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Explore the Spirit of Africa with Flights to Harare

Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe in located in Southern Africa. Being Zimbabwe's biggest city with a population of around 2 million; it came to be the commercial capital of the country too. Earlier it was known as Salisbury founded by the British in 1890 but was changed to Harare after independence in the early 1980's by Shona chief, Neharawa.

Harare is a fairly cosmopolitan capital, with an excellent climate. There are lots of shops, parks, banks and restaurants in the city-center as well as high-rise office buildings. The environs of the city are filled with townships that are home to most of Harare's workers.

It is a vibrant multi ethnic blend of people, culture and cuisines.

 Fascinating attractions

 Harare has recently come up as a tourist destination. The city is not short of attractions. There are numerous attractions for all its visitors.

 Mukuvisi Woodlands: Take Cheap Flights to Harare and visit the recently made tourist destination within the city. The nearest thing to a zoo in Harare is the Mukuvisi Woodlands, also titled as 'Environmental Centre'. Two-thirds of this 265-hectare woodland reserve is natural msasa parkland, ideal for picnics escapes, walking and bird-watching in a calm and tranquil environment. The remaining area is a wildlife park where antelopes, zebras, giraffes and warthogs roam free. Book Fights to Harare and witness the special events held at Mukuvisi on topics related to some lectures or family days, which are advertised via banners around town.

 Monument: On a hill overlooking Harare is the obelisk of Heroes' Acre. This dominating monument is built in North Korean style. It serves as a memorial to the Zipra and Zanla forces who died during the Second Chimurenga.

 National Gallery of Zimbabwe: Taking Flights to Harare get an excellent opportunity to visit The National Gallery of Zimbabwe sited in the southeast corner of Harare Gardens. It has a brew of contemporary Zimbabwean and African art including paintings, stone sculptures, masks and carvings. These can be bought by traveler from across the globe.

 Harare Gardens: Board Cheap Flights to Harare and experience awesome beauty with tranquil fun at the city's largest park. It is a refuge place from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is also a sprawling spot to take picture perfect wedding photos and canoodling couples. Look for the island-like stand of rainforest with its miniature Victoria Falls and Zambezi Gorge.

 National Archives of Zimbabwe: Founded in 1935, the National Archives of Zimbabwe. It is the storehouse for the history of Rhodesia and modern Zimbabwe. The Archive features some of the most fascinating colonial artifacts, photos, accounts of early explorers and settlers, and a display about the Second Chimurenga. Prints of excellent oil paintings of Victoria Falls and other places are sold at the entrance.

 Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences: Board Flights to Harare to explore the museum containing enough fossils and dioramas to keep most museum buffs entertained for an hour or so. The key things to sight in the museum are the archaeological displays and the exhibits of traditional Shona crafts, arts and music.

 National Botanic Gardens: The National Botanic Gardens grows some of the most diverse flowers and foliage that flourish in the pleasant climate of the city. It's a great place to spend the day.

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