Air tickets from Skukuza to Harare

Harare is the vibrant capital of Zimbabwe. Founded by the business magnate and philanthropist Cecil John Rhodes in 1890, Harare is fondly referred to as the City of Seven Hills. Over the years, it has grown to become one of the major cities of Southern Africa and a major political, commerce and tourism hub. This text explores the many attractions and points of interests that make Harare an interesting and appealing destination.

Getting to Know Harare

Harare is the capital of Zimbabwe, located in the north-east of the country. Its population is estimated at 1.6 million, making it the largest city and the political and commercial centre of the country. The time zone is two hours ahead of GMT. English is the most widely spoken language in Harare, but the city itself is linguistically diverse, with 16 other official languages. The most popular are Ndebele, Shona and Kalanga. The currency used in Harare is the Zimbabwe dollar (ZWL). Despite the country suffering from economic crisis in recent years, the dollar remains a popular currency and is accepted in most shops and services in the city.

Climate and Weather

Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe, and lies in the northeast part of the country. The climate of Harare is generally pleasant and is classified as a subtropical highland climate. Winters in Harare are cool, with temperatures ranging from an average low of 5°C in July to an average high of 24°C in August. Rainfall is low during the winter months. Summers in Harare are warm, with temperatures usually between 16°C and 28°C. July and August are the hottest months, and rains can begin as early as October. Rainfall is highest in December and January, when the area averages more than 200mm of precipitation. The climate in Harare is also quite dry, with an average annual precipitation of 621.7mm. The combination of low temperatures and dry air makes Harare a great place to visit year-round.

Touring Harare: Airport and Transportation

There are 2 airports in Harare: the main Harare International Airport and the second Bulawayo Airport. You can get from the main airport to downtown Harare using the Airport Link Shuttle or car hire service. The cost varies depending upon your journey length. There are foreign exchange bureaux available in the arrivals lounge at Harare International Airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Harare

  1. Harare is Zimbabwe's capital and largest city, with a rich cultural heritage that dates back to the early 19th century. It was known as Salisbury until 1982 and is the home of many historical sites, such as the Queen Victoria Museum
  2. Harare is a major hub of culture and entertainment, hosting diverse festivals, events and performances throughout the year. The city's bustling marketplaces, retail shops and restaurants showcase a variety of local and international cuisines, products and services
  3. Harare is home to an eclectic array of parks, monuments and historic buildings such as the Parliament Building, National Archives and King George VI Statue, which are popular tourist attractions. The surrounding region also offers a wealth of nature-based activities, from scenic hikes to wildlife safaris

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