It is the capital city of Zimbabwe, a beautiful, light-filled, open city; high on the country's central plateau. It is a city of modern buildings, wide thoroughfares, numerous parks and gardens. This city has streets that are lined with flowering trees and a wonderful and invigorating climate. There is a strong appreciation for the city's cultural and historical heritage and a number of the older buildings have been preserved. The Mining Pension Fund Building at Central Avenue and Second Street is one example and many more are to be found along Robert Mugabe Road between Second Street and Julius Nyerere Way. The National Gallery houses not only a valuable and interesting national collection but also hosts traveling international exhibitions and has a permanent display of some outstanding Shona soft-stone carvings.
The priceless collection of Rhodesian and Africana in the form of diaries, notebooks and reports of various origins, are housed in the National Archives. Some of the original works of some of the greatest names in African exploration and missionary can be viewed. Other institutions which are well worth visiting include the Queen Victoria Museum and the Queen Victoria National Library, both at the Civic Centre; in Rotten Row. The Mukuvisi Woodlands is 277 hectares of remarkably preserved natural woodland that stances astride the banks of the small Mukuvisi stream. A variety of bird and of wild animal species such as giraffe, zebra, impala, tsessche, wildebeest, bushbuck, Steen buck, reed buck and eland can be viewed.
1. Imba Matomba sits high on a hill in Harare’s tranquil suburb of Glen Lorne, only 15 minutes drive from the City.
2. Crowne Plaza Harare Monomotapa is ideally situated within a minute's walk of the capital's shopping and business district.
3. Holiday Inn is ideally located on the perimeter of the city’s central business district making it an oasis of comfort and tranquility in the busy capital.
4. Wild Geese Lodge is conveniently located within fifteen minutes from Harare city centre
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