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Useful information about Bulawayo

Bulawayo is the second largest city of Zimbabwe after its capital Harare. It is one of the country’s most attractive destinations and is a pleasing mixture of Victorian as well as modern architecture which provides it a unique character. Due to its beautiful skyline with tree-lines avenues and Art Deco buildings it is described as a “Jewel beneath the Zimbabwean Sun”. Its friendly people and vast array of treasures located in truly unique setting makes it a destination of great charm. It has its own lovely historic feel and acts as a popular base for trips to nearby Khami ruins and Matobo National Park and is an ideal staging point to explore other amazing attractions like Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park etc.

Reasons to Visit

Bulawayo is a clean and pleasant city with wide streets and some interesting historical architecture. Located in the south-west of country and home to more than a million people, it has wide tree lined streets, surrounded by beautiful parks and a legacy of Cecil John Rhodes. Within the city there are many examples of early Victorian buildings which are worth visiting. It is rich is historical attractions such as the Natural History Museum, a Railway Museum, the Bulawayo Art Gallery , the Mzilikmzi Art and Craft Center which makes it worth exploring. The nearby ancient Khami ruins and the Rhodes Matopos National Park are notable for its exotic formations of huge granite boulders are quite popular among visitors. It is also a gateway to some of the amazing attractions of country like Masvingo, the Matopos Hills, Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls due to its efficient airport which is a useful port of entry for holidays in Zimbabwe.

Best Time to Visit

Generally the best time to explore the city is in dry months from the middle of June till the end of October. On an average the coolest month is June with the temperature from 21- 280 C. There is no rain in the months of July and August while the wettest months are from December to February which is also the hottest months of the year. On the whole it is much drier than the rest of the country.

Major Tourist Attractions

Bulawayo is the second largest city of country is a home to cosmopolitan people is decked with plenty of attractions that the visitors surely love to explore. It is one of the country’s major tourists, commercial and industrial centers decked with several amazing attractions that you surely love to explore. Spreading in the area of 2000 sq. Km, the Matobo National Park contains fantastic rock formations, Bushmen painted caves and a game park with variety of games. It has prolific bird life and has world’s largest concentration of Black Eagles. The Museum of Natural History is the largest museum in southern hemisphere with 75,000 exhibits illustrates the history, mineral wealth and wildlife of the country. It is renowned for its comprehensive collection of fauna and well designated exhibits. The Railway Museum is one of its kinds in the world which is a fascinating tribute to an era of grace and adventure. It has restored steam locomotives, rolling stock and station buildings for future generations. Besides them Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage, Mazwi Recreational Park, Tshabala Game Sanctuary etc are also worth visiting.

Festivals and Events

Bulawayo is a city rich in cultural heritage and is a must visit for anyone coming to Zimbabwe. It is one of the most attractive cities where several festivals and events are celebrated with great enthusiasm. Don’t miss the festivals like Christmas, New Year, Cultural Festival of Art, Music Festival and Intwasa Arts Festival to experience the full range of country’s amazing diversity.