6 Reasons Why Harare Is The Best City To Live In

Harare, one of the best cities in the world. The weather, the people and the whole environment is welcoming and inviting. You can never get bored living in Harare, it somehow caters to everyone’s needs, whether you’re an outdoor person or you love being indoors.


Here are our top six reasons why Harare, the sunshine city is the best city in the world to live.

1. The sunshine city

Harare is known for it’s warm pleasant weather. The winters are not hectic, spring is stunning with all the trees blooming especially the Jacaranda trees which provide spectacular views because of the city’s hilly landscape. Summer is joyous and filled with celebrations.


2. Wildlife Game Reserves

One of the best things about Harare is it is at the centre of it all. If you want to admire some wildlife, go horse riding, Mukuvisi Woodlands is literally five minutes drive from the city centre. Enjoy the company and great views of some of the Big Five like rhinos, giraffes and elephants.


3. Water Activities

Whether you want to a little fun filled get away with friends or family, you don’t have to think far. Lake Chivero is one to visit, one of the most beautiful and peaceful places you’ll ever visit. There are boat rides and enjoy some a good view on the beach of the lake while having a braai or drinks.Β  If fishing is your thing, there’s DarwendaleΒ  Dam, 70km west of Harare and Arcadia Dam for some adventure.

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4. Music Festivals

One of the biggest music festivals happen in the heart of Harare. HIFA attracts people from around the world every year and is a must experience music event. Whether you enjoy Tuku Music, Dancehall, Urban music, Hip Hop or House, it’s the place to be. The music scene has grown rapidly in Harare, you can also attend the Shoko festival which celebrates all things urban culture.


5. National Achieves

Want to learn more about the history of Zimbabwe? Look no further, near Borrowdale suburb and the Army Headquarters is the National Achieves. Visit the National Arts Gallery and see first hand the creativity the artists have. Support the local art which is nothing short of creativity, passion and full of love.


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6. The Social Scene

Harare has places that caters for everyone and anyone. Whether you prefer your meat from The Butcher’s Kichen in Sam Levy’s Village in Borrowdale or Chisa Nyama is more your thing, everyone is catered for. If you fancy yourself an international cuisine, Amanza in Highlands got you.


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