Flight tickets from Umtata to Bulawayo

Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe and has a population of over 1.5 million people. It is situated in the central part of the country and serves as a major industrial hub. It is also home to numerous cultural, educational, sporting and other attractions that draw people to the city. This text aims to highlight the notable features of this great city and speaks to why it should be on the list of everyone's must-visit destinations.

Getting to Know Bulawayo

Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe, located in the Matabeleland region. Its population is estimated at around 1,204,931 people, which makes it the nation's largest city by population. Bulawayo is in the Central African Time Zone and operates on the CUT (UTC +2). English is the official language in Bulawayo, but the city is home to many other languages such as Ndebele, Shona, Kalanga, Venda, and Tonga. The currency of Bulawayo is the Zimbabwean dollar. The city is served by both the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and some privately owned banks, such as Stanbic and FBC Bank.

Climate and Weather

Bulawayo is the second-largest city in the southern African nation of Zimbabwe located in the Matabeleland region. It has a predominantly subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. In the summer months, between October and April, daytime temperatures reach upwards of 37°C while night-time temperatures remain around 20°C. The winter months see much cooler temperatures, with daytime temperatures not exceeding 25°C and dropping to around 4°C at night. The rainfall in Bulawayo is quite evenly distributed throughout the year and averages at around 500 to 700mm per year. The rainy season lasts from October to April and these months usually see more intense rainfall than the dry season between May and September. The city is also prone to occasional severe droughts which have brought water restrictions and can have a significant impact on the local economy.

Touring Bulawayo: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Bulawayo, called Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport. To get from the airport to downtown Bulawayo, you can take Shuttle Services, which cost between USD $7 to USD $10. Alternatively, you can take a taxi which costs around USD $15. You can change money at the airport, however, the exchange rate may not be as favourable as those available in the city.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Bulawayo

  1. Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe and the country’s industrial hub, once known as “The Jewel of Africa”
  2. Bulawayo has a rich cultural history, reflected in its many museums, monuments and galleries that showcase the city’s art, archaeological artifacts and traditional structures
  3. The city’s diverse range of restaurants, markets and traditional street food vendors offer visitors a diverse range of cuisine, from traditional Zimbabwean and African dishes to international cuisine

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