Mbare Cultural Tour

Harare, Zimbabwe

Experience Rating
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

The Mbare Cultural Tour is a celebration of the rich and diverse cultural and historical flavours in Zimbabwe. This pioneer township has been described as the heartbeat of the City of Harare. You have not really begun to understand Zimbabwe if you haven't been on this definitive tour.

Private transportation
Bottled water

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Harare.


  • Harare Airport, Harare Zimbabwe

The Mbare Cultural Tour is centered on exploring the heritage, culture, and people of Mbare Township and their creativity. Highlights include a brief history of the development of the township, beginning at the oldest cemetery in Harare with the graves of white settlers dating back to the 1890s, and including those who participated in the first and second world war. The tour also showcases the colonial infrastructure of hostels that housed male immigrants, dating back to the 1940s. Visitors will interact with local people in their daily activities, including meeting farmers at the biggest vegetable market in the country and travelers at the biggest bus terminus in the country. Visitors will stop at the historic Canon Patterson Stone Sculptors' Center, the indoor Women's Crafts Market, the Chinembiri Recycling Metal Art Center, enjoy contemporary township graffiti on the hostels, the Recycling Basketry Art Center, before stopping at ChillSpot - the local recording studio of contemporary Zimdancehall music. Visitors will also stop at a local shebeen, and have their fortune read by a local traditional healer. Visitors will interact with local traditional Malawian Cultural Dancers.

Sample Menu

• Popular Local Snacks - Maputi (popped corn)
Traditionally Roasted Peanuts
Local Fruit in Season
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.
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