Harare Tourism, Zimbabwe

Visit Harare - Best of Harare

While the upper half of Africa is visited for a glimpse of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, the lower half of the continent is monopolized by the safari enthusiasts. The other nations that fall in between are just left to languish, hardly receiving any attention. While your gut might tell you to rush off to the Masai Mara or Cairo, hold your horses and head to Zimbabwe instead.

The capital city, Harare, is grossly underrated and deemed unsafe and unstable; the city in reality is quite laid back and not all that life threatening. Sure you might be required a little more caution than usually prescribed, but it’s all going to be worth it when you sit back and go over the memories and experiences you’d have accumulated.

Harare Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Harare tips for your visit

  • Check the local political and economic scene of the country before you plan your trip. Even though Zimbabwe doesn’t see as much conflict as the rest of the African regions, the stability is quite volatile.
  • Get vaccinated well in advance. Chances are you might be required to be vaccinated against yellow fever, so check what immunizations are needed before you travel.
  • Try not to step out after hours since there are chances that you can get mugged.
  • Even while driving around at night, wound up your windows tightly and no matter who knocks on your window, don’t pay any attention and keep all your valuables well hidden. Avoid stopping at traffic signals.
  • Don’t cheap out on the tip. Many of the servers depend on your tip to get by.

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Facts and Stats for Harare*

  • Pollution Statistics in Harare

    Know the pollution level of Harare before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 84 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 61.54 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 70.19 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75.96 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 73 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 48.96 (Moderate)
  • Harare: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Harare for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Harare.

    • Burglary and Theft 59.87 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 52.63 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 42.11 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 93.06 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 38.82 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 63.51 (High)
    • Attacks 38.82 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.27 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.84 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.08 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.68 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.43 (Moderate)
  • Living in Harare - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Harare is 102.23 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 49.2 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 96.76 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 74.14 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 49.11 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 37.83 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.92 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 30.01 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Harare

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Harare

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 60 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 27.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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