Tips & Tricks
Zimbabwe International Carnival (Harare) – hosted by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, this six-day event takes place annually in late May, and is a melting pot of culture where countries showcase their various cultures through their traditional cuisines, dances, artifacts, several performances and a road march. The highlight of the event is the musical night, where […]
Mukuvisi Woodlands (Hillside Road, Harare) — One of the few places within the city that you can see game like kudu, rhino, giraffe and elephants as well as a wide variety of birds and indigenous flora. Not the same as going to a national park or game ranch – but this reserve offers a pleasant […]
National Botanic Gardens (Fifth Street, Alexandra Park, Harare) – located in the northern part of Harare, this 58-hectare site is rich in floral specimens indigenous not only to Zimbabwe, but the entire southern African region. Established in 1962, these gardens also house the National Herbarium of Zimbabwe (which has about 500,000 plant specimens).
The Jameson Vic Falls Carnival (Victoria Falls) – this is a three-day event, which concludes on New Year’s Eve. The first formal music festival in Vic Falls started in 2009 with Falls Fest, which continued until 2011. In 2012 the Vic Falls Carnival was founded, and this year Seed Experiences has been brought on to […]
Lion and Cheetah Park and Snake World (Lake Chivero via Route A5) — located near Lake Chivero, a half an hour’s drive outside Harare, the Lion & Cheetah Park is a sanctuary for lions, cheetahs, the oldest and largest galapagos tortoise in Zimbabwe and a wide variety of other animals. Admission: US$15 per adult. Hours: […]
Mana Pools National Park (Hurungwe) – located 374 km. northwest of Harare, this UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site is synonymous with the Zambezi River, elephants, lions, remoteness and wilderness. This unique park is Zimbabwe’s second World Heritage Site, based on its wildness and beauty, together with the wide range of large mammals, bursting with a […]