Sights

Top ChoiceMonument in Harare

National Heroes' Acre

National Heroes' Acre

The grandiose obelisk of Heroes' Acre, overlooking the town, is straight out of Pyongyang, yet lies just 7km from Harare. Designed with the assistance of North Korea, it serves as a sombre memorial to the forces...

Top ChoiceGallery in Harare

National Gallery of Zimbabwe

In the southeast corner of Harare Gardens, this lovely gallery has multiple spaces exhibiting a mix of contemporary local, African and international artists. Shows change monthly, with a mix of paintings,...

Gallery in Harare

Delta Gallery

A must for contemporary art lovers is this gallery inside the charming colonial house of eminent Rhodesian painter Robert Paul (1906–79). It showcases wonderful works by contemporary Zimbabwean artists, with...

Wildlife Reserve in Harare

Wild is Life

A wildlife sanctuary with a difference – sip on afternoon tea and champagne while getting a hands-on experience with the injured, rescued or orphaned animals here. Located near the airport. You need to book well...

Gardens in Harare

National Botanic Gardens

If you thought Harare couldn't get any more relaxed, you clearly haven't visited its botanical gardens. Spread over 68 hectares, it's an extremely peaceful spot, showcasing 90% of the different ecological...

Museum in Harare

National Archives of Zimbabwe

Founded in 1935, this building is the repository for the history of Rhodesia and modern Zimbabwe. It's worth a visit to see artefacts, photos, accounts of early explorers and settlers, and displays about the...

Wildlife Reserve in Harare

Mukuvisi Woodlands Environmental Centre

Mukuvisi Woodlands Environmental Centre

Only 7km from the city, most of the 265 hectares here are natural msasa parkland where zebras, giraffes and antelope species roam free. View from the platform (bring binoculars) or on foot with a safari guide...

Architecture in Harare

Eastgate Centre

Inspired by the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, the Eastgate Centre shopping complex is noteworthy for its sustainable design based on a termite mound, which allows for natural cooling and ventilation. Completed in...

Notable Building in Harare

Tobacco Floor

Not quite the NY stock exchange but certainly fast paced. Get among the action on the floors where farmers on one side sell bales of tobacco to brokers on the other. Tobacco used to be one of Zimbabwe’s major...

Gallery in Harare

Tsoko Gallery

This quality art gallery focuses on mixed media and avant-garde works by cutting-edge Zimbabwean artists; it's located in the Doon Estate complex. Its name translates to 'monkey' in Shona, in reference to the...

Gardens in Harare

Harare Gardens

This is the city's largest park and a popular spot with locals to hang out. Look for the island-like stand of rainforest with its miniature Victoria Falls (minus the water) and Zambezi Gorge. Don't linger here...

Archaeological Site in Harare

Chiremba Balancing Rocks

Balancing rocks can be found in many places in Zimbabwe, but these are probably the most famous. They're located 13km southeast of Harare, off Chiremba Rd. It's run by the National Monuments of Zimbabwe, so...

Church in Harare

Anglican Cathedral

Designed by notable British architect Sir Herbert Baker in 1913, this attractive sandstone church wasn't built for another 50 years.