Harare Travel Guide

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Harare Highlights

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     Where to go for international flights 

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     It's still a city 

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     Where it's green, it's beautiful 

Harare Things to Do

  • Harare, lifely shopping streets

    I liked it to walk in the centre and visit the shopping malls and the streetmarkets and of course also to do some shopping.If you need a rest, you can sit down in the gardens, the park or cafes and watch the streetscene and the people walking by.There are streetvendors, musicians and a lot more that gives the African taste and color at this modern...

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  • Harare

    Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, has 2 million inhabitants.After one week South Eastern Africa we saw here in Harare the first high-rise modern buildings. Harare looked like a modern city with high buildings, a lot of traffic and urban action.Harare is the commerce centre of the country, has a good variety in shopping malls, hotels and restaurants....

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  • Lots of green areas, parks,...

    Lots of green areas, parks, even a Botanical Garden (in the picture) made life in the city centre really a pleasant one. Shops, offices, ATM here and there in a period when Africa was not so open to credit cards...Then, suddenly, you reach the border of this strange 'bubble' and you fall again into reality: you meet once more the heavy burden of...

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Harare Restaurants

  • Birthday Party :-)

    The Food was fantastic, great ambiance. Waiters sang happy birthday to my friend and it was awesome! They are open Monday when other Chinese restaurants are closed and you can even get a private room if you call ahead to make a reservation. Sweet and sour Pork

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  • Top class

    This is a great restaurant, unfortunately closed on Sunday nights, so I missed out this time because I left Zim the next day. My colleagues who stayed on went the next night and had a great time and enjoyed the surroundings and the food. Steak

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  • The only place to satisfy the late night...

    This place is definitely not for the ignorant and arrogant and does not suit the tame and weary. If you are an off the beaten track traveller this is the only place to get a meal after 12 o'clock at night. Be it late night munchies after a wild night out or some of those munchies that one gets as a youth celebrating the fact of being young and free...

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  • Great Chinese food in Africa!

    This is a great place. It is set in a good location, Enterprise road, Harare. There is a cool vibe, lots of different people from all social groups of the nation. A great place to set up a million dollar business deal, get out of trouble with the law, have an awesome afternoon with friends or even suitable for a romantic date. Shangri-La is a place...

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  • milkshakes!!

    if you find yourself at sam levys village in borrowdale, alk past mimis, and down towards bon marche. grab table and order a milkshake and a banana and choclate muffin. the service is outstanding, seriously.the food awesome and not too (relative to everywhere else) expensive.well worth it. milkshakes...

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  • Recommended by a Chinese guy

    If a Chinese guy recommends it then heck it must be good. A busy place (open on Sunday nights) with a large selection of Chinese food, although on the night we went a few items weren't available. Staff are friendly service is fast. Roast chicken Mancurian style served with flat bread

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  • Damn good peri peri chicken

    This place serves several things, but we only ever eat the peri peri chicken which is very, very good.

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  • Hmmmm...can't think of a schnazzy...

    Someone took me to this place and it was fairly interesting. You fill your bowl with whatever ingredients you want and then the cook will make it for you in front of your eyes, Manchurian style. It wasn't anything highly unusual, but it was pretty good.

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  • Is it Buh-nah-nuh...or Buh-naw-naw???

    Man do I love food. Better yet, I love good food. So when I got to go to the Blue Banana, I was more than pleasantly surprised at what was delivered. I was with a huge group, so there was one of almost everything (it's served family style) and it was all equally good. I didn't find a few dishes that were good and the others were "okay". Everything...

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Harare Nightlife

  • Wild night out!

    Monako is the latest club poular with the upper-class Harare youth. It is a great vibe and the people are friendly. Prepare to witness some wild youthful behavior! Things get wild here, its great to come and get loose aswell as having a quite drink, in the secluded cocktail bar. Prices are reasonable for drinks but the $10 entrance fee is...

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  • There have been a lot of...

    There have been a lot of clubs, bars etc. The youth is having fun here!The bars and pubs are closing at eleven o'clock. After a last call the people are heading to one of the several discos and Nightclubs! It depends on where you are going! Shorts aren´t welcome at many places!

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Harare Transportation

  • my TAXI driver in HARARE: Mr Cuthbert...

