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Khami Ruins

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Address: 22 km West of Bulawayo, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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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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Worth the drive from Bulawayo

I think I reviewed Khami a few years ago but returned recently mainly to see the new museum which I think is a fine addition to the site. It is not large but it is well presented... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2016
Richard H
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Esigodini, Zimbabwe
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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are the remains of a 15th to 17th century city. The small museum is very informative about them, and the staff there were very knowledgeable and helpful. There is a $5 booklet that was very helpful to have when walking around on our own. Since I was unable to get to Great Zimbabwe, this was a good substitute, as... More 

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Thank J K
Harare, Zimbabwe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Visited as college mates and enjoyed the visit . Never new the place existed. One of the less advertised places

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Thank Emmaculate
Europe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I was not able to visit the famous Great Zimbabwe. So I opted for the Khami ruins. Amazing place, a large old ruin town in a place near to nowere. Made my fantasy spin, imagining what life must have been like here some 500 (!) years ago. You will get a basic guided tour for your entrance fee, which can... More 

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Thank 40plustraveller
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

The road is in fairly good condition, very well sign posted and easy to find! The ZRP and museum lady were very friendly and helpful. There is an excellent display/museum, the area the actual ruins are in is clean and clearly marked. It was a fantastic afternoon with a friend and her teenage boys, well worth seeing and will definitely... More 

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Thank sheralyn s
Esigodini, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I think I reviewed Khami a few years ago but returned recently mainly to see the new museum which I think is a fine addition to the site. It is not large but it is well presented and informative. Purchase Rob Burrett and Paul Hubbard's guidebook if you can. It will be worth it. Some work has certainly been done... More 

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Thank Richard H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and interesting site with a small Museum. Government has invested lately, the site is in perfect condition. Nice Picknick area.

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Thank Patriedo
Lagos State, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Similar to the Great Zimbabwe wall at Masvingo, Khami Ruins is equally fascinating and breathtaking, just seeing the creativity and ingenuity of the ancient people that lived in the area, and their architectural intelligence.

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Thank Omoniyi_David
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited Khami ruins of the 3rd of July 2016. Well well well, where do I start? The tour guide had lots of information he shared with us, very friendly guy. The tiny museum is quite nice and clean. But,,, the museum could do with a bit more information pamphlets or perhaps books or something that guests can buy. I bought... More 

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Alberton, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

It was intesting to walk the ruins. It would have been great if there was a guide to walk you through and explain what possably could have been there. Very sad that the rock art was distroyed when building the dam.

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Thank Vanessa B
Masvingo, Zimbabwe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

For history lovers and those who appreciate evolution this is an interesting place to visit as it takes your imagination back to the iron age. The road to the site is not well mantained at times you might think that you are lost but keep going as directed. The stone work is amazing the guide who took us around was... More 

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