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What should I know before visiting Harare?
Prices are often posted in US dollars
For several years, Zimbabwe operated with several different currencies, including US dollars. In late 2019, the country’s central bank introduced a new Zimbabwean dollar (ZWL). This is the official currency of Zimbabwe, but you’ll still see some prices in US dollars while holidaying on flights to Harare.
Avoid travelling alone at night
Once the sun goes down, pickpockets become prevalent in certain areas of the city. Try to do most of your sightseeing during the day, then head to a restaurant near your hotel for dinner. If you do go out at night, stick with a local guide who will know which areas to avoid in the evenings.
Keep valuables at home or in your hotel safe
Since pickpocketing can occur, avoid taking valuables with you when you catch cheap flights to Harare. Keep expensive jewellery at home and take extra care to keep cameras and smartphones secure while exploring the city. Also avoid carrying large sums of cash with you. Head to an ATM every few days to withdraw a bit of extra cash as you need it.
What are the best things to do in Harare?
Thetford Game Reserve
Heading out on safari is a can’t-miss activity when you book airfare to Harare. Several game reserves are located within easy each of the capital, including Thetford Game Reserve, which is nestled between the Nande and Dikitira hills. To immerse yourself in the safari experience, spend a few nights at Thetford and go for game drives each day. Alternatively, you could take a day trip to Thetford while holidaying on flights to Harare. Book onto a full- or half-day drive through the lush plains of Zimbabwe to see animals in their natural habitat, including white rhino, zebra, giraffes, and more about 200 species of birds.
Chapungu Sculpture Park
While exploring the Zimbabwean capital on cheap flights to Harare, you’ll discover a vibrant art culture. The Chapungu Sculpture Park in the eastern suburbs is one of the most famous landmarks where you can admire art. It was designed in 1970 as a way to display the work of locals. Each of the stone sculptures showcased in Chapungu Sculpture Garden was created by a Zimbabwean artist.
Lake Chivero Recreational Park
Lake Chivero Recreational Park is based about 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Harare and covers an impressive 6,000 hectares. When you book airfare to Harare, plan a day trip out of the city where you can explore Zimbabwe’s gorgeous natural landscape. The main feature of the park is the lake, which attracts local wildlife. While visiting Lake Chivero Recreational Park, take a guided hike to view the animals or go on an official game tour. While visiting this popular spot between return flights to Harare, you’ll have a good chance of spotting zebra, wildebeest, warthogs, and giraffes.
What is the cost of visiting Harare?
While visiting Zimbabwe on flights to Harare, you’ll often see prices listed in US dollars. However, the official currency is the Zimbabwean dollar (ZWL). $1 NZD is about 241 ZWL.
After planning your return flights to Harare, save money on accommodation by booking with Webjet. Webjet offers a wide variety of hotel options around the Harare area, with prices averaging about $150 to $200 NZD per night. If you choose to book a hire a car, that can be done through Webjet as well. Reserve a car from rates starting around $110 NZD per day to pick up from Harare International Airport (HRE).
It can be tough to drive in Zimbabwe if you aren’t used to the road rules, but taxis are another great option when you book tickets to Harare. Taxis cost about 200 ZWL (80 cents NZD) for each kilometre travelled, and a taxi from Harare International Airport (HRE) to the centre is about 9,000 ZWL ($37.30 NZD). If you’d like to take a day trip while holidaying on flights to Harare, you can even hire a private driver for a full day for a rate of about 18,000 ZWL ($75 NZD).
When you book cheap flights to Harare, chances are viewing African wildlife is at the top of your to-do list. Wild Is Life is a popular animal sanctuary just outside the city. Entry costs 34,000 ZWL ($140 NZD) for adults. Thetford Game Reserve provides a classic African safari experience and offers game drives starting from 20,000 ZWL ($83 NZD). If you book tickets to Harare on a budget, Lake Chivero Recreational Park is a great option. Between return flights to Harare, you can enter the park for 3,600 ZWL ($15 NZD) and take a game drive for an additional 3,600 ZWL ($15 NZD).