Frequent British Airways flights to Harare touch down at Harare International Airport, seven miles south-east of Harare's centre. When your flight lands in Harare, take a bus or a taxi into the heart of Harare's city centre.
Zimbabwe is undergoing a time of continuing political and economic tension and the advice of the British Foreign Office is against all but essential travel. In the current climate, visitors should exercise extreme caution, and avoid remote or farming areas, demonstrations in high density suburban areas and public transport. Contact the embassy for up-to-date advice on Zimbabwe before booking a flight to Harare.
Once your flights to Harare International Airport have landed, take a shuttle bus into the centre of Harare. The journey usually takes around 20 minutes, but allow more time to catch outbound flights from Harare as traffic can be heavy. For speed and comfort when your flight lands in Harare, jump in a taxi from the rank outside Flight Arrivals. The ride into central Harare takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
After flights to Harare, you can get your bearings in Harare's colonial centre on the boulevards around Harare's Africa Unity Square, cooled by fragrant jacaranda trees and fountains. You'll find Harare's Mbare Market a bustling and colourful place, and the Mukuvisi Woodlands a popular daytrip to see zebra in the wild. You can see some of Zimbabwe's best art at the National Gallery or take in the panoramic views of Harare from Kopje hill. Shop for unique gifts before your flights home from Harare, including bold African fabrics and soapstone carvings from Harare's markets.