Main City Centres

Harare

Harare is the capital of Zimbabwe, and it is a very pretty city with  wide streets, the majority of them lined with Jacaranda trees which in October have beautiful purple flowers that make the city even more attractive.  Harare has very spacious gardens, and has a wide variety of shops as well as an abundance of restaurants both in the city centre and in the surrounding suburbs.

The National Art Gallery

This is a gallery in which there is a good selection of Zimbabwe's Shone Sculpture, art, stone carvings and heritage.  The gallery has recently celebrated its 50th year anniversary.

National Archives

The National Archives established in 1935, contains many diaries, and reports of Zimbabwe's history.  They are continually gathering information, including some works of some of the greatest names in African exploration and missionary work.

Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens are situated in the New Alexander Park suburb, close to the city centre and any taxi driver would know where to take you.  The main aim of the Botanical gardens is to promote conservation and look after many different species of indigenous plants.  It is a very peaceful place to go and relax in the beautiful gardens with a picnic on a Sunday.

Chapungu Sculpture Garden

This is found in a 20 acre sculpture park on the outskirts of Harare in a suburb known as Msasa.  Chapungu was founded by Roy Guther in 1970, and has a huge selection of stone sculptures which are exhibited all over the world.

Sam Levy's Borrowdale Village

Sam Levy's Village in Borrowdale is continually growing and today has numerous stores including bookshops, clothes, toys, camping, furniture, hardware, supermarket, beauty and ladies gym.  In addition to all this, there are many restaurants and coffee shops to choose from when you need to rest your legs from too much shopping!

Doon Estate

Probably one of the best tourist shopping centres in Harare, as  they have a large variety of curios, art and some of the products made by the local people.  Examples of some of the shops found there are Art Mart, African Handwork Company and Zimbabalooba.


 
Bulawayo

Bulawayo is quite an old fashioned city compared to Harare it is a beautiful city with very wide streets. There are several places of interest to visit in and around Bulawayo including the National Gallery and Chipingali Wildlife Orphanage just to name a few.

The National Gallery in Bulawayo

This part of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe it is situated  in a house on Main Street, an elegant two-storey building of 1901.

Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage

Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage is an interesting place to visit their aim is to care for deserted wild animals. The wildlife that they currently have include,  the black rhino, leopard and lion. Chipingali is found just outside Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe


 
Mutare

Mutare is situated on the east border of Zimbabwe it is a very picturesque town and is surrounded by beautiful mountains and scenery. Mutare borders Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Places of interest to visit include the National Gallery of Zimbabwe,  Bvumba, Leopard Rock Hotel and Christmas Pass.


 
Gweru

Gweru is the main city in the Midlands Province, it is a small town with its main attractions being Antelope Game Park, where you can experience walking with lions. Thornhill Air Base is also found in Gweru as well as the Zimbabwe Military Museum.