Zimbabwe’s capital city Harare used to be a very modern and quite a pleasant city. Due to political and economical problems the atmosphere is very tense now.
Harare has a few museums worth spending time in, there are some parks and markets where it is nice to stroll around, but in the end the real charm of the city stems from its laid back atmosphere.
Near Harare there are some parks where you can see wildlife; other nice daytrips can be made to Chapungu Kraal and Kopoje. For more info see the section on daytrips.