Bulawayo overview

Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe. It is a peaceful, tranquil and friendly modern city with skyscrapers, beautiful parks and the famous palm trees that line the streets.

Bulawayo is a transport hub in southern Africa and an industrial hub in Zimbabwe.

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The historical city of Bulawayo is home to interesting attractions, popular with visitors and tourists, such as the Natural History Museum – reputed to be the largest museum in the southern hemisphere. Over 70,000 exhibits are displayed in this museum showcasing the mineral wealth, wildlife and history of Zimbabwe. The ancient Khami ruins, the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and the Matobo National Park (which is home to the “View of the World” by Cecil John Rhodes) are also must-see sites in Bulawayo. The Bulawayo Railway Museum is one of the few museums in the world that still has on display meticulously preserved old steam locomotives and other ‘old-school’ railway artifacts. This museum offers amazing insights into the Rhodesian/Zimbawean Railways. And there is even an old pump trolley for visitors to “pump” their way up and down a short stretch of the track. Other must see attractions in Bulawayo include the Nesbitt Castle and the Tshabalala Game Sanctuary.
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Food and Drinks in Bulawayo

Sandwiches, pasta dishes, salads and coffee are available at the cafés, as well as local delicacies such as the popular Sadza and Beans which is often accompanied with liver, hooves and other animal parts. English, Chinese and intercontinental dishes are available in the hotels and restaurants which are prepared by well-trained chefs. Wine, beer and other local drinks are also sold in the restaurants and bars.

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