This Is Why Tourists Are Returning to Zimbabwe

This Is Why Tourists Are Returning to Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe (B)

My very first observation: There are no boda bodas in Harare, Zimbabwe. A huge ONE UP for Zim. Next, there are no noisy, full-to-the-roof matatus either. For those not familiar with these terms, let me tell you that these are the most popular modes of transport in Eastern Africa, including Rwanda and DR Congo.

So, back to the beginning. Before leaving for Zimbabwe on a FAM trip, I did, although briefly, wonder what the heck was I going to do or see here? Especially in Harare, the capital city, which given my limited knowledge was “just a city.” I wasn’t quite convinced about the place. But seven days of weaving in and around the country and finally returning to Harare two days before departure, I was in for a surprise.

Really! Harare could easily hold on its own against other metropolises of Africa! That was my very first impression. Over the next two days, delighting in the sights and sounds of this beautiful tree-lined city with a very pleasant climate, easy way of life and amazing food, I was ready to live here forever! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: This Is Why Tourists Are Returning to Zimbabwe
Guide Location: Zimbabwe » Harare
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Anjaly Thomas
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Crowne Plaza
  • Holiday Inn
  • Chapungu Village
  • The National Gallery of Zimbabwe
  • The National Heroes Acre
  • National Botanic Gardens
  • Sam Levy’s Village
  • Avondale flea market
  • The Horsebox Bar
  • Mukuvisi Woodland
  • Borrowdale area
  • Harare Kopje