Reasons To Visit Bulawayo
Bulawayo is Zimbabwe’s second-largest city known for its fascinating history and for being a center of culture and heritage in Zimbabwe with its many excellent cultural institutions. Be sure to check out some of the excellent museums in the city like the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe and the Bulawayo Railway Museum which explore the history and heritage of the region in detail, or you can enjoy a day out at one of the city’s cherished sporting grounds like the Ascot Racecourse or the Queens Sports Club. Bulawayo is also a city with areas of great natural beauty with its various parks like the Centenary Park offering a welcome escape from the busy city atmosphere.
Arriving In Bulawayo
Bulawayo Airport, known in full as Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport, is the main airport serving Bulawayo located around 20 km from the city. Travelers looking to fly from the UAE to Bulawayo will not be able to make the journey directly, but fortunately the airport handles regular flights from Johannesburg and Harare which enables UAE-based travelers to reach Bulawayo with only a single stopover.
Bulawayo Airport is a fairly small airport consisting of just a single terminal, with little available in terms of facilities and amenities so you should come prepared with any essential items you need. When your flight has arrived at the airport there are taxis available just outside of the terminal building, while there are also a couple of car rental agencies available on site for those looking for a vehicle.
Bulawayo Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to Zimbabwe, you will be able to get a visa upon arrival in the country. In Bulawayo the hottest time of year is from September until January which sees average highs of around 28 degrees, while there is also a brief rainy season in the region which begins in November and continues until February. Don’t forget to set your clocks back by two hours to get on local time in Bulawayo, while the price of most things in the city like accommodation and dining out will tend to be far cheaper compared to the UAE.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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