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Harare Nightlife, Zimbabwe

Harare means the City that Never Sleeps. If you are looking for a night of fun in town, Harare offers a variety of choices that you will definitely enjoy. Nightlife in Harare involves visits to different bars, pubs and clubs which provide wholesome entertainment for tourists.

Harare boasts an assortment of bars and pubs which usually open after 7 in the evening. Although most pubs close before midnight, this is when the action moves to the various discos and nightclubs.

The Westgate Mall is an integral part of nightlife in Harare. Located in the heart of the city, it is regarded as an ideal party place. The large bar serves various types of cocktails and wines. Tourists can listen to various types of music or to a live band while enjoying their drinks.

The Origins Café in Borrowdale Village is another great place to party the night away and dance to great music, from dance tunes with origins in traditional African music to international Billboard hits.

If you are looking for a culinary adventure into authentic Africa Cuisine, then the Ramambo Lodge is the place to visit. It gives tourists the chance to enjoy exotic foods that can not be found any where else in the world. Feast on warthog, zebra, wilderbeast and even crocodile dishes. Traditional African dances are also performed for your entertainment while you dine. Diners are encouraged to let their hair down and join the dances. Kick your shoes off and do the Agbekor, an African war dance, complete with authentic traditional costumes, spears and shields. 

Feeling a bit apprehensive about risking your stomach? Harare also offers a number of restaurants that cater to the more conventional tastes. The Blue Banana, a bar with a restaurant which is not only famous for its food but also for its wonderful ambience is one that comes highly recommended by tourists who have blogged about the city’s nightlife.

Spagos restaurant is also another dining alternative, they serve great pasta dishes at reasonable prices that you will surely enjoy. For a classier feel you can dine at The Pavillion in the historic Meikles Hotel. They serve great desserts and an incredible buffet at night, with everything from a traditional staple food of Zimbabwe called sadza to steaks and prime rib. Don’t forget to try out the original African drink recipes in the Explorer’s Bar in the Meikles Hotel to top of your Harere experience. 

The one thing to remember when visiting Harare is to plan not just a vacation, but to plan an amazing travel experience with memories that will last you a life time. Immerse yourself in its vibrant culture and enjoy everything that the city has to offer.

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Harare City Ratings

  • Rating67%
    City Rank246
  • History & Culture: rated for 90%
  • Night Life & Entertainment: rated for 70%
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  • Food: rated for 80%
  • Sightseeing: rated for 80%
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