Chang Thai (1 Harrow Road, Doon Estate, Harare) – this is one of Harare’s popular Asian restaurants (in this case, serving mainly Thai dishes). The Thai Green Curry is one of the recommended specialties served here.
Café Nush (Avondale Shopping Centre, King George Road, Harare) – this is the place to grab a coffee (they do great coffee) and watch Harare’s movers and shakers come and go. A favorite for informal business lunches and catching up with friends. Their grilled chicken wraps and strawberry lemonades are recommended by visiting travelers. Those […]
Butchers Kitchen (Shop 112, Sam Levy’s Village, Borrowdale, Harare) – as the name implies, this is a carnivore’s paradise, with a variety of grilled meats and accompanying sauces. There’s also a deli, where sandwiches can be ordered.
Amanzi (158 Enterprise Road, Highlands, Harare) — The food is an adventurous fusion of African and Asian flavors, the chicken groundnut stew and char-grilled kudu wrapped in pancetta were big winners, and is served in the gorgeous setting of their gardens or verandah. After dinner, head to the bar for some jazz and cocktails, making […]
BUS – there is a variety of local, private bus outfits circulating within Harare (mainly minibuses, like those seen in nearby South Africa). Assuming you’re staying at a hotel, ask the front desk which services are most reliable, and where they pick up passengers. Upon arriving at such a pick-up point, ask the drivers if […]
TAXI – with Harare not having much of a public transportation system, as long as your budget allows, taxis are the way to go. There are taxi stands on the corner of First St and Nelson Mandela Ave; on Samora Machel Ave near First St; on Union Ave between Angwa St and Julius Nyerere Way; […]
CAR RENTALS – since public transportation is erratic in Harare, renting a vehicle may be the way to go, especially for those staying for at least a week, and of course for those driving into other parts of the country. the following car rental agencies operate in Harare: Avis: +263 4 575 431 Budget: […]
Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences (Civic Centre, Rotten Row, Harare) — the small Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences has enough fossils and dioramas to keep most museum buffs happy for an hour or so. The highlights are the archaeological displays and the exhibits of traditional Shona crafts, arts and music. The museum is a 10-minute […]
Town House (Harare) — The Town House dates back to 1933. This primarily Italian Renaissance-style structure houses the Mayoral, City Council and Town Clerk’s offices. The centerpiece of the gardens is a colorful floral clock and fountain. Free visits are available by calling the official numbers: +2634 781810 – 9.
Rhodes Grave (Matobo National Park) – located just outside of the regional city of Bulawayo (490 km. southwest of Harare), Cecil John Rhodes is buried at the top of Malindidzimu, known to the local tribes as “the hill of spirits” and to Rhodes as “World’s View”. There is the most incredible view out over the […]