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The Best Things to Do in Bulawayo

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National Park
A World Heritage Site lying deep in the wooded valleys of southern Zimbabwe, Matobo National Park provides a treasure trove of natural wonder
Tours from $436
World heritage site · Historic Site
Matobo Hills , Matobo National Park - The Matopos
Tour the granite kopjes and forested valleys at Matobo Hills, formed several billion years ago when granite was forced to the surface. The bo
Tours from $130
Specialty Museum
Learn the history of rail travel in Zimbabwe and Rhodesia at Bulawayo Railway Museum, a cultural institution with a wide range of artifacts a
Tours from $70
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Duration: 6 hours
Tour Highlights• Wildlife and Nature • White rhino tracking on foot and up close wildlife encounters• Bush walk with tree, animal, bird and spoor identification• Appreciation of rhino habitats• Meet the bush heroes, our Parks Rangers• Pomongwe cave and Museum • African barbecue with your Braai Master
Book on Viator from $150
Natural History Museum
Officially opened in 1964, Natural History Museum features exhibits on the country's history, mineral wealth, and wildlife. You can find rock
Tours from $70
World heritage site · Ruin
Khami Ruins , Bulawayo
A former capital of the Butua State and a major trading center, Khami Ruins features a series of terraces with ornately decorated stone walls
Tours from $65


National Parks · Natural History Museums · Specialty Museums
A vacation in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, offers a pleasant base for wider explorations of some of the country's national parks and game reserves. Exuding an old world charm, Bulawayo boasts leafy boulevards lined with colonial-era buildings, as well as a number of interesting museums. Nearby Victoria Falls and the World Heritage-listed Khami Ruins top most Bulawayo itineraries, but take time to explore the town itself, with artisan shops and modern shopping malls, plus a lively nightlife and dining scene. In the build up to your vacation in Bulawayo, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Zimbabwe route planner.

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Where to stay in Bulawayo

Bulawayo offers visitors a wide range of accommodation options, with the largest clusters of hotels lining the streets of the historic center or nestled in the Matobo hills. If you're looking for affordable lodgings, try the plentiful backpacker-style hostels and campsites in Bulawayo and its surroundings, or the variety of budget-friendly and mid-range lodges. A couple of upscale establishments and five-star hotels provide a more luxurious atmosphere, catering to businesspeople and those looking to splurge.
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