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Khami Ruins

22 km West of Bulawayo, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Khami Ruins

One of the best natural wonders of Zimbabwe. A must visit for those who really love nature. I would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Harare, Zimbabwe
From Great Zimbabwe to Khami!

Trail the greatest architects of yesterday. Khami ruins is the fallen once thriving capital of the... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Nairobi, Kenya
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Constructed in the 16th century, this is a site of the former capital and major trading city.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“small museum” (5 reviews)
“unesco site” (3 reviews)
22 km West of Bulawayo, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best natural wonders of Zimbabwe. A must visit for those who really love nature. I would not mind to re-visit.

Thank alfredm657
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Trail the greatest architects of yesterday. Khami ruins is the fallen once thriving capital of the Kingdom of Butua of the Torwa dynasty. A worthy UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Even if you have visited the Great Zimbabwe ruins of Masvingo, this is definitely a site to visit for lovers of archeology and historical relics. Some wall structures with the chevron pattern resemble those found at the great enclosure. There is a well laid out...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Don't rely on google maps to get you there from Bulawayo. You need to go into the next province and follow a road that doesn't show up on maps. However it is marked by road signs. Take walking shoes. The ruins are spread over a...More

1  Thank ralfk0104
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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.

Thank lucyrainbow
Reviewed 25 November 2016

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...More

Thank welcomes821
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...More

Thank nyikomtsonga
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank davidgrieveau
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....More

Thank J K
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

Thank Emmaculate
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