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Address: 22 km west of Bulawayo, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Description: Constructed in the 16th century, this is a site of the former capital and...
Constructed in the 16th century, this is a site of the former capital and major trading city.
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Fascinating Stones

Visited Khami ruins on Saturday with my Family. It was a wonderful trip, the tour guide provided some useful answers to questions that were asked by the kids. The grounds are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Benoni, South Africa
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Khami Ruins is a must see. There are various sign posts leading from the city centre to thr Ruins. The last bit of the road is not so good. The ruins is very interesting.

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Bulawayo
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visited Khami ruins on Saturday with my Family. It was a wonderful trip, the tour guide provided some useful answers to questions that were asked by the kids. The grounds are being well maintained, though a bigger budget will improve the general outlook. The National Museums may think of introducing guided tours from the Bulawayo.

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Bulawayo, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Spent the morning at Khami ruins and really enjoyed them. It was a weekday so there was only one tour guide and we had to wait for her but the tour was great and the ruins are very good. The guide was knowledgable and gave a good tour. The ruins are not as spectacular as Great Zimbabwe but if you... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Interesting, seems to be linked/similar to the larger Zimbabwe ruins. $10 per person for non-Zimbabwean visitors are quite high.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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178 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Did you know about the differences in civilizations in Africa in the 1400's? Me neither, but now I have a better understanding of the end of the African civilizations as colonization began.

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The road to the site less than 30 mins from Bulawayo is in poor condition (gravel and where sealed pot-holes) and considering it is a UNESCO site and second in importance to the Great Zimbabwe it is a disgrace. The museum was closed or more correctly not completed, with staff including police sitting under trees. No map was provided -... More 

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Claremont, California
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

These ruins are more extensive than expected and highly photogenic. Without our expert guide, however, I'm not sure I would have understood what I was looking at. Some kind of site interpretation is desperately needed.

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Al Khor, Qatar
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Bit of a hassle to get at, only 22km from Bulawayo. But the road truns into a bit of a mess, taxi had to go very slowly. For $10 entry fee ($3 locals) it's well worth is. There is a friendly and knowlegeable guide that you can hire - you decide the fee, Take a picnic and if you have... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Nice ruins. We were lucky to find a local to show us the ruins, otherwise you can find most of them since there are no indications. Khami ruins are some 20km north of Bulawayo, and it's possible to see them combined with the Matopo Hills on the same day.

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Maidenhead
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Khami is a great place to visit, so peaceful and quiet. Having a guide is a must as very informative and without just seems a pile of rocks. Like many places mid week, we were only visitors there so got an exclusive tour and could explore everywhere. I've been to great zim as well and for a 'foreigner' this gives... More 

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