Zimbabwe is a beautiful country, full of nature and natural attractions. The country is a fantastic destination for diverse wildlife, bountiful culture, discrete landscapes, and a memorial of historical ruins. Harare is its capital and the largest city whereas Bulawayo is its second largest city. Zimbabwe is fastly catching up in the tourism scale. The official currency of the country is Zimbabwe Dollar (ZWL) but the United States Dollar (USD) is equally acceptable to settle the accounts.
Points of Air Connectivity:
There are three main airports in Zimbabwe to cater the international and regional flight services. These are:
- Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport (IATA: HRE, ICAO: FVRG), Harare. It is the largest and busiest airport in the country catering to both international and regional flights.
- Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (IATA: BUQ, ICAO: FVJN), Bulawayo. It is yet another international airport located 25km outside Bulawayo city. It also caters to both regional and international flights.
- Victoria Falls Airport (IATA: VFA, ICAO: FVFA) is yet another airport established primarily for managing the tourist footfall at Victoria Falls. It is 18km from the town of Victoria Falls.
Currently, no airline offers a direct London to Harare flight or to any of the other two international airports from any destinations in the UK. Every flight that’s operating between the two countries either has a one-stop flight service or multiple stops.
There are many one-stop and two-stop Flights to Harare. British Airways, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Kuwait Airways, KLM, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Ethiopian Airlines, Airlink, Air France, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airways all have indirect London to Harare flights. An indirect one-stop flight takes about 14 hours on average to reach its destination. However, this flight time is subject to change, owing to various circumstances for example layover time at the connecting city.
Best time to book a flight to Zimbabwe:
Peak Season( May to September): The best time to travel to Zimbabwe is between May and September. The weather is ideal for exploring the attractions and nature trails. You can also avoid the glaring humidity if you visit during this time of year.
Off-Season (November to March): November to March is the cheapest period to fly to Zimbabwe. Travelers avoid visiting Zimbabwe during these months due to heavy rainfall, high humidity and scorching heat. It is easier to find cheaper flights and accommodations during these months. Deals are aplenty at this time of the year.
How to get Cheap Flight tickets to Harare?
- The easiest way to book cheap tickets is to plan your home journey (if you’re traveling back home) or holiday vacation 6 to 8 months beforehand. You are more probable to steal deals on tickets in such times than at last-minute bookings. Last minutes might also have offers but not necessarily. Dynamic pricing at the last moment gets prices fluctuating.
- Another hack to book a cheap flight to Harare is to book during the off-season and avoid visiting the holiday peaks of Christmas or the New Year.
- Try comparing ticket prices on different websites and check airlines’ websites before booking the tickets.
What is the duration of the flight to Harare?
There are no direct flight services available currently between London and Harare. However, for indirect flights, the duration depends on many factors like the number of layovers (one or multiple), the weather condition, the route, and the cities you are flying from. A for London to Harare one-stop flight, the average duration is 14 hours and 35 minutes.
Zimbabwe, a home and a destination of superlatives await you. The country has some of the world’s most astounding natural attractions and compelling wildlife. Either paying a visit home or planning a holiday vacation, here is a list of wonderful things to experience in the country:
- Hwange National park (Zimbabwe-Botswana Border);
- Victoria Falls on Zambezi River;
- Lake Kariba ( Zimbabwe-Zambia Border).
- Mana Pools National Park (Northern Zimbabwe);
- Bulawayo city;
- Great Zimbabwe National Museum (East of Bulawayo).
- Matobo National Park;
- Chimanimani National Park;
- Chinhoyi Caves (Northern Central Zimbabwe);
- Lake Mutirikwi National park;