Start your Harare Self Drive 4×4 Holiday

Harare, Zimbabwe is like nothing you have ever seen before. The perfect combination between amazing wildlife and pure peace and quiet.

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Our Recommended Vehicles for Harare

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The Nissan Double Cab BNDC 4×4 is built to take on the harshest environments. This 4×4 is manual and has a 2.5 litre diesel engine, a 140 litre fuel tank and a fuel consumption of 12 litres per 100 kilometers. The Nissan Double Cab accommodates two people comfortably.

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Toyota Landcruiser 4×4 BLC

The Toyota Landcruiser is a very robust, reliable and exceptionally capable 4WD vehicle. A highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote area travel. This vehicle comfortably seats 5 adult passengers.

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Toyota Fortuner 4×4 BFTA

The Fortuner is one of Southern Africa’s best selling SUVs. This Hilux based SUV is built tough to traverse different terrain. Experience great ride comfort in this 7 seater which seats 5 adults and 2 children comfortably. Perfect for a group or family vacation.

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Toyota Double Cab 4×4 BTDC

The Toyota Double Cab BTDC 4×4 is a four sleeper equipped vehicle. Ideal for a family trip through Southern Africa. This 4×4 has 2.4 litre diesel engine and a 160 litre fuel tank. The average consumption is 12 litre per 100 kilometres. The vehicle comes with two spacious rooftop tents.

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Harare Travel Advice


city of harare in zimbabweHarare is the capital of Zimbabwe which is a small landlocked country close to Zambia, South Africa and Mozambique. Recognised for its immense beauty, Zimbabwe is one of the premium self drive safari destinations in Africa. Harare stands as your entry point to this beautiful country and the start to your 4×4 self drive holiday.

Zimbabwe Official Language

Zimbabwe has 16 official languages but the main language used in government and business is English. The other main langauges in Zimbabwe are Shona spoken by appproximately 70% of the population and Ndebele which is spoken by roughly 20% of the population.

Zimbabwe Currency

The currency in Zimbabwe is the Zimbabwe Dollar but due to hyperinflation currencies such as the United States Dollar (USD), the South African Rand  (ZAR), Pound Sterling (GBP) and Botswana Pula are used.

Best Time to Visit Harare

May to October are the winter months in Harare and what’s good about visiting during this time of year is that there is little to no chance of getting malaria this is also considered a great time to go on game viewing expeditions and 4×4 off road adventures.

The rest of Zimbabwe will follow similar seasons but it is always best to consult one of our expert 4×4 rental consultants before making any specific choices.

Things to do in Harare

Harare being the capital of Zimbabwe has plenty of attraction. We will share a few must-visit attractions in Harare below:

  • The National Gallery of Zimbabwe – African Contemporary art and traditional pieces are displayed.
  • Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences – Formerly known as the Queen Victoria Museum which contains rare artifacts such as a 700 year old Lemba artifact ngoma lungundu, which some believe is a replica of the Ark of the Covennant
  • Mukuvisi Woodlands – Nature reserve with camps, bike paths and a bird park.

Getting Around

Harare like much of Zimbabwe has natural environments and national parks, off-road driving and 4×4 trails are in abundance and adventures are waiting to happen at the drop of a hat. This means there are also 4×4 operators who will take you to these locations. However, if you hire a 4×4, you can do it yourself with the option of camping and experiencing the great Zimbabwe outdoors in style. Hiring a camper is generally not an option as you need tarred roads for the camper, so stick to an equipped 4×4.

Length of Stay

Zimbabwe grants 30 day tourist visas, however there are quite a few countries exempt from obtaining a visa, do some research beforehand on this. Victoria Falls could be experienced within a week but you’ll probably want more time since Zimbabwe is a small country three weeks would probably be sufficient. 30 days will serve you well in the country with the possibility of you wanting a longer stay.

What to Pack for Your Trip

Beyond the normal things you would take on a safari a self-drive 4×4 adventure is a little different as you are likely to get yourself in certain situations where you won’t be near civilization so bear this in mind.  A decent first aid kit is mandatory, take lots of extra water.

4×4 Hire in Harare

From rolling fields, magical waterfalls, bungee jumping and river rafting it seems that adventure waits around every corner in this amazing landlocked wonderland. If you really want to explore it in its entirety hiring a 4×4 vehicle seems the way.

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