Harare Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Harare

Where is it located?: Harare is in northeastern Zimbabwe.

Why do people go here: Most people make a stop in Harare before they travel through the rest of Zimbabwe. Harare has a nice mix of old colonial buildings worth a look.

How do travelers get there?: Most people arrrive in Harare by bus, or have flown in from Europe or South Africa.

Population: 2.1 million

Languages Spoken: English, Shona

Travel Information

Attractions: National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Mbare musika

Accommodation: Harare Hostels

Tourism Office: Zimbabwe Tourism Office, P.O. Box CY286, Causeway, Harare, 263-4-758730

Off-the-beaten-path: Kopje

Health Issues: Bilharzia, Cholera, Malaria, Yellow Fever

Tips for Visiting

When to go: May to October are the best times to visit Harare.

Common Phrases: English is widely spoken.

City Specific Events: Chibuku Neshamwari Dance Festival: August, Zimbabwe Women Music: August, Summer Jazz Festival: September, International Music Day: October How to get around?: Slow trains and fast buses service much of Zimbabwe. Through Harare, you can find mini-buses and cheap taxis to get you almost anywhere.

Good to know: Crime is on the rise, so keep your wits about you.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Harare is the Harare International Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Harare travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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