When to book a flight to Harare
Spring is a great time to book flights to Harare, the city hosts a number of festivals, including the Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA) and the Harare Jazz Festival, both held in April. The city comes alive during HIFA, which brings together international acts and Zimbabwean artists for a week jam-packed full of performances, including funk, jazz, classical music, opera, soul, theatre, afrobeat and dance. Harare Jazz Festival is another popular music event. Listen to famous African jazz musicians, while those of you hoping to nurture your own talent can take part in workshops.
Pick up a cheap flight to Harare between the months of November and March, which is the warm, wet season. The weather is pleasant around this time, although you'll experience a great deal of rainfall, which may affect your holiday activities.
Find a cheap flight to Harare and visit a city with a laid back vibe where you'll find excellent works of art and crafts there as well as exceptional restaurants serving traditional and international dishes.
Zimbabwe is known for its arts and crafts and the National Gallery, located in Harare Gardens, presents monthly exhibits that feature impressive African and contemporary works. Here you'll see diverse collections of photographic images, wooden carvings, stone sculptures, paintings and much more. The gift shop attached sells a variety of Zimbabwean arts and crafts and books too.
Whilst in Harare, try some authentic Zimbabwean cuisine including Sadza - a traditional maize meal.
Mbare Market attracts adventurous tourists. The many items sold here range from Shona sculptures, masks and weaved baskets, to locally grown vegetables and fresh produce. You can mingle with the Zimbabwean people here and learn more about their various customs, culture and traditions.
If yopu are a film lover then book a flight to Harare and attend the Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF), if you are in the city during the month of August. This event runs for 10 days.