    ..While in Harare for about one week, my preferred TAXI driver was Mr Cuthbert Machiridza.I was very happy with Mr Machiridza service and recommend his Taxi services to anyone visiting Harare.Mário Ferreira, May-2011Contacts:* Mr Cuthbert Machiridza* Cell phone1: (+263) 733 273 749* Cell phone2: (+263) 778 223 119* Email:...

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  • This guy worked hard

    David drove us from Harare to Kwe Kwe to Gweru to Shirugni back to Gweru through Kwe Kwe and back to Harare in one day, a trip of over 800km!We paid for his fuel and US$150 for the day.I felt very safe on the roads with his capable driving, never went too fast and executed very safe overtaking. A very hardworking young driver, recently married and...

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  • Former Meikles Driver

    Staff was recommended to me by a UN press officer and turned out to be everything I was told to expect: honest, reliable, hard working and very easy to get along with. He remained cool and collected during difficult times with police and CID officers and was always on time, whether very early in the morning or late at night, without a single...

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  • Colourful textiles

    In Harare, but also in other cities, I found some shops with very nice decorated textiles.I bought some cushions slopes, a bedcover and a table cloth. Back in Europe I started to collect more of these the same imported textiles cloth from Zimbabwe, because I liked the prints very much. I found them in Germany and the Netherlands.

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  • Sculptures

    The sculptors of Zimbabwe, especially of the Tengenenge Art Community are very known.I like the smooth shiny forms from the first time I saw an exhibition in the Netherlands.At the moment there are several galleries in Europe selling the Zimbabwean sculptures.Some sculptors visit workshops abroad.In Harare and many other cities there is a lot of...

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Harare Warnings and Dangers

  • They charge more for tourists!

    In quite a few hotels they will charge more money if they know you are a tourist. If you have a relative or friend in Zimbabwe try to let them book hotels and buy things. If they hear an accent they will often try to raise their prices or rip you off.

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  • They charge more for tourists!

    In quite a few hotels they will charge more money if they know you are a tourist. If you have a relative or friend in Zimbabwe try to let them book hotels and buy things. If they hear an accent they will often try to raise their prices or rip you off.

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  • The Law

    This beautiful and great country has been through turmoil in the past years. You will know what has been happening. An important word of advice: As a foreign traveller always remember you are a guest in a country which pays absolutely no attention to International Law. Dont come to the country and try and be a Che Guevarra or Nelson Mandela and try...

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Harare Off The Beaten Path

  • Rukweza, rural village

    In Rukweza we saw many round huts with walls, which were not made of mud, but built with bricks. The huts had thatched roofs. There were also a lot of square concrete buildings in all kind of sizes.A pity we didn't sleep in the huts, but in a large square shaped house in the centre of the village, where we had electricity, running water, a toilet...

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  • Rukweza, village stay

    During our trip in Zimbabwe we stayed for two days in a village, Rukweza. We could sleep on the ground in a big house in the centre of the village.It was not easy to find the village. We had to turn off from the highway, 10 KM after Nyazuru. Two times we choosed the wrong track. The unpaved roads became very narrow and we saw a lot of tiny villages...

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  • Don't Leave Your Car

    I saw someone walk off from their car to buy something. Next thing I knew I heard the car alarm go off and it was on cinder blocks(acctually it wasn't even that nice).

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Harare Favorites

  • Good prices from this travel agent

    There's a guy called Steve Ke Zhao, the CEO of Zimbabwe International Travel and Tours (ZITT) he gets hotels at half the rate they quote the public. He got us single rooms at the Rainbow Towers (formerly Sheraton) for US$90 B&B incl. taxesHe offered us single at Meikles for US$120He can also arrange car hire and local flights, etc. Cell: +26391 598...

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  • Victoria falls,what a place to...

    Victoria falls,what a place to go to when in Zimbabwe. But that is not the only place of interest. This country is full of historic places to see. The people themselves. They were friendly and happy go lucky. It didn't seem like we were in africa. The flower market is a sight to see.

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  • Test yourself in the...

    Test yourself in the recognition of the two overlapping-though-not-mixing universes which cohexist in Harare. The 'Whites' and the 'Blacks'... two worlds apart, walking in the same city, but not in the same place; buying the same foods, but not in the same shops; living in the same city, but not in the same areas. Long, clean, perfecly kept and...

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