Flying to Harare ? Why not try Air Zimbabwe ?Air Zimbabwe is still a great airline, despite encountering almost insurmountable problems over the last decade. The flag carrier of a proud South African nation, Air Zimbabwe flies both regional services from its home in Harare to Victoria Falls, Bulawayo, Johannesburg, Lusaka and Lubumbashi as well as its prestigious long haul routes to London (Gatwick), Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. Formed in 1946, when the African continent was a very different place to that which it is today, Air Zimbabwe has a fleet of two B767s, three B737s and three MA60, which joined the fleet in May 2005. The aircraft which are currently used on the regional routes, following a dispute with an airline which was leasing Boeing 737's to Air Zim are the Chinese built MA60's. Rarely seen in western skies the presence of these approximately 40 seater, turbo prop aircraft are indicative of the growing chinese influence in Southern Africa. Air Zimbabwe has some problem with its sales of tickets through travel agencies having fallen out with the all powerful IATA, however Alternative Airlines has maintained a strong link with the throughout its troubles and we are able to continue to ticket passengers who wish to fly on Air Zimbabwe's services.
Where do Air Zimbabwe fly ?Air Zimbabwe has flights to many great places in Africa and one of "the must-see" is Victoria Falls. This is the greatest tourist attraction in Zimbabwe and whilst the world's largest can be explored from the Zambian side there is no doubt that the best experience is from the Zimbabwean side. The falls are massive at over 1.7km wide and the waters drop over a 100m crashing down into the majestic Zambezi Gorge. Victoria FAlls Airport is situated almost 20km south of the town of Victoria Falls and as well as the regular Air Zimbabwe flights, British Airways franchise carrier, Comair, South African Airways and Air Namibia all operate flights to the airport.
Air Zimbabwe flies also to Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo. Once the proud hub of Southern Africa's British built railway system, Bulawayo is still a regional commercial centre and serves as a jumping off point for visitors exploring both the Hwange and the Matopo National Parks. Hwange has an amazing concentration of wildlife incuding warthog, crocodile, hippo, or even elephant, buffalo and lion. . Matobo National Park is the famous for the opportunity to see white rhino.as well as hundreds of amazing caves and rock paintings.