Bulawayo is a unique city steeped in history, it was once the home of Lobengula, the last King of the Matabele people and because of its strategic location it was a much sought after site during colonial times. There is a great deal of provenance in the streets and architecture of what is now a bustling urban centre which is home to some 1.5million people. Our tour shows you some of this great citys most humble beginnings and some of its best hidden gems. It is a must for the history connoisseurs!
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Our city tour begins at 8:30am guests can be collected at their lodging upon request or meet at the Bulawayo Publicity Association offices and will proceed directly to our first stop, the magnificent Bulawayo City Hall. Throughout the tour your guide will be explaining the historical and cultural significance of the different locales you will get to visit. You will be able to see the very first water well in Bulawayo! This is just one highlight in the midst of a veritable treasure trove for those interested in the history of the city which was established as a town all the way back in 1894. Cecil John Rhodes timber yard, the Selborne Hotel and many other areas of historic interest lie within a short walk of each other. There’s so much to see and you will experience the hustle and bustle of a unique city in the heart of Africa. After a visit to the market it will be time to see a bit more of what the city has to offer.
Tea / coffee and biscuits served in a suitably unique location. It’s time to climb into our air-conditioned minibus and get a rolling tour of the some of the city’s famous architecture. The red sandstone buildings that line Main Street are unforgettable features on our journey to the Cenotaph a monument to those who gave their lives in the first and second World Wars. A short walk from here is the national art gallery, one of the first buildings in Bulawayo, and nearby in the township bordering the city is Macdonald’s Hall the first meeting place of the national resistance which began in the late 1960's. This is just one of the highlights and we will visit many sites of historic significance of that period and after an informative presentation the tour will conclude and we will return you to your lodgings.