Bulawayo is the 2nd largest city in Zimbabwe after Harare and has a population of about 0.7 million people. Bulawayo is a major centre for commerce and industry. The city is linked to other parts of the country by road with buses offering regular transport from here. Air Zimbabwe also offers flights from the Harare Airport.
Tourist attractions in or near Bulawayo:
Apart from industry and trade, Bulawayo is also home to a tourism industry. The city is situated within easy reach of some of Zimbabwe’s key tourist attractions such as the; Matopo Game Reserve, Chipangall Wildlife Orphanage, Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls.
Interesting places to visit in Bulawayo include; the Ascot Race Course, the National Art Gallery, National Museum and National Gallery. Bulawayo is also an entertaining city with shops, Movie Theater, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Sports in Bulawayo: The city has for decades experienced world class cricket action and regularly hosts cricket matches between the Zimbabwean National team and visiting nations.
Hotels in Bulawayo:
As one of Zimbabwe’s key cities, Bulawayo is home to a number of good hotels. The city is one of the most visited in the country and leading hotels here include;
The Holiday Inn Bulawayo: situated at Ascot near the city centre, close to the Ascot race course; the Holiday Inn is regarded as one of the best hotels in the city.
The hotel is a member of the Holiday Inn international chain of hotels and resorts. Holiday Inn Bulaway offers its clients; a health and fitness center, bars, restaurant, beauty parlor, conference rooms, function halls, tennis courts.
The Cresta Churchill Hotel: situated at the corner of Matopos Road and Moffat Avenue at the outskirts of the Bulawayo city centre, the Cresta Churchill is a leading hotel here. The hotel offers; airport transfer on request, conference facilities, restaurant, bar, round the clock room service, swimming pool, information desk and car hire services.
Flights to Bulawayo:
There are a number of regular scheduled flights to Bulawayo. Zimbabwe’s second city is served by the Joshua Nkomo International airport usually referred to simply as the Bulawayo Airport.
A number of airlines and charter flights operate frequently from here and international visitors normally arrive via flight connections from the Harare Airport. Air Zimbabwe offers frequent flights linking Bulawayo to other parts of the country.