Tips & Tricks
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 […]
Zimbabwe Open Golf Tournament (Harare) — the Royal Harare Golf Club is the host of this international golf tournament, attracting players from neighboring countries like South Africa, as well as the UK, and Zimbabwean talent. See the event website on details about its next tournament: http://zimbabweopengolf.com
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: […]
Pamuzinda Lodge (Selous River) – located 65 km. from Harare (via Bulawayo Road), the star attractions of Pamuzinda Lodge are the lions. This is one of the few places in Zimbabwe where you can walk with lions on the game reserve (with a trained guide to chaperone!). The lodge sits on the Selous River, just […]
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 […]