price Includes:

All tours and transfers in custom designed vehicle and with English speaking guide
Direct check-in with assistance in your safari lodges
Transport in a comfortable custom-built safari vehicle with a window seat guarantee
Full board accommodation whilst on tour
Park entrance fees
Game viewing drives
Sightseeing tours as mentioned in your tour itinerary
Services of an English-Speaking and professional tour driver/guide
All Government taxes and levies where applicable.

Your Safari Price Excludes:

Tourist entry VISA to Zimbabwe (if required)
International airport(s) departures taxes
Optional excursions not mentioned in the inclusions and/or quoted separately
Expenditures of personal nature such as telephone calls, faxes, internet access, laundry etc.
All alcoholic drinks, wines and spirits.
Tips and gratuities to driver guides/lodge/hotel staff
All other extras not mentioned in the 'what's included'.

the market across from Meikles...

by lcra

the market across from Meikles hotel. It has the best variety of all the souvieneer you need. I lived with a family in the city for four months. What I miss most is my home and my second family.


by safardreams about MARKET PLACE, HARARE

Really two of them. Can't remember the
names. But in the market place attached to
MEIKLES HOTEL. Many different kinds of shops there. The wood carvings!! Thats what I wanted, you
may want something else. OK, you may find it.
I picked up a detailed elephant, rhino ans a
very pretty cheetah!! Also, this table cloth.
All hand-crafted!! Any where from $10.00 to $100.00US!


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A typical petrol queue in modern Harare.A typical petrol queue in modern Harare.

Forum Posts


by eckomew

hi! im from DUBAI in planning a vacation in Zimbabwe i try to book destination is in HARARE but then my TOUR TRAVEL will start in Lusaka,Zambia and end at Johannesburg.. now my 1st question is how am i going to LUSAKA if im from HARARE?is there a transportation i can use like TRAIN,BUS or TAXI? my 2nd question is how im going to return from JOHANNESBURG to HARARE? i want to know about the transportation i can use..
thank you!

Re: harare-lusaka

by CatherineReichardt

Your question is very vague, so it's hard to be specific, but let's give it a go.
By far the quickest and easiest way to get between these three centres is to fly, but obviously that's expensive.
The following is an extract from the most recent Lonely Planet guide to Zambia: "For South Africa, City to City has buses every day to Johannesburg (26 hours). Chat Boeing travels to Jo’burg four days per week, but their buses are not as comfortable as those offered by City to City, though tickets are slightly cheaper. In addition, the reliable Translux buses travel to Jo’burg twice a week. All buses between Lusaka and Jo’burg travel via Harare, Masvingo and Pretoria." Follow this link for a website that gives details of long distance bus companies operating in South Africa:
City to City and Translux are certainly fairly reliable operators, but don't expect great comfort, and the journey times are long.
Whatever the guidebooks say, there isn't a rail service between these centres anymore: poor maintenance of tracks and rolling stock put paid to that several years ago.
By the way, I hope that your holiday will involve travel to more interesting places in Zim/South Africa/Zambia - whilst none of the three cities are appalling, they are unlikely to qualify as the main attractions of the region!

Travel Tips for Harare

Entering the country as a Journalist

by sebblit7

Call Mr. Regis Chikowore at the Ministry of Information and Publicity on

Cell: +26311 804 048
Tel: +2634 703 891/3

He'll ask you to fax a letter of request signed by your editor. You can address the letter to Mr. George Charamba (Secretary of State for Information and Publicity - Office of the President and Cabinet)

On Fax Number: +2634 708 557

(The telephone number for Mr. Charamba's office is +2634 251 524/+2634 707 091-7

If your request is approved they will fax back a letter stating that they have no objection to your news coverage in Zimbabwe.

If you need a visa then take this letter to the embassy and go ahead with your visa application. If you don't need a visa then take the letter with you and show it to the customs officer on arrival at the airport.

In either case whether you need a visa or not, the customs officer will allow you in the country for 24 hours, the stamp in your passport will reflect this, it expires next day. You will also be given a piece of paper to keep in your passport.

Since we used mini-dv cam we had no problems with customs. On previous occasions we had headaches as they asked for substanial cash deposits until the equipment was returned to them for inspection on departure.

After the airport go to the MIC (Media Information Centre). They're located at the Rainbow Towers Hotel, formerly known as The Sheraton.

Your passports
The faxed letter of approval that you got from Mr. Charamba's office
The piece of paper you got from customs
US$600 per crew member (!!)
and 1 passport photo.

They'll give you forms to fill out, take your pic and give you a shiny credit card type press card valid for the duration of your visit. This press card is about 50% effective - every cop in uniform or not, will ask you for it, and you're pretty sure to end up having your filming interrupted as you end up giving them a lift in your car to the CID Criminal Investigation department offices, where if you're story works out and you're not using a fake press card or something you should be released.

Once you've got the press card, go to the Department of Immigration with your piece of paper from customs, MIC will have stamped it, etc. Show the immigration officer your stamped piece of paper and your passport, the officer will now stamp into your passport to the effect that you are allowed in the country until your intended departure date.

Now you can go off and see Regis and George Charamba. It's a good idea to make friends with them since you may find yourself calling them on the more than one occassion that you will get yourself into trouble with...

...police - not so bad coz they don't have cars and end up coming in your car to the police station

..or undercover CID officers - not good coz they have vehicles and being hauled off in their car can be unnerving.

Don't film any sensitive buildings, this is a surefire way of getting into trouble.


by sachara

In !994 we visited Zimbabwe as part of a trip to Malawi, Zimbabwe and Botswana. We arrived in Zimbabwe by bus from Malawi via the corridor route in Mozambique.

First of all we visited Harare. And after our trip in the country we ended also our journey in Harara, from where we had our flight back home.

We enjoyed it very much to meet the people of Zimbabwe and learn something about their daily life.
The best opportunity we had during our stay in a small village Rukweza near Rusape, south-east of Harare.

I don't know how safe Zimbabwe will be nowadays for travellers. The reports are varied. So check before you go.


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