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Harare, the capital of the central African country of Zimbabwe, is a modern city surrounded by the natural landscape of this still very wild part of the world. If you've ever wanted to study African art or go on an exciting safari, Skyscanner can help. Use the innovative booking engine to find the cheapest airfare to Harare Airport (HRE), more formally known as the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport. The Whole Month Search screen comes in handy to compare fares and select your travel dates. It leads you to the flight screen that shows the available itineraries. Skyscanner can also help with your hotel and that rental car. What are you waiting for?

Getting to Harare Airport

You'll find flights to Harare Airport from Toronto Pearson International (YYZ). The best itineraries have two stops in each direction, usually with Lufthansa having that option. Some of the other carriers include Air France, Ethiopian Airways, KLM and South African Airways. Codesharing, where your itinerary is booked under one carrier but you fly on different airlines, is common. Many carriers are also partnered with Air Canada. The Skyscanner flight screen lists the airlines used on each itinerary where codesharing is a factor.

Airport Facilities

Harare Airport is the largest in Zimbabwe and can get busy at times. Most flights come from within Africa and the Middle East. The airport has two terminals and you could land at either one. Passenger services include cafes, duty-free shops, currency exchange counters, ATMs, a post office and an onsite hotel. WiFi is available.

Rental car desks are found near baggage claim. Harare is spread out, so this is one of the best ways to get around. Just remember that most service stations close early. Taxis are the other transport option, costing a flat $35 CAD for the 15-kilometre trip into town. The ride usually takes about 25 minutes. Some hotels provide shuttles for their guests.

To get around town, you might opt for a shared taxi, which can hold up to eight people and cost up to $4 CAD during the day and $6 CAD at night. Rates are negotiated before leaving for your destination.

Zimbabwe doesn't have its own currency and accepts cash from many countries, including the US dollar and the Euro, but not the Canadian dollar. Changing some Canadian cash into either one of those is probably the easiest way to go.

Things to do in Harare

  • Three wildlife safari firms operate out of Harare. Varden Safaris is for the active adventurer, combining horseback riding, canoeing and hiking. Wenhau Safaris offers both bush wildlife tours and excursions around Harare. Executive Air gets you up into the African sky for a panoramic view of the countryside and its wild inhabitants. The tour leaves from the Charles Prince Airport, a civil aviation facility in Harare's Emerald Hill district.
  • To get a hands-on introduction to some of Zimbabwe's creatures, book a tour at the Wild is Life Animal Sanctuary in Harare. The sanctuary rescues and cares for injured and abandoned animals, including the popular elephants. The tours include an English-style tea and champagne at sunset. These tours must be pre-booked and are paid for in cash at the end of your adventure.
  • Art lovers, head for the Shona Sculpture Gallery for an extensive look at authentic African artworks, or the Chapungu Sculpture Park for its sometimes whimsical displays in the open air. The National Gallery of Zimbabwe also has a vast collection of African work but in a more formal setting.
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 Airport Contact Details

Harare Airport

Address:
PO Box 6002,
Harare,
ZIMBABWE

Tel:+263 (0)4 575164

Website:

 Location Details

Longitude:31° 6' 5'' E
Latitude:17° 55' 22'' S
IATA code:HRE
ICAO code:FVHA

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