Altitude: 1483 metres (4865 feet)
Size: 872 square kilometres (337 square miles)
Population: 2.1 million (Stats based on 2012 census; includes Chitungwiza)
Nicknames: The Sunshine City, H-town.
Dominant languages: English and Shona
Dialling code: +263-242 (for fixed lines)
How To Get To HARARE:
Flights to Harare via Johannesburg, South Africa Nine daily flights
- South African Airways,
- Fastjet (Budget carrier),
- British Airways /Comair
- Air Zimbabwe
Duration 1hour 40 mins
Flights to Harare via Dubai, UAE
- Emirates Airline 1 hour stop in Lusaka Zambia – Duration 9hours 45min
- Dubai Harare 09:30hrs – 17:50hrs
- Harare Dubai 19:00hrs – 06:40hrs
- Nairobi. Kenya
- Kenya Airways – 3 daily flights – Duration 3 hours
- Addis Ababa Ethiopia
- Ethiopian Airlines – Duration 4hours 20min
- Kigali Rwanda
- Rwandair – Duration 2hrs 45 min
- Windhoek Namibia
- Air Namibia – Duration 2 hrs 05min
Air Zimbabwe and private Fastjet (preferable and reliable) fly between Harare Bulawayo and Victoria Falls.
For Arrivals in Harare An airport shuttle will be available for all Charter delegates. A shuttle will also be provided between the Event Venues and places of Accommodation.
The climate is markedly varied by altitude. There is a dry season, including a short cool season during the period May to September when the whole country has very little rain.
Expect some rain in March
Temperatures do tend to drop at night so bring a light jumper for those occasions.
Daily high temperatures average 28C/84F.
Daily low temperatures average 15C/60F
Health in Harare
- Malaria is not present in Harare, but it is in many other areas of the country and prophylaxis is recommended.
- Harare’s tap water has been safe to drink until recently, so it is now best to drink bottled water not tap water.
- Wildlife: There aren’t any large wild animals in Harare, but there may be spiders, monkeys and (usually harmless) ‘creepy-crawlies’ around. The general rule is that if you stay away from them, they will stay away from you. If you have been bitten by something and are in pain, visit your nearest pharmacy or tell your Hotel Manager or Host. If you are staying in a lodge or hotel, staff will be equipped to deal with emergencies. You’re more likely to meet a pet dog or cat in Harare than a wild animal.
- Please ensure you have travel insurance for the duration of your stay