Welcome to Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe and the largest city in the country’s Matabeleland region. Founded in the mid-19th century by the Ndebele king Lobengula, Bulawayo has a rich history that includes colonialism, wars, and industrialization. Today, the city is a hub of education and culture, with over a dozen colleges and universities, including the National University of Science and Technology and the Zimbabwe School of Mines. The Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe is a must-visit for anyone interested in the region’s flora and fauna. Bulawayo is also home to many stunning landmarks, including the Mhlahlandlela Government Complex, the NRZ building, and the iconic Nesbitt Castle. The city has a diverse population that includes the Ndebele people, Shona people, and other ethnic groups. Bulawayo is a great base for exploring the surrounding area, including the Matobo National Park and the Khami World Heritage Site. Although the city has faced economic challenges in recent years, there are signs of hope and renewal. With its rich history, vibrant culture, and friendly people, Bulawayo is a destination that every traveler should consider.

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