The Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport is one of the many airports in Zimbabwe. Found in Bulawayo, the public airport services the modern city of Bulawayo, the second largest city next to Harare, the country's capital. It is renamed in honour of the great leader of Zimbabwe, Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo, who is also known as Father Zimbabwe, and is the catalyst in the creation of the Zimbabwe African People's UNION (ZAPU). The airport has two asphalt runways, with services from airlines such as Air Zimbabwe and South African Airways. Previously, it was also serviced by Air Botswana, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, and Proflight Zambia. Destinations from the city include Johannesburg and Gaborone.
Matobo National Park – Sometimes called as Matopos Hills, the park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is the most popular spot in Bulawayo. It is an area of granite kopjes or monadnocks, and wooden valleys, some 35km south of the city centre. The park features floras and faunas, with regular sightings of white rhinoceros, sable antelope, and impala that are unique to the country of Zimbabwe and the continent of Africa. Aside from the natural wonders, the park also has a lot of activities that can be enjoyed by travellers. Sports like hiking, running, trail riding or horse riding, fishing, and boating can be done in the park, as well as camping since there are many public and private camps perfect for those wish want to stay the night and watch the stars.
Bulawayo Railway Museum – The Bulawayo Railway Museum is a museum next to the railway station in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. It features several exhibits on the history of railways in Zimbabwe and Rhodesia, with exhibits dating as far as 1897. The most special exhibit in the museum is Cecil Rhodes' personal railway coach. Cecil Rhodes is the late Prime Minister of the Cape Colony in Africa.
Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe – Found in Leopold Takawira Avenue in Bulawayo, the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe is home to exhibits illustrating the history, mineral wealth, and wildlife of Zimbabwe, including the second largest mounted elephant in the world.
How to get around within Bulawayo
There are various modes of transportation which can be utilised to get around the city. Local car taxis are light blue, but there are pick-up trucks operating as taxis for shared rides. The city also has an informal bus system. Trains are also available, with links to most parts of Zimbabwe. Walking is also suggested, as the city centre can be further enjoyed by foot.
How to get there
There are two air carriers travelling in and out of the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport and they are South African Airways and Air Zimbabwe. Destinations are limited, but travellers may take connecting flights from the city origin to their desired destinations. Cheap flights can be booked via Skyscanner. Skyscanner is the best online source of cheap flights flying in and out of Zimbabwe.
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