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Kuimba Shiri Bird Park

Kuimba Shiri Bird Park (Lake Chivero) — located a half an hour’s drive outside Harare, Zimbabwe’s only bird park, Kuimba Shiri, boasts 460 species of indigenous birds in the wild, and is situated on the shores of Lake Chivero. Admission: US$5 (adult), US$3 (children under 12 years). Camping: US$5 per person per night. Chalet accommodations: […]

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Imire Rhino & Wildlife Conservation

Imire Rhino & Wildlife Conservation – (105 km. east of Harare) – this is a sanctuary for rhinos. Here, you can bottle-feed a baby rhino or ride an elephant through the bush. Visitors are also welcome to book lodging accommodations (for those who want to stay overnight, or even further). See its website for further […]

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Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park (598 km. west of Harare) — Named after a local Nhanzwa chief, Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14,650 square kilometers. It is located in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of the Mighty Victoria Falls.   It became the royal hunting grounds […]

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Harare Sports Club

Harare Sports Club (Josiah Tongogara Street, Harare) – one legacy of England’s colonization of Zimbabwe is the sport of Cricket. With Cricket being a popular sport in that country, this professional play field (whose capacity is 10,000 spectators) hosts a variety of games. See the following website for upcoming Cricket matches in Zimbabwe: www.zimcricket.org

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Harare Jazz Festival

Harare Jazz Festival (Celebration Centre, 162 Swan Drive, Gun Hill, Harare) — this one-day festival is held in April (first launched in 2009). With major regional jazz artists like Hugh Masekela showing up, it has since gained a large following. Participants also take part in jazz workshops a day before the festival. All proceeds benefit […]

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Chiremba Balancing Rocks

Chiremba Balancing Rocks (Epworth, Harare area) — Chiremba Balancing Rocks was declared a national monument in 1994, and is located 13 km. south east of Harare in Epworth. It is characterized by granite balancing rocks within a natural breathtaking scenic environment. The Balancing rocks are a continuation of the awe-inspiring landscape.   The Balancing Rocks […]

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Mbare Market

Mbare Market (Mbare, South Harare) — this covered market, which originally sold mainly food and other produce, has increasingly included apparel, plumbing & electrical supplies, and other hard goods. Tourists come here for the large collection of Shona sculpture, wooden crafts and basketry.

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Kamfinsa Shopping Centre

Kamfinsa Shopping Centre (Arcturus Road, Greendale, Harare) – this shopping center evolves around the South Africa-based supermarket chain “Pick N’ Pay” (as well as a stand-alone “Pick N’ Pay” liquor store, and “Pick N’ Pay” apparel outlet). Other stores present there include a Spar supermarket, a hardware store, as well as other retailers.

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Fife Avenue Shopping Centre

Fife Avenue Shopping Centre (Fife Avenue, Harare) – this shopping center has various retailers, supermarkets, and a food court with a number of eateries. Restaurants and bars (like the Mannenburg Jazz Club) are located here, too.

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Eastgate Center

Eastgate Centre (Robert Mugabe Road, Harare) – this is the largest shopping center and office complex in Zimbabwe (located in downtown Harare). Various local and regional retailers can be found here. Some of its public spaces are occasionally used for exhibits of local artwork (including stone sculptures). Eastgate has received positive press for being an […]