Fuel shortages in Zimbabwe have made travel difficult in the past but this seems to be on the mend and the most effective mode of transport in Harare is still hiring a car. There are rental car companies based throughout the city, and taxi cabs and minibus taxis are also widely available. The minibus taxis favoured by locals are cheap and go everywhere but they are not particularly safe. Road conditions in Zimbabwe have deteriorated dramatically in recent years but the main highways are still functional. Bus services are also available; however, these are more practical for inter-city transport than journeys within Harare itself. Parts of the city can be explored on foot, but walking after dark in the city is advised against.
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