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    Tourists Guide To Harare & General Information

    Harare is the capital City of Zimbabwe in Southern Africa and is the most populated City in the Country. It was previously known as Salisbury up until 1982. Harare was originally founded in 1890 a British military squadron.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Harare

    Zimbabwe was formerly known as Rhodesia under British rule. Harare acts as the financial, economic and communications hub for most of Zimbabwe and is an important trading post.

    What You Need To Know About Harare

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Harare.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Harare?

    May to October are the best times to visit Harare, as this is the dry season and there is a low malaria risk.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Harare?

    Depending on your age, and what Country you reside in will determine whether or not you need a Visa to visit Harare or anywhere else in Zimbabwe.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Harare?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Harare will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings: sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with. If you are visiting Harare in summer make sure you take anti-malaria medication.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Harare?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Harare. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.

    Transport & How To Get Around Harare?

    Harare International is the Country’s largest airport and it is best to hire a car to travel around the City. There are daily train and bus excursions that travel around the City and the rest of the Country.

    Attractions and places to visit in Harare

    Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe and is a city with numerous gardens and parks as well as many cultural and historical heritage buildings within the city that have been highly appreciated even through the economic downward spiral that had taken place. This city has shown much promise in increasing improvement and is slowly bettering.

    Where to go when visiting in Harare?

    The City used to be known as Salisbury but now known as Harare has numerous historical and cultural heritage sites to go and visit. Places such as the National Gallery of Harare, which has some stunning pieces and objects of International work and even National local works such as Shona soft-stone carvings, which can be found at the National Gallery and are most certainly very valuable and unique.

    The extremely valuable collection of the Rhodesian and Africana such as diaries, reports and notebooks from various origins can also be found in the National Archives and are absolutely rare and priceless, so be sure to visit and take a look at these beautiful collections.

    There is some exceptional and stunning Hotel accommodation to stay at in Harare, to mention but a few, Armadale Boutique Lodge, Sunbird Guest House, Cresta Lodge Harare and last but not least Kingsmead Guest House. The Hotels in the City range from 3 Star to 5 Star ratings, so you can be reassured to have a pleasant and restful stay while in and around this magnificent city.

    National Heroes Acre is a burial ground of all past considered ‘Heroes’ who were patriotic front guerrillas that were sadly killed during the Rhodesian Bush War. This National Monument was interestingly modeling and designed in a AK-47 layout which is rather unique.

    Last to mention but a few more places of interest to visit while visiting in Harare are the Chapungu Sculpture Park and the Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences, which happens to contain a 700-year old Lemba artifact which is believed to be a replica of the Ark of the Covenant. It is know to be the oldest wooden object even discovered in the sub-Saharan Africa. How old is the City of Harare?

    This Majestic city was first founded in 1890 by a small military force raised by Cecil John Rhodes.

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