Harare International Festival of The Arts

30 April – 7 May 2018

  • Duration

    9 Days, 8 Nights

  • Trip Type


  • Dates

    30 April – 7 May 2018

  • Cost


Harare International Festival of the Arts 2018.

Believe us when we say Hello Africa Travel knows Harare. Harare is our home and we know the best places to party, mingle with locals and get to exchange culture and create unique and personal travel experience – an experience worth sharing.Our Harare International Festival of the Arts Festival Experience will take you on a journey of locations around Harare, and attend the most sought after and popular festival in the land. Explore the real Harare with picturesque spots only Hello Africa Travel can show you. If you link the sound of visiting and meeting amazing people during the day, followed by a night of arts and culture at night, then you won’t be disappointed. Both our day experiences and night activities will let you experience the vibrant character of Harare, like never before. The Lalela Express is the party that never stops.


What’s Included?

Transport to and from Johannesburg & in-destination.
8-night accommodation
7-day HIFA Festival Ticket
Hello Africa Travel Field Guide
Warm up and closing parties
Optional daytime tours on offer

 We get things going in Harare and after breakfast we get on our way, heading up into the city centre to learn Harare’s history.


Today is all about showing you what Hello Africa Travel is all about. We aren’t going to give too much away now, but believe us when we tell you we have a treat in store for you. There’ll be time to soak up that Zimbabwe culture whilst we take you for a daytime session with Hello Africa Travel DJs in a unique location we’ve arranged.


DAY 3 – 7

Time to head to the Harare Gardens at Harare Gardens. This is where you will spend your time recovering when you’re not partying hard across the different HIFA locations scattered across the city. From great local food, beautiful scenery and plenty of fellow festival-goers from all over the world, there’s always something to keep you interested.

Nestled in the middle of Harare, the 110+ year old park has hosted the festival for the past few years, HIFA has everything you’ve ever wanted from a city festival experience. Pumping music, top class performing arts, visual art and fashion. Need we say more? This Festival takes place in across a number of the most well-known venues across the city.

During your time in Harare we realise that sometimes you need a break from the party. Maybe you want to see a bit more of what Harare has to offer. Hello Africa Travel will be offering optional cultural day trips around the area. If you fancy the sound of Balancing Rocks, waterfalls, and hidden coves, you won’t be disappointed.

Day 8

After 7 days at HIFA you will hopefully be shattered and exhausted, with memories that will not be forgotten anytime soon. With the closing show up, we head to one of Harare’s recreational parks. Providing time to wash away those hangovers by delving into its beautiful freshwater and amazing waterfalls. Sadly this will be our last night of the tour, but not before we throw one of our soon to be famous Hello Africa Travel leaving parties.

Day 9

Time to say goodbye, please try not to cry as you say goodbye to your Hello Africa Travel family and onto your next Southern African adventure!

Harare International Festival of the Arts

HIFA is a six-day annual festival and workshop that showcases the very best of local, regional and international arts and culture in a comprehensive festival programme of theatre, dance, music, circus, street performance, fashion, spoken word and visual arts. HIFA has come to be seen as an important symbol of something positive about Zimbabwe, unifying socially and culturally disparate groups of Zimbabweans at a time of ideological conflict and political uncertainty bringing huge audiences together to celebrate something positive – the healing and constructive capacity of the arts.


2018 LINE UP



Dates and Availability

Dates: 30 April - 07 May 2018

9 day tour (8 nights accommodation)


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