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The city of Bulawayo is the second largest in Zimbabwe, with a population of around 1.5 million. The city is situated some 400 kilometres from the capital city of Harare. The city is locally known as the 'City of Kings' and is largely a multi-lingual city, with residents speaking various dialects from English to local dialects.
Bulawayo, although it has suffered a lot from the economic crisis, remains to be a frequently-visited city in the country. This is largely due to the local attractions found here. Everything in the city can be explored with a car hire at Bulawayo. Some of the local attractions here include museums, cultural centres, and theaters.
With a car rental at Bulawayo, tourists can visit local museums including a national museum, an art museum, and a railway museum. The Bulawayo Art Gallery houses several works from local artists. It mainly contains contemporary artworks from popular artists in the country. The city is also home to the Chipangali wildlife orphanage as well as the Kame Ruins.
The Kame Ruins is situated 22 kilometres from the city. It is the site of Africa's Iron Age ruins and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearby is the Mazwi Nature Reserve, where tourists can relax and even enjoy a picnic. Also worth visiting is the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre, which is home to several abandoned animals.
After exploring the city, tourists can take a cheap car hire at Bulawayo and explore the other attractions in nearby cities. Worth visiting nearby is the famous Matopas National Park, which is situated just an hour's drive from Bulawayo. The park is home to some rare wildlife as well as a picturesque scenery that is relaxing and perfect for all types of tourists.