Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare is an undeniable gem, with a unique blend of vibrant urban life and a large spread of natural highlights not too far outside the city. You can get the best of both worlds, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and rich culture. Willow Lodge is situated right in the heart of Harare, so we’ll share some of our favourite fun things to do in and around the capital.
Who Said You Can’t Have Beachy Vibes in a Landlocked Country?
There are so many big, beautiful dams and lakes (such as Lake Chivero) in and around Harare, you’ll hardly notice that there’s no beach. Pack a swimsuit and picnic basket with refreshments and you’re good to go. You can enjoy a boat ride, fishing trip or even water skiing for an unforgettable experience.
A Lively Nightlife for the Party Goers
Meet some friendly locals at Harare’s many bars and pubs and dance the night away. These nights are the stuff memories are made of. You get to try local beers, listen to different types of music and immerse yourself in Zim’s city culture. Pop into The Mill bar, Jam Tree beer garden and more cool places for a great time.
Safari Near the City
Game reserves and nature resorts are never in short supply, so you get to take your pick. From the Lion and Cheetah Park to the National Botanical Gardens and everything in between, your dose of nature can be found here.
Do It For the Culture
Arts and crafts markets as well as museums form part of Harare’s greater cultural fabric. You can appreciate original Zimbabwean artworks, such as those found at Chapungu Sculpture Park or explore more about the country at the Museum of Human Sciences.
Easy Access To Transport
Hired vehicles, shuttle services and public transport are easily accessible in the capital. You can get from A to B with no hassles and get the most out of your trip this way. Willow Lodge is a little over 16 km away from Harare Airport, making it a mere 20-30 minutes’ drive away.