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Khami Ruins

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Address: 22 km West of Bulawayo, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Constructed in the 16th century, this is a site of the former capital and...

Constructed in the 16th century, this is a site of the former capital and major trading city.

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Kami Ruins

shared my trip memories to Khami ruins on my write up of Bulawayo. Well worth the visit to see how people lived hundreds of years ago. Guide very good, I think her name was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

shared my trip memories to Khami ruins on my write up of Bulawayo. Well worth the visit to see how people lived hundreds of years ago. Guide very good, I think her name was Norma.

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Khami Ruins is 22 km West of Bulawayo and its a place that is still intact with remains of the early settlers of the Rozvi Kingdom . The refreshing aspect comes to it as one exits Old Khami road westwards from Bulawayo City Centre past the tall towers of industries that emit smoke that depict the name of Bulawayo as... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The architectural is AMAZING I felt like I was a princess a warriors QUEEN walking around there , for some reason I didn’t believe my eyes me and my friend we were speechless we stayed the entire day walking around taking our time amazed by the beautiful architectural

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I visited this 2 years ago and there has been a great improvement - although the road from Bulawayo is worse than ever. For a UNESCO site to have such a terrible road is a disgrace. There is now a new small museum and new signs with vegetation cleared from the ruins. I got a map from the internet which... More 

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

These are the remains of a 15th to 17th century city. The small museum is very informative about them, and the staff there were very knowledgeable and helpful. There is a $5 booklet that was very helpful to have when walking around on our own. Since I was unable to get to Great Zimbabwe, this was a good substitute, as... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Visited as college mates and enjoyed the visit . Never new the place existed. One of the less advertised places

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Thank Emmaculate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I was not able to visit the famous Great Zimbabwe. So I opted for the Khami ruins. Amazing place, a large old ruin town in a place near to nowere. Made my fantasy spin, imagining what life must have been like here some 500 (!) years ago. You will get a basic guided tour for your entrance fee, which can... More 

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Thank 40plustraveller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The road is in fairly good condition, very well sign posted and easy to find! The ZRP and museum lady were very friendly and helpful. There is an excellent display/museum, the area the actual ruins are in is clean and clearly marked. It was a fantastic afternoon with a friend and her teenage boys, well worth seeing and will definitely... More 

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Esigodini, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I think I reviewed Khami a few years ago but returned recently mainly to see the new museum which I think is a fine addition to the site. It is not large but it is well presented and informative. Purchase Rob Burrett and Paul Hubbard's guidebook if you can. It will be worth it. Some work has certainly been done... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice and interesting site with a small Museum. Government has invested lately, the site is in perfect condition. Nice Picknick area.

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