Tourist destinations around the world less affected by Corona : 8. Harare

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Location: Zimbabwe

Destination type : Leisure Destination

Harere is the capital of Zimbabwe. It is called Sunshine city.

History of  Harare

  1. The city was founded in 12 september 1890 as a fort by Cecil Rhodes
  2. In honour of Cecil Rhodes the country was called Rhodesia
  3. The original name of the city was Fort Salisury
  4. In 18th April 1982 the city was renamed to Harare
  5. By 18 th April 1980 it was internationally as Zimbabwe

Activities for tourists at Harare

  1. Visit Mukuvisi woodland
  2. Visit the national gallery
  3. Sroll around in National botanical garden
  4. Experience the Eastgate centre
  5. Spend time at Haka game park

How to reach there


Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport is the nearest airport. It has flights to :

  1. Dubai
  2. Dar es Salaam
  3. Cape town
  4. Addis Ababa
  5. Lusaka etc


The best time to visit Harare are months May to September

Season Average temperature
Spring season ( September to December) 11°C to 27°C
Summer season (December to February) 15°C to 26°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Chinhoy ( 105kms away)
  2. Mutare ( 212 kms away)
  3. Gweru ( 222kms away)
  4. Masvingo (249 kms away)
  5. Bulawayo ( 366 kms away)

Some hotels in Victoria with room tariff less than Rs.6000/- per night

The Crown Inn Guest House

Small World Backpackers Lodge

Highlands Lodges and Apartments

Simba Harare Guest Lodge

Horizon Inn 

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Photo courtesy: By Damien Farrell – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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