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Welcome to the Mukuvisi Woodlands Nature Reserve

The Mukuvisi Woodlands are one of Zimbabwe's national treasures.
It provides one of the few remaining large green spaces open to the public in Harare. Over 18 000 school children visit each year. Deforestation and loss of habitat is rampant country-wide. Zimbabwe's amazing wildlife is more or less restricted to National Parks and other conservancies, and for some people, the Mukuvisi Woodlands provide the only opportunity they have to see our wild animals, and appreciate our country's natural, stunningly beautiful, miombo woodlands.

First proposed as a protected green-belt area in 1910, those championing the idea of these Woodlands fought an uphill battle against suburban development in the area right through to 1979, when the Mukuvisi Woodlands Association was created, and in 1980, an official lease agreement was signed between this Association and Harare Municipality. The lease runs until 2090.

The objectives of the Mukuvisi Woodlands Association were first defined as:
  • To conserve and utilise the Mukuvisi Woodlands;
  • To provide and develop facilities for education in the principles and practice of nature conservation, environmental studies and research;
  • To encourage the public to appreciate the natural environment.

Mukuvisi Woodlands has succeeded very well in all of these, and continues to succeed, particularly in the area of Conservation Education. Our flagship Eco-Schools Programme is helping to create a new generation of environmentally aware and dedicated children, who understand today's burning conservation challenges and issues. We offer regular Bush Camps for
children, and hold many other educational events. We have a full time
Education O
fficer, plus several university students on attachment doing
and teaching on an on-going basis.


Mukuvisi Woodlands

Mukuvisi Wildebeest and zebraWe have a Swipe Machine, and Ecocash too. Our Ecocash Only Number is: 0777 239 812

Zebra Mum and Babe Mukuvisi

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Mukuvisi young giraffeAll photos on this page are copyright and were taken in Mukuvisi Woodlands by Rosie Mitchell of Wild Imaginings, who designs and maintains this website:

Mukuvisi Woodlands Nature Reserve Entry Fees
Pensioners 65 years + (Bird Park fee of $1 applies) FREE
Adult (includes $1entry to Bird Park) $5
Child 5 to12 years, includes 50c entry to Bird Park $3.50
Child 0 to 4 years FREE
Church Groups Discounts:
10 Adults for the entry fee of 8 $32
10 Children for entry fee of 8  $24
Activity and Safari Fees
Horse safari – adult $15
Horse safari - child to 12 yrs $10
Child riding with adult $5
Walking safari with guide $10
Pony ride $2
Guided bird walk $20
Unguided Woodlands Run/Walk/Cycle on marked trails
Adult $5
Child $2
Dog – MUST be on a LEAD throughout! $1
Fees for Educational Visits, Weekday Only
Teacher $3
College student $3
Senior School student $3
Primary School pupil $2
Pre School child $2
Photographers $10
Pony rides for 10 children $12
Extra children for pony ride, each $1.50
Fees for Functions and Events
Boma Hire – individual party: All attendees must also pay normal entry fees in addition to this hire fee $60
Church Groups and Charities: All attendees must also pay normal entry fees in addition to this hire fee $100
Electricity usage $10
Braai stand hire $3
Charcoal – small $3
Charcoal – large $7
Photographer for special functions $20

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