Flight tickets from Mpumalanga to Bulawayo

Welcome to the ancient city of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second largest city. Located in western Zimbabwe, this city has a long and storied history, having been founded in 1894 by the Ndebele King Lobengula. It has grown to be a bustling metropolis, home to an ethnically diverse population, culture and cuisine. This text will explore the history, attractions, and activities of Bulawayo, giving insight into what makes this city such a wonderful place to visit.

Getting to Know Bulawayo

Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe, located in the south-west corner of the country. Its population, according to the 2012 census, is 653,337 people, making up almost 10% of Zimbabwe's total population. Bulawayo is in the Central African Time Zone, which is 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+2) during the summer months and 3 hours ahead during the winter. English is the official language of Zimbabwe, and Shona and Ndebele are the most commonly spoken native languages in Bulawayo. The currency used in Bulawayo, as well as in the rest of Zimbabwe, is the Zimbabwe Dollar, however, the US Dollar and South African Rand are also used as legal tender.

Climate and Weather

Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe, located in the south-west of the country. The city is known for its sunny, dry climate and pleasant temperatures throughout the year. Summers in Bulawayo are hot and dry with temperatures reaching up to 33°C during the day, and rarely dropping below 15°C at night. Winters, however, are cooler, with temperatures ranging from 15 – 25°C. Rainfall is rare in Bulawayo with an incredibly low average of 24mm throughout the year. The city also has a high UV index, especially during the summer months, so it is important to use sun protection when outdoors. In conclusion, Bulawayo has a pleasant climate for most of the year, characterized by long, hot and dry summers, and mild, cooler winters.

Touring Bulawayo: Airport and Transportation

There is one airport in Bulawayo, Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport. You can get from the airport to downtown in Bulawayo by taking a taxi, which should cost around $6 USD. For more expensive taxi trips, you should agree the fare before departing. You can also take a bus which should cost around $1 per person. Unfortunately, there are no currency exchange facilities at the airport, so you should make sure you bring enough US Dollars to get to your destination.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Bulawayo

  1. Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city and is known for its colonial and industrial past. The city is known for its warm, hospitable people from many different cultures and backgrounds.
  2. The city is known for its vibrant cultural scene, especially music and art. Visiting the National Gallery and the City Hall are a must for those looking to immerse themselves in the local culture.
  3. The city is full of historical sites, including Khami Ruins, the Matobo National Park, the Khami Mission and the Ndebele village, which are all great places to learn more about the region's past

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