Air tickets from Hoedspruit to Harare

Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe, is a vibrant, modern city full of promise and potential. It is a bustling hub of culture and commerce, and is quickly becoming one of the most visited destinations in the country. Home to some of the best universities, a burgeoning arts and music scene, and plenty of opportunities for economic and educational development, Harare is a great place to explore and discover. From fascinating landmarks and attractions to backpacker-friendly hostels and sandstone ridges, this city has something for everyone. Read on to learn more about Harare, why you should visit and what to do in the city.

Getting to Know Harare

Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe and is the largest city in the country. It has a population of approximately 1.586 million. The time zone in Harare is UTC+2. The languages spoken in Harare are Shona and English, though other languages are also understood by the local population. The official currency of Harare is the Zimbabwean dollar.

Climate and Weather

Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, experiences a subtropical climate. It experiences distinct, warm and dry and wet seasons. From October to March, the city experiences its dry season, characterised by hot and dry days and cool nights. From April to September, Harare's rainy season brings humid but pleasant temperatures during the day, sometimes accompanied by thunderstorms. During the wet season, temperatures during the day tend to fluctuate, ranging from warm to very hot. Annual precipitation is minimal, ranging from 390mm of rain in the driest months to 810mm in the wettest season. April is generally noted as the wettest month of the year. Harare also experiences mild winters, with temperatures ranging between 18 to 26 degrees Celsius.

Touring Harare: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Harare: Harare International Airport (HRE) and Charles Prince Airport (FVCP). You can get from the main airport, Harare International Airport, to downtown Harare by bus, taxi, or shuttle for around $20-$40, depending on the distance. You can also arrange for a private transfer for a fee. Yes, you can change money at the airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Harare

  1. Harare is the capital and largest city of Zimbabwe whose history dates back to the 15th century
  2. The city is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene and hosts many art galleries, museums and theatres
  3. As the cultural and commercial hub of the country, Harare is home to several festivals, events and celebrations throughout the year, including the Chibuku Shoko music and dance festival

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