About Harare


Let's have a look around into background of Harare
  • Province: Harare
  • Country: Zimbabwe
  • Latitude: -17.824858
  • Longitude: 31.053028
  • Time zone: Central Africa Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +2 hours

Weather in Harare

  • Climate: Sub-Tropical Highland Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: April to August

Location

Harare is the capital and also the most populous city of Zimbabwe. Harare has a total population of 1,606,000 (2011 Census). Harare until 18 April 1982 was officially known as Salisbury.

Distance from Harare center to Airport

Harare International Airport is the main airport which serves the domestic and the international passengers.

Driving Distance: 12 miles /19 km

Driving Time: 20 Minutes

Languages: English followed by other local languages

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Harare International Airport
  • Rail: National Railways of Zimbabwe
  • Road: ZUPCO

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: 2 – 3 $
  • Housekeeper: 2 – 3 $
  • Concierge: 3 – 5 $

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 2 – 3 $

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Norton,
  • Bindura,
  • Rusape

Emergency Contact Numbers in Harare city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 999
  • Rail: +263 4 78604702 (National Railways of Zimbabwe)
  • Airport: +263 4 585 073 (Harare International Airport)
  • Hospital: +263 4 621 100 (Harare Central Hospitals)

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Harare.

  • Harare Jazz Festival
  • Harare International Festival of Arts
  • Harare International Food Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Mukuvisi Woodlands
  • National Heroes Acre
  • Dendera Gallery

Theatre & Concerts

  • Reps Theatre
  • Theatre in the Park
  • 7 Arts Theatre

Visit Top Restaurants in Harare

  • Victoria 22
  • Fishmonger
  • Organikks

Top Shopping Centers in Harare

  • Westgate Shopping Mall
  • High Glen Shopping Mall
  • Hammer and Tongues Shopping Mall

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Discovereum
  • First Floor Gallery
  • HAKA Game Park

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Prawns – Paula’s Place
  • Giblets - Coimbra
  • Oxtail – Gava’s

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 1.65 $
  • Taxi: 3 $ (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 675 $
  • Cheap meal: 7.50 $
  • Gasoline: 1.33 $ / litre
  • 3 course meal: 30 $
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