Flight tickets from Durban to Bulawayo

Welcome to Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. This vibrant city is full of life, interesting cultural happenings and amazing landscapes. Located in the southern region of the country, Bulawayo is renowned as a haven for culture, art and history. Here, you will find bustling markets, galleries, concerts, festivals and various other forms of entertainment. The city is set among lush countryside and rolling hills, and offers a diverse range of activities and attractions for visitors. Whether you come for the culture or to see the landmark sites, you are sure to find something to fill your day. Whether your stay is short or long, Bulawayo has something to offer everyone.

Getting to Know Bulawayo

Bulawayo is the second largest city of Zimbabwe with an estimated population of 1.6 million people. It is located in the south of the country, in the province of Matabeleland and is on Central Africa Time. The main language spoken in Bulawayo is IsiNdebele, although English is widely spoken in the city as many attend English speaking schools. English is also the language commonly used in business transactions. The official currency in Bulawayo is the Zimbabwean Dollar, which is currently the strongest in the continent due to currency controls that have been put in place by the government. The Dollar is used for most day-to-day transactions and many businesses accept payments in a range of other currencies.

Climate and Weather

Bulawayo lies in the heart of Matabeleland region in Zimbabwe. The climate is subtropical, with hot summers and mild winters. Generally, temperatures range from 8 to 27 °C (46 to 81 °F). Rainfall is heaviest in October and November, which receive between 25 and 30 inches of rain. Summers are hot and dry, with only a few days of rain. The hottest months are December, January, and February, when temperatures can reach 30 °C (86 °F). The months of March and April can be quite cool and the days can be windy. Winters are mild, with an average temperature of 16 °C (61 °F). Overall, Bulawayo's climate is ideal for outdoor activities, such as camping, fishing, hiking, and golf. The city is well known for its ideal outdoor conditions and is a popular destination for tourists during peak season.

Touring Bulawayo: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Bulawayo called Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ). You can hire a cab from the airport to downtown Bulawayo which will cost around US$15. There is also a public shuttle service from the airport to downtown Bulawayo, but the cost is not readily available. There is no currency exchange facility at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport, so it is recommended to change money before arriving at the airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Bulawayo

  1. Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe and a hub for cultural diversity and history. Situated in the southwest corner of the country, it is known for its vibrant street art scene, traditional markets, and well preserved colonial architecture
  2. The city is often referred to as the 'City of Kings', due to its founding by King Lobengula in the 1800s. His statue stands in front of the downtown library as a reminder of the kingdoms he created and the valuable history he left behind.
  3. Visitors can experience a taste of traditional Zimbabwean culture at the annual International Festival of the Arts, Busa Festival, and Wisdom of the Elders Festival of traditional dance and music. A visit to the National Museum of Zimbabwe provides insight into the country's settlement and destiny

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