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11
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Youth travel 24%
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LAZTEC
1/31/2014
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: HARARE IS A VERY GOOD PLACE TO VISIT OR EVEN STAY A LOT OF BUSINESS ACTIVITIES CAN TAKE PLACE ONLY THE ISSUE OF ROAD MUST BE TAKE INTO CONSIDERATIONS. THERE IS VERY HIGH DEGREE OF SECURITY LEVEL.
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Brian Kabade
12/6/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Harare is a Safe & Friendly place by way of comparison to other african cities. Full of choice to suit different cultural backgrounds and tastes.
Not to be missed:
National Art Gallery
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sammy
8/25/2013
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: I was in deference cardinal points of African continent. Harare is one the few most beautiful cities in this African continent. Marvelous weather, Dust free, Animal free, Flowered streets, Minimal crime and people are warm and mind their business. Educated people and easy to engage in any discussions. Ready to help and majority are Christians. Don't miss Harare gardens, Mbare market, Museum and lake Chivero.
Not to be missed:
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national museum in harare
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Harare gardens
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Level 9
He/She travels:
Family
8/24/2013
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: Harare is a very modern City that offers lots of places to eat and drink. The People in Harare are very friendly and approachable. The crime rate is minimal. There is hardly any violent crime. The weather is about the best that I have experienced on the globe. So wish you a wonderful first experience!!!!
Not to be missed:
safaris
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victoria falls
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Ruvimbo
7/26/2013
Overall rating: 5
General opinion: Generally friendly people, although there is an increasing number of those who will take advantage of the friendliness and thus this friendly nature of harareans is decreasing! Not alot of hangout places compared to S.A. but lots of potential. A need to decentralise activiteis as its getting seriously crowded. One thing that really puts me off is the dirt in the streets.
Not to be missed:
Samy Levy's village
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Lake Chivero
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Donnybrooke drag racing
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Level 9
6/27/2013
Overall rating: 8
General opinion:  I am a resident and honestly speaking, it is a beautiful city. Of course it does not live up to the standards of Jo'burg and other major cities, but it has great potential. The people are warm and accommodating, and its a safe place. Not discarding the issue of street kids who may victimize unsuspecting people, but these are rarely a menace during the day. For jazz lovers, be sure to be at Jazz 105 or the Book Cafe on a Friday night, you will stomp your feet like crazy. For nature lovers, there is Lake Chivero, Dunhuramambo, etc to visit. There are also plenty of nice restaurants, especially ... More in the leafy Borrowdale area. Personally I love Sopranos, Meikles and the Pointe. We use the USD, the fate of the local currency is yet to be found out as that much depends on the elections outcome. But generally speaking, people are struggling to make ends meet and barely manage to access the basics. Where I come from, I know families who cant afford to send their children to school. I am paid below the stipulated PDL, but I manage to provide for my family modestly. It's not enough, and its sad that other people consider us "well up". I have confidence Harare will exceed its former glory, and you just have to be here to experience its warmth and beauty. I promise you will love this cosy city!
Not to be missed:
Lake Chivero
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Visit Jazz 105 for a good jazz night
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Mai Abbey
6/11/2013
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: My family and I are from Australia but lived in the suburb of Epworth for 10 months during 2012. The people there were resoundingly kind, friendly and welcoming. The rich side of town is like another world compared to Epworth. People live like kings and queens in their walled mansions: with multiple servants, BMW's, high fences, security alarms, latest technology and dinner parties. If you want luxury, there is plenty available in Harare but if you want to experience gracious warmth and hospitality, it might be necessary to go further afield. HIFA is brilliant. Combi transport is fine but accidents are not uncommon. Harare National Art Gallery is worth a look.
Not to be missed:
HIFA
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Vumba or Nyanga
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Great Zimbabwe
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Level 9
5/27/2013
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: City of Harare is very good for such things, but some of other services are not moving well like electricity and water these ones need some to be improved.
Not to be missed:
Education
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Farming
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Driving
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Level 9
5/2/2013
Overall rating: 5
General opinion: To be honest, Harare is lacking on many fronts. When I first came to Harare, I made a point of greeting people in the morning, but I stopped when I saw that most people were scared or hostile to my greetings. While you can meet many people and have good discussions, a lot of people are quick to take advantage of situations.
Not to be missed:
Mazvikadei Dam
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Mbizi Game park
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Mukuvisi woodlands
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Level 9
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: Harare is good, safe to live, but is now having too congested and worn out roads that need urgent attention. Maybe one more thing that is needed is some rehabilitation of the once good Harare gardens where people used to relax and refresh with families and friends..
Not to be missed:
Joina city
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air port
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warren hills
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Level 9
4/5/2013
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: Great city, though it has its difficulties but its the best city in Zimbabwe. I was born here its just that there is lack of real justice and other problems.
Not to be missed:
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national museum in harare
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National Art Gallery
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Level 9
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: Things are not so much harder than in Somalia but to poor things like food are expensive to buy
Not to be missed:
hotel
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lake kariba
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chinhoyi caves
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Level 1
Chamunorwa
1/17/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: SUNSHINE CITY WHERE PEOPLE ENJOY THEMSELVES, THERE ARE NO INTIMIDATORY BUT THE PEOPLE ARE SO LOVING
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Level 9
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Its a city full of Hustlers and people a very educated. People want quick-money and are car crazy, want the best and to be outstanding. A number though are stingy but its a city with a large number of Christians.
Not to be missed:
Lake Chivero
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Mbizi game Park
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Snake Park
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Level 9
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Affordable town 1000% safer than Joberg. However the road system needs upgrade to accomodate the ever increasing traffic volumes.
Not to be missed:
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Mukuvisi woodlands
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Mbizi game Park
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Level 9
12/7/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Serious need to come up with concrete solutions to decongest the city, improve water and sanitation probs, improve street lights and robots.
Not to be missed:
Lake Chivero
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Mukuvisi woodlands
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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: Harare is localized in south east Zimbabwe and it is a beautiful, light-filled,
open city situated high on the country's central plateaux.
It is a city of modern buildings, wide thoroughfares, numerous parks and gardens. It is a city whose streets are lined with flowering trees and a wonderful and invigorating climate.

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Level 9
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Nice and friendly people. Security is better than most Southern AFrican cities. Night life is a bit on the solw side. English is the official language with 99% able to comunicate using the language.
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wendy appelbulm
11/29/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: The roads are now heavily conjested during pick hours because of swelling urban population.
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dande
11/28/2012
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: It's the history of the city that interests me the most, how layers of colonial and nationalist histories intermingle. Dates that remain as traces of colonial histories where statues and plaques once were.
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Botanical garden
 Parks and gardens
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Mbare market
 Flea and street markets
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Joina city
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Lake Chivero
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Mukuvisi woodlands
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National museum in harare
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Lake Chivero
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Mbizi game Park
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Borrowdale Race course
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Lake kariba
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Mbizi Game park
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National Art Gallery
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Rainbow Towers Hotel
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Samy Levy's village
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Victoria falls
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Air port
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Capernaum trust
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Celebration church
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Chinhoyi caves
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Club Visit Chez Ntemba
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Crowne Plaza
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Donnybrooke - drag racing
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Driving
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Eastgate

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