The second largest city in Zimbabwe, with just over half a million residents is Bulawayo. Situated in the south western part of the country, it is the closest big city to top tourist destinations such as Vic Falls and the Hwange National park.

It boasts many museums and national parks in the area. With main attractions being The Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage, where you are able to get up close and personal with recued wild animals such as rhinos, lion cubs and bush babies. Another popular activity in this quaint city is visiting the railway museum, a real must see for those who are passionate about African history. Mzilikazi Arts and Crafts Centre is a great place to visit for pure African culture at its best, it is located in one of the largest townships of Zimbabwe.

Visiting Nesbitt Castle which was built almost a century ago is a fun activity for the whole family, it has an exquisite tea garden and a charming pony park to roam in. If you want to be outdoors and in nature a bit more then venturing to the Hillside Dams is recommended, with lots of birdlife on display, scenic walks to explore as well as a restaurant – it is a popular spot for locals as well as tourists.

Bulawayo is clearly more than just a small city, it has many things to keep one occupied for days on end. Allow Ashanti Travel Online to assist you with planning your overland travel trip through this unique African metropolis.

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