Bulawayo, located in south west Zimbabwe, is the country’s second largest city, after Harare, and is the capital of Matabeleland. Bulawayo has a key location on Zimbabwe’s road network, therefore travellers often pass through the city when travelling between Matobo Hills National Park and Victoria Falls, Harare or Hwange National Park. The city is rich in cultural history which lies mainly in its early days. Originally named koBulawayo by King Lobengula, which means “place of suffering”, refers to the bloody tribal wars fought there during the creation of the Ndebele Nation, and King Lobengulas ascension to the throne. Bulawayo is one of Zimbabwe’s more visually attractive towns and is a gateway to a few wonderful National Parks around it!
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