Nightclubs and bars in Zimbabwe

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    Wild Thing: Wild Thing!

    by TracyG Updated Jun 14, 2005

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    Wild Thing is so tacky it is good. It gets very crowded but you always know that you can get cheapish drinks and a good dance. The music is conventional chart/dance and a good time is guarenteed.

    Dress Code: Really anything seems to go, but probably best to go smart/casual, as they do have door staff.

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    The Tube Nite Club: Dance the night away!

    by TracyG Updated Jun 14, 2005

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    Cool by Western standards, and very cool by African standards.. A great mix of people flock here, for a great mix of music and atmosphere... Themed on a London Tube Station, hence the name.

    Dress Code: Smart casual and they are pretty strict.

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    Alabama's: Jazz in Bulawayo!

    by TracyG Updated Jun 14, 2005

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    This is probably one of the best, and safest places in Bulawayo to enjoy a night out, a great jazz club, offering great music and a lively atmosphere.

    Dress Code: Should be smart casual, but I don't think they are too concerned, no open toe shoes though...

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    Explorer's Bar: Great place to meet people!

    by TracyG Updated Jun 14, 2005

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    Explorer's is a great pub/bar that has the main sport on a big creen, and a great mix of music. This is also the place where most travellers come to meet up, so it really has a great atmosphere.

    Dress Code: Anything goes, as long as you have your top on...

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    HWANGE,ZIMBABWE: What do you get ,when a LION crosses the ROAD!

    by safardreams Written Aug 7, 2003

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    In Zimbabwe's parks you are supposed to be back night fall. How can you when your watching the sun-sets someplace every eve!
    So, we were lucky to see this good looking LIONESS before us. Craig, our guide has
    a huge spot light. Never shine into the animals face. Just near by for some light.
    Maybe the pic will come out, maybe not.
    10/1999

    Dress Code: Gets chilly, bring and extra shirt on the late drive.

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    CHIZARIRA BUSH!!: THE SUN & THE LION!!

    by safardreams Written Nov 17, 2002

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    Watching the sun go down pass what at
    what looks like here: A WASTE-LAND! But,
    as it turned out a LION was following us! He
    was doing his: I AM HERE GRUNTS" It was
    coming from over the ridge where the sun is going down. Craig, said it's time to go!!

    Dress Code: NONE!!

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    ZIMBABWE-BUSH: RELAX and ENJOY!

    by safardreams Written Nov 3, 2002

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    When you have your tent set-up with the front
    sitting almost to edge of the bush. It is pitch black out. When you have something taking
    a leak outside your tent. When you hear
    JACKALS and LIONS. Just relax and enjoy!!

    Dress Code: What ever you want!!

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    Well. In Zim , I don't think...

    by ratcorp Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Well. In Zim , I don't think that there are to many clubs to go to. Maybe a few in the major cities. Nightlife in Zim consists of sitting around a fire , 'braaing' (Like a Barbaque) meat and talking about the fish that got away. If you meet the locals at any spot in zim , just don't try and drink them under the table , THEY are HARD CORE drinkers.
    The Owls at night .. The sounds of Nature.. Just sit down and listen.. Turn off all your electronic equipment , the lights , sit in the dark and listen to Africa....

    Dress Code: Zim can get cold , but its mostly HOT as hell.. Ussaly most Zimbabwians sleep during the mid day (or drink until they pass out ) Fishing consisted of us , Waking up at the Crack of Dawn , fishing until around 9 , Lazing around the pool until 3 in the afternnon , then back out fishing until last light.
    So wear somthing that can protect you from the SUN. Take sunglass's..

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    Playing 'laser wars' in Harare...

    by anaiis Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Playing 'laser wars' in Harare with your friends is not something I expected to happen in a third world country. But its great! Its a play, where you are running around, trying to shoot your friends with a laser dot from your 'gun'. After 5 minutes you are completely exhausted, so be prepared. If you are shot, it is completely painless (not like in paint-ball). We had a lot of fun!

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    Well, not really night, but I...

    by janiac Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Well, not really night, but I would highly recommend the sundowner cruises, where you can cruise down the Zambezi river and see the plume of mist from Vic Falls, and the occasional sightings of hippos, crocs and elephants while eating local snacks and tanking local beers (sodas for kids, of course)

    Pictured are my friend, Tammy, and her kids and the sundowner host

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    The afternoon should start...

    by fisheagle Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The afternoon should start with a sundowner at the safari lodge or even a sunset cruise on the upper zambezi (above victoria falls ). Nightlife is to start at the bars in downtown victoria falls. Firstly the explorers bar is the best then later that night downtime nightclub is the place to be.
    All the drinks are inexpensive and all the locals hang out too so any info needed about trips could be exchanged.

    Dress Code: T shirts and bathing costumes as it will get very hot inside there.

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    No nightlife in Mutare. But...

    by LAOWAI Written Aug 25, 2002

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    No nightlife in Mutare. But you can take a tour of The Vumba. Ask at the guesthouse. Anne knows. It's reasonable and the guide is nice. Plus, no one is there to go on it. I think we were the first ones in several months. It's about $7 for the whole day.But be warned, some things may not be open, but you still pay the same price. Take you bags and stay at the Ndu Ndu Lodge while you're out there. They'll drop you off and you can hitch back. At night you can lounge around in their gorgeous guesthouse. See accomodation. This photo is from a hill we walked up and saw Mozambique.

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    Explorers bar in Vic Falls. ...

    by jaec Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Explorers bar in Vic Falls. Watch the river rafting guides try to pick up the women. Good music, lots of beer and a racous good time. Don't go here for a quiet drink.

    Dress Code: Teva style sandals, rafting or bungy T-shirts, scars received during the days activities on display.

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    Harare has a number of pubs,...

    by SANVAN Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Harare has a number of pubs, clubs and discos. A place to meet people and where the average Zimbabwean hangs out is the Sandrock Cafe on Julius Nyerere Way. It has a sidewalk seating and cheap Zambezi beer served in a bottle. Women alone or the more sophisticated crowd could try the place next door on the corner. Prices are double and shirt with collar is a must unless you know the owner. It has a nice patio and club like atmosphere.
    The British pubs are home to the local white community and although a bit on the expensive side a good place to hang out. Shirt with collar is a must and a tie preferred. The keg & sable in Borrowdale is a real pub with Guiness on tab. They serve a great fish and chips.

    Dress Code: Shirt with collar is and a tie for a club or disco and shirt wit collar any other place except bars at the bottom end.

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    Zambezi beer: Beer in Zimbabwe

    by georeiser Written Oct 22, 2009

    Zambezi beer is the National beer in Zimbabwe. But there are also other brands, like Lions beer. It taste good. A beer in Zimbabwe costs usually less than 1 USD.

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